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Flickers

Narrated by: Edgar Lloyd
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Summary

Orphaned twins Isabelle and Beatrice Thorn live a glamorous 1920s Hollywood life. They are the wards of Mr. Cecil, a mysterious and influential director, who insists on controlling every aspect of their lives. He made beautiful Isabelle a star and is about to release a horror flick that will showcase her famous scream. Disfigured Beatrice has been commanded to spend her days hidden on the Cecil estate, away from prying eyes and photographers, scarves covering her birthmarks and baldness.

But clever Beatrice's curiosity about the death of her parents, the appearance of scorpion hornets and the unsettling fate of a newspaper man is getting the better of her. She's starting to realize the director has truly dark designs.

Flickers is horror at its finest. A mixture of suspense, heartwarming love and gut-churning fear.

©2016 Arthur Slade (P)2016 Arthur Slade

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Fabulous book

Brilliant storyline enjoyed this audio book very much Love every minute for the storyline Must buy

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A strange but fascinating listen

This book was a strange but fascinating listen. I found the narrator a little off-putting, especially at first, but otherwise it was well-written with interesting characters (including the great Beatrice, who I totally related to). I definitely recommend this book to people who like their horror not too scary but a little unusual, or for people who're just looking for something a little different. I'll definitely be listening to/reading more books by this author in future.

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  • Alex Campbell
  • 15-03-17

Lights, Camera, and oh yeah, ACTION!

Well folks, this is not your typical Hollywood drama. I loved this story! To me it had a bit of a Hitchcock feel to it but with a humorous flare. The narrators delivery was spot on for the era and pulls you along on a path with twists where you become attached to the characters (for me it was at the start I became enamored with them) Arthur Slade has a knack for pulling me into other dimensions with his writing like the twister taking Dorothy to Oz.( and no, I'm not comparing myself to a teenage girl from Kansas ;-) ) Funny, emotional and a little scary at times, Flickers hits on all cylinders!

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  • AngelaVB
  • 23-01-17

Entertaining

An entertaining and unique super natural tale about twins and their ability to survive. Great character development and unfolding of the story.

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  • Michelle
  • 20-12-16

A fun mystery that hooked me!

This book was really fun for me to listen to. I love Beatrice and her curiosity throughout the book. This book is full of suspense that kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next. The end and answers to the mystery is not so good. Seemed a bit rushed at that point, with too much going on. Overall good. I'm not disappointed that I listened to it because I did enjoy the journey, just not the outcome.
"I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher."

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  • Camilla
  • 17-12-16

an interesting and thrilling read....

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It was interesting and sometimes really scary

What did you like best about this story?

that it took place in the film industry in the 1920s.

What does Edgar Lloyd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

different voices for the characters... some of the voices I really loved...

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

how much Isabelle and Beatrice father loved them and would do anything for them

Any additional comments?

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

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  • Cheryl a DeMont
  • 11-12-16

worth reading was very good

surprisingly I really enjoyed this book I didn't think I would it was fascinating to me. I received this book from the publisher, author and or narrator for a honest review and unbiased opinion via audio book boom dot com

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  • Myztikal
  • 14-08-20

Flickers ... maybe a flicker

Very bizarre book, indeed! Whereas it gripped some from beginning to end; let go of some after only the first third; or picked up the last bit, it was a very hard book to stick with. The narrator was a poor choice as well. I tried, tried, and tried again to find the gem in the pages. From starting over to skipping, to listening at a faster pace. Even jumping to the end to see if I’d become more intrigued to ‘fill in the gaps’ didn’t work. None of characters came to life for me. I couldn’t tell you if it was plot driven over character driven because it just never got the gas to gain momentum. I’m really disappointed the summary left me yearning for a bit more. I would still encourage others to try this if you want - it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

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  • jstep
  • 11-08-20

Such a unique story w/a touch of Lovecraft

Flickers, by Arthur Slade, is such a unique story and I really appreciated the unexpected tale. As the summary explains, twins Isabelle and Beatrice go to live with Mr. Cecil after their father perishes in a terrible fire. Isabelle is a silent screen star and Beatrice is hidden away on Mr. Cecil's estate, as she is quite hideous to look at, though she sure is one smart cookie. Beatrice starts getting curious at around the same time that Mr. Cecil is producing the first movie with sound, Frankenstein, and things go from strange to downright bizarre. Nearer the end of the story, I felt that it has a pretty Lovecraftian feeling to it. Without giving anything away, I'll just say that it was a fun, unique listen set in a world that isn't much written about these days. The characters and plot were all well-written and I'd definitely recommend this book if the summary piqued your interest. It was a nice escape from your typical run of the mill sci-fi mystery novels, though I would recommend this for older children, as it could scare younger kids. Edgar Lloyd did a great job narrating this novel. He voiced all of the characters uniquely and brought life to the story. His narration really brought me into the story, which is always nice and makes listening more enjoyable. I'd listen to more of his performances in the future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review. Did you find this review helpful? If so, would you please take a moment and select the 'helpful' button below? Thanks so much!

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  • Raya Whitehouse
  • 13-07-20

Good book

This book is about twin girls. Isabelle was the first one out followed by Beatrice. They were born at home because of a storm that would have stopped their parents from getting to a hospital. Beatrice was so different looking from her sister and as she was born her mother passed away. The father got a lot of help in the first couple weeks. The twins do get orphaned in the story, but I will let you check out the rest of the story yourself. This is just a little bit for a small taste. I enjoyed listening to this book, it was quite interesting. I am glad I got the chance to check it out. The Narrator did a good job on the voices of each character. I was given this Audiobook free and am posting my own views / thoughts on the book.

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  • kixfan
  • 05-03-20

Great ending!

This story started out pretty slow. Took me a couple chapters to get into it but then it hooked me. Really ended up loving this story of Beatrice and Isabel and there adventures. Very well written and narrated. I could see me listening to this one again in the future.

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  • K. L.
  • 13-07-19

Review for Flickers

If you enjoy a creepy story with a bit of mystery and some horror thrown in, then you will like this audible book! The narrator has a great voice for creating an atmospheric read!! I have to admit I was creeped out! Getting to the ending is worth the wait! It is a book for young adults so it’s not too creepy, just enough! I enjoyed the plot and the creativeness of the author to add that dash of horror at the end to give the listener a totally satisfying listen!!