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"Total entertainment...one of those roaring new-wave horror novels that has the power to keep the reader hooked from the first few lines." (Whitley Strieber)

"A terrifying new novel by the author of Audrey Rose." (Chicago Tribune)

"A standout!... Wonderfully entertaining." (Publishers Weekly)

"Engrossing...sweeps the reader along." (Los Angeles Times)

Golgotha Falls lies in a desolate and blighted valley in Northern Massachusetts where, in 1919, Father Bernard K. Lovell, priest of the Church of the Eternal Sorrows, fell prey to isolation and despair and entered a dark night of madness, necrophilia, and suicide. Then, in 1978, a Jesuit priest was sent to reconsecrate the church but found himself seized in the foul grip of bestiality.

Now, Father Malcolm, a saintly priest, has arrived to do battle with the forces of Satan that have possessed the church, while two brilliant scientists of the paranormal from Harvard University have traveled to the site to investigate a century's worth of bizarre happenings. None of them are prepared for what they will encounter - an evil dating back to the dawn of time that could bring about the end of days....

In Golgotha Falls (1984), Frank De Felitta, author of the best-selling novels of the occult Audrey Rose (1975) and The Entity (1978), delivers another chilling pause-resister of horror and the supernatural. The Entity is also available from Valancourt Books.

©1984, 2018 Frank De Felitta (P)2020 Valancourt Books

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Dreadful narration

I’ve been enjoying the Valencourt book series until now. I can’t get into the story due to the slurring and confusing accent of the narrator who might as well be reading this in Chinese. As for Father Malcolm, one of the characters in the story, what accent is he supposed to have and does he actually speak english?
I lost a credit on a book I can hardly understand and want a refund.

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Good and creepy

Suitably spooky atmosphere ,good enjoyable story not the greatest reading/performance maybe but still dammed good fun

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Don't Bother

Awful characters who you cannot take to and possibly the worst Irish/Scottish? accent I've ever heard.
Got a third through and gave up, complete waste of an audible credit.

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  • K. Freeman
  • 05-05-20

Distracting performance

The accents used were bizarrely executed to the point of distraction.

Also there were several mispronounced words.

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  • this guy
  • 12-06-20

dont do accents if you cant do accents

story was meh. no really likable characters.
the narrator was just awful. he tries to do different accents , and fails..... terribly

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-05-20

UGh No

I made it maybe 2 hours through the book. Mother of Gaia the narrator bored me like listening to 6 history teachers at the same time who had given up on life and didn't know why to go they were still doing this. The story from what I listened to was overtly colorful in language. The descriptions of things seemed to be dragging and like the author needed to use every word they every though was pretty in one sentence. Don't get me wrong a beautifully written story with imagery is right up my alley. But much like the church described in the book it was over decorated to the point where I lost interest. It was like between the monotone death voice of the narrator and the overtly gilded language it felt like I was deciphering hieroglyphs. Just no it made me tired. I couldn't even tell if the story was good.

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  • Mary
  • 30-11-20

Entertaining story, great reading!

This novel kept me listening. I didn't find the actions of all the characters to make sense based on their character development (which is why i gave only 4 stars for story), but overall I enjoyed it. The reader did a great job.

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  • J. R. Lambert
  • 13-07-20

Great Story. Not great narrator.

.I originally read this when it came out in the 80's and looked forward to hearing it....BUT the narration was awful. My ears were screaming with each Latin and English mispronounciation. For instance, cossacks instead of Cassocks, (which really irritated me as the word is repeated so often in the narrative. The reader struggled with accents. The "Irish brogue" sounded like a series of screeches, and the "Sicilian" accent was horrendous. There were so many mispronounced words in Latin and English that it was a struggle to finish the book. I would never select a book read by this reader again. The overall story of good versus evil is engaging, but the narration ruined the book. Its a shame because DeFelitta is one of my favorite authors.

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