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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Saul Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN: 9781423302476
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The House: Lush and deceptively tranquil, with its pristine beaches and blossoming vegetation, the island basks in splendid isolation off the South Carolina coast. Here, where sudden storms unleash the murderous rage of wind and sea, stands the Devereaux mansion, a once-great plantation house now crumbling amid ancient oaks dripping with Spanish moss. Here, Marguerite Devereaux, fifty and childless, has cast off her dreams to care for her aged, demanding mother.

The Family: Now, for the first time in twenty years, Kevin Devereaux has returned home to this secluded place with his wife and two children. They have come to visit Kevin's mother - hated, frightening Mother, with her slash of red lipstick, mask of bone-white powder, and a tongue that has always cut to Kevin's heart...and into his darkest nightmares. She said she was ill - but is that the real reason the old woman summoned the son she has not seen in so many years?

The Horror: Suddenly, horribly, Mother dies inside the locked nursery. And now there will be no escape. For now, all the secrets of this once-proud southern family emerge like tortured spirits from the sinister past to wrap their evil around the unsuspecting children. Until, in the shadowed corridors and dust-covered rooms of this decaying old house, they learn the true terror of The Unloved Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 2/14/2014

    " Scary. Thrilling. I read this book 2 times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nina | 2/13/2014

    " really good, loved it, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 2/6/2014

    " One might think that since John Saul wrote this and Unwanted back to back, that they might be somehow related. Not so. John Saul is an enigma like that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 1/24/2014

    " I have always enjoed John Saul books. This book did not dissapoint me. It flowed rather quickly up until the end. The plot is a familiar one, predictable, but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie Owens | 1/22/2014

    " A scary story that takes place on SC beaches. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ben | 1/19/2014

    " Another crummy book from one of the horror genre's biggest hacks. (He's still a ways behind Koontz as the #1 hack but he's moving up rather quickly). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Akorfa Dake | 1/9/2014

    " very interesting and teaches a lot .i think every good reader should do well to read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Male | 12/25/2013

    " This book is tied with Nathaniel for my favourite Saul novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Cameron | 12/22/2013

    " It reminded me of the Bates Motel.. lol "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandyboy | 12/12/2013

    " haunted house fun "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/4/2013

    " This is an amazing book - I could not put it down! The characters are miserable, the setting original, and the plot chilling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 11/18/2013

    " This is a classic horror story. The plot and ending was a little different and enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Fox | 11/12/2013

    " This was the first John Saul book I read and I have enjoyed quite a few books ever since. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kellee | 11/10/2013

    " This book was long, boring and predictable. This is my 2nd and probably last, John Saul book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 10/15/2013

    " I was surprised how much I found myself enjoying this tale by Saul. Not to be a reading snob, but I often find myself going numb when reading too much formulaic horror fiction. This book managed to keep my interest and also got me to purchase a few more Saul books for Mount TBR. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 9/16/2013

    " The 4-stars is based on my elementary school reading of this book. Yes, I read this when I was pretty young - 5th grade maybe? I remember it scaring the crap out of me! I've been looking for it b/c I want to re-read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christal | 8/23/2013

    " This was the strangest book I have encountered in quite some time. I enjoyed approximately three quarters of the book but then it became too far fetched. This book had definite potential but was spoiled by taking the plot to the point of being unrealistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 6/5/2013

    " great! I love John Saul "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikolas | 5/23/2013

    " This has to be one of my favorite novels. It is excruciating to read in the sense that you're quite frankly terrified of what's to come at certain parts of the book. I definitely recommend this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 11/3/2012

    " Again, John Saul has entrapped me in his way of bringing his characters to life. He is a highly skilled writer. Most certainly one of my all time favorites. This book is definitely worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 9/23/2012

    " Gruesome story that keeps you reading until the end. Has you wondering what is going to happen next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 9/15/2012

    " This is the first adult book I ever read in its entirety in one sitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabrina | 7/29/2012

    " A book that still gives me the creeps! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 5/16/2012

    " Certain parts will make the skin crawl. Perhaps a bit longer then need be, but it was still quite good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 3/13/2012

    " This book had a good twist and made me go WTF?!!! A must read for mystery buffs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jansie | 12/31/2011

    " Also listened to this on the way to and from PA. Very graphic and violent. This is a great way to stay awake on long car rides in the night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Urmysweeti | 11/21/2011

    " Good suspenseful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabrina | 4/15/2011

    " A book that still gives me the creeps! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nina | 2/23/2011

    " really good, loved it, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 12/7/2010

    " I don't think I've ever read a book in which the main character dies - or the person telling the story! Very interesting angle on writing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 8/23/2010

    " This was the first John Saul book I read and I have enjoyed quite a few books ever since. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 2/7/2010

    " Scary. Thrilling. I read this book 2 times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 10/9/2009

    " This book is tied with Nathaniel for my favourite Saul novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jansie | 7/19/2009

    " Also listened to this on the way to and from PA. Very graphic and violent. This is a great way to stay awake on long car rides in the night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 7/14/2009

    " Gruesome story that keeps you reading until the end. Has you wondering what is going to happen next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christal | 5/13/2009

    " This was the strangest book I have encountered in quite some time. I enjoyed approximately three quarters of the book but then it became too far fetched. This book had definite potential but was spoiled by taking the plot to the point of being unrealistic. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kellee | 1/17/2009

    " This book was long, boring and predictable. This is my 2nd and probably last, John Saul book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 12/14/2008

    " I was surprised how much I found myself enjoying this tale by Saul. Not to be a reading snob, but I often find myself going numb when reading too much formulaic horror fiction. This book managed to keep my interest and also got me to purchase a few more Saul books for Mount TBR. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 8/20/2008

    " One might think that since John Saul wrote this and Unwanted back to back, that they might be somehow related. Not so. John Saul is an enigma like that. "

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About the Author
Author John Saul

John Saul is the author of several bestselling books, including Suffer the Children, Midnight Voices, The Manhattan Hunt Club, Nightshade, The Right Hand of Evil, The Presence, Black Lightning, Guardian, and The Homing. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling serial thriller The Blackstone Chronicles, initially published in six installments but now available in one complete volume. Saul divides his time between Seattle, Washington, and Maui, Hawaii.

About the Narrator

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.