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Snowblind
Snowblind
Snowblind
Audiobook11 hours

Snowblind

Written by Christopher Golden

Narrated by Peter Berkrot

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

3.5/5

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About this audiobook

In Christopher Golden's first horror novel in more than a decade-a work reminiscent of early Stephen King-Snowblind updates the ghost story for the modern age.

The small New England town of Coventry had weathered a thousand blizzards…but never one like this, where people wandered into the whiteout and vanished. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same.

Now, as a new storm approaches twelve years later, the folks of Coventry are haunted by the memories of that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow. Photographer Jake Schapiro mourns his little brother, Isaac, even as-tonight-another little boy is missing. Mechanic and part-time thief Doug Manning's life has been forever scarred by the mysterious death of his wife, Cherie, and now he's starting over with another woman and more ambitious crimes.

Police detective Joe Keenan has never been the same since that night, when he failed to save the life of a young boy…and the boy's father vanished in the storm only feet away. And all the way on the other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a phone call…from a man who died twelve years ago.

As old ghosts trickle back, this new storm will prove to be even more terrifying than the last.

Spellbinding in scope and rooted deeply in classic storytelling, Snowblind is a chilling masterpiece that is both Christopher Golden's breakout audiobook and a standout supernatural thriller.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateJan 21, 2014
ISBN9781480564947
Snowblind
Author

Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden and Thomas Sniegoski are top genre authors whose previous collaborations include The Buffy Monster Book (with Stephen Bissette) and the script of the Xbox Buffy the Vampire Slayer video game.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    An enjoyable ‘chiller’ that takes place during two horrendous snowstorms. I would have liked to get to know the characters and cared for them a little more but the development and depth is what one expects of the genre. This somewhat different ghost story contained enough of a twist and creepiness to keep me entertained and I like the reveal of the truth behind the cause of the disappearances. It’s possible to imagine some scenes done well made into a film.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Thrilling, gripping and icecold.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    A chilling offering featuring a group of spirits that visit a small Connecticut town during a major blizzard. It seems for the last 12 years there is a blizzard with bizarre happenings that no one can explain taking place. The reader encounters the horrors in the very beginning of the story with the original horror-show inflicted on the town and then the aftermath the residents must somehow live with. The question for the town folk is what will come out of the blizzard this time and who will be left?
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5
    The story didn't kick into gear until about 75% of the way in. So much time was spent baldly establishing the 1 dimensional characters and situations that any dramatic reveals had been clearly hinted at earlier. The action is short and probably the most passive climax I've read in a thriller.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    3.5/5 stars.

    The small New England town of Coventry is hit by a blizzard. People hunker down for the night, prepared to ride out the power outages and snow with their loved ones. Other people ride through the night, protecting the citizens of Coventry. And some people, some very unfortunate people, encounter the things that live inside the blizzard, and those people die.

    Long years later another blizzard is coming, and the people of Coventry who lived through the earlier blizzard are naturally apprehensive. But no one is prepared for what this blizzard will bring because with it comes the dead and those things who are chasing them.

    Snowblind was eerie and enthralling. I enjoyed the different ways people coped with the tragedy of the first blizzard and how that shaped them into the people who were able to battle the second. As a New Englander who has been through many a blizzard I can say that Golden captured the frightening feeling of being alone in the dark with only the sound of the falling snow to let you know that anything else exists. Great book.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Summer is the perfect time to read Snowblind, and preferably with people or a dog around.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    I liked this book. It was scary and mysterious and just a bit magical. The first part of the book details the losses of a number of people during a blizzard in a small town outside of Boston. The survivors are left wondering what caused their loved ones to walk out into the middle of blizzard never to return again.

    The second part of the book is twelve years after the first blizzard and the town is preparing for another blizzard. For those that were intimately touched by the losses of twelve years earlier, it is a stressful time. Memories and questions come flooding back and people start imagining they are seeing the ghosts of their loved ones.

    I really liked the suspense of the first blizzard. The buildup to the second blizzard was good. Golden has created a story with many different characters both from the first blizzard and the second blizzard and manages to keep them well defined throughout the book.

    I would definitely recommend this book to fans of Dean Koontz and Stephen King. Just don't read it during a blizzard!
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Want to read something scary? How about something scary and almost physical in its presentation? Snowblind is what you want. A winter storm twelve years earlier took the lives of a number of people in a small town and left survivors guilt ridden and witnesses questioning their sanity. Now another killer storm is on its way and things are getting weird again. The dead are making phone calls. Children seem... different. This story moves slowly at first but then takes off and packs a punch of pure ice. You can literally feel the winter cold and icy fear emanating from the pages. This book is coming out in January 2014. What perfect timing.