Audiobook Review: Unidentified by Michael McBride

This is a creepy little package of atmospheric chills.


Unidentified by Michael McBride, Narrated by Joe Hempel
Horror Audiobook 
Released July 2018, 2 hrs 28 mins.
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Four teenagers awaken in a scorched cornfield with no memory of how they got there. All they know is that there were five of them when they found the carcass of the mutilated cow.

Forty years later, Eric Devlin sends a cryptic email to the other three survivors: I remember everything.

Karl Doering has spent the majority of his life trying to understand what happened that night and learn the fate of his missing friend. He responds to the mysterious message and finds that Eric has killed himself in a decrepit barn, behind which is a cornfield filled with mutilated cattle.

When a local girl goes missing, Karl realizes that he and the other two survivors are her only hope. To find her they must confront repressed memories so traumatic they’d driven Eric to take his own life…and creatures straight out of their worst nightmares. 



My Thoughts:

This is a brief little novella that runs a little over 2 hours on audio. It’s narrated by one of my favorite narrators, Joe Hempel, who helps the story leap off the pages. He also never grates on my last nerve like some narrators do. His pace is on the slower side and it draws you into the chilling atmosphere of the story and his performance of the characters sounds natural. If you like audio and scary tales, this is a really good one.

40 years ago a group of teens stumbled across something terrible in the aftermath of crop circles, missing teens and animal mutilations. They woke without memories of the events that cost them a friend but now that another child has gone missing and one of them writes a chilling email saying only “I remember everything”, they reunite to start digging into the past and end whatever it is from tormenting their hometown once and for all.

Since this is such a short story I don’t have a lot to say about it. It left me guessing and I loved the bleak threads running throughout it and if you listen to the author notes at the end, and you should, you might be a little terrified of the sky!

Comments

  1. Going to go add this to my audible list. Sounds perfect!

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    1. I thought so, I hope you do too if you get a chance to read it.

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  3. I kind of wish this one were longer. It sounds like a fun read. :)

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    1. It was a dark little read, just right in-between other stuff.

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  4. Got me a copy on the way!Thanks for steering me to this.

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    1. It kept my attention and my attention has been so scattered lately.

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  6. I'm not great with audio books but I think I can handle something shorter like this one. I might give it a go.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I hope you like it, if you get a copy. It was short and to the point!

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