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Ghost Eaters

By: Clay McLeod Chapman
Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
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Publisher's Summary

A terrifying supernatural audiobook that explores ghosts, grief, and god complexes

Ever since their on-again, off-again college romance, Erin hasn’t been able to set a single boundary with charismatic but reckless Silas, who has been chasing the next big high since graduation. When he texts her to spring him out of rehab, she knows enough is enough. She is ready to start a career, make new friends, and meet a great guy—even if that means cutting Silas off. But when Silas turns up dead from an overdose, Erin’s world falls apart.

When Erin learns that Silas discovered a drug that allowed him to see the dead, she doesn’t believe it’s real but agrees to a pill-popping “séance” to ease her guilt and pain. When she steps back into the real world, she starts to see ghosts everywhere from her Southern hometown’s bloody and brutal past. Are the effects pharmacological or something more sinister? And will Erin be able to shut the Pandora’s box of horrors she has opened?

With propulsive momentum, bone-chilling scares, and dark meditations on the weight of history, this Southern horror will make you think twice about opening doors to the unknown.

©2022 Clay McLeod Chapman (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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Ouch

Makes King look curt. Wordy af. Anti-climactic. Shallow. I'd rather suffer Dexter books.

Way too much time spent in things that were supposed to be cringe or dread. Only thing that kept me going was hoping for some crazy revelation, some twist to blow me away that never came.

Insert any boring real life drug addict story and change the drug name to "ghost". Maybe that's the point. This was painful to finish. The narrator was amazing though.

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Bored to death

I got to chapter 17. So boring. Had to give up. Great example of an author with a great idea but couldn’t deliver on developing a compelling plot.

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This is about the hell that accompanies drug addiction

This story wasn’t really about ghosts; it was all about the hell that accompanies drug addiction, with a smidge of “White Privilege” lamentations sprinkled throughout like spores riding an air current through a crack house. Don’t waste your time or your Audible credit unless you’re looking for encouragement to escape your addiction(s) or help a loved one do the same.

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Uggh, I really wanted to like this based on the description, but it’s dragging on and I’m losing interest…I rarely ever quit a book but I’m throwing in the towel on this one.

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well, that was a waste of a credit

I am super into ghost stories but I don't like being grossed out. if you're like me, this book is not for you. watch your gag reflex. it's like the author was going for grossest images possible and had zero character development. so much wasted potential in this book, not to mention some pretty big loop holes. I'm sad I wasted a credit on this. the only reason I finished it was to get my moneys worth.

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utterly gut-wrenching.

So real to me that I took a week and four other interspersed books to finish it. As a horror story, this is exceptionally visceral and terrify. This is a good thing. As a story about addiction, of any kind, it is a treatise on sorrow, co-dependency and the power of self-love. The blending of these two is brilliantly done.

The narrator kept the desperation front and center and yet you can feel how rational the characters think that they are behaving.

Still crying. This is a good thing too.

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No likeable characters!

The lead character is so pathetic it's hard to listen to! Silas! Silas! Silas! She is so aweful I found myself rooting for the ghosts to get into the house so I didn't have to hear about her addiction anymore!!!!! 😖😖

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wanna get haunted?

I know I am now and I'll never look at mushrooms the same again. A truly poignant book about love, loss, addiction, and grief. I've enjoyed everything I've ever read by Clay but this one is on another level. prepare for gut punch after gut punch when you get towards the end. A masterpiece.

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Wanna get haunted?

This was one of the best new stories i`ve listened to this year. It deals with the pain of loss and addiction. It has elements of fungal and body horror. The narration is great. The story is original and my favorite of Chapman`s so far. I don`t want to spoil anything, but if you like interesting, unique horror, this is for you.

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What a ride into most things unknown!

A strange, racy,scary , ghostly ,druggy intimate tale that gets you hooked . BRILLIANT!