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2.56 out of 52.56 out of 52.56 out of 52.56 out of 52.56 out of 5 2.56 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ania Ahlborn Narrator: Fleet Cooper Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469211824
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Welcome to Magnolia Lane. It’s not exactly a little slice of heaven, but in the backwater town of Creekside, Kansas, it’s the best a jobless supermarket clerk like Andrew Morrison can do. After sacrificing a normal childhood, a decent education, and true love to look after his alcoholic mother, he’s finally breaking free and living his own life — but in the squalid house he’s sharing with a former childhood friend, the living isn’t exactly easy. Plus, there’s something about the chipper, all-American couple next door that’s just downright creepy. However, that doesn’t keep Drew from accepting a job as their handyman — or surrendering to the wiles of perfect housewife Harlow Ward, a woman who always gets what she wants. Drew, like a string of hapless young men before him, doesn’t realize he’s dancing with a devil — one dressed to the nines in high heels and pearls. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Tailor-made for readers who get completely excited about the creepy-crawly ‘Stephen King-y’ world. And…just between us…if you’re still afraid of Nightmare on Elm Street after all these years, wait till you get a load of the evil on Magnolia Lane!”

    Suspense Magazine

Listener Opinions

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

    " This is a nice mix of creep with a dash of ick. It is a quick read with several instances of truly beautiful phrasing not typically found in this genre. I will definitely check out the author's other horror offering, Seed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue Mancuso | 2/8/2014

    " A creepy look into what could be going on behind closed doors in your neighborhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/25/2014

    " Terrific storytelling I couldn't put The Neighbors down. I've read two books by this writer and can't wait for the next to come out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stuart Lester | 1/24/2014

    " LOVED this book. Extremely suspensefull and intriguing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin Roberts | 1/21/2014

    " This one was not for me. Extremely slow, I kept hoping it would get better but it never did. The ending was just terrible. Very disappointed in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 1/17/2014

    " What I thought Gone Girl would be--a dark twisted mystery. Creepy and scary! A young man down on his luck has to rely on an old pal for a place to stay. The area and street are beautiful, he thinks his luck has turned until he spots his friend's place--the dilapidated house with dead grass, the eyesore. But the next door neighbors are perfectly friendly, baking cookies and giving him lunch--mothering him...of course the neighbors are harboring deep dark secrets and the young man might not make it out alive... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 1/5/2014

    " Good read, did not end how I thought it would. I was able to keep on the edge of my seat with wonder. Andrew really had some struggles that he had to overcome in order to get through dealing with his room mate and neighbor. Had somewhat of a happy ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 12/30/2013

    " Trashy predictable. A little ridiculous in parts. Could have used some editing as I caught two errors near the beginning. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charlie | 12/20/2013

    " The overly descriptive writing filled with irrelevant details ruined the book for me. I don't think the people who marketed this book actually read it. It isn't suspenseful, masterfully written, or a horror story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erinhill Hill-Dowdle | 12/9/2013

    " Meh. Seed is a much better story and I think more indicative of the talent that Ahlborn possesses. This felt formulaic and rushed. The good ideas were there, but the characters felt flat and never really developed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patrice | 12/9/2013

    " I didn't like this at all and wish I didn't waste the time to finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 12/8/2013

    " the ending was the best part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 12/6/2013

    " This book was deliciously wicked. I loved it! I could not put it down because I kept wanting to know what was going to happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae Crossmon | 10/12/2013

    " Ahlborn understands that the key to good horror lies in good characterization. I liked the main character from the start and cared about what happened to him. Some great, punchy writing that made me envious! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Noella | 10/2/2013

    " Really liked Seed but did not enjoy this one. Just didn't buy the characters. Disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 8/26/2013

    " I won this book on First Reads - and I am so glad I did. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down because I had to know exactly what the neighbors were up to. Definitely a thriller and page turner. Very nice Miss Ahlborn. I am looking forward to reading Seed next. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vanessa Perez | 8/7/2013

    " I couldn't finish but more than 25% of this book it was that boring. I didn't like ANY of the characters. The story was stale and took too long to really go anywhere. I mean this book was like a box of stale, old shredded wheat. Stay away. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn Kubik | 7/13/2013

    " Weird and not very believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyn Langdon | 6/19/2013

    " This was ok. Twisted but I didn't find the characters a) likeable or b) believable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindsay | 6/6/2013

    " What a weird and awkward read....and not in a good way. I feel like the author was trying to weave a twisted and intriguing web like Gillian Flynn but it just did not work. The premise had potential but it was poorly written and lacked any real suspense. Now I know why it was $2 on my kindle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 4/22/2013

    " Good read... looking forward to more from her! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lori | 3/29/2013

    " Just meh. Writing was juvenile and the plot was predictable and cliche. The characters were ridiculous. Climax was anticlimactic, and the end felt like maybe the author couldn't think of anything else to write so that's how it ended. To make a long painful story short...I didn't like it at all. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea Christy sergeant | 2/11/2013

    " I am a person who always finishes a book once I start it, but there were times I wanted to quit reading this book. I kept thinking, WTH, while reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Vesterman | 2/9/2013

    " In the beginning dean Koontz like style. Then the gore changed everything. Not as good as SEED by the same author. An okay read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 12/22/2012

    " If you like creepy thrillers and are looking for a quick read, go with this novel. I'm really not into this genre, but decided to read it anyway after my daughter recommended it. I'm glad I did. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and I'll never look at new neighbors in the same way again. "

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About the Author

Ania Ahlborn is the bestselling author of the horror thrillers The Bird Eater, The Shuddering, The Neighbors, and Seed, which has been optioned for film. Born in Ciechanów, Poland, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their dog.

About the Narrator

Fleet Cooper’s acting credits include such films as Sweet Home Alabama, Gordy, and Changing Spots. Also a narrator, he has more than sixty audiobook titles to his credit.