Tuesday 31 January 2017

Audiobook Review: A Haunting Tale by Bill Stokes!

    A Haunting Tale Audiobook
  • Written by: Bill Stokes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 11 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook

  • Release Date:11-04-16
  • Publisher: Paul Stokes
  • Buy: Audible   Audiobooks.com  

  • Do you believe in ghosts? No? How about you visit this house and then decide?
  • There is a haunted house up there that squats like a huge wooden toad behind a thick grove of pine trees on the end of a dead end road. Maybe once it was painted, but now it has a gray cadaver-like complexion, and its siding is sagged and splintered as if the devil had been poking at it with his pitchfork. Its windows are streaked and stained, and trying to see through them from the outside is like trying to look a skull in the eye.
  • If this doesn't get you to believe in the supernatural, listen to the rest of this short story and you will believe; just like I did!
  • Warning: Don't listen to this story if you have a weak heart or are subject to night terrors or nightmares! Bill Stokes richly tells the tale of the haunted house in vivid and almost poetic words; you cannot help but be sucked in. Listen if you dare!

  • My Thoughts:

  • I don't read many short stories as they can feel too rushed, or not enough development in the story. Yet this one, being at only a mere 11 mins in length, doesn't come across like this. This tells the tale of a man who doesn't believe in Ghosts. He knows the story of the abandoned house but decides to prove everyone wrong and spends a night there. What happens to him?  Well read it and see!!

  • I have to applaud the author of this because for such an extremely short story, it's extremely well written. The author's descriptive writing really packs a punch and brings the book alive. He very eloquently describes the house and makes it incredibly creepy when the man goes in. This is a tale suitable for all ages and one to be enjoyed again and again. 

  • Jeff Hays is a very strong narrator. Every book I've listened to that he narrated, has always been a pleasure to listen to. He is always clear and concise and knows how to tell a good story. Here he brings the creepy atmosphere to life makes the story more enjoyable. 

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