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Abandon

by Crouch, Blake.

Format: Book on CD 2009
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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CLP - Carrick Audiovisual Collection CD Crouch
Location  CLP - Carrick
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD Crouch
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection CD Crouch
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD Crouch
 
 
Summary

On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman and child in a remote gold mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins, and not a single bone was ever found. One hundred thirteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them into the abandoned mining town so that they can learn what happened. With them is a psychic, and a paranormal photographer--as the town is rumored to be haunted. A party that tried to explore the town years ago was never heard from again. What this crew is about to discover is that twenty miles from civilization, with a blizzard bearing down, they are not alone, and the past is very much alive.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "On Christmas Day 1893, the tiny, remote gold-mining town of Abandon, Colorado, ceased to be. No trace of the population was ever found. More than a century later, a historian, a journalist, and two paranormal investigators trek into the ghost town with varying purposes. Crouch tells his tale in alternating chapters, but the reader ultimately learns that the story of both the residents and the latter-day visitors is one of gold, greed, and murder and a pinch of madness. Abandon is an ambitious and largely effective suspense novel. The portrayal of life in Abandon is rich with details of brutal hardship, suffering, and a gnawing sense of creepiness. The modern investigators are tried by cold, a blizzard, avalanche dangers, rotted buildings that may collapse at any moment, and the eeriness of the derelict town. But Crouch has two sets of characters, and nearly all have a backstory. Some work; some are strained. Even so, the palpable suspense just keeps building, and many thriller fans especially those who like a touch of horror will lose sleep to find out how it all ends.--Gaughan, Thomas Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "At the start of this bloated thriller from Crouch (Desert Places), Abigail Foster, a Manhattan freelance journalist, reluctantly agrees to accompany her father, Lawrence Kendall-who abandoned her as a child-and paranormal photographers Emmett and June Tozer, to the remote remains of Abandon, Colo. The inhabitants of Abandon all vanished without a trace on Christmas Day 1893, and Abigail thinks she'll write an article on the Tozers and the ghost town's history. The present-day hikers face a number of obstacles, starting with an unexpected blizzard and including the arrival of ex-Marines intent on finding millions of dollars worth of gold supposedly stashed somewhere in Abandon. Despite the book's intriguing premise, the action soon devolves into a Rambo-style melee, with enough blood and guts to put off weak stomachs. By the time Abandon's fate is revealed in the overly drawn-out climax, few readers will care. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Subjects Ghost towns -- Fiction.
Abandoned mines -- Fiction.
Haunted places -- Fiction.
Wilderness areas -- Colorado -- Fiction.
Horror fiction.
Horror tales.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Grand Haven, MI :Brilliance Audio,2009
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Daniels, Luke.
Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Luke Daniels.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 10 audio discs (11 hr., 31 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781423394693
1423394690
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