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Summary

There is something lurking in the trees....

A winter storm has buried North Dakota in snow and ice. With accidents being reported across the region, Deputy Ron Weller must patrol along the main road through a normally tranquil forest in Beeman County. The night grows menacing as he discovers vehicles that have been run off the road, their drivers mysteriously missing. Strange tracks lead through a region of thick forest known as Devil's Rock. There, Weller makes a horrifying discovery. 

A monster has awakened. Its hunger is insatiable, and its ferocity has no limits. 

Protected by an armored exoskeleton, the beast is relentless in its pursuit of prey. It must feed or face starvation. What has started as a search for a missing driver has now become a fight for survival, as Ron Weller is hunted by the Beast of Devil's Rock.

©2019 Michael Cole (P)2020 Tantor

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A Fun Creature Feature Novel

I found this story very interesting I am a lover of Horror stories and this one I really enjoyed and I liked the setting and the idea of the story

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  • Brandon
  • 12-05-20

Enjoy a classic monster story

Don’t look for complexity, higher meaning, or crazy twists and turns. Just sit down and enjoy a satisfying monster tale. This was a fun and exciting tale that is enhanced by a good narrator and proper story telling. Get this book for fun and listen for fun. This was great!

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  • JOANN
  • 10-07-20

Reminds me a little bit like Them! from 1954

I liked it a lot. It reminded me of all those giant insect/arachnid movies i loved as a kid. A bit more cursing though.

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  • Firstsnow
  • 18-10-20

Enjoyable gore

Scary nighttime in the woods fun! I'm glad I ignored the reviews about the childish banter between law enforcement. Yes there is a lot of that and yes it's immature at times but there is a greater theme behind it, which some reviewers weren't patient enough to notice. Creepy, and viscously gory fun...it drips. I like the simple and straightforward language, this book is down to earth and approachable for anyone (extreme & disturbing gore, not for children). It was a perfect length for a book which occurs in basically one setting, one big monster, and a gaggle of well-meaning but at times hapless police officers who were faced with an unusual challenge. The action accelerated after the first half into a gooey mess. Perhaps clean up the extensive and extreme language a bit, it didnt add a lot to the story however I suppose I would be cursing like a truck driver too if I were faced with a hungry, huge arachnid. For those with a black sense of humor looking for a simple, quick yet satisfying horror experience. It has little basis in reality so take it for what it is and enjoy. My favorite part is one of the officers being twirled like they are on a rotisserie, no offensive to our beloved officers but that was hilarious.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-20

Entertaining, thrilling even!

the monster in the story will pleasantly surprised you or play into your phobias.

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  • Annie McCants
  • 22-10-20

Great listen

I really enjoyed this book. Great plot and characters. I hope there is a sequel because I am dying to find out about the spider eggs.

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  • Old ManParker
  • 10-09-20

Amateurish writing.

The Beast of Devil’s Rock By Michael Cole A fun idea, Too bad it's created with such amateurish writing. The police and troopers act so unprofessionally in this book that it continues to knock you out of the story. Their childish behavior kills the suspense. It seems... I could more easily suspend my disbelief about a monster hunting people in a winter storm, than to have to believe that state troopers and sherifs had graduated their training academies while having the maturity of ten year olds. Such unlikable characters that you don’t care if they get killed, and actually hope they do. No redeemable qualities. It’s painful to listen to.. These argumentative children in police uniforms waving guns around while they do nothing but complain and spout out stupid junior-high humor. In one scene, a "state trooper" actually “kicks snow” as he walks away after throwing a childish fit. So ridicules! Too few writers understand that the great thing that H.P. Lovecraft did to become the father of American Horror, is he wrote intelligently. I’m Old Man Parker, and I must warn you away from this terrible and stupid audible book.

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  • Morgan starchild
  • 02-08-20

vivid!

I truly enjoyed this book, I didn't think I would honestly because it's not my usual kind of "horror" but I recommend this for a short story it's like 5 hours so I also liked that it wasn't overly written and dragged on. great story!