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What would you do if you came face-to-face with a huge brown bear?
What happens to someone when their mind just…shuts down?
The lifetime story of a boy and his monster.
When Toby Floren was eight years old, he discovered a monster living in the woods behind his house. A ghastly, frightening creature with claws, fangs, and a taste for human flesh. As he ran out of the forest, screaming, Toby felt that he’d been lucky to escape with his life.
Years later, Toby finds comfort with the creature. It’s his own special secret – something that nobody else in the world knows about. Somebody to talk to. Somebody to confide in. Sure, Toby has concerns about his own sanity, but really, what boy wouldn’t want to be best friends with a monster in the woods, especially if he’s being tormented by bullies? The creature, who he names Owen, may be the answer to his problems…
From Jeff Strand, the author of Pressure, comes the story of a macabre, decades-long friendship. A relationship that will last their entire lives, through times of happiness, tragedy, love, loss, madness, and complete darkness.
…this book was….. I don’t even know what it was. It was brilliant, it was gripping, it was heartbreaking, it was creepy, it was …. it was a heartbreaking horror!! Unlike anything I’ve read in a long time!!” -Natalie @booklover’slife
15 year old Toby tries to coax the beast out of it’s lair…
From IN MOVEMENT THERE IS PEACE:
Joe reflects on lessons learned…
How far would Darren go to get his way?
Darren finally catches up with Alex:
Check out this clip from TWISTED where a terrified mother discovers there is definitely something not right in this house.
It’s bad enough that 8 year old Mal Douglas had to deal with creatures under his bed…but now THIS?!!
Mal meets his newborn sister for the first time. This is what you would call sensory overload…
“TWISTED”, the hair-raising novel written by national AND international best-selling horror writer Michaelbrent Collings!
Read recent reviews on the audiobook “Twisted”:
After listening to Wolf Hunt, I waited two days before writing this review to see if my enthusiasm for it would die down. It didn’t. I am still blown away by this awesome work, both by the story itself and the superb performance of Scott Thomas.
First the story: it grabbed me from the opening line and never allowed me to take a breath until the end. I am having a hard time thinking of a another book that, from beginning to end, had no downtime for the tedious job of building characters or plot and yet built characters you genuinely invested feelings for and a plot so well built that I didn’t want to hit pause because there was no good place to. In Wolf Hunt, the characters and plot are developed seamlessly in the midst of a breakneck sprint of 7 hrs of audio entertainment. This is a story that I would classify as “mild or light horror”. It does have a truly evil SOB and the story doesn’t shy away from gore, but my “gore-meter” is pretty high. Your results may vary…
I must say, initially, I was leery of Wolf Hunt when I saw it appeared to be self-published. I am still feeling burned by Hard Luck Hank 2, 3, & 4 and the horrible experience of Night Lord, all self-published and all would have benefited from editorial insights. I happily attest that Wolf Hunt is as polished and well-written as a Stephen King novel, and I don’t give accolades like that often. Wolf Hunt deserves credit like that. Don’t get me wrong: this is not a book with deep, hidden meaning and depth (like Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston, for example) and it isn’t an epic struggle of Good vs Evil (like The Stand by Stephen King, for example) or an instant literary classic (like Alas, Babylon). It is simply a fun escapist werewolf story well executed.
Now for the audio performance: I think Scott Thomas’ magnificent performance was the reason for my unfettered enthusiasm and why I felt I had to delay putting my review down. Scott’s portrayal of the characters was flawless. He simply OWNED the characters to such a degree that I think I would have a different view of the characters if someone else was the reader. He gave such a distinctive voice to each character that I had no problem building a mental image of each character based on the voice alone. He was George, Lou, and Ivan the way James Marsters IS Harry Dresden or Scott Brick IS John Corey. This was my first audiobook with Mr Thomas as the reader but it won’t be the last. He has perfect timing and a wide array of distinctive voices. Well done, Mr Thomas!!!
To close, I greatly enjoyed this sometimes humorous horror story, both because of the story itself and the audio experience, to such a degree that if I was trying to demonstrate to an avid reader the joys of the audiobook experience, I would reach for Wolf Hunt as an example of how audio adds to the overall story when it’s done properly.
Meet George & Lou…
Mr. Bateman gets some very bad news.
POSTED MAY 3, 2016 by RAIN on Audible.com
Many horror novels use gore to shock their readers and usually include common phobias like a monster in the dark or creepy crawlies. These have their place but they’re a dime a dozen. The best horror novels are those that show the true dark depths of the twisted human mind. The very best villains have a good side and the very best heroes have a demon whispering into their ear.There is no creature on Earth that can be sicker than a human, and a writer who can capture that sickness is a true artist. Jeff Strand has definitely done this. The werewolf angle does not detract from this; wolves don’t hunt humans down. It is the human mind with the wolf claws, teeth, and strength that makes this so good.
Scott Thomas once again did an excellent job bringing it to life. He was able to perfectly portray the emotion, from abject terror to psychotic exuberance. The pacing and pronunciation was spot on, the female characters were good, and I never had to wonder who was talking.
This is one of my favorite horror novels with a great balance of action, description, and dialogue. I recommend it to all horror-lovers.
George and Lou are forced to carry out the kidnapping of another werewolf…this one a 14 year old girl. Here, they debate the wisdom of carrying out this plan.
George finds himself in a precarious situation with the very cranky Mr. Dewey.
Trapped on a rickety bridge, a raging river hundreds of feet below, and creatures approaching…from both directions!
Ever wonder what a 95 year old man with a German accent sounds like?