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The Disappearance

By: Bentley Little
Narrated by: John Pirhalla
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Summary

A haunting tale of a missing girl that could only have come from the mind of Bram Stoker Award-winning author Bentley Little.  

The festival was intended as a getaway from UCLA for Gary, his girlfriend, Joan, and their friends. But soon after they arrive, Joan vanishes. Calls to her parents’ home yield only dead air. Her school records are gone. And there’s no evidence that Joan, or even her roommate, ever existed. Most disturbing of all is what they do find.   

Among Joan’s belongings is a prayer written on a small scroll. It’s a safeguard — and a warning — from something called The Outsiders. For Gary and his friends, it’s the only clue. Now, if they want to find out exactly what happened to Joan, they must follow it. But they may not like what they find....

©2010 Bentley Little (P)2020 Journalstone

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  • Nibblenut
  • 27-10-20

didn't like narrator

narrator's inflection was so distracting. pitch was raised at the end of every sentence making everything blend together. Bentley Little's stories are always creepy and suspenseful but there wasn't one moment of that in this performance for me. Voice characterization was good - just wish the rest of it was as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-08-20

He’s done better.

This is probably the worse Bentley Little book I’ve ever heard, which is disappointing because I’ve got a huge collection of them. It was boring, disjointed, and bland has hell. No weird stuff if you like his surreal horror just a watered down “The Hills Have Eyes”.


Don’t waste your time. Get ANY of his other books.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 08-12-20

Great

I love Little's work and this did not disappoint. A little bit more violent than his usual stuff but still great

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  • David Dean
  • 18-12-22

Another banger by Bentley Little

I’m working my way through all of Little’s books. I only have a few left in Audible. There are still two or three that haven’t been read yet. But I’m fine just reading those. I really enjoyed this one.

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  • Jacob Smith
  • 07-12-22

Not his best, or close to best.

Not what i expected from him. if you are expecting strange, slightly twisted tales; this is not it.

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  • BW
  • 29-06-22

Story Has Some Holes

The narrative performance was excellent. The story was intriguing, however, towards the end of the book some of the choices made by the characters seemed unrealistic. The lack of plausibility made it difficult to suspend belief in the final chapters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-05-22

AVERAGE

I've listened to (and really enjoyed) several B. Little novels...you can skip this one.

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  • Rurik
  • 28-04-22

The worst Bentley Little!

Just a simplistic and repetitive story with generic undeveloped characters. I read almost all of this author's work and it's one of my favorites. But this narrative is so basic.... And boring.

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  • carmenc
  • 22-01-22

good story

Good story,
good narrator . interesting revelation. author makes you care about the characters. just discovered this author - glad I did !

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  • Cindy C.
  • 13-01-22

Awful narrator

I loved the book, but it was tough to get through. The narrator’s lilting voice was SO annoying that more than once, I almost gave up. If I was the author, I’d throw a fit.