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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31,406 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jay Anson Narrator: Ray Porter Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781455196784
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In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property—complete with boathouse and swimming pool—and the price were too good to pass up.

Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror.

This is the spellbinding, bestselling true story that gripped the nation, the story of a house possessed by evil spirits, haunted by psychic phenomena almost too terrible to describe.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fascinating and frightening book.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “This book will scare the hell out of you.”

    Kansas City Times

  • “A chilling account of…four weeks of terror.”

    NPR.org

  • “Unearthly doings in tree-lined Amityville, Long Island? Yes, and it’s not Casper the Friendly Ghost who assails the Lutz family. Could it be the disembodied forms of the DeFeos, the previous tenants of 112 Ocean Avenue, massacred in their beds?”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Berdeen | 2/20/2014

    " Super scary. The blood red walls still haunt me. I will never have red walls in my house. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margo | 2/16/2014

    " Although not the most sophisticated book of all time, I thoroughly enjoyed this when I read it. It was spooky and gripping, and a great book to read at the beach (or, if you want to be scared, at night by flashlight). I would recommend it to anyone who wants something easy and thrilling to read (though definitely not to someone who hates being scared or who only likes to read things that are realistic). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruthie Jones | 2/1/2014

    " I got this book at a school book fair back in the 1970s. Scared me to death. The first movie (based on this book) was good and scary, but Hollywood ruined everything by throwing in more movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marci | 1/30/2014

    " I really liked this book! Sooooo creepy! I have always been fasinated with the Amityville story and seen all of the movies so when I saw the book I was instantly interested! I liked how it was written and all the facts and studies that it ended with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josher71 | 1/28/2014

    " I learned the world "porcine" which I mispronounced for years afterward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamie | 1/26/2014

    " I remember LOVING this book when I was 12. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 1/24/2014

    " My favorite book of all time! Truely chilling and scary!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Wilson | 1/20/2014

    " Suspenseful and scary, kept you on the edge of your seat. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle Dion | 1/18/2014

    " Such a bad choice for a first book in english, That was it! I hate the book, but finish it, enough to know, that I must stay away from those kind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 1/11/2014

    " scares the crap outta me every time. seriously, who cares if it's real, get over it people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shetal | 12/31/2013

    " I love horror flicks and wanted to read this book because it was based on true events. The book did not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 N | 12/26/2013

    " creepy book, but couldn't put it down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 12/5/2013

    " I read this shortly after the original movie was released.I liked the original movie but the book I couldn't put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Roberts | 12/5/2013

    " I devoured this one as a kid. Not sure how I'd feel about it as an adult, but as an 11-12 year old, it was a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Misty | 11/25/2013

    " well written, researched and put together. I just didn't find it all that great. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mikenliza | 8/8/2013

    " Too scary. Not my genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Starla | 7/27/2012

    " Read this book many years ago and can still remember how terrified I was. One of the scariest books I've ever read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celeste | 7/13/2012

    " This is another one of those I read in the 80's and loved it. I only gave it 3 stars because the 80's have been a few years ago, and I thought my memory may be faulty, and 3 was fair. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brijesh shukla | 4/5/2012

    " i think not boaring novel because i'm very impressed this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison Harste schuler | 11/27/2011

    " Not really scary or believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen Linville | 9/28/2011

    " Not bad, makes for a quick read with its nonstop occurrences. If these things really happened I would move out too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 8/26/2011

    " I lost a lot of sleep over this book--both because I couldn't put it down and because I was petrified--and it was well worth it. While it is by no means high literature it is thoroughly entertaining and worth a read, if you can find it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chelsea | 6/22/2011

    " The writing was horrible. However i could not sleep for days after reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendal | 5/16/2011

    " Holy crap, that was scary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 F. | 5/14/2011

    " I read this one because we worked near there, so people would talk about it. There were real murders in that house. DeFeo killed his family. We used to deliver pizzas in that area. No one ever called from that house. I don't know if I would have went there after reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 5/7/2011

    " My favorite book of all time! Truely chilling and scary!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 4/30/2011

    " As non-fiction, it's dated and impossible to believe. As fiction pretending to be non-fiction, it's a great haunted house story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 4/23/2011

    " Scared the crap out of me! I never want to see a fly in my house!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 3/26/2011

    " Rocked my world--such engagement with a book and fear I had never known. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 3/13/2011

    " Spooky read, right up my alley back in the day.

    The 1979 movie was so-so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Mary | 3/12/2011

    " this is my favorite book i read it way to much ive read it 3 times this year "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 3/11/2011

    " Saw the movies first but the book is better. Scary and couldnt put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica | 3/1/2011

    " I thought it was a good scary movie but then I was a kid in jr. high when I read it. "

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About the Author

Jay Anson (1921–1980) began as a copy boy on the New York Evening Journal in 1937 and later worked in advertising and publicity. With more than 500 documentary scripts for television to his credit, he was associated with Professional Films, Inc. He died in 1980.

About the Narrator

Ray Porter has garnered two Audie nominations and a multitude of enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. He has also appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Frasier, ER, Will & Grace, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Almost Famous. He has most recently received Audible’s Narrator of the Year Award. A fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.