Book Review: The Resort by Bentley Little

Posted September 26, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Horror, Review / 0 Comments

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Book Review: The Resort by Bentley LittleThe Resort by Bentley Little
Narrator: David Stifel
Published by Journalstone Publishing on 07-24-18
Genres: Horror
Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-half-stars

Welcome to The Reata, an exclusive spa isolated in the Arizona desert. Please ignore the strange employees and that unspeakable thing in the pool. And when guests start disappearing, pretend it isn't happening. Enjoy your stay, and relax. Oh...and lock yourself in after dark.

First of all, I would like to say that I’m normally not into books about demonic presences, but there is something in Bentley Little’s books that gets me completely hooked. In this occasion, the place where all bad things happen is a high-end resort in low season. Several people are drawn to the resort with the hope of having some relaxing days in a luxury hotel at an affordable price, but things start looking sketchy already from the start; and the resort, or the presence in it, will take out the worst in each and everyone.

As I’ve said, this is not one of my favorite genres, but Bentley Little has a very powerful and suggestive writing style, attracting me to the story like a moth to a flame. Little’s characters are fully fleshed. We don’t get too much information, just the needed for the story, but even like that they feel real, and it’s so easy to relate to them that I suffered with the events happening to them at the resort.

There are changes of POV along the story, where we witness the experience at the resort for several characters. Contrary to making the book confusing, this made the story richer. The characters were so well depicted that it was easy to identify them from their words and actions.

David Stifel delivered a hell of a narration! It’s amazing how easy narrating a story seems when one listens to Stifel because it sounds so natural that the listener has a seamless experience. His character’s interpretations are spot on, and his subtle differences in voice, tone, and style made me identify every character and follow dialogs without any effort.

I would recommend this book to everyone over 18, since there are some violent scenes. You just can’t go wrong with Little and Stifel!

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Story (Plot)
Overall: four-half-stars