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Summary

Okiku wants vengeance...and she gets it. Whenever there's a monster hurting a child - the same way she was hurt 300 years ago in Japan - her spirit is there to deliver punishment. But one American boy draws her like no other. The two are pulled into a world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from the American Midwest to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan. The boy is not a monster, but something evil writhes beneath his skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. Can Okiku protect him? Or is her presence only bringing more harm?

©2017 Rin Chupeco (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Amazing

After all the films I've watched, most of which I'm afraid to say I didn't really think much of, this made sense, and I really enjoyed it from being to end. Thank you Audible, yet again.

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excellent

Great story, very creepy and somewhat gruesome. Well narrated. Enjoyed it very much. Will look for others by the same author.

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Better than expected!

Great audiobook! The story was enjoyable whilst keeping a little bit of creepy and narration was easy to listen to. so much h better than I expected!

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really enjoyed this book. listened to it all in one sitting. Great story. highly recommend.

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halfway through

this is yet another story that I can't put down so far so good

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Do not judge a book by its cover

I'd overlooked this one a few times before finally giving it a chance. I'm so glad I did, I really enjoyed the story and characters.

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Disturbing, horrifying and absolutely brilliant

I have recently discovered Rin Chupeco and I am in love with her writing. This is one of the best stories I have listened to. The narrator is also fantastic. Give this book a listen. I highly recommend it. Thank you Rin for another wonderful story.

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Beautiful

loved this book start to finish - the story is captivating and the narration gives depth and life to the experience. maybe don't use it as bedtime listening though!

An accidental find and complete gem that made my life richer for the listening of it!

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A good one!

Reluctant to read this one before but, dont judge the book from its cover yet... its a good story! Now I want to read the second one!

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Brilliant!

Some books you can only stop reading if there happens to be a sequel! This one does!

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  • 09-10-19

Not what I expected, but still good.

I got this off of recommendation wanting some J-Horror in audiobook form, as that's one of my favorite types of horror movie, and someone online pointed me to this book. It's not what I expected in the sense it is J-Horror themed, but it's not really scary. It's from the perspective of the ghost, rather than the humans most of the time, and while scary things happen, knowing the ghost's motives and hearing their narrative, and what their reasoning for their actions is mitigates the fear really and all but eliminates it. It was still good though, but it is aimed at teens a bit more than adults really. The narrator I see a few people disliking, but I feel as though she did a good job for the character. The character is supposed to be indifferent and monotone, lacking emotion. The narrator did her justice, and the other characters who have emotions have emotion to their voices, so it seems to be done with intention, I liked the narrator due to giving all characters their own spin on a personality through voice. It's really an adventure story with horror elements, but it's cool to see the other side of the story, so I grabbed the sequel as well, hoping to continue the adventure.

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  • Amber Thorud
  • 26-08-20

pleasantly surprised

books like these don't usually catch my fancy but I decided to give it a try. once I read the details and started listening, I found I couldn't put it down it keeps you guessing and I love how it's told from the ghost perspective rather than the humans perspective. personal opinion the narrator did an amazing job. definitely a keeper and I might track down a hard copy to read as well

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  • inqztve
  • 22-11-20

Good not great, Stuggled to connect w/ characters

Characters just never felt fully developed.
The narrator's flat delivery, in spirit with the character, further exasperated the slow and deliberate pace of the book that never fully payed off. I finished the book but if I wasn't paying attention to chunks of the book I didn't bother to go back and catch up. Just never was able to fully invest in the story or characters

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  • Melodie Anstey
  • 09-10-20

Narration Fell Short

I would have enjoyed this book more if I had read it myself.

The narrator was good, but overall her voice was too calm, too soothing for a horror novel. I know this is partly because she was narrating through the eyes of a 300-year-old ghost who - I'm sure - would typically be unbothered by most of what is going on in the living world. But it was just.... odd. And anti-climatic. Imagine getting to the exciting climax, and the narrator calmly says things like "the roof caved in" and "she cries out as the demon approaches". IT'S BIZZARE.

Overall, the narrator was FAR too monotone for a book that was about demons, possessions, exorcisms, and murderers. But again, it's hard to blame the narrator when she's speaking as a phantom... but still.

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  • Kyle Shea Hardy
  • 05-03-21

It’s fine.

The story is fine. Promising start but overall didn’t do a lot to explain the “why.” Fine if you prefer an experience over a story. The narrator did a decent job but I feel like they could have gotten someone with an understanding of the Japanese language considering half of the story takes place in Japan.

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  • Jmemoli
  • 23-11-20

The definition of "An Average Book".

Perfectly harmless horror themed audiobook with a superb voice actor. However, it does carry on way too long.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-10-20

Great

The reading great!!!! The story was amazing all should read this and watch the ring ...

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  • William Insco
  • 20-10-20

Simply Awesome

If you like the Ring series, this is a must. Great storyline and ending. Enjoyable and Entertaining.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-10-20

A new viewpoint of Horror

A wonderful refreshing story, that explores the naive but cruel thoughts of an old haunting creature! Written in a pleasant tempo and excellently presented by the narrator!

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  • Tina Cormier
  • 05-10-20

loved it

loved the author, loved the plot. can't wait to finish book number 2. keep them coming

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