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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 2 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: February 1, 2011
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004LQ6MCY
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But quickly things take several turns in different directions to lead you into one heart stopping, can't believe what is happening tale after another.
People somehow get sent to stay at a bread and Breakfast inn with some very strange staff members; all sons of a woman who had taken a very bad medicine Thalidomide will she was pregnant.
This particular medicine had a habit of harming the unborn fetus into monsters; misshapen, mentally retarded creatures that had no idea what was right or wrong. a
Elinor Roosevelt (the mother of countless of these poor creatures) kills some outright; and uses others for cruel attempts to keep her brood alive.
The family destroyed more than 500 people in various sadistic methods to stay alive. .Enter the ones who fight back and refuse to give in to the many attempts to kill them.
As more of the monsters are introduced into the plot it gets more horrifying and demented. How. Will the heroes survive? Can any of this be real, will the horrific and deadly monsters win in the end?
Jack Kilborn will.not let you rest till the; and then you may not be able to. Read this tale to the end if you are brave enough
Endurance is about a little, creepy bed and breakfast in the middle of nowhere. Every year a bunch of female athletes come to compete in a triathlon, but not everyone makes it to the event. Seems the hotel they booked rooms for is magically booked up and the only place to stay is at the Rushmore Inn.
The books starts off with one lady and a bit of what happens to her when she is forced to spend the night there. Then we cut to a year later when a new batch of athletes comes to town. You have a great group of people who have to deal with a whole host of terrifying situations. I mean really, I don't know how some of them made it, or made it as long as they did. One thing is for certain, you will check in but you might not check out.
The proprietor of the Rushmore Inn is...she is something. Her and her family have royal blood and she is obsessed with the Presidents. The images the author creates? They are fantastically horrifying. I love this stuff. It is all about the pain and suffering and just worse than the worst case scenario you could come up with. I tell you what, this story is fantastic. I loved every minute of it. I loved how we got all the different point of views, the runners, the reporter guy, the family, glimpses of what happened to the girl from the beginning, all of it. This book is so great, but you really have to want this kind of read. If you are squeamish it might not be for you. Or it might give you nightmares. For real. It was so much fun!!!
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland
But, I digress.
The plot twists in Endurance are brutal. The characters are entirely too real, some too likeable for Konrath to do them this way, but he does! Then, if you survive the tension and terror, you get to the unexpected ending. The ending makes you want to hate the author a little. And it makes you want to get clean. And find mind bleach.
Not for the squeamish.
My biggest dissappointment in the book was the lack of proof reading. While it wasn't terrible, there were many points in the book where a letter was forgot, he/she was mixed up, or the wrong word used entirely. While it didn't happen often enough to warrant me giving up on the book, it did warrant a loss in a star rating. NOTE TO SELF PUBLISHERS: if you need someone to proofread your book, send it my way. I'd be more than happy to to do it, free of charge. I read 3-4 books a week.
Besides that, the book was quite intriguing. It didn't stick to a lot of normal cliche's and left you wondering what was going to happen next. The transition between stories as the intense moments were coming to a close was done in a perfect way. Kudos to the author.
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It's just that simple. At times I thought I should put it down, but just couldn't.Read more