• To Wake the Dead

  • By: Richard Laymon
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 15-10-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Books in Motion
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.4 (14 ratings)


Amara was once the beautiful Princess of Egypt. Now, 4,000 years later, she and her coffin are merely prized exhibits of the Charles Ward Museum. If you were to look at her today, you would see only a brittle bundle of bones and dried skin. But looks can be very deceiving, as Barney, the museum's night watchman, finds out. You cannot kill what is already dead.
(P)2006 Books in Motion
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Critic reviews

"This exuberantly entertaining horror novel is grade-A Laymon....this one hurtles from start to finish - never mind the large cast and tripartite plot - and as in all Laymons, the sex, violence and violent sex will leave even jaded readers gasping." ( Publishers Weekly)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Glen on 05-05-16

Move onto the next book

One thing I love about Audible is the daily deal. It has taken me into books that I would not normally risk.

The downside is that at times there is rubbing like this. Not even sure why I saw it through to the bitter end.

Several stories that interweave for no apparent reason and an unbelievable scenario with a blind woman that seems to be in the narrative only to introduce sex scenes. Which are totally unnecessary.

The narrator also, whilst not bad has the wrong tenor of voice for such a subject matter would be much better narrating a serious drama.

Unless you like really really really pulp fiction avoid

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3 out of 5 stars
By peter on 02-01-16

Not so good Laymon sorry

Story is very slow and very disjointed not one of laymons best and ending is abrupt to.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 30-10-09

Bad first impression

This was my first Laymon book and after listening to this I am not sure I will give him another chance. Too mutch sex not enough blood and terror. Its supposed to be a horror novel not a graphic romance!

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3 out of 5 stars
By NewJerseyThomas on 31-10-07

Richard Laymon is an under appreciated writer

I'm glad to see audible post some Richard laymon titles, however these are not really his best work. I recommend "In the Dark" or "The Traveling Vampire Show"

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