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The Fort

Narrated by: Nick Podehl
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Summary

With the boys' new fort finally finished, everything that summer was going great. And then the killer showed up.

During the summer of 1987, from their tree house fort in the woods, neighborhood boys Tim, Scott, and Luke spot a man holding a gun to missing 16-year-old Molly Peterson's back. The problem is, nobody believes their story, not even the police. As search efforts to find Molly dwindle, the boys know that she, and the man with the gun, are nearby - and that they must now find and save Molly themselves. A growing sense of honor and urgency forces the boys to take action - to find Molly, to protect themselves, and to stand guard for the last long days of summer.

©2013 Aric Davis (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Eclectic Reader
  • 02-08-13

Dumb, dumber

Dumb cop doesn't even try to check out the story of the boy witnesses.

Dumb psychologist who is not so sure the boys are lying, but has no drive to encourage dumb cop to try to check out the story of the boy witnesses.

Dumb parents who can't figure out their boys are telling the truth. Don't even try to check out the story.

Dumber police chief.

So much dumbness, the plot is really unbelievable.

Serial killer who is a shell-shocked Vietnam War vet. Real veterans should be angry at this book--another purveyor of traumatized Vietnam vet stereotype. Feels as if the author couldn't figure out how to motivate the villain through the entire book so latched on to the deranged veteran option mid-way.

Dumb boys who try to hunt down a serial killer.

Dumb siblings who are either delinquents or selfish, self-centered teens.

I got sucked in by the hype of the publisher's description and the few complimentary reviews by buyers. I was really looking forward to reading a story of friendship and lost innocence. Instead I got this thing . . .

One of the most disappointing purchases I've made. i am SO glad that I bought this book as a special purchase. Cheap. But it is so bad, I don't feel much comfort about the low price.

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  • Nate_D
  • 24-05-19

Great book, but just short of amazing.

This was a great story, told very well by the author. I loved the simplicity of the plot, but I think it could have used about a 15% increase in volume. There just seemed to be too many leaps of logic and suspended reality to fully connect all of the dots, for me. I think the author could have padded this one just a little bit, and the overall book would have been the better for it. The story really is quite short. Some of the characters were forced to make some decisions and react in ways that just wasn't completely explained, either through words or character development. Just not enough information. That being said, this was a great book, and the narration was top notch.

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  • Sherri M
  • 24-09-15

Good but nothing spectacular

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Nothing about this book grabbed me and pulled me in. It was a nice easy read/listen there was nothing wrong with it, but there was nothing outstanding about it either.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Deeper character developement

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Not sure

Do you think The Fort needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, it just did not grab me enough to read a second book.

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  • Mausie21
  • 05-06-19

Worth a Listen

The story was interesting.

Props to the narrator for his acting skills! I loved the way he acted out all of the different characters.

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  • P Cook
  • 10-08-15

I enjoyed this book. Easy read.

I enjoyed it. held my interest. I would recommend it to anyone enjoying mysteries.

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  • supplement
  • 05-03-15

Eric Davis always writes characters you care about

I always like books that when they are over you wish there was a follow up book so that you could see where the characters are now. Almost like you have a good friend that moved out of town and the second they pull out of the driveway you miss them.

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  • RavidReader
  • 26-01-14

Non-eventful

From other reviews, I expected more. Some parts of the story was disturbing, which I didn't realize in advance and didn't expect, but overall the story was non-eventful. I'm neutral on this book. I'm not overly fond of it, nor am I'm able to recommend it. I never felt compelled to rush back to complete it; which I do when a book has hooked me. For me, it was only a "filler" book to occupy my long commute to work. The story where every adult (parents and police) accuse the children in the story of fabricating a lie isn't believable. Maybe not improbable, but not truly believable either.

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  • A. Larson
  • 06-05-15

Really like it

Any additional comments?

I'm really enjoying this book. It's a comfortable pace and it's interesting, wondering what will happen to the victim and how it all ties together.

I think the author is good and will improve to be even better. Some of the dialogue could be more believable. Ignore the rude reviewers. Thank you for writing this and making it available on Audible. I'm looking forward to more of your work.

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  • JT
  • 22-01-15

Great story

Along the lines of "Stand By Me" or "The Sandlot," this is a good story of boyhood friends, coming of age, and the nostalgia of those summers long ago

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  • judytk669
  • 16-01-16

Not for innocents

Strong sexual and violent language. Stopped listening 4 minutes in. Definitely not a family story.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful