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Dark Rite

By: Alan Baxter,David Wood
Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
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Publisher's Summary

A small mountain town hides a dark secret....

When his father's death brings Grant Shipman to the Appalachian town of Wallen's Gap, he believes his biggest problem will be dealing with the slow pace and odd townsfolk. But something sinister is at work. A dark power rises, an echo of the town's bloody past. A book of blood magic offers an unspeakable horror a gateway into the world of the living, and only Grant stands in the way of their "Dark Rite."

©2013 David Wood, Alan Baxter (P)2013 Gryphonwood Press

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Great, freaky story

This was a very good but freaky short story. Very enjoyable and well written, definitely worth reading and listening too. I highly recommend it. Waters does a great job bringing the character to life and making them spooky.

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Vamp This!

Has all the good stuff... vampires, fortune tellers, bad boys, occult, young love - Narration was great too. Love when they create multiple voices for the characters.

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It gave me chills!💜

Fantastic story. Plenty of mystery, murder & suspense. The creepy factor was pretty high as well, it made me shudder a few times.
Let’s talk narration, first the bad news then I’ll get to the good stuff.
There were a lot of repeated sentences and phrases throughout the book almost as if it was recorded but he forgot to go back for pick ups. (Correcting errors etc)
Okay now the good news. Jonathan Waters has a fantastic voice. He absolutely nailed each of these characters and their unique accents. He’s also very good with female voices. I’ve recently began listening to Jonathan and found him to be one of my all time favorite narrators. He has a great story telling voice that I could listen to all day. This book was done about 8 years ago when he was still pretty new. I encourage everyone that when reviewing a book whether listening or reading to be sure to take into account how old the book is or how new the author and/or narrators are before you decide to give up on them.
I recommend this book.

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pretty good story

I liked this dark demon worshipping story. The ending felt a bit rushed though. But all in all it was a good story.

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So Good!

Loved this!
The story is unique and suspenseful.
The narrator is fantastic.
This was just what I needed!
You will enjoy it!

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Trials of love!

A great story of life and love! Mixed emotions of male and female. Can their love survive!

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A love letter to classic horror but weak narration

This is a love letter to horror stories of old. Take a dash of Wicker Man, take a pinch of Hammer Horror, throw in a sprinkling of Lovecraft and what have you got? This tale of a young man, Grant Shipman, returning to the town he had left long behind finds him getting embroiled in a web of cultist intrigue.
Strange things start to happen, and suddenly Grant finds there might be no one he can trust.
Bloody, sexy, scary, it's a fast-moving horror that really hits the spot.
One note I would say, get the novel version rather than the audiobook - the audio recording really needed editing, with the narrator stopping and repeating phrases on a number of occasions rather than lopping out the mistakes. Don't let that put you off, though - just grab the book instead.

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Fun but predictable

Grant comes to his estranged fathers funeral and uncovers a mysterious cult. All is not as it seems in this quiet little town.
Good character development and could have been a good novel if it was extrapolated some more.
Nice short story but I am glad I didn’t pay for it.

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Dark Rite

This was a really good story.It had strong characters and a familiar but unique storyline.I enjoyed it. Jonathan Waters was a fine narrator except for the repetition of whole lines.This happened so often I nearly gave up listening. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.