• Mary

  • An Awakening of Terror
  • By: Nat Cassidy
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (110 ratings)

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By: Nat Cassidy
Narrated by: Susan Bennett
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Publisher's Summary

Nat Cassidy’s highly commercial debut horror novel, Mary, blends Midsommar with elements of American Psycho and a pinch of I'll Be Gone in the Dark.

Mary is a quiet middle-aged woman doing her best to blend into the background. Unremarkable. Invisible. Unknown even to herself.

But lately, things have been changing inside Mary. Along with the hot flashes and body aches, she can’t look in a mirror without passing out, and the voices in her head have been urging her to do unspeakable things.

Fired from her job in New York, she moves back to her hometown hoping to reconnect with her past and inner self. What she finds instead are visions of terrifying mutilated specters that come with increasing regularity; she begins auto-writing strange thoughts and phrases, and her investigations reveal that these experiences are echoes of an infamous serial killer.

Then the killings begin again.

Mary’s definitely going to find herself.

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Nightfire.

©2022 Nat Cassidy (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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Stunning!

I am absolutely stunned that a man wrote this book. It's so relatable with the frustration of what it's like to be a middle aged woman. On top of that it's a wonderful tale, so creative and unique. I enjoyed every second of it. Let's not forget the voice actor! She perfectly encompassed the tones, the voices. I can think of better voice for Mary. Thank you for this beautiful story.

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Marvelous scares in Mary!

Gross, frightening, funny, vivid and a hell of a fun read! Nat Cassidy takes us on a twisted journey that delivers on surprises and heart. This is a horror love letter to middle aged women and anyone who has felt disempowered by the patriarchy. If you are wondering whether it’s worth your Audible credit, the answer is yes. I also bought the paperback because it’s that good!

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This book casts a spell...

Good enough to make you miss deadlines (because you can't put it down.) Superb narration.

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Perfectly scary!

This book scares me. It perfectly explains how menopause feels minus the murder! The whole feeling of feeling invisible and not heard by doctors and other health care workers.

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An excellent debut that keeps surprising

An excellent debut horror novel that keeps surprising. Written lean as a short story but it’s a compelling full length. Deliciously read by Bennett. Every time I thought I knew what kind of story it would be, it would twist, but in a way that felt grounded and meticulously mapped out.

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I enjoyed the book. Touches subjects of womanhood and aging with surprising deftness and tact while also delivering all the suspense, horror, and tit-o-whirl disorientation I anticipated. The narration was also excellent.

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phenomenal

Mary was a spectacular performance and story. this was a wild ride start to finish.

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Great writing Nat Cassidy!

Finding a good story in this genre is difficult, but MARY was very listenable. Not over the top, too gross, too silly, but good. And of course, the narrator, Susan Bennett, did a great job with all the characters.

I am disappointed Audible only has only one Nat Cassidy book. MORE PLEASE!

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So freaking good!

Susan Bennett is the GOAT! Nat Cassidy…I can’t wait to see what you do next.

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Not for me

I thought this book was supposed to be scary, especially since the author said his inspiration was the book “Carrie”. The starting scene was intense and hooked me in. The first few chapters were good, I thought Mary was a little crazy, but interesting. Aunt Nadine was a mean, but funny character that kind of reminded me of my chain smoking granny (not mean). Somewhere around the midway point, however, it went off the rails and took a turn into no man’s land. No pun intended. The storyline was weird with all sorts of crazy, mismatched, hodgepodges of crazy people and “monsters “. The language was over the top, as well, with every character cursing like a sailor, dropping one F-bomb and G D after another, over and over and over. It wasn’t scary. It was weird. Also, I’m over 50, and not every menopausal woman is ugly, flabby, and unhappy with life. The narrator was pretty good, I thought, but I made to just 1 hour left and did not finish. I just couldn’t make myself go on. I want to return this one if Audible will let me.

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