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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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Would have been better narrated by Stephen Hawking

I couldn't even finish this book the narration was that boring and unemotional, I even went back to the store page for the book thinking it was done with a text to speech program. The story may have been fantastic, but I'll never know. More annoyed at myself that I didn't listen to the sample before spending money on this title

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High hopes that failed to reach...

Started off really well and held my attention for a good while. Unfortunately, half way in my interest rapidly dropped. I don't know if I would listen to more from this author.

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New faviourite author.

I have now heard a few of Paul's stories and even started my physical collection he has become one of my favorite writers which is not easy to do. The cabin at the end of the world is heartbreaking and beautiful, the ending is just wow I am not going to ruin it for you just trust me it's worth a read or listens. The characters Paul creates you want to love or hate depending but every time you think you have worked out a character's intentions they do something to make you requestion them.

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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.