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Audrey Rose Audiobook

Audrey Rose

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The Templeton family's peaceful lives are plunged into chaos when their young daughter, Ivy, begins to be stalked by a strange man who believes their daughter is the reincarnation of his daughter, Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car crash. Frank De Felitta's Audrey Rose (1975) was one of the best-selling horror novels of the decade, selling over 3.5 million copies, and it remains a chilling classic of modern horror.

©1975, 2017 Frank De Felitta (P)2017 Valancourt Books, LLC

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    Freda Warrington, United Kingdom 24/09/2017
    Freda Warrington, United Kingdom 24/09/2017 Member Since 2014

    My name is Freda and I am in my 60's. I was a graphic designer, now retired. My favourite books are supernatural horror (not short stories)

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    "A good old classic"

    This is the book the film Audrey Rose was based on. It is a good horror type story but I do think that the parts depicting the court scenes are just a bit too long and start to get boring, same with the dairy made by the father of Audrey Rose as he travels to India to learn more of reincarnation. A sad ending but a good listen all the same.

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  • Deanna Remick
    15/09/17
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    "Good listen!!!"

    I have to say, I was a bit put off by the length of this book, but it needed to be in depth. The story line is very fascinating. I was hooked from the beginning. I loved the way Mr. De Felitta set up the characters. Matt Godfrey, the narrator, is fabulous at building tension. The story kept me guessing through the entire book. It is very good. I definitely recommend this book!

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request & have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason Begly
    Denver
    13/09/17
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    "Audrey Rose"
    Any additional comments?

    "This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review."

    "I wish I could write like that." That was the thought I had throughout the book. For me, even in the musings of the court room and the constant banter of the main characters, it was written so well that I felt a part of it. The descriptions were in depth enough to draw me in, but they were vague enough to allow my imagination to flourish. Matt Godfrey did a splendid job reading the book. The characters were all performed well. I felt for the characters and realized that my loyalty for some changed throughout the book... occasionally multiple times. To me, that is a sign of a well written and well performed book.

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  • B. Lane
    Kent, OH
    13/09/17
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    "Haunting story - a blast from the past"
    What made the experience of listening to Audrey Rose the most enjoyable?

    I read this book back in 1975 in junior high school and then saw the movie. I remember the book being really good, the movie not so much. Other students were passing the book around and reading it too. Good story, but now having listened to it 42 years later, not quite as good as I had thought back then. Probably because as a 13 year old, I didn't notice the plot holes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's an intriguing concept, but there is no explanation as to why Audrey Rose wants to kill Ivy Templeton to release her soul again. It seems like maybe the pyschiatrists could have tried to reach Audrey Rose and settle her soul down, but that was never thought of in the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, I didn't have an extreme reaction, but as the court room proceedings went on, there were quite a few places where both the prosecutor and the defense attorney either went too far, or missed opportunities to change or put holes in the witnesses testimony. It also bothered me that Ivy's mother accepted the inevitable too quickly and did very little to stop it from happening. I would have thought as a mother whose child has been having nightmares like Ivy, she would have done more. Maybe it was because it was 1975 and feminism was still in the early stages.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was ok. His voice was gravelly and a little light. He gave that quality to Elliot Hoover and he came across as wimpy and weak. Anthony Hopkins played the part well, with his usual authoritarian voice. I kept thinking of an actor from the 60's and 70's, a short, balding man who had kind of a wimpy voice and often played those types of characters on sitcoms.

    I was given a copy of this book at my request in return for an honest review.

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  • Tad B.
    New York
    12/09/17
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    "Old-School Horror"
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    Well this was a seriously pleasant change of pace from my normal horror listens! I could tell that 'Audrey Rose' was written in the past based on some of advancements in society, not based on how relevant it is to today. I think this story very much holds it's own in 2017.

    It starts out as a good old fashioned stalker story but quickly turns into a merry-go-round of what's possible in the human mind. A large portion of this book takes place in a court room and asks that the listener, along with the jury, ponder the feasibility of reincarnation. While the trial takes place, there is no shortage of spooky/paranormal happenings for the reader. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys horror/thriller/paranormal genre content and who also enjoys a good classic!

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Adam L.
    11/09/17
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    "How did I nearly miss this classic?!"
    Where does Audrey Rose rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am so thrilled that Audiobook Boom alerted me to the existence of the novel Audrey Rose, what a vintage gem! I absolutely love horror and psychological thrillers but somehow this one never fell on my radar. It was a great story that I essentially found myself unable to put down for a full week. The story was so engrossing though at times the characters frustrated me, in particular the central husband and wife characters. The book spent plenty of time framing that relationship as an ideal one but then as the story played out their lack of communication (which contributed to the horrible ending met by their daughter) became somewhat difficult to believe. Otherwise, there was really never a dull moment. As a psychiatrist I had to chuckle at the mad scientist psychiatrists portrayed in this book; the whole thing was delightfully retro (à la One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest). Truth be told I didn't expect Ivy's death at the end which is unusual as one of my hobbies as a reader is to try to figure out the ending (especially in a thriller) as far in advance as I can, based on clues made available throughout the story. Audrey Rose, what a treat! I cannot give narrator Matt Godfrey enough praise - he is a true professional! I listen to a lot of audiobooks (1-2 per week x 10+ yrs.) and have narrators I follow because they're so good (Jim Dale, Roy Dotrice, etc.). Anyhow, I know a good narrator when I hear one and Matt Godfrey is the real deal!! He is a true professional and absolutely ready to narrate any big novel that comes his way...I would happily read another book narrated by Godfrey. Thank you Audiobook Boom, Matt Godfrey, and Frank DeFelitta for the complimentary copy of Audrey Rose in exchange for my fair and unbiased review...it was an enjoyable week of reading!


    What did you like best about this story?

    As above.


    Which character – as performed by Matt Godfrey – was your favorite?

    Hmmmm, that's a tough one. Honestly the character called Elliot Hoover; his voice was like butter. Like Bob Ross or pretty much any anchor on NPR. That voice could seriously lull me to sleep....very meditative. The incongruousness of that conclusion is striking since Hoover was the de facto villain throughout most of the Audrey Rose; it's not every day I get to relax by listening to the villain's voice in my novel du jour!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Well, there's already been a film, but if I were going to re-make it I'd say "Audrey Rose, a child haunted by another's past...."

    I'd have the commercial announcer make that statement in a very ominous voice with some creepy music in the background (think children singing in Pet Sematary)...that sort of music.


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  • Vickie
    08/09/17
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    "A little dated, but otherwise a five star rating!!!"

    This was simply a wonderful book, I would recommend it to anyone. I am not sure that I would place it in the horror genre though. The narration was excellent. Do your self a favor and get this book! I was provided this book by the author publisher or narrator at no cost to me,all opinions are my own

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TinkerMel
    So Cal
    06/09/17
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    "Oddly Different"

    This book is very 1970's. way back before lap tops, google, cells phones. all those things we take for granted to look things up, or people up.

    I enjoyed this book. I really felt for the parents. What do you do when someone starts claiming that your young, lovely daughter is theirs, but in a past life form? its a tripy story, but a fun listen. I think parts of it could of been chopped off a bit tho. The ending was totally unexpected.

    Frank did a great job portraying this story, and i would listen to anther book from him again.

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

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • willee
    new windsor, ny
    04/09/17
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    "Oldie but Goodie"

    I enjoyed listening to this book I read years ago, it did seem a little drawn out but is needed to understand the story. The character development was good and was chilling and spooky especially the ending. It is a story about Ivy who is reincarnation of Audrey Rose who has nightmares calling out “Daddy, Hot, Hot” and has burnt hands. The narration was appropriate and held my attention and is sad. Recommend to anyone who enjoys the suspenseful listens. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank You!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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