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Crota

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Narrated by: Heath Kizzier
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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It is called Crota...and it has awakened. Sheriff Skip Harding is called out to investigate a double homicide unlike any he has seen before. The bodies have been torn to pieces in the woods. Some think it's a bear. But others whisper something different. "It is the Crota," they say, - the great beast of Native American legend that one day will reawaken. Now that day has arrived.
©1996 Owl Goingback (P)2004 Books in Motion

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  • Evelyn
  • 20-12-2011

Amazing story!

What did you love best about Crota?

The whole story keeps you in suspence. Mr. Goingback's imagination is incredible...

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, with all the mystery and killing. It was unpredictable.

Have you listened to any of Heath Kizzier’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I loved his voice very clear, pleasant and sexy too.

If you could rename Crota, what would you call it?

I wouldn't dare.

Any additional comments?

I wish that Mr. Goingback would write more books like this one. I have all of his books. I enjoyed each and one of them.

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  • Kate
  • 20-03-2011

Try this you want something dark and different

I really enjoyed this one and was scared at several points ... enough that the soles of my feet broke out in a sweat. For me, this was a new and original retelling of the age old struggles of good against evil. Owl Goingback is a capable storyteller. Clearly he deserved winning the Bram Stoker Award for this one. It is not a perfect story but the best ones rarely are. Gotta go ... time to purchase the others books by Owl Goingback and maybe a really nice hardcover edition of this one.

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  • Nathan
  • 11-11-2010

Really good!

This is a good scary monster book. It is fast paced and is really enjoyable. The cops getting handled had me a little tense at one point. This is a good book for anyone that enjoys man vs monster stories. Its well written and the narrator did a good job as well. Would recommend.

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  • ANN E CAMPBELL
  • 02-03-2008

Good!

I've been a horror fan for 25 years (my mom took me to see my first horror movie, jaws, at age 6). This is the first book, in a long time, that had me scared in the first chapter. Thank you! Owl Goingback, for a fabulous listen!

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  • Sweetppp
  • 13-05-2011

Well written story that belongs in the Horror Genr

Great story!!! This was the first of Mr Goingback's books I read. All '5'? of his works are great. Now Mr. Goingback, it's time for you to start writing again! Your readers are waiting!!

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  • M. Tetzner
  • 28-04-2008

crota - it's okay

I am not going to say that this is a hidden gem or anyting - far from it.
When I read this one other review here, I must admit that one pushed me over the edge. You know, the girl that says she's been into the horror-genre for 25 years and this one finally scared here.
As expected, nothing here scared me, but I don't know about you: do you ever really get scared, literally?
Having said that, considering the many terrible reviews the book got at amazon (among some good ones), this was decent. Nothing special. But not bad, either. If I was to truly recommend someting, though, I'd say "the killer's wife", which I finished today.

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  • Kevin
  • 29-11-2008

Dean Koontz meets Tony Hillerman

The literary elite might find faults with this work but I found it to be a very good story. It is an intersting combination of Native American lore and modern day mystery. If you enjoy either Koontz or Hillerman you will enjoy this one. I look forward to more of this authors work.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-02-2020

Great Listen!

I so enjoyed listening to this book. Owl Goingback is not only a superb writer, but a superb storyteller. His knowledge and handling of Native American lore and mythology is spot-on, and the story of this particular legend is gripping and terrifying! If you like mythology and horror, characters the reader can relate to, twists, turns, and heart-racing action with plenty of scares, this book is for you. The narrator was great, too. Pacing and characterization was so good that he painted a vivid picture for me of the characters just with his voice. I highly recommend CROTA, and I look forward to listening/reading more of Mr. Goingback's work.

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  • Bill Horton
  • 10-11-2019

meh!

it's an ok horror novel. very good narration but it didn't live up to its reviews.

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  • Hunnee
  • 11-10-2014

Pretty good

This was a pretty good monster tail. I really enjoyed it. It was fast pace and well thought out.

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  • AJ, Preston
  • 04-01-2012

Gripping thriller

From the first few minutes I was hooked and I listened through to the very end (until 3.20am!). Great audio book, definitely worth getting.

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  • Jocasta
  • 26-08-2018

I enjoyed it,

I really enjoyed it I totally recommend to any horror fans, an easy listening and really great visuals x