• Hannah-Beast

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer McMahon
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (969 ratings)

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Hannah-Beast

By: Jennifer McMahon
Narrated by: Amy Landon
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Publisher's Summary

The fate of a lonely girl becomes part of a town’s shameful secret history in Thriller Award winner Jennifer McMahon’s terrifying story of guilt, retribution, and one tragic Halloween night.

Thirty-four years ago, on October 31, poor Hannah Talbott took part in a scavenger hunt gone violently wrong. The mean girls made sure of it. To this day, for a haunted local mother, the most unsettling Halloween costume of all is an urban legend they call Hannah-Beast. It’s a reminder of the past she can’t forget. Especially tonight when it’s come back, so close to home.

Jennifer McMahon’s Hannah-Beast is part of Dark Corners, a collection of seven heart-stopping short stories by bestselling authors who give you so many new reasons to be afraid. Each story can be read in a single sitting. Or, if you have the nerve, you can listen all by yourself in the dark.

©2018 Jennifer McMahon (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Excellent story !

Love this story. However the narrator on regular speed was really difficult to listen to. I had to put it to 125% speed. Once I did that it was really enjoyable listen. Sufficiently scary and sad at the same time. Love Jennifer McMahon!

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terrible narrator

sounds totally robotic could not stay focused or vested in this book. story maybe ok didnt get far enough to rate that fairly

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Great spooky story!

This was a perfect little Halloween Tale! A great story of lore. I did figure you out the ending but not too soon and I didn’t care because it ended just like I wanted it to. The performance was good. I wasn’t annoyed by the narrators voice. I was swept up in the story. Again, I will say that I love the amazon collections of short stories!! This needs to be a regular thing!!!

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Too much whining

The story is good. The narrator whines every line from the characters, which ruins the story, unfortunately.

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Scary

Scary. Psychological thriller. This is a Halloween tale, and Halloween is my favorite holiday, so that’s a bonus.

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Dark disturbing tale

A dark secret follows Amanda about the Hannah Beast. I thought it was fairly predictable, and had guessed the ending about 20 minutes before the end. The story jumps from the past to the present a little to much for my tastes.

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Narrator ruined it

The spooky story had potential but this narrator, Amy Landon, is absolutely awful. She has a whiny, annoying voice, that made me want to pull my hair out. Her character voices for Manda, Mel, and Katie are like nails on a chalkboard to me. Her narrating style, with a fake smooth, slow, but repetitive drawl had me cringing. If you try the sample and feel even the slightest bit of annoyance, realize it’s going to make you insane by the end of the story, and just skip it. It’s not worth it! Plus I saw the ending coming a mile away.

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Nit a bad short little book

I think this would make a fun family listen on a road trip. There are some scary parts and the girl is bullied a lot so be aware if that could be a trigger or upsetting to your children.

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say BOOOOO


Hannah-Beast is the sad story of the past coming back for revenge. Amanda and her mean girl friends love to pick on Hannah. I have no idea why, kids are mean. On Halloween night in 1982, it all goes horrible wrong. It's Halloween 2016- Has Amanda out run her past and what happened that night?
This very short story is read by Amy Landon. She does a great job narrating it. Fans of Jennifer's other books will like this one as well. It's only a hour and 23 minutes long but it's such a sad, heart breaking story.

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Good Halloween tale

this was a good story, disturbing yes. it had a good plot. the narrator did a great job.

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  • Kenneth Bills
  • 01-21-21

I was surprised

This was a cheapie book and I did not expect much from it. however, it fascinated me. I think that I guessed the ending but it was one of those that I had to listen to, to the end. I will look for others and hope that they are as good.