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Games 1: New Year

Games, Book 1
Narrated by: Ronald Young
Series: Games, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins

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After being abducted on the New Year, Sara, Angel, and Amanda are forced by a masked stranger to play games. Losing the game or breaking the rules results in punishments. Painful punishments, either inflicted to oneself or by their friends. The masked stranger tells them there will only be one winner, and the prize is life.

Warning: 18+. Not for kids. This is a violent book. It starts out with a little bit of gore, and ends with a whole bunch of gore.

©2020 Sharon Cheatham (P)2020 Sharon Cheatham

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  • dtamayob
  • 20-07-2020

As sick and gory as one of my fav movies, Hostel

If you love psychological horror that knows no bounds when it comes to gore, [author:sea-caummisar]'s books might just be what you're looking for. In the first installment of Games, three girl friends are abducted after a night of NYE partying and forced into disturbing a kill-or-be-killed game. May the most cutthroat girl survive, literally. This game is orchestrated by a patient and deranged man, and it turns out --spoiler removed--. Winner takes all, but even then, can she handle it? "The lies were easy. Faking emotion wasn't." As for the narrator of this Audible version, Ronald Young offers a strong voice and no distracting mouth sounds, but also no inflection or differentiation between characters whatsoever. He is not an actor, just a reader. You kind of get the feeling you're sitting around a campfire while he reads aloud a creepy story, but you wish he'd read it through first, so he could enhance the story, not just relate it. The point of view switches around without warning, often within the same paragraph, which is disorienting. In a longer book, this might settle into something useful, but at only 3 hours for this audiobook, there wasn't time to adjust. My nitpicking aside, this is a solid read for the horror genre, right up there with one of my favorite movies, Hostel. I will definitely continue the series, though I may read the Kindle version just because I didn't connect well with the audiobook narrator. I was given this free copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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  • RJ
  • 24-06-2020

Disturbing!

I cannot support literature such as this. This is not horror as far as I’m concerned. I don’t experience pleasure at torturing, maiming, and murdering human beings. I understand the emotion of finding pleasure in fright, but this is different. This is experiencing pleasure from another’s pain and misery. Does it go even deeper? Does one derive pleasure over controlling another, similar to a rapist? This is beyond me, I am no psychologist, but this type of entertainment cannot be healthy. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Travis Davis
  • 20-06-2020

Great beginning to a horrific story!

Wow what a fantastic set up fro a truly great and demented story that is sure to cause some distress! Sea Caummisar really sets up an extremely interesting and violent story that is so To please. The narration at first was jarring in the sense that the narrator didn’t seem to match the intense style of the story but by the midway point I enjoyed his performance. All in all definitely a great audiobook worth your time.