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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,460 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Buehlman Narrator: Mark Bramhall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781101523162
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Failed academic Frank Nichols and his “wife,” Eudora, have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family’s old estate, the Savoyard Plantation, and the horrors that occurred there. An aunt Frank never knew bequeathed him a modest homestead, so he and Eudora take the opportunity to break ties with the past. But in a letter delivered after her death, his aunt warned Frank not to live in the house—a warning Frank ignores.

At first the quaint, rural ways of their new neighbors seem to be everything they wanted. But there is an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations. A presence that demands sacrifice.

It comes from the shadowy woods across the river, where the ruins of Savoyard still stand, where a longstanding debt of blood has never been forgotten—a debt that has been waiting patiently for Frank Nichols’ homecoming.

As tensions mount, listeners will find themselves on the edge of their seats anticipating the spine-tingling conclusion to this stunning novel.

Buehlman is the most original voice in horror since Stephen King.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the best first novels I’ve ever read.”

    Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Ever After

  • “An unsettling brew of growing menace spiked with flashes of genuine terror—do not miss this chilling debut. Christopher Buehlman is a writer to watch. I look forward to hearing from him again. And soon.”

    F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Fatal Error

  • “What a treat. Terrible and beautiful. As much F. Scott Fitzgerald as Dean Koontz…Graceful [and] horrific.”

    Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Frost Burned

  • “Lures you into a different era, seduces you with eloquent prose and sensual period details, then clamps down on your jugular…An outstanding debut.”

    Hank Schwaeble, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Diabolical

  • “Wonderfully eerie from start to finish—a novel sure to enthrall readers of all stripes.”

    Grant Blackwood, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Dead or Alive

  • A 2012 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cory | 2/19/2014

    " This was very different than I was expecting. The story was interesting, but I'm not altogether sure I would say it was good. It was creepy more than "horror" and I had trouble connecting with the narrator and his wife. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane S. | 1/28/2014

    " 3.5 This is written in a very sparse writing style and so the plot did not exactly flow. However, it was eerie and suspenseful and there was quite a bit of blood and horror. That said the writing style made some of the conversations rather awkward sounding and the novel as a whole not as scary as I thought it should be given the plot summary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerri | 1/27/2014

    " I thought it was going one way and then the story went another- not in a good way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank Mazzie | 1/26/2014

    " great characters, I loved the ending. I had no clue of what the book was about and I was surprised throughout. It really kept my attention! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Shedd | 1/24/2014

    " Whew!! What a wild ride. I'm so interested to see if anyone else has read/is reading it -- to compare notes. I am having a mixed reaction to the material, part fascination and part revulsion (that may be too strong). It is undoubtedly a great read and a well written book, but the language and reenactments of the slavery theme is strong stuff. A truly frightening book, but with some of the most romantic, poignant scenes I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 REGINA Nunez | 1/19/2014

    " It's was disturing at first but got interesting in middle of story..Suprise how end it in the..Good Story.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 1/14/2014

    " Sigh. It started off with some genuine sense of suspense and menace, and then got, well, kind of dumb. At least in my opinion. Even if you like the occasional spooky novel, this one may not be worth your time...although the writing is okay and there were definite moments of scariness. It could have been more, I think. I was reading along, hypothesizing some kind of "Sawney Bean" thing, getting interested...and...darn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison West | 1/10/2014

    " Fantastic thriller--- this book really frightened me! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa Arrigo | 1/1/2014

    " hard to read a book when you cannot stand the characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 11/27/2013

    " Old-fashioned type horror story - very engaging! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 11/19/2013

    " Very slow. Not much horror at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucile | 10/30/2013

    " This was a truly scary book which I couldn't put down until I was done. Unlike many scary stories, the characters were very real and I cared about what happened to them. This is the only book by this author. I will be watching for more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 10/28/2013

    " Excellent debut. Will read more of this author. Great fun, truly creepy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 10/23/2013

    " A very nice literary style. The author had a great way of describing. After the town stops sending pigs across the river every month, those across the river retaliate in gruesome ways. An author and his "bride" get caught up in the mayhem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/2/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book. Thought it was suspenceful and it kept me up nights reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 11/7/2012

    " The pacing and unusual setting/time period for this story are the aspects of this story that really hooked me. Skilled use of description and dialogue created an absolutely believable world that stayed with me even when I closed the book. Hope the author continues to write more like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya Flanigan | 10/30/2012

    " It takes a lot to suprise me expecially in horror, but, this book repeatedly suprised me. Unfortunaately I feel if I share anything other then what is on the dust cover I will ruin the adventure that is this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 6/24/2012

    " I really enjoyed the first half--it was deliciously creepy and impressively well-written; however, the second half took the story past the point of believability into the horror realm, and that is where it lost me. If you like the horror genre, you will love this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 11/5/2011

    " Very scary and Southern Gothic. Good writing style, sort of langorous sentences with an interesting twist on lycanthropy. Don't read this one if you are in the house alone on a dark and stormy night! "

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

    " Perfect creepy book for a gloomy day around Halloween - but I kept asking myself - Why don't they just feed them pigs again?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 10/25/2011

    " It takes a little while to get really interesting, but once it does, it's down right creepy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 10/21/2011

    " I enjoyed this gothic, creepy horror story. It is set in the south in 1935, and slowly unfolds to keep you cringeing. Interesting characters, and I listened to a fabulous reader. A great October book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 10/20/2011

    " Spooky, quick read about a town in the middle of nowhere in the 20s and a nearby forest that is definitely hiding something bad. Lots of people haunted by the past; their own, the country's and society as a whole's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 10/19/2011

    " Very scary! The writing style is excellent. I was immersed in the story from page 1. The ending is the kind that can be debated and discussed for a long time! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 10/15/2011

    " Some sort of WEIRD of warewolf story. :-s "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clara | 10/13/2011

    " There were certainly some spooky scenes in this book, but overall it was disappointing.

    The characters seemed to fall flat, the plot was unremarkable, and the ending seemed tacked on and unnatural. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jolie | 10/13/2011

    " Enjoyed this creepy story, however, the ending leaves you hanging. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Buehlman

Christopher Buehlman is a writer and performer from St. Petersburg, Florida. The winner of the 2007 Bridport Prize for poetry, he is also the author of several plays, the historical fantasy novel Between Two Fires, and the acclaimed horror novel Those Across the River

About the Narrator

Mark Bramhall has won eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been a finalist for the Audiobook Publishers Association’s prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been named by Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine among their “Best Voices of the Year” in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.