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The Grand Hotel: A Novel

Narrated by: Christian Rummel
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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Welcome to the hotel where nobody checks out. When a desk clerk welcomes a group of tourists into his mysterious and crumbling hotel, the last thing he expects is that a lone girl on his tour may hold the power to unravel the hidden mystery that has lain for untold centuries within the structure’s walls. The Grand Hotel is a horror novel by esteemed best-selling author Scott Kenemore (Zombie, Ohio) that takes the reader on a thrilling ride through an interconnected series of stories narrated by the desk clerk and the residents of the hotel itself. And while it is not known whether or not the desk clerk is actually the devil incarnate, it is strange that so many visitors who come for a tour of the hotel have a way of never leaving. As the narrator takes you deeper and deeper into the heart of the hotel, secrets that have been hiding for aeons begin to show themselves. Although he is quite prepared for this experience, there is some question as to whether or not the rest of the world shares this readiness. Kenemore's incredible style and originality carry The Grand Hotel to places most people only see in their nightmares. And while we don’t know all of the secrets that lie within the Grand Hotel, we know that the person who does hold that knowledge puts fear into the narrator himself - a thought that ought to terrify everyone.

©2014 Scott Kenemore (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Unexpected pleasure :-)

It took a little while to get into this book, I wondered where the story was going BUT I stuck with it and ended up really enjoying it. The story within a story was different and captivating. The narrator has a pleasing voice, if a little off when attempting Euro accents. This narrative may not be for everyone but those seeking something different will enjoy.

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Grand Bore

I feel a bit nasty for saying this but it was just really boring. I couldn't get on with it and the accents were really bad.

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  • Dudley Page
  • 18-07-15

A Masterpiece

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

Yes -- great book and amazing narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Grand Hotel: A Novel?

The ending is the best part.

What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His different voices are fantastic.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A host with dark intentions

Any additional comments?

It's not a slasher horror book or anything near. This is more of a tasteful, PG-13 kind of scary book. There are several stories within the story itself, which is great.

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  • Kathleen
  • 08-11-14

Not at all what I excepted....totally awesome

What made the experience of listening to The Grand Hotel: A Novel the most enjoyable?

Christian Rummel voice is amazing, creepy, soulful, n sexy...once u start his voice keeps u entertained...

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  • alfremb
  • 09-10-19

Mighty end! So well narrated!

What stories and secrets can one expect to encounter at a venue such as the Grand Hotel? Every minute of the 12+ hrs of this production is majestically narrated. Such a versatile voice, a great array of accents, both with splendid male and female pitches, great cadence command.

The story is very well crafted, and this is the type of audiobook that, even if you step away from it for 2 minutes and return, you don't feel like you missed any vital information. Well woven story of stories. Even minutes after the very end of the book, I am still going back and rethinking and admiring the story. It all makes sense in the end.. or does it really?

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  • Loretta
  • 19-06-16

Excellent narration!

While I am unimpressed by the book itself, the narration is some of the best I've ever heard.

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  • ZacharyKindle Customer
  • 20-03-17

The Grand Hotel

Would you try another book from Scott Kenemore and/or Christian Rummel?

No, too wordy, didn't like the ending, and most important of all, the book took me way to long to get into. I started reading on a Thursday and didn't finish it until Sunday. Usually, I would've completed that book in 1-2 days.

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

CHANGE THE ENDING!!!!

Which scene was your favorite?

Every scene with the interaction of the "red haired" girl.

Did The Grand Hotel: A Novel inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

This book had potential. I'm sorry to say that I was very disappointed with the ending, and that I should've gone to the library and borrowed "Ali Babba." I did think Christian Rummel's voice was the highlight to this book! I loved the way he portrayed each character. He gave them a personality all of their own! KUDOS TO YOU CHRISTIAN!! 😀

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