Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Series: Audrey Rose #1
Published by Valancourt Books on 21 August 2017
Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
Source: Narrator, Submitted
The Templeton family's peaceful lives are plunged into chaos when their young daughter, Ivy, begins to be stalked by a strange man who believes their daughter is the reincarnation of his daughter, Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car crash. Frank De Felitta's Audrey Rose (1975) was one of the best-selling horror novels of the decade, selling over 3.5 million copies, and it remains a chilling classic of modern horror.
©1975, 2017 Frank De Felitta (P)2017 Valancourt Books, LLC
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Audrey Rose is a serious and well written story about a small child who died in a fiery crash and has come back reincarnated as Ivy Templeton. Audrey father, Elliot Hoover has spent years learning about reincarnation and Hinduism and more to find peace and determine if a psychic’s words that Audrey is alive and well, living in New York is true.
Hoover becomes a weird stalker type trying to convince the Templeton’s that he needs to be in Ivy’s life as she is his Audrey Rose. As good parents, the Templeton’s try to stop Hoover but ultimately during the court case, psychiatrists are called in and there discover the truth – the horrifying truth.
As a parent whose son was born within minutes of the Space Shuttle exploding in 1986 (I was grateful he was born first!), I understand the fears that parents can experience. Frank De Felitta plays on those fears and many more. Detailed descriptions of the painful and terrifying death of Audrey and the melting ceremony at the boarding school with Ivy – I know my heart came near to stopping several times!
Although written in 1975, Felitta knows the fears of parents well and plays those fears and emotions to perfection. The narrator, Matt Godfrey performed the story well. His “Hoover” voice was adequately creepy and his “Mr. Templeton’s” voice was perfect as the father.
I enjoyed the book – Ok, enjoy is not quite the word; I was terrified, creeped out and sitting on pins and needles until the end – so, … yes … I enjoyed the book! The fears of parents don’t really change over time so although written in 1975 the fears of parents are very similar then and now. This is a timeless book!
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