Summary

There is no way out.
The house takes them, flies in the web, and won't let them go.
The house is beautiful and silent as a tomb.
There are children at play, pretending to live as their souls are sucked out of them.
There is no way out. The doors are locked and the windows hammered shut.
Some have been there for years, their minds warped into insanity by the fear and pain. Curt is new and can't understand why no one speaks and why the only sounds come from the night. He wonders what it is that comes out of the basement when the sun goes down.
There is no way out until you are cold and stiff.
©2013 Peter Meredith (P)2015 Peter Meredith
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4 out of 5 stars
By Mrs J Greenhalgh on 03-09-15

shh !!!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Punished to be better than the print version?

havent read the print version.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Punished?

what i remember most about the book, was the sheer terror of the children as night descended,

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

the narrator was very slow in speech at first, i felt i wanted to wind him up abit.However this was soon forgotten as the story developed.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

dont go in the basement.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joseph on 21-01-16

Bleeping Wow!!

Too real scary! Fear, frustration, failure! No ultramacho hero to save the day, no easy out, no aw come on B.S. last minute saves. Real courage is terror overcome, but it has a price.
Only a very few people really know if they could risk damage and even death to save themselves or someone they love, and that's because they lived it. Each new threat is an uncertainty to how u will act. We like to imagine we would be a hero when we r young, but really we're scared kids projecting toughness, because weakness invites attack in those places, especially those places where evil is the system, from top to bottom.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By eric wright on 20-03-16

a truly terrorizing story

the story was awesome and I loved the intelligence of Kurt, being a 12 year old boy, he was brave!! the narrator was on an ok level but wasn't free flowing was more like reading very slowly. but this would make an excellent scary movie

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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