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Summary

Wear the mask. It will come off in the morning.

When a young man from a village comes to the big city to study, he finds himself overwhelmed by the urban lifestyle. But will he manage to blend in by going to a Halloween party, when his crush asks him to help decorate the place, when the abandoned villa becomes all too spooky for him and when the illusory masks everyone wears seem to never come off?

©2018 George Saoulidis (P)2018 George Saoulidis

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Ok

A good book, but personally i never found it that scarey

i was given this free for and honest review

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The spell wears off at sunrise

A short story written as if by an anthropology student in Athens to his mother recounting what has happened to him since donning a virtual reality mask for an Halloween party. Little happens externally; it it is the student's impressions that provide the spookiness.
This would probably have been more effective with an upbeat beginning and, certainly, it is not helped by narrator, John York. His English accented voice with a slight northern twang is very much a reading, unfortunately. Although his voice is pleasant, clear and well modulated, he somehow never gets into character. An alternative narrator, such as Barry Shannon (You Have Too Many Friends, by the same author) could have better set the atmosphere with a sense of far more unease.
Good idea which doesn't quite work. Read the book instead.

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  • Spooky Mike
  • 25-02-18

What a bad trip must be like

This wasn't the story I was expecting but was really happy for that. Didn't expect the futuristic twist to the story but it worked really well and I really enjoyed it. Would love to see a story like this made into a short show like Tales From the Darkside or Tales From the Crypt.

I loved the writing style and for a 30 minute story you really get a lot out of it. Narrator did a great job too and his inflections for each character were top notch.

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

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 27-02-18

Like a lost Twilight Zone TV Show Episode

Saoulidis has never let me down as a storyteller. He comes up with some brilliant concepts, and Boo! is actually a futuristic novel more than a horror story. Some of the ideas he has will one day become a reality without any doubts, most espicially, the way we will scan everything we see, and get feedback instantly as if we had wiki and google in our head.

John York is really fun as the narrator, he really plays himself as the MC, and that makes it pretty realistic. His pacing is great, and the emotions he puts into his narrative are real.

I won't say that you don't know what is coming by the end of the story, but the execution is so good that you do feel like you are watching and episode of the Outer Limits.

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  • Roger & Jean Fauble
  • 12-07-18

A wonderful collaboration between author&narrator

My first read/listen from author George Saoulidos was short and enjoyable. I'll definitely read more from him. John Yor's narration made for easy listening.

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