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Asylum

Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
Series: Asylum, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

The asylum holds the key to a terrifying past.…

A thrilling creepy photo-novel, perfect for fans of the New York Times best seller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

For 16-year-old outcast Dan Crawford, the summer program at New Hampshire College Prep is a lifeline. Finally, a chance to make some friends before college. Even if that means staying in a dorm that used to be a old asylum.

Soon Dan's hanging out with Abby and Jordan, and summer is looking up. But then he learns that the asylum was not just any sanatorium - it was a last resort for the criminally insane.

As Dan, Abby, and Jordan explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they discover it's no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. And that some secrets refuse to stay buried.…

Featuring unsettling found photos of real abandoned asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Madeleine Roux's teen horror debut Asylum treads the line between genius and insanity.

©2014 Madeleine Roux (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"I started reading this one at my desk in broad daylight and still got goose bumps." ( Glamour)

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Well, children will be children and teenagers are no exception

The first thing to ask is this. Why did they not clear out the basement before the students arrived knowing that they’d be curious about the idea of having a dorm in an asylum because of its mystery? It’s one of those books that would work as a movie but I’m not sure aboout it as a book. It’s not especially well written and the plot is predictable and a mite implausivle in places so that you’re left thinking that it might have worked better with more explanation though you can work out what might have happened and what may have been left out. It passed a few hours tolerably well though but gramatically well, to coin a phrase it sucks.

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