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The Demonic

A Supernatural Horror Novel
Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)
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Summary

Danni Morgan thought she knew fear, but she is about to find out what it is to be truly afraid.

Years ago, a young girl ran away from her childhood home and vowed never to go back. It was a place of fear, pain, and misery at the hands of an abusive father.

But now, her father is dead, and she is forced to break that vow and return home - to lay his body to rest and face up to the ghosts of her past.

However, Danni is about to learn that some ghosts are more real than others.

Something beyond her understanding waits for her there, lurking in the shadows. An evil that intends to kill her family and claim her very soul.

Experience supernatural horror in the vein of The Conjuring, Insidious, and the legendary Ghostwatch. The Demonic will get under your skin, send chills down your spine, and have you sleeping with the lights on!

©2017 Lee Mountford (P)2018 Lee Mountford

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  • Tony
  • Chapel en le Frith
  • 10-06-18

Plot holes

I'm sorry I hate to give bad reviews, but this has 5 star's. This book has so many plot holes and impossible situations I'm finding it hard to even finish.

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  • Lee
  • Ewell, United Kingdom
  • 05-08-18

Sorry but this had nothing for me.

If you aren’t into Horror then you may enjoy this as an introduction but if you have a background in it you may find this hard going.

The story is incredibly unoriginal, there’s not a new idea or original take to be found.
The narration style doesn’t much help.

Now I may be judging too early but with two hours left to listen I’m writing this review.
You may say that this is unfair but this will be the first book I haven’t finished. I just can’t listen anymore.
Not sure what it is that jars with me, but the style of writing comes across as immature.

Just not for me sorry.

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A wonderful ghost story

Listened to this in my car on my daily commute, and I this one deginitely helped to keep me awake!

The story is well written and narrated, as I have come to expect from the excellent pairing of the writer and narrator (having previously listened to the just as excellent Horror In The Woods).

I would highly recommend this to any fan of the supernatural genre, as it is a great example of a classic ghost story.

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GREAT 👍

love a good ghost story, loved listening to this on a nightly basis but did keep me awake lol

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Not horror, horrible

Where to start with this awful, awful 'Novel'.

Story - predictable, unoriginal, boring
Characters - dull, annoying, illogical, unbelievable
Writing - Simple, immature, jarring, annoying

If Stephen King somehow had all his talent sucked out, had a stroke, died, became a mindless zombie then smacked his now rotting hand against a piece of used toilet paper it would be better book than this.

Then we get to the reading - Jesus wept it's terrible. It's amazing really how it can be monotonous, boring and unbearably cheesy at the same time but this guy manages it.

I am amazed I finished it but was almost worth it for the huge unintended laugh I had when the Demon speaks!!!

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Just awful

Amateurish, cliched, over-baked writing. Unimaginative characters with over the top, clunky dialogue. Zero chills. Predictable story line and devices (plot very close to other similar titles currently available). And the narration performance is just awful. The narrator is cursed with monotonous rhythym through the whole book and delivers dialogue with very little character or inspiration. Spare yourself.

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A literary James Wan movie

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a classic haunting/ghost story. If you're looking for some classic literary horror fun, you could do a lot worse than The Demonic.

What did you like best about this story?

Mountford's writing is very cinematic. If you close your eyes whilst listening, you'll imagine you're in a James Wan movie.

Have you listened to any of Hannibal Hills’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not, but this one was pretty good.

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Brilliant

Really enjoyed this story a real demon ghost story would of liked to see more of Danni father as he was nice though. quite sad and hope there is a follow up

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  • Spooky Mike
  • 27-02-18

Dead Goat Equals No Go

Great horror story that gets going fairly quickly and continues on until the end. The beginning can be a little confusing but picks up and gets you to that haunt quick enough that you aren't waiting until the last 20 minutes of the story to get there. I think this is a blend of two fairly common horror stories but does them both quite well. It definitely has a Amityville Horror feel, as the house seems to want to possess family members and have them kill each other. It also has your basic demonic presence in the house, entities coming after the family willing to stop at nothing to unite them all in death. Mountford did a great job of blending these two together. On the plus side to a otherwise depressing and horror filled story, I would almost call this a coming of age tale for both Alex and Leia.
Hills does a great job narrating this story and the little snipets of ghost voice speckled throughout the story really added to the overall haunt. Make sure you stay tuned after the story for both a little bit of back story and two short stories from different authors.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

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  • AudioBook Reviewer
  • 19-04-18

refreshingly terrifying!!!!

Danni Morgan has returned to her childhood home where her mother left her and her father tortured and molested her.  Returning to bury her hated father, Danni brings her supportive husband and two children to her father’s funeral.  There she encounters a demonic evil so great and consuming that no one is safe from its touch.  No one and her life is about to change yet once again as she faces the demonic evil head on.

I expected this to be scary but the level of horror this audiobook induced is by far greater than any I have heard.  I couldn’t put it down!  It was refreshingly terrifying!!!!  If you enjoy horror – this is the book for you!

Lee Mountford built the suspense, horror and mind-numbing terror expertly.  When listening to the book and one begins to catch glimpses out of the corner of one's eye of something moving but nothing there … you know it’s truly a work of art!

Hannibal Hills performed the voices with skill.  His performance left one shuddering to one’s core when the demonic evil spoke.   He was spectacular!  His talent carried the terror beyond the pages and gave them a voice.

Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-18

Creepy

Very good creepy story. I deliver newspapers during the night and I listened to this while I worked. Not a good idea. I was creeped out the whole time. haha.. Great book. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for my honest review.

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  • Jonathan Liechti
  • 07-03-18

Loved almost as much as horror in the woods

Ya so I am now fan of both the author and the narrator. Just as horror in the woods surprised me out of no where, this one came as another welcome surprise. Don't want to ruin anything but the build up was fantastic and really pulled you into the story. I am really curious if there is any relation to the first book, or possibly set in the same universe? Feels as though the evil entity is from the same place as the one from the prior horror in the woods novel. That would be an awesome connection! I will read anything don't by Lee Mountford from here on out, awesome chilling stories!

I recieved this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Jessica M.
  • 05-03-18

Spooky!

This was a good horror ghost story.
Not too much gore but high on the spooky factor.
We get to find out just why Danni had such a bad childhood in the house and she definitely never should have returned because the problems did not die when her father did.
Hannibal Hills did a good job with the narration. Good pacing, character voice distinction, and he didn't overdo the volume when the characters screamed.
Would definitely recommend, good book & worth a listen.
I received a copy of this audiobook at my request and this is my voluntary review.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-18

Superb Intro to Audiobooks!

I was uncertain about making the switch from music to an audiobook during work, but I am so glad I chose this as my first! It was beautifully narrated, or perhaps this is just my love for accents, and the story had me hooked within just a few minutes—with a bit of help from the teaser, of course! Every chapter left on a cliffhanger making it difficult to attend meetings during the day; however, you’ll not see me upset over that point.

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  • stlblue1
  • 13-04-18

Loved it

This book was scary and well written. I was completely entertained and thought the narrator did a good job. If you like supernatural/horror stories, this is for you.

Also, stay tuned for more after the ending for a couple of very good bonuses!

I was given this audiobook for free and my review is my own.

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  • latasha
  • 04-04-18

are you a freaking doctor JOHN?!?!

**I received this audiobook in exchange for a honest review**

ok, first off- Hannibal Hills (yes that's what audible says) did a GREAT job narrating this book. sexy accent and he does a good, creepy voice for the ghost. I like it! the recording was great, top quality.
This is the first thing I've read or listened to by Lee Mountford and wow! He just throws you right in and does not waste any time. The story is well written, flows easy and is creepy. In the audio version (don't know if it's in the other versions) Mr. Mountford includes a note about the story at the end. I won't spoil it for anyone but I'm so glad he did, it made the story even better. If you enjoy creepy ass ghost stories that don't waste any time getting to the good stuff, this one is for you.

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  • Big Cheese
  • 23-03-18

Excellent Supernatural Horror

I really adored this book. Though, supernatural horror is my all time favorite genre! 'The Demonic' struck me as a new take on an Amityville type story turned on it's head. It's hard to describe what this book is about without giving away significant spoilers so instead I will just say that this is a paranormal horror novel worth reading if you are even vaguely interested in this kind of content. Lee Mountford wrote a tale that is packed full of surprises that truly kept me guesses throughout and Hannibal Hills delivers a fantastic performance (even when voicing demons!). I will be looking for more work by both the author and voice actor!

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

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  • Tatiana
  • 22-04-18

Genuinely Scary Tale

I really enjoyed this. I was in the mood for haunted house story, but so many of them just fall flat. They start with a creepy beginning, and by the middle you're just irritated with the characters for being so stupid. All the atmosphere goes totally out the window.

Not this one. The entire story was actually scary! I listened to it at night with the lights off, which is what I like to do sometimes, and I was actually nervous when I had to get up and go to the bathroom in the dark. I *almost* turned the lights on!

I don't scare easily and I'm not squeamish at all, but this one had me. The suspense and creepiness just continue to build, and don't let up until the end.

The narration was fantastic. I save my five star rating for the best, and Hannibal Hills deserves one.

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