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Publisher's Summary

The thrill of a sleepover becomes sheer terror as kids voice their greatest fears into existence in this cheeky, vividly cinematic tale by bestselling author Edgar Cantero. Lights out.

It’s bad enough that its venom-dripping chelicerae can slice through flesh like warm butter. Worse? It’s right there under the bunk. It’s a fact now. To make it through the night, the children must obey the rules: don’t get out of bed, stay out of the shadows, and don’t wake the beast. But as the threats multiply, so do the rules of survival. And with the safety of dawn still hours away, the fun is just beginning.

Edgar Cantero’s There’s a Giant Trapdoor Spider under Your Bed 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 Edgar Cantero (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Not good.

I found this an absolute chore to get through. The story wasn’t good, for starters. The dialogue between the kids being ridiculous would be a very close second. And then the person narrating the story for the audio book was dreadful—made everyone sound like idiots.

Very relieved to have finished it, and saddened it didn’t get better as the story went further.

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  • gcgart79
  • 27-09-2018

ruined by narrator

This story seemed good but I couldn't finish it because of the horrible narrator! I keep coming across books I wanna listen to but they are narrated by this woman who is one of the worst I've ever heard. Her normal reading voice is very annoying and robotic and the character voices she does are absolutely ridiculous.

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  • Deanna
  • 15-05-2020

Worst in the series

Thank goodness a short story because I was so bored, I didn't think I could finish. Cheap Harry Potter knockoff where they had to push in the gay teen boy who confesses his love for his best buddy

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  • myswtghst
  • 10-12-2019

Disappointing

As someone who really enjoyed Edgar Cantero's "Meddling Kids", and horror in general, I was excited for this collection and this story in particular. Unfortunately, it was a letdown. The performance left a lot to be desired, and the story wasn't terribly well executed. You're dumped into the story with almost no context, and while the premise is moderately clever, the author does it no favors by leaning way too heavily on pop culture references in place of actual storytelling.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-03-2019

Do NOT listen to this..

The entire time I was hoping it would get better. Do not waste your time with this story. The story isn't good and neither is the narration.

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  • Amazon customer
  • 09-02-2019

Fair story, awful narration

This is a very disappointing story and an awful performance by narrator Amy Landon. The story is based on a somewhat clever premise - involving real-world manifestation of imaginary terrors - that is poorly executed by the author.

While a skilled narrator can often make a middling story enjoyable, Ms. Landon is laughably bad when attempting to differentiate characters through changing her voice tone. Her attempts at male voices are particularly terrible and cringe-inducing. Sadly, this has been a common theme in every audiobook presentation I have ever heard narrated by Ms. Landon and she is now on my "do not purchase" list for audiobook readers.

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  • Michelle
  • 29-10-2018

I'm not 10 years old

This is a story told by two young boys and it sounds like it too. Its like saying the floor is hot lava and then play like it really is. It's like you asked a 10 year old to make up a story on the spot and he does. it's AWEFUL!

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  • Bradley S
  • 12-10-2018

Not scary and All over the place.

Whattttttt did I just listen to?? First of all, the narrator of this audiobook sounded like she was a surfer dude, not adolescent boys having a sleepover. They also both sounded exactly the same.

Second of all, I actually have no clue how old these kids were—that’s never discussed. But their imaginations make it seem like they are 8 or 9. I can’t believe a preteen or older would make up a “giant trap door spider under the bed” and actually believe it enough to have an adventure with your best friend during a sleepover.

It reminded me of one giant game of “hot lava” —the game I used to play when I was younger—when you couldn’t touch the ground and if you did, you lost/got burned.

Third of all, WHY ALL THE HARRY POTTER COMMENTS!?! What did HP have to do with this novella? Like, I’m a huge HP fan, but I felt like it was used in the novella to gain some attention/popularity. So weird.

Finally, I gave it two stars because it does represent the LGBTQ+ community at the end and I support that!

Overall, horrible book. So boring. All over the place. Juvenile. And not scary AT ALL!

Free on Amazon Prime.

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  • Robert R. Clarke
  • 14-01-2022

THIS BOOK TOLD ME WHAT I NEEDED TO KNOW.

This is not what this is, a book for keeps. It is a race against time and space.

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  • 09-01-2022

Great story with one major flaw

It’s always difficult for adult writers writing about child protagonist. In this story, the pre-adolescent kids sound like erudite adults. Granted they like to read and they have a great imagination, but I feel it’s unrealistic the vocabulary the writer has given these children. Than that, very very entertaining story. I laughed so hard I almost spit out my coffee during certain scenes.

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  • Enrique Dominguez
  • 21-10-2021

Fun time but a little distraction

Fun story that has a simple layout yet stays effective in its delivery. You get a feeling how the story will play out but the journey to get there is entertaining. The main gripe I have is with a choice the narrator made.

She has a specific idea of what a teen boy's voice sounds like and it's a bit distracting. Some of the dialog between the boys feels off. You can tell there should be some weight or importance in certain interactions but instead all you get is this confused surfer teen. It's odd and threw me off. Narrator was good with the other characters and the general narrating though.

Overall a fun quick story. Would recommend.

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  • Matthew Lee
  • 03-01-2021

childish fun

It reminded me of the powerful imaginations we had as children.
I listened to this book first and thought the whole series was going to be for kids. However, after listening to Hanna beast I realised the audience is more mature but this definitely felt more geared towards a much younger listener.
For £0.77 it was worth it thou. 😁 And there are even some subtitles to encourage acceptance in children, without any song and dance announcements .😁

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