Narrator: Manuel Rose, Melissa Rose
Published by Self Published / Indie on 19 July 2018
Length: 3 hours, 24 minutes
Genres: Audio Drama, Horror, Mystery/Thriller, Suspense
Source: Publisher, Submitted
The Wellwoods are moving away from the chaos of the city and buying their first dream home in the country lands of upstate New York. Despite the odd behavior of the townsfolk and being the first visitors in several years of one house in particular, the Wellwoods can’t resist the lovely charms of the old colonial house and quickly make it their new home - that is, all except for their 12-year-old daughter, Samantha, who senses a malevolent presence in the house and wants nothing more than for her family to escape it!
For the Wellwoods, their beautiful country dream turns into a ghastly nightmare when Samantha and her father find an old music box in the attic that harbors a sinister secret that soon brings turmoil, death, and destruction to all occupants of the house. But all is not as it seems when the story unfolds....
©2018 Manuel Rose & Melissa Rose (P)2018 Manuel Rose & Melissa Rose
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A Murderer’s Music Box is a dramatic presentation of a horror/supernatural story that is interesting and has a surprise multiple twisted-ending. The sound effects were realistic, the music was haunting (in fact so much so that I cannot get it out of my head) and the dialog was solidly realistic.
Each character is fully developed, even Samantha has the annoying, entitled attitude done pat. The plot was believable as the Wellwoods find the home of their dreams at an affordable price but what they find inside … well, that is for you to discover. It reminds me of the old movies/books such as The Haunting of Hell House. Not everything is as it seems!
Personally, I do not normally enjoy dramatic presentations but this one was well done. The last twist in the ending left me thinking … what? But after thinking about it for a bit I realized how it happened, but it required me dwelling on it a short bit. I think this piece might need to transition a bit better.
The duo narration was good, their character voices were mostly distinct. Father, Manuel Rose and, his daughter, Melissa Rose performed the audiobook very well! The blood-curdling screams were very realistic!
If you enjoy dramatic presentations, and love hauntings/horror this is the book for you! You might need to leave the light on, for a bit … or longer.
There were no issues with the audio production or quality of this audiobook. It was well done.