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Taylor Holdman was having a bad day. His wife, Rhonda, brutally murdered with their daughter three years ago, had suddenly appeared to him at an important business meeting. From beyond the grave, she sought his aid. And Taylor soon found that to help, he'd have to cross into her world.... 

Marilyn Briggs, a professional medium, was desperately needed. A little dead girl kept appearing to her, pleading to her - a little girl who wanted her murderer stopped...and wanted her daddy to help. 

Wayne Semmlar was ready to kill again. The corpses were piling up so high, he'd lost count. Soon, his pleas and sacrifices would be answered and the devil would take possession of his body; then Wayne could have the power to finally enact his horrific plans for the entire world....

©2016 Stephen R. George (P)2020 David N. Wilson

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Great book!

A very entertaining book for all horror fans! Had me listening through the whole thing non stop

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loved it

I wasn't sure to start with, then bang I was hooked. Great story line and the narrator was amazing.

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  • Audrey E Adamson
  • 24-09-20

Creepy

This reads like the 80/90s horror stories I love (which makes sense since this was originally written in teh 90s). It reminds me of writing such as Dena Koontz and Joh Saul and gives you a spooky shiver down your spine. Taylor Holdman lost both his wife and his daughter when they were brutally murders. To Holdman's surprise, his wife appears before him asking for help from the other side. He teams up with a medium named Marilyn Briggs who has spoken with his daughter. Together they plan to capture the killer responsible for Holdman's loss. I enjoyed the story a lot. It kept me on my toes and has that mystical side that is always so intriguing. The narrator gives a good performance. I have enjoyed her work before. He does well giving different characters their own distinct voice. I received a copy for review; all opinions are my own.

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  • Chris K.
  • 21-09-20

Interesting story line

I am new to this genre and enjoyed it very much. The story gave a new way of looking at dead, undead, and near dead characters, and how they interact. The narrator had a pleasant cadence and her conversational character voices were very well done!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-09-20

Mystery of life!

Loved it! Mystery and murder! Image your family is murdered and you don't know hue did it! Than you go back to your family home and you start hearing voices! What do you do?

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  • Soshi
  • 04-09-20

Great story

Excellent book, great flow. Story telling was excellent. Highly recommend . Looking forward to more from this author

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  • K. Lewandowski
  • 07-11-20

Interesting Twist

This has been an interesting plotline. When you think Taylor has no future, suddenly this changes. This is a paranormal plot with cursing. so, be forewarned. But despite it, this has been a great book. The Narrator does a superb job of keeping all the voices separate. and adding depth to the story. Great Job!

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  • Brent Smith
  • 19-10-20

Action and Horror from the beginning

The action and horror start right at the beginning and don’t let up! Characters that you root for. Similar to Dean Koontz style of writing. The Narrator was good and has a smooth and pleasing voice. However, sometimes I got the feeling Siri was narrating because of certain inflections and mispronunciations along with a bit of a robotic cadence. I received a complimentary copy of this book at my request, and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Janalyn
  • 15-10-20

Rebecca Aaronprice and this story equal perfection

This book was so good and the way Rebecca narrated it had the chills and giggles they probably weren’t supposed to be perfectly done. When Taylor is on the phone trying to get an appointment with his psychiatrist I had to laugh it was so good and then when Wayne the buffoon killer looked in the mirror to see if he was glowing due to being possessed was LOL as well, but then they were the times I cringed at what Wayne did and kept doing. I felt so bad for Taylor and was so happy when Marylyn came to help him. There is so much to love about this Bob. I thought melon gave the book a whole new feel not better just new and different. I thought the whole book was perfectly written and absolutely perfectly narrated.

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  • Shawna
  • 13-10-20

Oh My God!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I am always a bit nervous picking up a book or listening to an audiobook that has to do with ghosts. I always end up getting nightmares if the book is well written (I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing?). This book did not disappoint. A story about a man, a murderer, a medium, the man's dead wife and dead daughter. It sent shivers and chills up my spine. There was everything I like in a story; murder, mystery and ghosts. I loved it!

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  • willee
  • 12-10-20

Paranormal Thriller

I did enjoy this book due to the characters and love paranormal/horror. Taylor tries seeks help with psychiatrist and he is being visited by his wife but she and daughter were murdered 3 years ago. Marilyn is also visited by his daughter as she is a medium and gets tighter with Taylor to find the murderer. You have to listen to find out about this serial killer and how he gets what deserved. I also enjoyed author’s Nightscape. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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  • AmberK5
  • 08-10-20

Great Classic Style Horror!!

Near Dead by Stephen R George is a classic horror tale that I enjoyed very much. Both Taylor and Marilynn are great characters who have vastly different personalities but mesh really well together in the story. Well written and had me on the edge of my seat more than once!!!