• The Beckoning Fair One

  • Disorder collection, Book 5
  • By: Dan Chaon
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (294 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

All teenagers come of age. But in this spellbinding story by the bestselling author of Ill Will, one girl’s awakening requires something special. Something strange. Then it can all work like a charm.

Ever since they were orphaned, Tyler has kept close tabs on his sister, Shannon. He has to, considering her weird and risky obsessions. Now she has a new one: an inexplicable crush on an odd-looking stranger. And what Shannon wants from her unwitting “honey boy,” Tyler can’t begin to fathom. Not until he follows his sister into the darkest corners of her desires.

The Beckoning Fair One is part of Disorder, a collection of six short stories of living nightmares, chilling visions, and uncanny imagination that explore a world losing its balance in terrifying ways. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single disorienting sitting.

©2019 Dan Chaon (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Uh, what just happened?

Started out as a creepy stalker story, which morphed into a creepy MAGICAL stalker story in a way that was kinda dreamlike. Then it got REALLY weird and stopped making even internal sense. Reached the point where I'm genuinely uncertain how many characters there were, their ages, relationships, or which are alive or dead. And not particularly keen on diving back in to try to sort it out.

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Satanic

I really really wanted to like this story The narration is amazing but the actual story is about witches and satanic rituals
I'm always disappointed in anything by audible exclusively I literally have not listened to a single by audible exclusive book that wasn't sad disappointing depressive and now and now we have a bit of Wiccan satanic ritual good job audible

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I have no clue what this was

I really just have no clue what I listened to.
I'm not sure if I'm happy or sad it was short.

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If you wish Shirley Jackson would send us a story from the other side….

…than this is for you. A spooky, funny, chilling spell of a story. Perfectly narrated.

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Different

This was a very odd story. It was really creepy. Which is what I think that they were going for. It had sexual references . If that bothers you don’t listen to this story. The narrator I’ve listen ti reading other stories and I enjoy his voice and how he reads them

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I had to listen twice

Very detailed and interesting, I liked it. I listened to all and they are written very well.

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Not for everyone

I'm about 50/50 on the story. Overall, I think there were far too many concepts stuffed into an hour. Some parts of the story dragged on in detail where it didn't add much/clarify things, whereas other parts were rushed. Also, hearing a narrator vocalize a sexual scene is a whole other level of creepy.

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Well written and surprising

This was very well written with an unexpected plot line. I look forward to what else this author does.

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Eerie and strange

I had no idea what to expect. This was beautifully written, odd, and compelling.

A well narrated and crafted short.

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A little gross and disturbing

The story is just okay for me. A little odd and disturbing. Kinda gross. It started out pretty captivating. The very end was slightly confusing for me. The gross part was just freaky, strange, and a concept I've heard before. I listened because the last book I listened to with Michael Crouch narrating had me spellbound by his storytelling skills. If I had heard this book first, I would not have bothered searching for other titles with his narration. So I do encourage listeners to seek out other books with his narration.