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Summary

The fate of a lonely girl becomes part of a town’s shameful secret history in Thriller Award winner Jennifer McMahon’s terrifying story of guilt, retribution, and one tragic Halloween night.

Thirty-four years ago, on October 31, poor Hannah Talbott took part in a scavenger hunt gone violently wrong. The mean girls made sure of it. To this day, for a haunted local mother, the most unsettling Halloween costume of all is an urban legend they call Hannah-Beast. It’s a reminder of the past she can’t forget. Especially tonight when it’s come back, so close to home.

Jennifer McMahon’s Hannah-Beast is part of Dark Corners, a collection of seven heart-stopping short stories by bestselling authors who give you so many new reasons to be afraid. Each story can be read in a single sitting. Or, if you have the nerve, you can listen all by yourself in the dark.

©2018 Jennifer McMahon (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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I was surprised

This was a cheapie book and I did not expect much from it. however, it fascinated me. I think that I guessed the ending but it was one of those that I had to listen to, to the end. I will look for others and hope that they are as good.

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  • Anissa B.
  • 28-09-18

Excellent story !

Love this story. However the narrator on regular speed was really difficult to listen to. I had to put it to 125% speed. Once I did that it was really enjoyable listen. Sufficiently scary and sad at the same time. Love Jennifer McMahon!

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  • F Mc
  • 08-01-20

Great spooky story!

This was a perfect little Halloween Tale! A great story of lore. I did figure you out the ending but not too soon and I didn’t care because it ended just like I wanted it to. The performance was good. I wasn’t annoyed by the narrators voice. I was swept up in the story. Again, I will say that I love the amazon collections of short stories!! This needs to be a regular thing!!!

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  • 16-12-19

Scary

Scary. Psychological thriller. This is a Halloween tale, and Halloween is my favorite holiday, so that’s a bonus.

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  • Chris C.
  • 28-04-20

Dark disturbing tale

A dark secret follows Amanda about the Hannah Beast. I thought it was fairly predictable, and had guessed the ending about 20 minutes before the end. The story jumps from the past to the present a little to much for my tastes.

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  • Ophelia74
  • 24-12-19

Too much whining

The story is good. The narrator whines every line from the characters, which ruins the story, unfortunately.

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  • LueLaLa
  • 26-05-21

Nit a bad short little book

I think this would make a fun family listen on a road trip. There are some scary parts and the girl is bullied a lot so be aware if that could be a trigger or upsetting to your children.

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  • latasha
  • 06-03-21

say BOOOOO


Hannah-Beast is the sad story of the past coming back for revenge. Amanda and her mean girl friends love to pick on Hannah. I have no idea why, kids are mean. On Halloween night in 1982, it all goes horrible wrong. It's Halloween 2016- Has Amanda out run her past and what happened that night?
This very short story is read by Amy Landon. She does a great job narrating it. Fans of Jennifer's other books will like this one as well. It's only a hour and 23 minutes long but it's such a sad, heart breaking story.

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  • Craig specht
  • 19-02-21

Good Halloween tale

this was a good story, disturbing yes. it had a good plot. the narrator did a great job.

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  • Musiclover75
  • 22-01-21

Creepy good Halloween story

Loved the story. Although the narrator sounds, irritatingly, like a BOT, I enjoyed the listen.

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  • Gabino Moya Jr
  • 15-10-18

terrible narrator

sounds totally robotic could not stay focused or vested in this book. story maybe ok didnt get far enough to rate that fairly

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