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Summary

"Fear the living, fear the dead, fear the Unspeakable."

Kenning Hall was more than a country home, it was the family's sanctuary away from the frenetic pace of London, until that day.

What happened that day was so horrifying, so devastating, that the place was left to ruin, until now.

A decade later, 32-year-old Rupert Harrison, the only surviving heir to the Harrison publishing dynasty, has ordered Kenning Hall restored to its former glory.

It's time to go back.

Now, if you think you've heard this story before, think again. This is just the beginning.

Something is waiting at Kenning Hall. Something vengeful, malevolent, and it will follow him home.

This book isn't creepy, it's downright terrifying. Be warned: Daylight will not save you.

©2015 Tony Marturano (P)2016 Tony Marturano

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Bizarre dreadful erotica masquerading as horror

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Not a clue. Teenage boys maybe?

What will your next listen be?

Something by Bentley Little probably.

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

No, but he was very good. Alas, not good enough to make this worth listening to, but I'd like to hear him narrate something better.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

The copious sex scenes are just cringeworthy. There's a hyper focus on one character's breasts, not in a 'touching breasts' way but just describing them constantly. One of the main characters (Rupert) is described so adonis-like, as if the author's desperate to assure the reader that Rupert is super hot, that it becomes laughable. Almost every character is described in a way that feels like the author's trying to persuade the reader to want to have sex with them, and then the sex scenes are so mundane and unrealistic, and yet extremely over-used, that the whole thing is just bizarre. It didn't help that the narrator sounds like Matt Berry, and the whole thing comes across like a lost episode of Darkplace, only worse, and with a severe lack of Richard Ayaode.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Unspeakable

Listened to so little as fed up with the sex scenes all the time. Wanted a ghost story not erotic fiction.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Very good!

What a great book, my wife listened to this first, and recommended it to me. I was definitely not disappointed! Full of excitement and sinister chills, with the passionate bond of Rupert and Ashley running in-between. It was just the right mix for me!

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Thrillingly scary

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

Most definitely will do that,and have done so already.

What other book might you compare Unspeakable to, and why?

Dan Brown's Da Vinci code same pace and action,with chills.

What does Matt Addis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I must say this... I have a very good imagination,but Matt brought the story alive,I felt as though I was partaking in an on screen thriller.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was and I did,a listen fest carried it with me everywhere so I could listen and needed to know what was going to happen next.

Any additional comments?

The wisest spend of my hard earned cash,I enjoy reading with a passion,but if listening is fashinonable then "Unspeakable" audio is the new black.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • LBB
  • RICHMOND, United Kingdom
  • 09-06-18

Unspeakably Awful

I've never had to return an audible book before. I returned this. I wanted to yesterday but tried to give it a chance... nope.

I got 12 chapters in - no scary anythings but a whole lot of tackily written sex scenes. So unnecessary and awkward and CRINGEY. Wondering if writer has ever actually met a woman? Felt so sorry for the narrator who must have been curled up in a ball having to read it aloud. This is, from as far as I managed to get, just a poorly written soft porn with unmemorable characters and women constantly being "impressed" by erections.

Absolute tosh.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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spoilt

it was spoilt by long boring sex scenes. Apart from that the story was quite good.

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Cliches and stereotypes

Badly written, full of cliches and stereotypes. The character's actions made no sense. The 'twists' have been done so many times before and much better. The writing was that lazy, instead of using words to desribe a character's expression, the writer simply says the expression was like Jack Nicholson's in The Shining.

Female characters are not fleshed out. They are either naive victims, bitches or salacious gossips. Men swoop in and save them so many times it becomes cringeworthy.

The viewpoint of narration switches so suddenly and without reason it is confusing. One moment we are in Ashley's head, then in the next sentence we are in the head of a driver just so we can hear a character get called 'a stupid bitch'. Like the plot, the narration was just all over the place.

The narrator did a good job with bad material. Avoid this and listen to Hell House instead.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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At times tortuous but I made it to the end

Make no mistake about it, this writing is not good. Long passages repeating the same thing, viewpoints switching at a dizzying pace, poor characterisation, implausible coincidences. The narrator plods on sounding like he wants to stick himself in the eye with a hot poker trying to add some interest, but not up to the task. He also drones on and uses very odd inflections. Yet for all that this story gave me something to listen to whilst painting some furniture and it did get to the end so it must have something.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good in parts

Whilst the story is a very interesting idea, and there were parts that were quite scary, it is very slow to start and I really did feel like skipping a few chapters at times. I also really found the sex scenes unnecessarily graphic at times. Maybe some people assume horror fiction equates to erotic fiction, but I am sadly not one of those. So would I choose this book if I knew then what I know now? No.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Dreadful!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Terrible narration, the worst I've heard on any Audible purchase. Trashy story, AWFUL sex scenes, just the worst thing I've read in a very long time!

Would you ever listen to anything by Tony Marturano again?

Definitely not.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Matt Addis?

ANYONE!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Unspeakable?

All the tacky sex scenes.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-04-17

Ice Cold Thriller!

If you could sum up Unspeakable in three words, what would they be?

Thrilling, chilling, killing!

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the way it wrapped you up into the nitty gritty of the lives of each individual in the story, and yet managed to drag them all together into this gruesome tale!

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

I feel he adds an extra atmosphere to the book, he is the perfect narrator, adding and subtracting emotion or tension where it needs to be, and handles the demands of the text very well!

If you could take any character from Unspeakable out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would take Rachel or Ashley out to dinner because I find them to be the kind of women you absolutely root for in life, they have wit, grit and determination and they are very endearing characters for me.

Any additional comments?

If only this could become some kind of series!

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  • John
  • 11-08-17

NEEDS AGGRESSIVE EDITING..!!!

This weighty tome is in desperate need of aggressive editing... it's far too long winded,.. taking an entire chapter when a more pleasing synopsis of events could've been summed up in a paragraph or two...
Sigh,... I had SUCH high hopes for this read,.. as I had positively gushed with enthusiasm over his book "Psychosis "
Rating it 5 star all the way, with a
BRILLIANT narrator to boot...
Not so this one , 1 star all around.. it had too many plots,layers of unnecessary dialogue, repetitive whining, wincing, all diluting what
COULD have been a top notch read.
EDIT,.. EDIT,...EDIT...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-07-17

So So

the beginning was boring and jump around a lot this story can be really confusing because it looks into several different peoples life at the very end it all comes together sort of still a little confused

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-17

Slow but fantastic

I loved the book but at first I was concerned that I hadn't purchased a horror novel. But then the good stuff came along. I hope he writes a second one...even a prequel about Ashley's life before Rupert and maybe through in how the hell Jason got Rachel to drop everything for a dick like him.

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  • Beth
  • 03-12-16

Not really what I was expecting.. .

Struggled to finish, had a lot more romantic scenes than I am accustomed to reading in a horror novel. Really couldn't get into the story and had to jump ship fairly early in the book. If your looking for some serious erotica mixed in with your ghost story, this maybe perfect for you. Nevertheless, l just wasn't feeling this one. 2 **'s

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  • Ellen
  • 06-04-17

Nope...not for me.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I can't give an answer to that. The people that wrote all the glowing reviews really liked the book. However, I tend to agree with the people that wrote the negative reviews.

What was most disappointing about Tony Marturano’s story?

I'm looking for a supernatural story line here and I'm listening to rough shower sex.

What didn’t you like about Matt Addis’s performance?

First time listening to Matt Addis. Given the number of people involved in this story he did well. I would listen to another book with this person as a narrator.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I will be returning this book right after I finish my coffee. Thank goodness Audible has a no questions asked policy and lets you return books you don't really care for.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful