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The Cabin at the End of the World

Narrated by: Amy Landon
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Summary

Paul Tremblay, critically acclaimed author of Disappearance at Devil's Rock and A Head Full of Ghosts, adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense. 

Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbours are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road. 

One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. 

The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.

©2018 Paul Tremblay (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
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Narration is just awful

Honestly the worst narrator I’ve experienced with Audible. Perhaps it’s a little unfair as the narration was so awful I couldn’t really give the story a chance.

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Dreadful voice.

Could not finish the book and only managed 1 chapter because the narrator's voice was boring and not very clear. I'I'm sure the book is riveting and will have to actually read it instead.

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very annoying narrator

The narrator has a bad habit of bringing her pitch down at the end of each sentence. It makes you feel as if each sentence was recorded separetly.
I had to force myself to endure her reading to get to the conclusion since the story itself was very interesting and suspenceful. SPOILER ALERT..... Ultimately I could have saved myself the hassle since this is one of those make up your own meaning or conclusion endings... I was dissapointed and frustrated with that... I hate it when you are left hanging at the end of suspence novels or mysteries.

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worst narrator ever.

the story itself is interesting, however the narrator makes it feel like a shopping list.

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Worst performance ever ....

One of the worst performances ever recorded, it’ like your gps navigation system reading you a book, painful...

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Narration does not suit story

The monotonous, robotic delivery spoiled it for me. I could not focus on the story.

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should have been shorter

Talented writer. But i feel this story would have been better at half its length

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Oh dear...apocalyptically dreary...

...I came to this story via “A Headful of Ghosts” - which was breathtaking, original - but sadly, I cannot say the same for this. I am genuinely at a loss for words, as every criticism I can formulate is so caustic...

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Great if you like Stephen king.

Too much exposition. Disappointing ending. Read in an odd iambic pentameter way. I didn't enjoy this for the same reason I don't enjoy Stephen King. Too much time setting the scene with content that could make a great short story not a novel.

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Scary sadness

it was not so much horror but more 'Sorror'. Sad and Dystopian and wholly enjoyable.

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  • 05-08-18

Premise for a good short story...by another author

Intriguing start. Good family, who are home-invaded by a group who could be trying to stop the end of the world, or are just a bunch of zealots. The most excruciating Audible book I have ever listened to. A bare narrative, it had a mass of unnecessary detail and repetitive dialogue, which made it boring. After 30 minutes I fast-forwarded chapters, listened for a minute or so and still kept up with the plot (!) so you might appreciate how padded it is. I'm planning on returning it for a credit.