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Publisher's Summary

From the acclaimed author of Blood Sport and Blood Tide, comes another impressing, original work of twisted fiction. In the beginning was the Oak, its hungry roots reaching deep into the earth, its gnarled limbs searching the distant heavens. Two hundred years ago, Obediah Magrute worshipped the Oak and died violently beneath it, feeding it with his blood and bone, shouting his chilling curse to the skies. Now, Laura and Mark Avery have come to the bustling little Vermont village. They have given up their frenetic city life to settle in the old Eldridge Place and to start their family.

Quiet and quaint, the village is nestled among the rolling green hills of Hubley's Gore. For centuries, the inhabitants of the little farming village had tilled the soil, eking out a living from the harsh land, bound together by time, by ties of kinship, by their battle against the savage elements...and by the dark secret in their midst. Silent, supreme, it held sway over them. Buried deep in the soil, in the heart of the dense forest, in the soul of the living wood, it commanded the very elements. It demanded obedience and unholy worship and...sacrifice. Laura and Mark are not superstitious, though. They find the local legends charming. But as the seasons turn and the full moon rises, people die in Hubley's Gore in thrall to an ancient, terrible power.

©2015 Louise Jones (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Yeah, this is Rosemary's Baby

Another reviewer said this was basically Rosemary's Baby and they were absolutely right. And just like Rosemary's Baby the protagonist is dim witted and a useless damsel. It's extremely frustrating because she's boring and annoying from the very start. What makes things even worse is that she witnessed the same things happen to another woman that happened to her but just decides to disregard everything.

I wish audible would include better stories in the "free" category. We're still paying for this stuff in our subscription so it should be better than reading material kept in the bathroom.

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Last act goes off the rails

Survivalist right wing nonsense shrouded in sub par religious appropriation. Main character goes from zero to crazy town on a poorly tracked out dime.
Upside: Narrator was great!

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2015 Rosemary's Baby

If you've seen or read Rosemary's Baby then you've already read this book, the only thing is its updated a little. If you need something free to listen to then go ahead but don't waste a credit

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good story

was a good book all the way through until i got to the end...was pretty disappointed

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  • 05-01-22

Rosemary s baby meets Wicker Man.

Only 4 stars because it's not really original. I think it's it's a bit of a merge between the two movies.
Nevertheless, though good story. Fast paced, great dialogue, just enough descriptive text to kindle your imagination and the scene to life.
Real enough to happen with a dose of our human insanity and belief systems in tucked away societies.
would really like to give it 5, but I could have picked a few holes in the facts, which distracted me. But that is my problem.
Ps. I am not Hugh, I'm his wife.