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The Girl from the Well

Written by: Rin Chupeco
Narrated by: Andi Arndt
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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Okiku wants vengeance...and she gets it. Whenever there's a monster hurting a child - the same way she was hurt 300 years ago in Japan - her spirit is there to deliver punishment. But one American boy draws her like no other. The two are pulled into a world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from the American Midwest to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan. The boy is not a monster, but something evil writhes beneath his skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. Can Okiku protect him? Or is her presence only bringing more harm?

©2017 Rin Chupeco (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A delightful narration of a culturally rich story

I loved this book. The narrator did an amazing job personifying the characters especially the ghost. The story itself was very interesting albeit a bit confusing at points but the poignant narration made up for that in sucking me deep into the story.

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  • Regan
  • 2019-07-05

Love this story!

So, I tend to get audiobooks for books I already know are awesome. This narrator doesn't take away from the awesomeness and adds a depth that, though it doesn't follow along exactly with what's in my mind, makes a way for a different way that's just as good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-12

i love this book so much

I've read it before but it's been 2 years and i missed it. Even the 2nd time around it has surprises and scares. While i prefer my Tarq (different tone of voice in my head) the scene with Callie after the big event made me cry like a baby while listening. Well done!

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  • Ashley miller
  • 2019-02-24

A chilling listen

I picked this book specifically because of its tie in with Japanese mythology. I was not disappointed! Invoking images from Ringu and Ju- On Girl from the Well delivered on that aspect. There were some small details that irked me, some if the information / mythology was wrong and I didn't care for all of the voice actors performances but all in all a very enjoyable listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-03

Excellent Story, not a great reader

The story is excellent, beyond excellent. However, the reader doesn't fit with it, doesn't sound like the character at all. It's more than a centuries old Japanese ghost not fitting with the voice of the reader. The reader doesn't connect to the character mentally, she doesn't have a feel for Okiku. The poetry tucked into the prose gets lost in the flatness of her voice. She doesn't have different voices for the characters and doesn't infuse her voice with emotion.

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  • erica
  • 2018-06-28

I really wanted to like this book but....

I saw this book on tumbler under authors of color/minority. I'm really into supporting POC. I felt that the book started off well but as the story progressed it seemed like the author was a HS student writing a fictional paper for a creative writing class. There was way too much description in areas that didn't add to the story and where details were need to paint a picture for a particular scene it fell flat or was missing entirely. The dialog between characters were really cookie cutter and predictable. Characters themselves were created to visually look one way but acted completely different (a 16 yr old kidnapped in away you could only do with a 8 yr old or younger, a 4th grader acting as if she was a pre-K or 1st grader, a 18 yr old teacher's assistant who acted sometime like a older responsible adult, but then at times you see her falling into the roll of a irrationally flighty 15 yr old.) The narration was done well but I just really didn't like the extra dialog /descriptions that was present throughout the book which cheapened the narration performance. I really wanted to like this book but it was difficult to finish

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