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Sian B. Claven

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Værker af Sian B. Claven

Tatum (2017) 7 eksemplarer
The Culling 3 eksemplarer
Buried (2019) 2 eksemplarer
Asylum II (2019) 2 eksemplarer
#RIPJohn (2019) 1 eksemplar
The Institute 1 eksemplar
Asylum I 1 eksemplar
Belladonna 1 eksemplar
Shh... 1 eksemplar

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This story line had great potential. Unfortunately I felt that some of the writing was juvenile in description. I also felt that the ending was brought on too fast without the sense of conclusion. I may attempt another story by this author as I did really like the plot.
CrystalR68 | Feb 20, 2024 |
This review primarily covers the audiobook version.

This book starts up with the author talking it up something fierce. Two thoughts crossed my mind. Either this is going to be the best damn horror book I’ve listened to in a while. Or I’m going to have a field day tearing it apart.

As much as I love to shit all over things people hold dear; Bravo. This story is something else. It really did live up to the hype. It’s one of the best short stories/horror stories I’ve listened to/read.

The characters use words like “smelt it” (smelled it) and torch (flashlight). This led to much confusion on my part. The inconsistency of the narrator confused the hell out of me. The narrator would occasionally do a European accent. If he can do a European accent, then why doesn’t he narrate the book in that accent. If he can’t, then why wasn’t a European narrator chosen?

Adding to my annoyance with the narrator, he says “19o2”. O isn’t a number. It’s 1902. Adding to my overall annoyance, the audiobook is plagued with this obnoxious background music.

Maybe it’s time I get to that praise I hinted at, at the start of this review. This story is twisty, twisted, and exciting. It continually keeps you engrossed with stories and history of the mansion and the family that owns it, followed by the predicament the characters are in after an untimely cave-in.

There were a couple of character names “Andrew Jackson” and Michael Jackson” which I found amusing. I don’t know if those were intentional or just a coincidence, but my personal stance is; If it’s amusing, it’s canon.

The story made me wonder. Some of the best stories I’ve listened to since I started reviewing have been short stories. 3 of them have been horror. Tempting Fate, Santa of the Dead, and this one. Are they good because they don’t stick around long enough to lose their thunder or is it something else. I really can’t praise this story enough. It’s brilliant.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.
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Korra_II_Royal | Nov 23, 2021 |
I received an advanced reader copy in exchange for my review.

This was a quick and easy read. Creepy, is an understatement, and the writer has a unique way of Making you feel like you can see what is happening. Asylum II picks up right where Asylum left off, which is what I like in a sequel!
Enjoyed the strange ride thru this book... Remind me to never visit Asylum!!
foxandbooks | Aug 19, 2020 |
This anthology is packed full of great authors and fantastic stories. These stories may not have the happily ever afters that people expect, but they are fantastic stories.

Dani Rene-Echo

Wow. The whole time I was reading this, I was wondering if Katya or Rose was really the original. I loved it.

Anna Edwards-Marbh

The ending of this was just perfect for this story. I wouldn't change a single word of it. It left me happy and wanting more altogether.

India R. Adams-Hostile Illusions

Oh my fucking god.

Jennifer Bene-Mr. Cat Is Not Real

Only, I'm pretty sure that he might be. He isn't necessarily very nice though.

Murphy Wallace-Release Me

Oh my. I like Brynn, mostly. She really has an interesting look on life, and I hope that her doctor can help her, because he seems like he really can.

Sian B. Claven-Sanitorium

Identical twin sisters are both at the hospital, Molly as a patient, Lizzie as the nurse treating her. I thought that Molly was incredibly sweet, and I really wanted her to have all kinds of happiness.

Fantastic stories by fantastic authors.
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tetisheri | Aug 15, 2020 |