Audiobook review of The Devil Crept In

Posted March 2, 2017 by Stormi in Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews / 9 Comments

Audiobook review of The Devil Crept In

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn
Length: 11 hours
Genres: Horror
Published by Gallery Books on February 7th 2017
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: Eric Michael Summerer
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An unforgettable horror novel from bestselling sensation Ania Ahlborn—hailed as a writer of “some of the most promising horror I’ve encountered in years” (New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire)—in which a small-town boy investigates the mysterious disappearance of his cousin and uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden for years.
Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They’re well aware that the first forty-eight hours are critical and after that, the odds usually point to a worst-case scenario. And despite Stevie Clark’s youth, he knows that, too; he’s seen the cop shows. He knows what each ticking moment may mean for Jude, his cousin and best friend.
That, and there was that boy, Max Larsen...the one from years ago, found dead after also disappearing under mysterious circumstances. And then there were the animals: pets gone missing out of yards. For years, the residents of Deer Valley have murmured about these unsolved crimes…and that a killer may still be lurking around their quiet town. Now, fear is reborn—and for Stevie, who is determined to find out what really happened to Jude, the awful truth may be too horrifying to imagine.

Also by this author: Brother


Here is what I thought

This is my first book by this author so I had no idea what I was getting into, and it was creepy and weird but not really all that scary.

The story is from the POV of a young boy who is a little bit on the strange side, he has some problems and everyone calls him mental. He loves watching cop shows and his only friend isn’t really a friend but a cousin who isn’t really all that nice to him.

One day his friend goes missing and Steve knows from all the cop shows that it’s important to find him within the first couple of days or things could get bad. He wants to help find him but his mother won’t let him, then one day Jude comes back but he isn’t the same.

There is also another POV that it switches too and that is a woman named Rose who lives in the woods and about her strange son.

Steve sort of drove me crazy with his weird speech and repetitive talk, I was kind of like his brother Duncan, talk but don’t do that repetitive speak. He was just strange so sometimes it was easy to see why nobody would believe him when he kept trying to tell them about Jude being different.

Overall, it was an interesting story and it was a bit creepy but I think I was hoping it would be a bit more creepy than it was. It’s definitely worth trying if you like the author or horror books.

Recommend if you like

If you like creepy stories, horror, weird MC’s and those stories about something in the woods.

Author Bio

Born in Ciechanow Poland, Ania has always been drawn to the darker, mysterious, and sometimes morbid sides of life. Her earliest childhood memory is of crawling through a hole in the chain link fence that separated her family home from the large wooded cemetery next door. She’d spend hours among the headstones, breaking up bouquets of silk flowers so that everyone had their equal share.

The author of nine novels, Ania’s books have been lauded by the likes of Publisher’s Weekly, The New York Daily News, and The New York Times. Some titles have been optioned for film.

Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ania currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

The Narrator

Eric Michael Summerer did a great job narrating this, he really did great with the repetitive talk that the young boy did.

Audio rating: 4

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9 responses to “Audiobook review of The Devil Crept In

  1. I think this one may not be for me. I like something in the woods but the strange MCs and the horror sounds just a little to far out of my comfort zone right now. I do like the sound of the narrator though. Repetitive dialogue is hard to not sound flat while reading but it sounds like he did a great job. Glad that overall you enjoyed it.

  2. Is there something with animal maltreatment in this book. I think I saw it mentioned on someone’s blog and I was just wanting someone to shoot me the truth about it and know I could trust you. I can read that type of stuff but like to be prepared. Then again, I could be thinking of the wrong book.

    • Stormi

      Well, it’s more like the thing in the woods eats them. 🙁 So yeah it has that kind of stuff, I never think to mention that type of thing.

  3. I wonder if this would be better read on a dark night in winter. I like the creepy sound of it but am not 100% convinced it’s for me.

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