Nestled in the woods of Wisconsin, Safe Haven is miles from everything. With one road in and out, this is a town so peaceful it has never needed a full-time police force. Until now...
A helicopter has crashed on the outskirts of town and something terrible has been unleashed. A classified secret weapon programmed to kill anything that stands in its way. Now it's headed for the nearest lights to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate.
Soon all phone lines are dead and the road is blocked. Safe Haven's only chance for survival rests on the shoulders of an aging county sheriff. And as the body count rises, the sheriff realizes something even more terrifying—maybe death hasn't come to his little town by accident...
WELCOME TO SAFE HAVEN, POPULATION 907... 906... 905...
AFRAID by Jack Kilborn
Are you afraid of the dark? You will be.
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By Chris on 03-07-13
What made the experience of listening to Afraid the most enjoyable?
The Story, the characterization and the narration. All brilliantly packaged into one suburb piece of audio enjoyment. The story was so captivating, I could really Imagine every piece of detail whilst the story was being told. I found the story to be very gripping, gruesome, yet very enjoyable and I really felt some empathy for the characters, I felt that I could connect with them and feel what they were feeling. That is what I found crucial in any story.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Afraid?
All the gruesome bits defiantly. When all the bad guys were hunting down the characters, the things they did to them, and all those grizzly details. Yeah that stuck in my mind a lot.
What does Phil Gigante bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
His voice. The tone in which he spoke in to emphasis key points in the story, the change in voice to distinguish from the characters. Brilliant, he really has a way of drawing the listener into the story and the world in which the story takes place.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
This book has a lot of emotion built into it. The first time I listened to it I was camping in Canada, in this site surrounded by wilderness, and I can say the story did freak me out a little in places. It was brilliant!
Any additional comments?
I have listened to this book several times, and each time I enjoy it better than the previous time. Possibly my favorite book I have bought so far.
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By Lee on 26-11-17
Afraid be very afraid... :)
You know when you pick up a Klborne that it's going to be gory, visceral and keep you up at night. But it's also going to be fun! I've enjoyed a few of his novels and short stories and each one is different but you do need a strong stomach.
So we have Red Ops, a quaint small village, a dog a monkey and the mad scientist.
It's got twist and turns plus a few surprises that I didn't see coming.
I did enjoy Trapped more but this runs a close second.
Narration was excellent and I particularly liked the fire bugs voice.
Well worth the money.
It sure is a bumpy ride :)
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By David on 27-06-12
A Lesson Learned
Read the reviews. That's the lesson for today.
The reviews are loaded with references to the gory violence. People wrote how they were revolted by some of the depictions of pain, torture and graphic descriptions of terrible things people do to each other. They were right. I've read literally hundreds of thrillers and mysteries...and while some made my skin crawl and a few made me go "ewwwww" none of them was an out and out gross-out.
This book is a very well written story that you will have to wade through rivers of gore to complete. There's nothing new here -- the theme has been explored many times. The "Fill In The Blank" monster descends on a sleepy town and starts doing terrible things to the residents. And of course it's up to a handful of people to stop it.
To be honest, I was intrigued bythe plot and, despite some very goofy character actions, it delivered.
If you're a fan of splatter movies, this writer is for you. (Wearing a raincoat when you're listening may help.) But the unrelenting violence seemed to start taking the place where I was really looking for some interesting character developments, or new plot twists -- something ANYTHING to take away from the endless nastiness of the narrative.
I won't be getting any more books by this author -- despite thinking the book had merit. They are literally disturbingly violent.
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By Holly Cow on 08-04-09
great action even if the plot is cheesy
needed a book to get me through the night and for the price and length this one did the trick- the narration was over the top which worked well for this book because the whole premise was over the top including the gore- if it was a movie it would be a solid b horror/action type film- it was by no means a classic, more like fun literary junk food- but the story line was cohesive,and even though you could pretty much guess the ending- it was suspense full enough to keep me going and the violence was new and creative as far as that stuff goes-
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