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Home Is Where the Horror Is Audiobook

Home Is Where the Horror Is

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Publisher's Summary

The beautiful thing about life is that it isn't perfect.

Evan Lansing manages to eke out a living as a photographer, capturing the beauty of severely marred and deformed people. He's content with his meager existence, but his longtime girlfriend, Naomi, is looking for more out of life - things that cost money - marriage and children. Evan's options are limited when he and Naomi resolve to split. He can stay with his brother and his brother's insufferable wife and daughter, or he can move into his deceased mother's remote cabin and renovate it. The solitude of the cabin is an enticing alternative for Evan to start anew. But disturbing things begin to happen once Evan moves in and it leaves him to question if staying with his brother wasn't the better option. And then there are the neighbors...

©2017 C.V. Hunt (P)2017 C.V. Hunt

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  • Todd (Toad) Vogel
    09/08/17
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    "Gruesome!"

    Wow! What a gruesome and perverse horror story! I loved it. I am a photographer myself like the main character, Evan. That made this story even more enjoyable for me, although my taste in subject matter is a bit different. Evan prefers to photograph deformities and scars. The story is very creepy throughout and just gets more gruesome and perverse as the story continues. Excellent narration by Rick Gregory!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • TinkerMel
    So Cal
    19/08/17
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    "totally twisted! I loved it"

    A totally twisted book.
    I liked this book. It was a different look on horror, and it was not about a guy who happend to fall into owning and then moving into a haunted house.
    This was more about scary things, and creepy people who live next door. It book was full of taboos, and is not for the faint hearted.
    There was some crazy scenes in this book.

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lomeraniel
    Spain
    12/08/17
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    "something off with whole the rhythm of the story"

    Evan Lansing tries to make a living out of a special kind of photography. He likes to take pictures of deformed and scarred bodies. Her wife Naomi has her mind on completely different things. She wants a stable life, children, and commitments. As Evan is not able to give her what she needs, Naomi leaves him for another man. Between living with his brother and his terrible family, and living at her mother’s old house, Evan choses the latter. But he will not be prepared for his new neighbors and the strange things that happen on the area.

    I became soon interested in this story. In my youth I studied photography, among other things, and I remember seeing a book or two about photographers with this same obsession. I think it made for an interesting and original character.

    The first part of the book is a bit slow but I enjoyed how it was written. There is something off with whole the rhythm of the story though. There is no real terror until almost the end of the book, around forty five minutes towards the end. There are weird events and unpleasant things, but not horror. I enjoyed the build up, but the outcome was so rushed that I did not have time to ‘feel’ it. I was expecting most of the time for something to happen, and then I realized there was just one hour to finish the book; something quick happened, and then The End.

    The horror in this book is mostly psychological, similar to the one created by pure anxiety, which is what prevents Evan from taking real measures and leaving the house. There is gore at the end, but as I have said, it feels rushed.

    There is also a great amount of explicit sex, porn included. So if this is not your cup of tea, this books is not for you. I have to say that there is a lot more sex than horror in this book. I would say that the whole part between beginning and end is just about sex.

    Evan has a brief relationship with a girl, and curiously, they have great sex. I always find it kind of surreal when couples in books have sex for the first time and everything goes like clockwork, and they even have three or four intercourses in one day. Am I from a different planet?

    Rick Gregory’s narrations is one of those that give you a seamless experience, not disturbing the story in any way. It is clear, voices are distinct enough but not overdone, and he makes you forget that you are listening to an audibook. The audio production is also spotless. The only issue that I noticed were a couple of unexpected pauses on the narration. It could have been pauses for effect, but anyway they did not feel completely natural to me.

    All in all, I enjoyed the story, but I think it would have benefited from a more prolonged horror at the end.

    I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • willee
    new windsor, ny
    11/08/17
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    "Great Ending"

    The book started out a little slow about a photographer Evan who photos the abnormalities/deformities of people then him and his girlfriend split making him move into his deceased Mom’s cabin. Then starts the weird happenings both mental and sexual then near the ending start the gross shocking horror. Narration was good. Recommend to anyone who likes sexual horror. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • erobbins33
    08/08/17
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    "Suddenly OMG!"

    So this story started out as a creepy thriller, and I was thinking the narrator must be branching out into new genres. About halfway through, things take a dramatic turn to the extreme horror side of the coin, and just keep getting more and more gross, lol. Outstandingly garish imagery, and a narrator who can actually read it, give this story an automatic five stars from me. As a reader of multiple genres, I can guarantee that fans of the gruesome need look no further than "Home...". It starts off "goosebumps", and finishes *I gasped and gagged loud enough to draw attention*.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Natasha Zar
    Australia
    18/08/17
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    "Had Promise But For Repulsive Protagonist"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    *I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review*
    The book started out with promise. The character and plotline was interesting and the build up of creepiness was great. But then the book just took a nosedive into the most depraved and disgusting scenes and I had to stop listening. The character himself turned into a stereotypical creep - masturbating to disturbing thoughts or pictures procured from facebook without the woman's knowledge or consent. That was bad enough, I thought. Then came the (very long and extremely graphic) scene of this same 30 year old character having sex with his underage neighbour. It was gratuitous and unnecessary. That was the final straw and made me sick to my stomach.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure, I haven't had the greatest run with Audiobooks lately.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I have commented on this narrator before, he pauses at the oddest moments which is frustrating. He sounds like a robot.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Home Is Where the Horror Is?

    The long and graphic scene mentioned above where the 30 year old man has sex with his underage neighbour.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tad B.
    New York
    17/08/17
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    "That was super weird!"
    Any additional comments?

    "Home Is Where the Horror Is" started out in an incredibly compelling way for me - I was drawn in immediately and couldn't wait to hear what happened to Evan and what was with the house. This story gets progressively more bizarre (and I don't mean in a horror way, I just mean plain weird) as it goes on until it escalates to the point where I'm listening gape-mouthed wondering how we actually got here. This story runs the gamut of horror depicting a hellish version of family life, incestual rape, a man with no hope for the future, paranormal monsters and much more. I would recommend this book to any friends who like horror that leans towards the truly freakish and grotesque.

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wanda
    Florida
    16/08/17
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    "Sickening horror"

    The story started out slow but quickly took a turn. Masturbating at the drop of a thought. Cat appears at door strange thing happen cuts himself not knowing why. Swallows a beetle in his sleep. Boy meets girl than all hell breaks out. Neighbors are not what they seem. A lot of sex.
    I received this free from the author or narrator for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dominique
    Cathedral City, CA
    15/08/17
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    "Starts out normal, then the horror starts! Great."

    This was one of the more interesting books I've heard in a while because of the unusual format. It didn't seem like a horror book at first because it was "normal" to the point of being mundane. A guy breaks up with his gal, he goes to live with his brother, etc. Little foreshadowed the downright bizarre and sickening ways this book descended into madness and monstrosity.

    A few warnings I wish I'd had prior to listening: excessive male masturbation, oral sex, S&M, B&D, torture porn fantasizing, rape-murder fantasies, underage sex (female), incest (father-daughter), cannibalism, necrophilia, dismemberment. Shall I go on, or can you take it from here?

    Don't get me wrong -- the list above is simply for warning for the weak of stomach or those whose taste in horror doesn't go down that road, but it is in NO WAY an admonishment. The story was super enjoyable, and all of the content mentioned was in context and made sense. C.V. Hunt is a heck of a horror writer because the horror sneaks up on you like a summer cold. First you have a sniffle, then next thing you know, you're bed-ridden, and you wonder, how did I get here?

    Narrator Rick Gregory reads in a halting, monotone style that I mistook at first for lack of emotion. But very quickly, I realized that he chose that style as an homage to a style of narration like a hard boiled detective novel -- flat, unemotional, just the facts -- and once I understood that's what he was going for, I loved his style and heard the book in a whole new way.

    I came to this realization when I heard him doing the voices of the other characters and heard how much vocal variety he poured into the other characters. I thought, "This guy can really act -- but he's holding back emotionally on the main character on purpose."

    And since the book is written in the first person, it served that style even better. Furthermore, I applaud Rick Gregory for plowing through some rather lengthy and profane pornographic passages that would have tongue-tied a reader less professional.

    Highly recommended for something different and disturbing. And even though I was provided a copy of this book at no cost in exchange for an honest review, I would have bought it three times over for how much I enjoyed the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Muraenidae
    14/08/17
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    "Mom's Neighbor's House is where the Horror is"

    I liked the first 5 hours of the book. Couldn't stop listening and was super excited to see where it was going to next. Unfortunately, I didn't like the last bit of it. Wasn't overly excited with the climax and not at all with the ending. It wasn't a terrible ending, but I was hoping for something better. There were so many places the story could have gone and never did and what we were given seemed less imaginative than the rest of the story.

    The horror was a slow roll and I would say there was more tension or suspense waiting for what was to come. The sex scenes are graphic and almost seemed as if that is what the story becomes about. I would have gladly traded some of those scenes for more story of Evan and Rachel. To me it felt like the story was 3 parts; plot and character development, sex, ending. Once the sex started there was little plot left to tell and the ending felt rushed and premature.

    Rick Gregory did a great job with his performance. My only issue was the sound quality jumped around a bit. It was obvious when he stopped and started again as it sounded like he was in a different room with a different mic with a different volume. Threw me off when that switch happened.

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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