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Summary

From the bestselling author of The House Guest comes a chilling story set deep in the woods...

With his marriage over and his career in freefall, journalist Tom decides to reconnect with his fourteen-year-old daughter, Frankie. Desperate to spend precious time together now that they live an ocean apart, he brings her to Hollow Falls, a cabin resort deep in the woods of Maine.

From the outset there’s something a little eerie about the place—strange whispers in the trees, windchimes echoing through the forest—but when Tom meets true-crime podcasters David and Connie, he receives a chilling warning. Hollow Falls has a gruesome history: twenty years ago this week, a double slaying shut down the resort. The crime was never solved, and now the woods are overrun with murder-obsessed tourists looking to mark the grim anniversary.

It’s clear that there’s something deeply disturbing going on at Hollow Falls. And as Tom’s dream trip turns into a nightmare, he and Frankie are faced with a choice: uncover the truth, or get out while they still can.

©2021 by Mark Edwards. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Narration is awful

I had this book on my wish list for ages and preordered it as I love Mark Edward's books, I was so looking forward to it, but this one is totally ruined by the narrator. I'm not even sure I can finish it. I feel like I am being lectured not read a story, it's so difficult to connect with and like the characters when the narrator gives them such ridiculous and whiney voices!! I would love to know if the author has any input in the choice of narrator. if not you have done him a serious injustice. if this was my first experience of a Mark Edward's book, I would never listen to another. Fortunately I discovered him long before this horrid version

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  • JR
  • 30-07-21

Awful Narration

I can tell there is a good story in here, but how good or if it’s worth continuing with I’ll never know after the 4 hrs I’ve just spent with it.. simply put, the narrator does an absolutely terrible job of this, he has absolutely no idea how to tell a story, truly awful.

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laboriously slow

I have read Mark Edwards books before. I thought this book was quite unlike any he written before. The narrator was appalling, the American accent was poor. I carried on through the 10 hours of listening because I very rarely give up. Overall I would say that I shall give up on mark Edwards books going forward

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  • Bo
  • 19-09-21

Best Mark Edwards yet

10/10 amazing story, constant suspense and so many twists and turns. Best one Mark has written yet!!

Have seen other comments about the narration, push through it gets better and is worth it.

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least favourite so far

I love Mark Edwards books but sadly this is my least favourite. I found this book harder to follow in terms of time lines and character switches. I also thought that the story had only just got going and then it ended which was a shame. If you like the Author its definitely worth a try though.

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Worst narrator I have ever heard.

I have read all Mark Edwards’ books but I had to give up on this after 2 chapters because I just couldn’t bear this guy’s voice and accents anymore. Just the most terrible book I have ever listened to in my life. Mark, don’t let this guy ruin any more of your books.

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Awful narration ruined the story

Yes the American accents are bad , but I could cope with that if not for the awful robotic voice of the narrator as well! The story is not bad but the narrator makes it almost unlistenable

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I love Mark Edwards….but

The narration of this book is BAD. When the narrator does the voice of the daughter all I can think of is Dana Carvey of Wayne’s World…worst still…Bill and Ted. I couldn’t listen to it it was cringingly bad which is a shame because I have all of Mark Edwards books. I’m buying the paper version of this book and resigning this one to the scrap heap. Sorry

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Abysmal narrator

I really wanted to enjoy this book however I gave up after half a chapter because the narrator was so stilted and flat . wish I could get a refund

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not up to the usual standard

I normally love Mark Edwards, there's usually a twist that I don't try to guess and hence don't see coming. the twist in this one was pretty anti-climactic. normally it makes you want to re-listen knowing what you know but it didn't really matter here.
The narrator made it even worse. His 40 something female bookshop owner had a more feminine voice than the 15 year old girl! And for a girl who lived in England for 11 years and then Albany for 4, she sure had a thick Noo Yoik accent. totally took me out of the story.

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  • 10-07-21

Great Story HORRIBLE NARRATOR

Brilliance audio owes Mark Edwards an apology for casting such a mediocre narrator for his truly engaging story.

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  • Brian A
  • 10-07-21

Tired of poor performances

Another winner by Mark Edwards. Just getting tired by the underwhelming narrators lately. This was a very poor performance imo and took away from the overall enjoyment of this great author.

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  • Leila Rae Bush
  • 08-07-21

The story is great!



Wow! I'm never sure what to write in a review, but I think this is one of my new favorites from Mark Edwards! The Hollows will grab you from the beginning and keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. The story is creepy and chilling, and moves along at a nice pace. This would be a great book to read near Halloween, or in the winter months when it gets dark out much earlier. I think this book is much more in the horror/thriller genre and reminiscent of Stephen King.

The narrator is not my favorite for this book. I own several books narrated by Guy Mott that I enjoy, but he talks with a weird halting at the end of all of his words in this book and it's a bit distracting while listening.

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  • Darryl Le Roux
  • 13-07-21

Narrator kills it

The Narrator's American accents are nothing but caricatures of whiney teenagers, regardless of the age of the character being narrated.
The reading of signs and the like are done in such a peculiar way, using teenager angst in the reading. It was offputting. Then again, the story itself was also such a cliche.

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  • Feviegirl
  • 19-07-21

Narration is laughable

I barely made it through the second chapter. The narrator is horrible! The hideousness of his adult American voice is surpassed only by the voice of his daughter. His normal voice is pompous and grating. Just no.

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  • Mark D
  • 13-07-21

This was ridiculous

I liked the earlier books he wrote. These are turning into a second rate Stephen King. That accent he had for the kid, Frankie, was awful. Like a stereotypical New York accent. The story itself, unrealistic responses to situation. One of the very few I refused to endure to the end, made it 8 hours in.

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  • Customer
  • 11-07-21

Fairly good story

This is kind of “ghosts and gouls” in the beginning, but stick it out because it gets better! The narration isn’t the best, but the story itself is good. Definitely not the best book I’ve read but also not the worst. Worth the credit.

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  • #1Strongwoman
  • 18-09-21

Intense

My first time listening to an audible book. Went to sleep during part 3 and had to come back and relisten. Kept me as intrigued as a good movie.

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  • Reggie
  • 16-09-21

The haunted resort…

Lots of people don’t want to know that their vacation spot is supposedly haunted…including journalist, Tom, who just wants a nice vacation with his 14yo daughter, Frankie. Tom was not aware that the cabin resort in Hollow Falls has a gruesome history. When strange things start happening, Tom begins to investigate. Is there merit to the rumor of a hermit killer living in the woods? And what’s the deal with creepy twin teenagers? The story starts of slowly but gains momentum after a few chapters and I found myself invested to the end. Ah, yes, the end that leads you wanting more!

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  • Dellyn
  • 14-09-21

Meh

Look forward to anything by this author and never disappoint until this one. It just didn't do it for me, combo of so so narration and a story that dragged on a bit too long.