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"We’d been in the house two weeks when Tommy pulled the first bones from the garden".

When Cassie Baker buys the house on Cedar Street, it’s partly because it reminds her of the house she grew up in in the ‘80s. It reminds her of happier times, when her Mom was still alive, before the cancer had taken her. It seems like the perfect place to raise her baby boy, Sam.

That is, until a friend unearths the remains of a dog, buried in a shallow grave in the backyard.

After the bones come the cockroaches...

The Cockroach King is a new novella written by Andrew Cull, the award-winning author of Remains and Bones.

©2020 Andrew Cull (P)2021 Fireside Horror

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  • bownz
  • 07-07-2021

just wonderful

This is the best thing I've listened to in a long time.If you like to be scared this is the book for you. This is very well written, she takes a bug that everyone hates and turns it into something to fear. The narrator is wonderful. She really captures the emotions of the characters.I love horror books and this one scared me out of my mind.I don't think I could have listened to this at night or with the lights off.

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  • Deedra
  • 01-08-2021

The Cockroach King

This was a very good book.Barbara Henslee was a fine narrator.The story,A mom with a baby moves into her dream house and finds cockroaches.She hires an extermenator,but that isn't how you deal with THESE cockroaches.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • kixfan
  • 29-07-2021

Decent story

This was a pretty good but short creature feature story about a giant cockroach and his little "soldiers". It was a good story with a bit of a goosebumps kind of vibe. The story itself was good but I wasn't a huge fan of performance. The narrator tried really hard but just couldn't quite get the feel right for me. Her voicing of the child was overly loud and bordered on annoying. Same with the giant roach saying feed. Overall a good story and I'm glad I got to listen to it.

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  • JM
  • 17-07-2021

Good Listen

Was an interesting listen, nothing too scary, or anything like that , but was still a good read. Barbara Henslee does well reading. Received a free review copy and this is my review.

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  • Nick
  • 06-07-2021

Amazing visualisation and descriptions

I was given a free copy of this for an honest review. I’ll never look at cockroaches the same way again. The way things are described by the author is brilliant and really adds to the atmosphere of the book. The suspense builds through the book and culminates in an explosive ending. Really happy with the ending of the book too. It wrapped everything up nicely

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