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He went on the road expecting the worst of America, but what if the worst of America was also in him? This is the unsettling story of a man in a midlife crisis and his unexpected awakening, by award-winning writer Emily Raboteau.

Poison-tongued film critic Reginald Wright is known for his creative insults and intolerance for the garbage culture, insufferable rudeness, and thoughtless racism of predictably common people. Now, against his better judgment, and with a marriage in crisis, he’s attempting a getaway in the Poconos that quickly fulfills his every low expectation. In fact, it’s becoming a nightmare. And that’s just what Reginald needs to wake up.

Emily Raboteau’s The Tangled Woods is part of Dark Corners, a collection of seven heart-stopping short stories by bestselling authors who give you so many new reasons to be afraid. Each story can be read in a single sitting. Or, if you have the nerve, you can listen all by yourself in the dark.

©2018 Emily Raboteau (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Dawn K.
  • 10-10-2018

Cliche and just bad

Written by someone trying to hard. Bad story all around. Not to mention the totally unlikable, irredeemable main character.

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  • Cajun yankee
  • 09-10-2018

Terrible!

I only listened to this all the way thru just to give it a fair chance. The plot is non existent and the characters horrible clichés. I have enjoyed most of the dark corners series but this was a total bomb. It was not frightening or suspenseful in the least and the only scary thing about it is that fact it ever made it past an editor.

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  • Ryan Mcafee
  • 02-10-2020

Absolutely horrible

I normally don’t write reviews but for this one I’ll make a exception. I could not even get past the first chapter, if I wanted to hear a author’s opinion about politics then I would specifically look for a book on that subject. The author pushes her opinions on the reader/listener. I’m looking to get away from the drama of the real world.

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  • Richard
  • 11-12-2018

Piece of c**p book

If you think all cops, guns, and white people are bad, then this is the book for you! Just one cliche after another. Immediately after crossing the border from NY to PA, the family gets cut off by someone. Of course it's someone in a pickup w/ a 'make America great again' bumper sticker, because those are the only types of people that act this way, right? They then get pulled over for speeding (racing another driver and weaving in and out of traffic) and the 7 year son starts crying because he's afraid his father will be shot by the big bad policeman. When the officer is the most friendly and kind person you can meet (and lets them off w/ not even a warning), the family still thinks there's some ulterior motive.
The author clearly has issues and is projecting them onto her characters. I listened to about 25 minutes of this mess of a book and deleted it. Worst book I have ever tried to listen to.

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  • little-debbie
  • 26-02-2021

Great Audio book

I was lucky enough to have gotten a free audio book code from the Scare Street. Great audio book.

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  • Heather
  • 18-02-2021

Free for a reason

Thank whatever divine entity above that amazon isn’t charging us all (yet) for the download of these wastes of time. So far I haven’t found an Amazon original yet that is any good.

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  • Kristy Bray
  • 11-02-2021

Couldn’t even finish it, only got a few minutes in...

...before I got so fed up with the constant negative comments of the MC switching back and forth between being RACIST, Depressed, secretly hating his family and ANTI-TRUMP. It’s everything I hate all in one. The last thing I want to do in my unwind time is to get all riled up. Putting this author on my list of do not read/listen.

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  • Darrell Conner
  • 27-12-2020

Propaganda

I’m used to writers pushing their agendas but this is ridiculous. Perhaps it will appeal to those who feed on this kind of nonsense.

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  • MK
  • 13-12-2020

Small hiccups but good

If I had allowed, what I believe to have been comments from fragile readers who are not from any minority class, then I would have missed out on a decent story that was an interesting read and somewhat thought provoking. Granted I can see why some readers found it to be jumpy without a “plot”, but I would argue that the plot was subtle. Not as refined as “Friday Black” by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, but the elements were there and made it an enjoyable short story.

There were two hiccups in the post editing, that were a bit off putting, but this was not the fault of the author nor the narrator. I don’t feel like it took anything away from the story. If you are a reader with a mind of your own I would encourage you to give this short story a try. And if you are a reader who liked “Friday Black”, Netflix’s “Black Mirror”, or Liquid TV from early MTV then you would enjoy this little read. A pallet cleanser in-between heavy novels.

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  • Margaret M. Albano
  • 27-11-2020

horrible.

I could even make it halfway through an hour long story, it's really that bad.

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