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Summary

Brinkley Springs is a quiet little town. Some say the town is dying. They don't know how right they are. Five mysterious figures are about to pay a little visit to Brinkley Springs. They have existed for centuries, emerging from the shadows only to destroy, to kill. To feed. They bring with them terror and carnage, and leave death and blood in their wake. As the night wears on, Brinkley Springs will be quiet no longer. Screams will break the silence. But when the sun rises again, will there be anyone left to hear?

©2010 Brian Keene (P)2017 David N. Wilson

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KAZ 😃 Bedford 🇬🇧 Good 📖

I loved the book has great character's and really good story line so glad I gave the author a chance the only thing that I wasn't keen on was the amount of sex maybe I'm being a bit prudish but it's my opinion 😃 If you like horror then you should definitely try this book It's a definite 4 out of 5 ⭐ from me 👍

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  • saad alkashif
  • 03-01-18

love Keene

I always love his books. the way he writes always gets me completely hooked and I can experience the stories with all my senses.

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  • Spooky Mike
  • 22-09-20

Great Creepy Story

The setup for this story was great. I really enjoyed being introduced to all the small town folks. Sadly, a lot of them don't make it past the middle of the book. The setting definitely helped make you feel isolated as the mysterious figures come to town. The final showdown didn't seem to me to have the same level of excitement as the buildup, but it was still a great paranormal/occult story. This is the first book in the Levi Stoltzfus collection I have listened to and while this is the third book, I didn't feel like I was missing anything as you are introduced to Levi as if you didn't know him.

I liked the characters, although I did have a little bit of a hard time keeping them all straight as we are introduced to a lot who then promptly die. Levi is a great main protagonist and I found him to be my favorite character of the bunch. The antagonists are by far my favorite part of the story. Shape shifting crows is truly something of nightmares as crows by themselves are creepy, invulnerable shape shifting ones have to occupy a ring of Dante's Inferno. They creeped me out right down to the clothes they wore once inhuman and the way the spoke. The dialogue from them is worth the story alone.

Chet Williamson did a great job with the narration. I really liked his character voices and the accent he used for Levi as well as the gravely voice for the crows. Williamson really put in a lot of energy to the narration and made for a great creepy listen.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Mirinath
  • 12-02-20

Great narrator and a fast paced thrill ride

I never get bored listening to Keene. Great narrator, interesting story. Intense and fast paced with great characters.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 11-07-21

"Tapping at your chamber door"

A gathering of cross is called a murder, which is exactly what the five black crows brought to the already dying West Virginian small town. 'Nothing ever happens in Brinkley Springs ' they'd told the Amish looking man who arrived to stay for one night at the B&B. He was, he thought, just passing through. Not this night.
This was not the book I had expected. Although written well enough; horror for this reader is not just the prolonged listing on imaginatively conceived and gruesome deaths, one of the more mundane being the strangulation of a man with his own intestines. And when the pace changes to a stand against the killers, there is far too much quoting of rituals. More distaste and tedium than horror, there was no element of suspense.

Narration was by Chet Williamson, who read well, adding separate voices for various characters. His speech was clear, well modulated but a little slow: speeding the playback to 1.2 corrected that. But one irritating aspect was his continued pronunciation of 'magus as 'maggus', rather than as the more usual 'maygus' - but perhaps that is just a national difference..
Apart from that, a good perfkrmance.

Overall, this was a disappointment and not a book I'd recommend even for an horror fan: unless their pleasure comes from a review of divers unpleasant means of murder. For me, there was too little sense of dread of expectation for the reader..And it is in that intangible unknown that the horror lies, not simple grisly deaths.

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  • Brian Burns
  • 13-01-21

Keene and Williamson are a great pair.

I always enjoy Keene’s stories, especially the Levi Stolzfus adventures. Williamson always brings every character to life with ease regardless of how big or small a part they play in the story.

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  • Deedra
  • 29-11-20

A Gathering of crows

Excellent spooky story of a town where demon crows show up and people dissapear.It could explain a few things! Good characters.Narration by Chet Williamson was terrific! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • Geoff
  • 18-09-20

Well done.

Creepy story, interesting occult elements. Good pace, never boring. The narrator did a fantastic job. Overall enjoyable read!

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 16-09-20

Great Story!

This is a very entertaining tale. Any fan of the fantasy genre will definitely enjoy this one.

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  • Shantelle Hazelton
  • 15-07-20

Great audio book

Oh my gosh! This audio book was so creepily good it gave me goosebumps at times! I was entranced the entire time.

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  • Bill
  • 19-07-18

The crows are coming to Brinkley Springs!

The crows are coming to Brinkley Springs, West Virginia

With them, they will bring much death and mayhem.

Thankfully, an excommunicated Amish magnus is on the scene with his “Long Lost Friend”.

Let the fight for the town’s souls begin.

I like Keene’s work. His style flows easy and the action he pens in this one gathers some serious speed as the story progresses.

Chet Williamson’s narration takes a minute to warm up to, but after listening to it for a while I don’t know how it could have been narrated by anyone else. His deep brooding cadence added a lot to the ambiance of the story. Well done all around.