Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich AudioBook Review

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Teeth In the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich

Released June 11, 2019

Dark Fiction  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon

Source:  Purchased With My Own $
A genre-bending epic horror-fantasy, inspired by the legend of Faust, that spans generations as an ancient evil is uncovered--perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Ransom Riggs.

Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil's Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations...

Sixteen-year-old photography enthusiast Zoey has been fascinated by the haunted, burnt-out ruins of Medwyn Mill House for as long as she can remember--so she and her best friend, Poulton, run away from home to explore them. But are they really alone in the house? And who will know if something goes wrong?

In 1851, seventeen-year-old Roan arrives at the Mill House as a ward--one of three, all with something to hide from their new guardian. When Roan learns that she is connected to an ancient secret, she must escape the house before she is trapped forever.

1583. Hermione, a new young bride, accompanies her husband to the wilds of North Wales where he plans to build the largest water mill and mansion in the area. But rumors of unholy rituals lead to a tragic occurrence and she will need all her strength to defeat it.

Three women, centuries apart, drawn together by one Unholy Pact. A pact made by a man who, more than a thousand years later, may still be watching...

This haunting and captivating mystery redefines the horror and fantasy space.

My 2 Cents For Free!

“You wield power no woman aught. You should be burned ALIVE!”

I listened to Teeth in the Mist on audio and the production is truly fantastic and creepy but I have also heard the paper version includes lots of little extras and artwork that you miss out on if listening only to the audio. As I’m a wee bit confused and feeling a little dazed after my listening, as if I just awoke from a fuzzy nightmare, I may go ahead and splurge for the hardcover and give it a reread and see if I can clarify some things or if I were meant to feel this way. Either way I don’t regret listening to this disturbing tale!

I don’t even know where to begin with this book. There’s a lot to it and words are failing me. There are three timelines but the book mainly focuses on two of them but know that the third is very, very important. Listening to the audio, I found myself getting tripped up in the timelines. There are two girls who make a treacherous trip up a mountain to a sinister looking and for sure haunted house and I kept mixing up who was who and who was with who and their backstories but that may just be me and my faulty brain or because it was on audio. Honestly, I don’t think this a book you can listen to while doing much else. It needs your 100% focus.

There are some great characters here, strong-willed girls with tempers and creative curses and painful backstories. I don’t want to go into the plot too much but when mentions of Faustus, spells, witches, ghosts, curses and the glowing red eyes of a black ram (who may or not be related to Black Phillip!) kept appearing I had no idea where this book was leading me but I sure as hell wanted to follow it anywhere. If you’re a person who sometimes judges a book by the title and cover and doesn’t read the blurb, like myself, you may think this is a monster-fest sort of book. It is not that at all. It is an atmospheric creepfest of the creepiest order. The audio production only enhances that and I LOVED the experience. It takes some extremely surprising turns into the darkest of corners and I refuse to spoil any of them and likely couldn’t explain any of them if I tried.

I’m going with a four for this first reading and may change my rating on a reread. Or not.

4 out of 5



Comments

  1. great characters, great cover. sounds like a winner to me
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  2. Wow! You are on a roll. You are killing my wishlist but you are having a great streak :) This sounds wonderful, Laurie.

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    1. I think I'm *finally* getting better about picking books!

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  3. Now I want a copy so I can see the artwork! This sounds good, but I'd probably buy the physical copy since audio doesn't work that great for me.

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    1. The production was fantastic but I do fear I might've missed a few things due to the format.

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  4. I want to read this one. I had it out from the library but didn't get to it. I'll definitely be checking it out again. BLACK PHILLIP! He was soooo freaky in Wytches. However, we also called Cass that quite frequently in his puppy days - as a term of endearment of course! Great review and I've read another book by this author so I'm aware of how fantastically trippy she can be.

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    1. lol, maybe I need to name my next monster male cat Black Phillip!

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  5. Wow, great review! I didn't realize this had extras in the physical copy, so I am going to add this one to my audiobook readalong list since you speak so highly of the production.

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    1. Thanks, Kaleena! The audiobook production really was leagues above most of the books I listen to. The sounds effects were a great addition instead of being jarring.

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  6. This one sounds really good! And my library actually has it. Yay!

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  7. Ah the pitfalls of audiobooks. Don't get me wrong, I love them. But sometimes, i'd rather read the book than listen to the audio. I feel I lose an element of the story or the plot in the narration. This book sounds perfectly spooky!

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    1. It was an excellent creepy story. We read it as a group chat and others started talking about all of the drawings and weird additions to the paperback and I felt like I was missing out. I guess they both have their own little add-ons so I'll probably pick up the paperback at some point.

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