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Dread

Narrated by: David Hunsdale
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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Summary

The debut book of David Grayson is a short and unique mix of mystery, horror, and thriller that leaves listeners anxious to hear more.

An infamous sanatorium with a bad reputation hidden in the Appalachian mountains. A man who's wrongfully found himself there by the noble actions of his past. As he begins to witness strange events he cannot explain, he soon realizes that the true horrors lie not inside his prison walls, but outside in the woods of the mountain. As time starts running out and danger starts to close in, he will have to fight for his freedom and, ultimately, his survival.

©2019 Rastin Saleh Rasheed (P)2019 Rastin Saleh Rasheed

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  • Kim
  • 29-07-19

Short but very good

This was short but high impact. I'd like to see it developed further into a full length book.

The narration was great and exhibited the adrenaline flowing through the storyline.

Great but right now short.

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  • Deedra
  • 27-07-19

Dread

Good story.It had potential to be a much longer book. David Hunsdale was a good narrator. was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • Melissa and Josh
  • 29-05-19

Not a fan

I was given a free audiobook code by the author for an honest review.

I felt this story had potential, but it just didn’t do it for me. Perhaps I was just too distracted with the narrator? Perhaps it was the fact there wasn’t much back and forth (dialogue) between the characters. Instead, this is a story in which the reader is “told” what’s going on as opposed to experiencing it. I don’t know, but I had a hard time “getting into” this story.
One area about the writing that stuck out to me:

I don’t know about other readers, but I feel if a writer wants their story to take place in a specific country, the US in this case, they should use terms that are common in that region as opposed to terms they use in their country (not the US). For example, talking about “lorries.” In the US, we just call them trucks.

I had a lot of issues with the narrator. I don’t know where the narrator is originally from, but he definitely isn’t American. There were many times when he’d mispronounce a word. Sometimes it seemed like the word might have been misspelled(?), while the majority of the time, he just pronounced it differently. For example, he would say “hours” as “ours” and “corridor” as “carridor.”

“Towers” was a strange one because the majority of the time, he would pronounce it as “tars,” while the other times, he’d pronounce it correctly. Then there was “scription” as opposed to “description.”

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I had a hard time believing that given Ed didn’t drop his “bomb” on the enemy, the general had him discharged, only for him to end up in a mental hospital for two decades. Did he have no family? Friends? Were there no other military folk that could have helped him in this situation? Being in the mental hospital(s) for that long when he didn’t have any mental issues going on was strange.

At the end, Ed and the other guy decide to make a break from the hospital and head to the sewer in which the mutants had arrived. There was mention of Ed being worried that there could be more mutants in the woods…why wouldn’t he have thought the same for the sewer?

Lastly, unless I just had a brain fart and had originally misheard the “two decades” that Ed had been hospitalized, at the end, there’s the line: “…so close to freedom, not just from those animals but from the prison where he’d spent the past decade.” Now technically, that could just be referencing the time length he’d been at that specific hospital, but it would seem that he'd only reference his latest bought of hospitalization. I don’t know.

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  • pistolannie
  • 21-05-19

Story should have been longer.

The story was interesting but I felt like there should have been more to it. A longer version would have been appreciated. The narrator sounded like Steve Buscemi whom I like. For some reason, I was not enthralled with this story.

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  • Mark Mackey
  • 14-05-19

Dread review

Fantastic. This was really interesting and enjoyable to listen to, and we'll worth the time. Five stars.