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Winterset Hollow

By: Jonathan Edward Durham
Narrated by: Jonathan Edward Durham
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Publisher's Summary

Everyone has wanted their favorite book to be real, if only for a moment. Everyone has wished to meet their favorite characters, if only for a day. But be careful in that wish, for even a history laid in ink can be repaid in flesh and blood, and reality is far deadlier than fiction...especially on Addington Isle. 

Winterset Hollow follows a group of friends to the place that inspired their favorite book - a timeless tale about a tribe of animals preparing for their yearly end-of-summer festival. But after a series of shocking discoveries, they find that much of what the world believes to be fiction is actually fact, and that the truth behind their beloved story is darker and more dangerous than they ever imagined. It's Barley Day...and you're invited to the hunt. 

Winterset Hollow is as thrilling as it is terrifying and as smart as it is surprising. A uniquely original story filled with properly unexpected twists and turns, Winterset Hollow delivers complex, indelible characters and pulse- pounding action as it storms toward an unforgettable climax that will leave you reeling. How do you celebrate Barley Day? You run, friend. You run.

©2021 Jonathan Edward Durham (P)2022 Jonathan Edward Durham

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Absolutely LOVED this tale!!

Such a surprise find amid the unlimited choices of audible!! This story is like The Wind In The Willows, Narnia, The Magicians, Wildwood, and The Hunger Games all in one. The writing is beautiful, the characters instantly recognizable and the story will appeal to YA and adult readers. My only wish is that it was longer, and some of the early questions smoothed out, though it is a satisfying ending. It did take me a bit to get into the narration as the author reads FAST. I had to slow the narration to .8 speed for awhile to get used to his cadence. Loved this and now going to listen to it immediately again.

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Very Interesting

This took me at least three chapters to get into this story. This is a twisted Alice in wonderland meets Hunger games story that was overall good. I highly recommend it if you want to listen/read something different.

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Wow

I loved this book, it’s first horror-ish book I’ve ever listened to, and I think some of the reviews are hating too much in the narrator. I liked him a lot.

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Winnie-the-Pooh meets Hunger Games= AWESOME

This book.is genius. What happens to the animals when they are exploited by a writer? THIS. This book is a wild ride that is intelligent and complex, yet doesn't get bogged down in itself. LOVED IT.

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My Kind Of Story

I never write reviews for books. I believe art is personal, and as such, hard to judge fairly. Having said that…
I absolutely loved this book. The writing is superb, the story compelling, and the sarcasm is on point. It has everything I’m looking for in a book. I will read almost anything that is well written, but this book has the added complication of containing two books in one. And both hold my interests to the very last word. Bravo! Having the author read it for me was another kind of experience. His personality can be seen all over the pages but added the tone. It was almost preformed from memory instead of read page by page. Beautiful work.

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Solid

the twists weren't twists so much as they were bends, but the whole of the book was written well enough that it didn't matter that it was a touch predictable. Well paced, well written, and well worth the listen.

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I guess it's not for me.

wanted to stop most the time but pushed through.
It was a bit like a fan fiction, really not for me.

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IT'S VERY OWN GENRE

As inspirational to the imagination as it is painful to the heart.
Spoiler: It is NOT what you're expecting.

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Amazing story with dry narration.

Loved the story and the narration was dry but still a must read. The narration didn't bother me too much but made it hard to feel anything about any of the characters.

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Beautiful Story Beautiful book

One of the greatest books I've read (listened to). So wonderfully done and creative. Wish there were more exactly like it

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  • sherry robinson
  • 08-11-22

not my thing

I did finish this book but I did not really get into it. The narration was ok but the story just wasnt my thing sadly.

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  • Selkie
  • 09-29-22

Unreadably poor despite the promising premise

An engaging premise and some quality lore can’t rescue this book from the oddly pompous writing and hackneyed characterisation.
Reads like a self insertion fan fic written by someone who’s watched too many horror movies and is determined to prove they are clever.
The rhyming fable “tale within the tale” is far better quality than the rest. This writer probably has a good book in them, but this isn’t it.

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  • Velvet
  • 09-06-22

Painful listening

This holds promise as a story, and I’m enthralled by the premise, but I have tried twice now to listen to the audiobook, and twice requested my credit back.

While I agree with another review that being narrated by the author brings positive qualities, I’m afraid his lack of clarity and slurred enunciation is so overwhelming that it drowns out the story itself. Words are run together, consonants barely featuring in some, and I have even slowed it down to 0.8x speed in order to be able to untangle words. This isn’t a problem with UK ears and a North American narrator, as I have coped with many others - including Deep South - without issue.

Please please consider a professional narrator for this book, as I would love to listen to it.

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  • Annlaug
  • 08-10-22

This book captured me!

This book is so deeply magical, beautiful and disturbing. Please do not miss out on this story!

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  • Brenda Wilson
  • 06-27-22

thought provoking

in general, I guessed how the tale would go,but it is so beautifully crafted,so sad and full of pathos. I like that the author is the narrator, for who else knows how the story should be told? a most memorable tale,much enjoyed and appreciated