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Two families have come to the California mountains expecting a fun weekend camping trip. What they will find instead is terror in the form of a violent psychopath and his mother, a powerful witch.

©1987 Richard Laymon (P)2012 Audio Realms, all rights reserved.

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Richard Laymon us a MUST for horror fans!

This is a fantastic book, I have my favourites by simply the best Author sadly taken from us, Mr Richard Laymon.
The story is full of twists and turns, it's not too detailed unlike Mr Kings book's.
The story teller is great, his changing of voice so the characters came through is exquisite and I would recommend listening to this book.
Murder, Gore, Thrilling on the edge seat story telling.... 5*s from me and I'll be buying the rest if Mr Laymons books on audio, I own them all in paper form already lol

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would try a different one

I enjoy the grossness of this author usually and come out tonight(I think is was called) was tense and gripping. for some reason this one is read by a budget action movie announcer from the 80s.. it's off putting but you can kind of listen past it ish. but the story is quite dull, nothing suspenseful or scary. it's ok, I sped it up to get to the finish but it's finished and I'm still flat about it all.

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Dull as witch-water

Very little suspense. Nothing much really happens. The sex scenes out-number the scenes which invoke dread. Laymon's prose is pedestrian. Characters are poorly developed, and their minds seem to dwell on nipples and rumps (much like the author, I suspect). I see this book as Laymon attempting Stephen King's schtick and he's not totally up to it. His skills lay with dreaming up sick and twisted scenarios which keep you guessing at every turn.

The performance is pretty good, though I find some of the lines a bit over-delivered. The guy has a great voice, and I think he would be great at delivering more good-natured material.

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  • 22-06-21

Drivel

Literally ALL filler. It was a waste of time to read it. What a pile of steaming dog shit.

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  • 04-06-20

Unfortunately disappointing

This was certainly not one of Laymon’s best! It was quite disappointing. The narration was OK even though it was basically someone just “reading” the book with inflections, no character voice changes.