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"They're just kids.... It's only a game." That's what Barbara, a lovely 20-year-old babysitter told herself when she awoke bound and gagged. But the knots were tight and painful and the children would not let her go.

"They're just kids.... It's only a game," she told herself again. But the terror was real...and deadly!

In the decades since its original publication, Mendal W. Johnson's best-seller Let's Go Play at the Adams' (1974) has gained a reputation as one of the most harrowing horror novels ever written, and copies have long been unobtainable except at exorbitant prices. Now this first-ever audiobook version of the novel, read by award-winning narrator Matt Godfrey, adds a new dimension of horror to this cult masterpiece.

©2020 Mendal W. Johnson (P)2020 Valancourt Books LLC

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wasn't that bad don't know what the hype is about

only gd thing was Matt narrative top notch again !!! boring book tho was dissapointed badly ,onto the next I guess .......return plz !!!

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  • ATCTGAGTGCCTTTG
  • 17-04-20

Shock Value Depravity

This book was probably edgy for its time when it first came out decades ago, but it has little value beyond the depravity. My biggest problem with this book is that the author didn't convince me that children were capable of performing these horrific acts and either not turning on each other and going to the authorities or getting caught. The only character whose psychology fits his actions is the psychopathic Paul. The other children seem far too normal to be kidnappers, torturers, and murderers. Performance wise Matt Godfrey is at his weakest here given the source material. I usually like this narrator in the other books he has done. However his impression of distressed/complaining/whiney female character is grating and almost unbearable. There is a lot of that in this book considering its about the kidnapping/torture of a young woman

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  • timj26
  • 29-03-20

It’s just a game

A group of kids tie up their babysitters so they can do what they want over summer vacation Not as brutal as the girl next-door but still a great read Well narrated and highly recommended I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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  • Tyson
  • 20-02-20

Great performance

But only a mediocre story. Read Ketchum’s Girl Next Door if you want to read a torture story that actually reveals something about the darkness of human nature.

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  • sondra hallman
  • 19-01-21

Distrubing

Wow, that was a very disturbing book and the narration was great too. I loved it.

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  • Mad Max Reviews
  • 15-10-20

Wow. Just....whoa.

Matt Godfrey somehow makes this incredibly disturbing novel palatable. Incredible work. Not sure jf I would ever revisit, but what a fantastic example of narration elevating a story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-02-20

Wow

It’s honestly the worst book I’ve ever gone through. I got no enjoyment out of any minute.