• Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives

  • By: Adam Cesare
  • Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (138 ratings)

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Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives

By: Adam Cesare
Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
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Publisher's Summary

It’s an all-new horror classic about what happens when the truth is the last thing we want to believe, from Bram Stoker Award–winner and master of thrills and chills, horror legend Adam Cesare.

After barely making it out of the Kettle Springs cornfields alive, Quinn’s first year away at college should be safe and easy. All she wants is to be normal again.

But instead, Quinn finds that her past won’t leave her alone when she becomes the focus of online conspiracy theories that claim the Kettle Springs Massacre never happened. It’s a deranged but relentless fantasy, and there’s nothing Quinn can do to get people to hear the truth—not even on her own campus or in her own dorm room.

So when a murderous clown attacks Quinn at a frat party while another goes after her father in Kettle Springs at the same time, Quinn realizes that the facts alone are never going to save her. Her only option is to go back into the cornfields, back where the nightmare began, to set the record straight the only way she knows how. Because when the truth gets lost in the lies, that’s when people start to die.

Clown in a Cornfield was 2020’s Bram Stoker Award Winner for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel. Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives is perfectly set to attract old and new fans to the series.

©2022 Adam Cesare (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Not sure why the narrator thinks people from Missouri sound like Minnesotans

The story and performance were just fine, but the characters' Midwest accents were SO off.

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Favorite book of the year

Love the characters, the setting, and the narrator’s voice. All of the elements weave together into a great atmosphere to be immersed in for hours. Have listened to it multiple times already just for the experience rather than the story. Would recommend for anyone in their teens and twenties looking for a halloween/corn maze themed action story.

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Brilliant

An absolutely perfect follow-up to the first one, Cesare manages to mesh modern issues with classic slasher vibes, and never fails to deliver exactly what you want in the story. You hate the bad guys, you're on your toes for the good guys, and at the end - I mean, read it! It's a great sequel!

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A superior sequel

Clown in a Cornfield 2 has the advantage of the reader knowing what it is. My biggest issue with the first book is that I went in expecting a cheesy 80's style slasher but instead got something more akin to The Purge, a mayhem infused bloodbath with heavy political themes. It sort of marred my opinion of the book a bit, Frendo Lives does not have that problem. I knew exactly what the book would be when I picked it up and it let me sit back and fully enjoy the story. I wasn't distracted thinking to myself "oh so this is THAT kind of book" and it was all the better for it. I plan on revisiting the first book eventually to see if my opinion of it changes now that I know what it is.
Overall I'd recommend Frendo Lives to anyone that enjoyed the first book.

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Frendo Lives and it is GLORIOUS!!!

Adam Cesare suppressed the first one with this sequel!! 😩🙌🏿 An AMAZING author. Fantastic with storytelling and the pace of his novels are ON POINT! This sequel was TERRIFYING and the body count....I honestly couldn't keep track lol It had everything I wanted in a horror novel. Love the narrator of these novels. Jesse is PHENOMENAL! I love that he includes LGBTQIA+ characters in this book series. As a Black, gay man who loves the horror genre, I feel seen!! Thank you!! Thank you!!! Looking forward to his next novel. 😍👍🏿👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

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No spoilers

After the first few chapters I really had to force myself to finish the story hoping something new would happen. I feel obligated to say that it seems like some of the early material was “appropriated” from the scream franchise. To sum it up. This is the same story as the first book. No new character development, same attempt at political jabs, and the author really really wants you to know that people of a specific profession are all bad all the time no exceptions. *eye roll yawn*

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I can't wait for part 3

it was a great book a navigator isn't bad just not very good at putting stressful moments into her performance

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Still great, but not as good as the first

The narrator was fantastic, just as she was last time. While I really enjoyed the story and while there were still some deaths and carnage, it was not nearly to the same degree or on the same level as the previous book. And the twist, while frightening, was not nearly as enjoyable as the previous book as well. Still has that aspect of social commentary which I liked, but also seemed lacking in lots of areas. Overall, this was a great and fun read and I would still recommend it to those who enjoyed the first one, but it certainly is way less slasher than the first and more death-just-kinda-is-happening-for-random-reasons. The ending, too, was a bit disappointing and felt rushed, mostly the epilogue-ish area after everything has already happened and we see what's happened to the characters. I still very much enjoyed this book, but I just craved more than what it gave, you know?

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i don’t normally write reviews

loved it! didn’t see how a sequel was going to be that interesting so i wasn’t in much of a rush to listen, a nice surprise, loved the Jeri (spelling?) character, narration was great.

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Cesare Goes For the Jugular (Again!)

Bigger, bloodier and somehow even more timely in its subtext than the (also great) original. Cesare clearly loves and respects the horror and slasher genres and the result is a pair of terrific books I see myself revisiting during the spooky season every year. Can’t wait for Dead Mall Cesare’s forthcoming comic series!

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  • 08-31-22

A must listen/read

LOVED this book. As it took too long for my physical book to arrive, I ended up downloading this so I could find out what happens next and Adam did not disappoint. It feels bigger and more cinematic than the first book whilst keeping the ‘oh my god I hope they survive’ charm of the first one had. A must read/listen for horror and slasher fans.