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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the hotel where nobody checks out. When a desk clerk welcomes a group of tourists into his mysterious and crumbling hotel, the last thing he expects is that a lone girl on his tour may hold the power to unravel the hidden mystery that has lain for untold centuries within the structure’s walls. The Grand Hotel is a horror novel by esteemed best-selling author Scott Kenemore (Zombie, Ohio) that takes the reader on a thrilling ride through an interconnected series of stories narrated by the desk clerk and the residents of the hotel itself. And while it is not known whether or not the desk clerk is actually the devil incarnate, it is strange that so many visitors who come for a tour of the hotel have a way of never leaving. As the narrator takes you deeper and deeper into the heart of the hotel, secrets that have been hiding for aeons begin to show themselves. Although he is quite prepared for this experience, there is some question as to whether or not the rest of the world shares this readiness. Kenemore's incredible style and originality carry The Grand Hotel to places most people only see in their nightmares. And while we don’t know all of the secrets that lie within the Grand Hotel, we know that the person who does hold that knowledge puts fear into the narrator himself - a thought that ought to terrify everyone.

©2014 Scott Kenemore (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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So glad I found The Grand Hotel...

I really enjoyed this! It was included in Audible Plus (which is the best thing Audible have done in ages, btw) so I took a chance on something I might not have spent a credit on.
One gets a fairly clear idea of what’s going on early on, but it grabbed my attention while I was grooming dogs and before I knew it I was half way through - always a good sign.
It’s an easy, entertaining listen. The narrator also did a fantastic job.

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Brilliant!

I thought this was a great book. It's a series of short stories linked together by an overarching arc of a story. They are ALL good. I wasn't sure about the narrator at first, but he's brilliant. So many different stories, so many different voices. My only complaint is that this appears to be the only Scott Kenemore book on audible that isn't about zombies. I am allergic to zombies. I might be driven to try one at some point, though, because this one was SO good.
If you want a crueler type of horror story, with lots of blood and brains, or lots of the innocent being abused or tortured, then this is NOT for you. If you like a more traditional type of horror story, but set in the modern day (though it really doesn't feel like it, it feels rich and layerd, more like a Victorian style horror or ghost story), then you might like this. :)

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At least it was free

Good gravy, this was awful. The only saving grace was the narrator. However, couldn’t even get all the way to chapter 3.

This is my first review. I felt I had to warn others. Can’t understand positive reviews.

It wasn’t thriller’s slow burn. It was just slow, aimless writing.

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A Masterpiece

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes -- great book and amazing narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Grand Hotel: A Novel?

The ending is the best part.

What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His different voices are fantastic.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A host with dark intentions

Any additional comments?

It's not a slasher horror book or anything near. This is more of a tasteful, PG-13 kind of scary book. There are several stories within the story itself, which is great.

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Excellent narration!

While I am unimpressed by the book itself, the narration is some of the best I've ever heard.

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Gosh Darn Good Book

I must admit, I was fooled all the way until the end. I thought a theme was emerging, there was, I was just wrong as to what it was. Some of the words used, were (in my humble opinion) misplaced/misused. However, this in no way diminishes the powerful pull of this book.

I seriously thought I knew what was going to happen to the tour group. Gosh Darn, blindsided is all I can say. Finally, I found myself a defacto member of the tour. I wanted to visit the next location, just to hear the next story.

Before I forget, Christian Rummel is an excellent narrator. I swear, at times I thought someone else was narrating

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A Dark Delight

I fully enjoyed the experience of this book. The narrator is wonderfully talented with using different voices for the characters. I felt immersed in this creepy old hotel and these weird but delightful creepy stories. Bravo!

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Not at all what I excepted....totally awesome

What made the experience of listening to The Grand Hotel: A Novel the most enjoyable?

Christian Rummel voice is amazing, creepy, soulful, n sexy...once u start his voice keeps u entertained...

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ahhhmazing

It even had me questioning things. brilliant 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏

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Mighty end! So well narrated!

What stories and secrets can one expect to encounter at a venue such as the Grand Hotel? Every minute of the 12+ hrs of this production is majestically narrated. Such a versatile voice, a great array of accents, both with splendid male and female pitches, great cadence command.

The story is very well crafted, and this is the type of audiobook that, even if you step away from it for 2 minutes and return, you don't feel like you missed any vital information. Well woven story of stories. Even minutes after the very end of the book, I am still going back and rethinking and admiring the story. It all makes sense in the end.. or does it really?

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  • toveyc1
  • 01-23-15

Unexpected pleasure :-)

It took a little while to get into this book, I wondered where the story was going BUT I stuck with it and ended up really enjoying it. The story within a story was different and captivating. The narrator has a pleasing voice, if a little off when attempting Euro accents. This narrative may not be for everyone but those seeking something different will enjoy.

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  • Emmerleth
  • 10-06-21

unexpected BRILLIANCE !!!!

read this book on a whim !
Absolutely great story within a story
provided hours of great listening
never boring
with a good plot twist that leaves you thinking??? ummmmm
What did I just listen to ?
I am now looking for more books by this author and that’s my ultimate accolade I want more

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  • Lorna Keat
  • 11-04-21

DON'T MISS THIS GEM!!

fantastic stories and the narrator was excellent!! Really enjoyed all of the twists and turns...bravo!!

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  • Kenneth Thomas Preen
  • 09-22-21

very entertaining.

this was a well written story and held my interest from the get go., the characters were were well written especially the 2 lead characters. exceptional storyline and excellently read. such a perfect voice and clearly read.

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  • sarahmoose2000
  • 11-19-14

Grand Bore

I feel a bit nasty for saying this but it was just really boring. I couldn't get on with it and the accents were really bad.

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  • Natallie
  • 11-25-21

Different in a great way

Unique book and I really enjoyed it although its a little strange at times. The performance and narration is really good and fits the story well. Ending not so great but still worth a listen if your tired of the same old stuff.

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  • April Young
  • 11-25-21

A worthwhile read if you enjoy speculating

A story that meanders through a variety of stories from individuals each more quirky and intriguing than the next.
You will likely workout what's going on early however the ending still has a twist.

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  • Joshua
  • 11-22-21

Fantastic and gripping

I downloaded this as a random book to listen to on my commute and honestly did not think I would enjoy it. However, it had me hooked from the very start and I loved every minute of it. The narration is perfect, and kept me intrigued, the story was set at a really good pace, there wasn't any slow parts or parts that could have been missed out. Definitely recommend this book for anyone who is thinking of it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-09-21

Strangely still undecided

It was a good premise and story but I was frustrated within the first hour or so because I was bored and it didn'tseem to be going anywhere. I was going to leave it but I tried again. I still wasn't captivated but the stories became more interesting and I managed to persevere. fI finally finished and I'm still not sure now what I think of it now in all honesty. I'm glad I've finished it but won't be re-listening.
Performance was very good but it hurt my ears a little listening to the main characrers voice as it was so low at times.
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  • 09-11-22

Get past dodgy accents for a treat

More a vehicle for some brilliantly written short stories, I enjoyed the unusual structure of this book. Some of the accents for the various characters are slightly offensive or just plain bizarre, but if you can get past that then this is some time well spent for fans of Stephen King and Lovecraft.

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  • Zane Pinner
  • 11-03-21

A fun weekend read.

I really enjoyed this. The journey through the Grand Hotel introduces us to a fun, eclectic mix of storytellers and their tales are mostly entertaining and unexpected. The ghost hunting Tasmanian chef was a particular favourite - we love food and ghosts in Tassie.

An engaging performance too with some really nice character voices.

If you're after a light and entertaining weekender, with a comfortable fireside vibe, this is a good choice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-14-22

Fun!

Brilliant! Hasn’t expected to like this as much as I did. Great stories weaves together in to a larger story. Exceptional performance by the narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-22

A different way to tell short stories.

The short stories are entertaining. Im not sure the vehicle story to link them all really works. The performance of the pieces was done veery well. I don’t think the twist was a twist. To me it was obvious from the first story. But for a free listen, I wasn’t disappointed.

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  • Amanda roberts
  • 06-17-22

Fantastic and gripping

Full of a wonderful vast variety of interesting stories read by one of the best readers i have heard. The interest of the stories and the way they are woven together is only eclipsed by the reader and his array of voices.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-16-22

I really enjoyed this 📚 book

love the stories, I enjoyed every minute of this book. so worth it and free.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-22

sit back and relax

i really enjoyed this one. a mixture of stories that keeps you guessing. love the narrator, works for the character

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-22

Wonderfuly dark, mysterious, clever and different.

Ticks all of the boxes I like to see in a new book. Loved it.

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  • Tezza
  • 12-12-21

Let down by narrators

The interconnected stories were interesting enough to keep me listening . This is good because repeatedly hearing the horrendously bad pronunciation of everyday words was toe - curling.