AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Format: Audio
Genre:  Paranormal Fantasy
Narrators: Tai Sammons, Bronson Pinchot

Publisher: Blackstone Audio        
6 hours 16 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds - clearly someone, or something, is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn shift and encounter horrors that defy imagination. Along the way, author Grady Hendrix infuses sly social commentary on the nature of work in the new 21st-century economy. 


Amy works at a knock off Ikea store, Orsk, where every piece of furniture has its own strange name, requires a special tool to put together and the store is designed to make people have to navigate the maze of merchandise. Amy and a few of her co-workers are tasked with working overnight to discover who may be vandalizing the store, what they find is terrifying.  

The store seems to be playing mind games with everyone, and a homeless person who seems to have taken up residency inside the store seems to be possessed by a prison warden. The site that the store was built on has a shady past of missing inmates, experiments gone wrong and warden hell bent on keeping people in the hive to help "cure" them. 

Each chapter leads the characters into more danger and with witty Orsk ads at the beginning of every chapter. The young workers just have to survive the night but the odds are not in their favor. This is a witty yet terrifying story of a haunted knock off Ikea store.  

Amy and her store manager are at odds yet form a bond as they desperately try to save their co-workers and themselves.  The situations are brutal and a bit graphic, the terror starts to grip you as you listen.  The narrators are fantastic really pulling you into the story and Grady Hendrix has created a truly creepy horror story.  I have picked this book up many times at book stores but wasn't ready for it.  The cover drew me in as it is designed like an ikea catalogue and always had me intrigued.  Now I'm just hoping I don't have nightmares or flashbacks when I enter an Ikea! 

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