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The Keep

The Adversary Cycle, Book 1
Narrated by: Ralph Lister
Series: The Adversary Cycle, Book 1
Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
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The Keep is the first book in the Adversary Cycle from best-selling author F. Paul Wilson

"Something is murdering my men."  

Thus reads the message received from a Nazi commander stationed in a small castle high in the remote Transylvanian Alps. Invisible and silent, the enemy selects one victim per night, leaving the bloodless and mutilated corpses behind to terrify its future victims.  

When an elite SS extermination squad is dispatched to solve the problem, the men find something that's both powerful and terrifying. Panicked, the Nazis bring in a local expert on folklore - who just happens to be Jewish - to shed some light on the mysterious happenings. And unbeknownst to anyone, there is another visitor on his way - a man who awoke from a nightmare and immediately set out to meet his destiny.  

The battle has begun: On one side, the ultimate evil created by man, and on the other...the unthinkable, unstoppable, unknowing terror that man has inevitably awakened. 

©1981 F. Paul Wilson (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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The original text that inspired a cult movie

I've only recently become aware that the movie of the same name had its origins in an original book. With its killer soundtrack and star cast in my mind, I listened to this telling of the novel with enthusiasm, The author writes in a style that I find easy to capture and the narrator gave some great voice to the characters. While I started to have some misgivings that the book was a modern recounting of the vampire legend of Vlad Tepes and his familiar Renfield, it soon turned into something a bit different. I don't think this book if for any specific audience, though I think maybe horror fans might get something out of it. I enjoyed it regardless, and there's nothing something satisfying about a bit of supernatural Nazi-bashing!

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  • RANDALL A HUNSAKER
  • 17-07-2020

F Paul Wilson’s The Keep

Finally, after almost 40 years, this awesome book is a available on Audible! It’s a fantastic book that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to everyone. Hope you enjoy it too.

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  • Garrett Jax
  • 11-07-2020

FINALLY !!!

Great work from F. Paul Wilson to get two of the missing books (Adversary cycle) released on Audible. Forget the movie, this is the real story, and it's fantastic! Cheers!

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  • Shieldslinger
  • 22-07-2020

At long last, The classic horror novel on Audible

One of the great horror novels of the latter half of the 20th Century, F Paul Wilson's "The Keep" is also the beginning of The Adversary Cycle; this edge of your seat thriller is finally in audio book format. Quality narration brings to life this tale of German troops during WWII trapped in a haunted castle in Romania. As the body count rises, so does the tension, but there's more at work than the reader initially believes. This is one that will be listened to time and again.

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  • Pat
  • 01-09-2020

Wasn't too sure at first...

So glad I stuck with it for a little while, turned out to be a great read.

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  • Sweetppp
  • 21-09-2020

Scary and Well Written

Pleasantly pleased. Hope Wilson will be a new horror author i can depend on for more well written horror. Got a bit tired of Magdas whining but overall, a very good book with a few scares.

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  • Alix Landriault
  • 14-09-2020

Standard horror, lacks character development tho

I liked the setting the most because I could visualize it from the movie somewhat. Obviously the movie is like a remembrance of the book after a traumatic brain injury, but it’s visuals were cool. Anyways... the characters lacked depth — very one dimensional, but a standard horror story nonetheless. Some crap elements thrown in at the end — blacksmithing dwarves, really? Plot-wise it fell apart at the end as well. The narrator was enjoyable though and really brought the German officers out the best.

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  • Shaylah
  • 24-07-2020

Loved it

love it, awesome narrative easy tone to keep your attention and follow story line, thanks.love it,

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  • Kraetah
  • 14-10-2020

Highly Enjoyable.........and creepy

I couldn't get enough of this book. The narrator does an excellent job and kept me hooked from start to finish. At various times throughout my hair was standing on end at the levels of creepiness throughout the story. Thumbs up from me and I've added the second book to my wish list.