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Over The Bridge [Kindle Edition]

Randy Noble
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Nathan, forced to hide in his backyard in the dead of night, gets a disturbing phone call from a stranger. Now, before time runs out, Nathan will discover if his once honed instincts will keep him alive or take him to the brink of the impossible and a fear he thought he conquered.

NOTE: this is a short story


Product Details

  • File Size: 97 KB
  • Print Length: 21 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LGTOEM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,865 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very nice mixture of terror and fantasy May 24, 2011
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"Over the Bridge" was exactly what I thought it was going to be: a thriller with a slight supernatural element that made it very intriguing. It isn't the best horror story ever, but it can definitely give you a few chills and make you get into the story.

Story - A paranoid rich man (Nathan) is chased from his home by a noise in the night. After fleeing to the woods, he receives a call from a mysterious stranger warning him of the bridge located on his property. Nathan is told that he must quickly destroy the bridge before it brings death to him and many other people.

Writing Style - The story was very fast-paced and adrenaline-laced. It would be very hard to put this story down after starting it, because it draws you in from the beginning and doesn't let go. I really enjoyed the thrilling supernatural effect that the book gives off. There were a few typos to be found, but they weren't anything major. The ending isn't very definite and leaves a bit to be desired, but considering it's a such a quick read, it's a forgivable issue. There could have been a bit more character or setting development given to improve the overall story, as well, but it's really, for the most part, an excellent horror adventure.

Overall - I would definitely recommend this story to those who love a chilling supernatural tale filled with a lot of action throughout the story. There were a few things that could have been better about the story, but all in all, I really enjoyed this story.

Warnings - Terror, Language
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This story had some interesting elements to it. I enjoyed the premise mixed in with some action. What I found unbelievable was that this guy had built an underground labyrinth to escape. This guy seemed to have an answer to any problem which takes away from the suspense. James Bond doesn't even have all these weapons and gadgets. I do respect the ending. As disappointing as it is as a reader, the character the author created fits the ending. I can accept how realistic a human who has made a career out of being ruthless and merciless would just simply walk away. I do believe this would make an excellent novel if the resources the main character had were scaled back. Not bad for a free download.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Outline That Could be a Full Novel June 16, 2011
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If you think about a short story, the author has to be pretty good to capture your imagination and get you involved with either the characters or plot due to the limited of nature of words he or she has with these parameters. Randy Noble does a good job of that, as I found myself able to quickly get into it and realized my heart rate increased a little bit as the action heated up. Noble has a nice writing style and this is a nice quick read, say for about 10 minutes, where you can read something good over your lunch break.

About the only "to be improved" comment I have is the ending was rather abrupt and left me wanting more - either as a full-length novel or a continuation of the short story.

I'm going to be looking for more from Mr. Noble!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Buildup, No Payoff June 1, 2011
By JDora
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This was actually a pretty well written little story, but something about it almost has the ring of self-insertionist fan-fiction. It has a great premise; a man is woken in the middle of the night by a strange sound in his house, flees thinking there's an intruder, and receives a call on his cellphone claiming he has less than two hours to destroy a bridge on his property (a bridge that goes nowhere and sits over solid ground) before... something... happens. Unfortunately, the complete lack of any sort of explanation combined with the way the latter half turns into one big ridiculous chase/over-the-top silly "action movie" sequence complete with disappointing non-ending really cheapens what was an otherwise excellent premise with an interesting protagonist. There needed to be greater buildup, less heavy weaponry and explosions, and more tension beyond "this is a bridge, it's kind of making this guy feel weird, which is creepy, I guess". I sort of felt it would have been better without the generic monsters, too. Has tons of potential and the author definitely has talent, but Over the Bridge doesn't quite transport you to anything approaching fear just yet.
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4.0 out of 5 stars carazy tale July 31, 2013
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Over the bridge is a fantastic tale, a crazy one, pretty written, but could be better.
I recommend this story to people who loves supernatural tales, is a good story for free.
I enjoyed reading, but while I said before, it could be better.
Some of the other reviews said that wanted a longer story but I think that it`s enoygh, I have read a lot of short stories and is a different concept reading like this, is not better or worse if the story is a short one or a large one, is only different.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hogg huh July 18, 2013
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This was ok I just wanted it to be longer it was only about 50 or dome pages and stuff
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By LMS22
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It was an interesting short story with a sci-fi twist. I just wish that the author would have told us what the creatures were. Maybe a sequel? I will keep an eye out for more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good April 11, 2013
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Would've been better if the ending was more detailed- what became of him?? Other than that, the book is a fantastic read
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Mine
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Published 19 months ago by A
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Pretty short but awesome. It read like a movie in my head and was an entertaining :) Some short stories leave you wanting more, but this was perfect.
Published 20 months ago by J. Motlagh
5.0 out of 5 stars Still thinking about it
This story was fabulous! For a short story to pack in so much character developement, suspense and plot lines is a wonderful thing to read!
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but short!
Great story but I want more! What happens next! Worth a read especially since it was FREE! Download it and see for yourself.
Published 23 months ago by Penny Gray
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read and fast paced
For a short story it packed a good punch. The story is unique and well written. I'm not sure how anyone could fault the writer or the story. Read more
Published 23 months ago by tinman
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED this
I ttally straightly loved this book. It was very fun and short. i didnt take anything but i like it still. Worth the money obviously.
Published on July 4, 2012 by Robert
2.0 out of 5 stars Deus Ex Machina - writ large
Unfortuntely this story had so many contrived conveniences and unanswered plot points. The man has a fortress he has erected due to his work. And he works from home. Read more
Published on June 3, 2012 by Christine Staeven
3.0 out of 5 stars How Was the Phone Call Possible? Who Were All the Screaming People?...
This is about a ten to twelve minute short story that goes nowhere and doesn't answer any of the questions that arise along the way. Read more
Published on April 7, 2012 by James N Simpson
2.0 out of 5 stars Too little meaning
"Oh no, the demons are here!" is one of the most commonly written short stories in horror. Demons are scary. Read more
Published on August 10, 2011 by morehumanthanhuman
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More About the Author

I am an author of fiction short stories and novels.

My stories fall under, if I had to pick just one, the horror genre, but I also like to think they are thrillers, action, science fiction, and just all around entertaining. In short, I think they kick butt, but you be the judge.

On a personal level, I am a programmer/analyst by day (I had to do something to bring in the bacon while I try to build a career as a writer), and a writer in my spare time. I live in a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada, with my fiancee, Terri, and our dog, Murphy (the body of a Dalmatian and the head of a beagle -- cute as hell).

My interest in writing comes from a childhood filled with imagination and a love for movies. I actually wrote a couple screenplays quite a few years ago, but nothing I care to do anything with these days. They would probably need a lot of work. It was my intention to get into film, but I came to realize that it was the creation of stories where my passion gets fired up. I love it. And I can't say that about my day job. I think my stories will almost always cross genres, because that's just how they develop from when I first come up with an idea or situation. My goal in any story is to entertain, but in a sensible, believable way, as believable as I can make a far-out-there story.

With a short story, I can just go from a situation, creating the characters and plot as I go, which I respect about Stephen King. When I first read Misery and you see the way the main character writes (no notes, character development, or outline), I thought how can anybody write that way? And then I read Stephen King's On Writing, and it not only surprised me how he approaches writing but my respect for him grew quite a bit. So, I approach my short stories with this method, but not with a novel. With a novel, my mind takes over and I play out scenarios in my head, like a movie, and eventually have to formulate an outline of sorts so I know how it will play out. Things change, of course, as you're writing, and characters control how things go, but I follow a basic outline to get me through the story. I found this worked well for me, with Surviving The Theseus.

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