Nathaniel [NOOK Book]

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For a hundred years, the people of Prairie Bend have whispered Nathaniel's name in wonder and fear.  Some say he is a folktale, created to frighten children on cold winter nights.  Some swear he is a terrifying spirit retumed to avenge the past.  But soon . . . very soon . . . some will learn that Nathaniel lives still--that he is darkly, horrifyingly real.  Nathaniel--he is the voice that calls to young Michael Hall across the prairie night . . . the voice that draws the ...
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Nathaniel

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Overview

For a hundred years, the people of Prairie Bend have whispered Nathaniel's name in wonder and fear.  Some say he is a folktale, created to frighten children on cold winter nights.  Some swear he is a terrifying spirit retumed to avenge the past.  But soon . . . very soon . . . some will learn that Nathaniel lives still--that he is darkly, horrifyingly real.  Nathaniel--he is the voice that calls to young Michael Hall across the prairie night . . . the voice that draws the boy into the shadowy depths of the old, crumbling, forbidden barn . . . that chanting, compelling voice he will follow faithfully beyond the edge of terror.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307767929
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/20/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 110,803
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

House of Reckoning is John Saul’s thirty-sixth novel. His first novel, Suffer the Children, published in 1977, was an immediate million-copy bestseller. His other bestselling suspense novels include In the Dark of the Night, Perfect Nightmare, Black Creek Crossing, Midnight Voices, The Manhattan Hunt Club, The Right Hand of Evil, Guardian, and Faces of Fear. Saul divides his time between Seattle, Washington, and Hawaii.
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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    Are you kidding me?

    I've never had to leave a bad review before, but this book was a waste of time and incredibly stupid. Beware! And yes, I read it from front to back.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2002

    Okay

    This book was okay. There were a few very gripping and suspencful parts, but it wasn't as good as John Saul's other books. It was okay.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2012

    A Good Read

    Disclaimer: I am an unabashed John Saul fan and have been for years.
    Nathaniel was a good read, although I have read other John Saul books that engaged me a little more, however, this one is up to his excellent standards. I was immediately engaged and interested in the story. Rural life, odd family secrets real or imagined ..... supernatural or generational events?! I liked it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Musrp Must read

    This was another hit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    John Saul

    Typical John, most characters are children, per usual. The end sux, but again typical John, he some how, always gets you turning pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Horrible Ending

    I hated the end of this book. It was pretty boring overall.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Great book but....

    I've always been on the fence about John Saul, but I really enjoyed this book What really bothered me was that in the middle typos and errors became really frequent. I expect good grammar, especially when I'm paying for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Eye opening growth

    Not as exceptional as it is the ending did not make any sense I was disappointed in this one not like his other stuff that he wrote. John Saul often pulls the rug out from under his readers but not this one.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    VERY VERY VERY GOOD

    John Saul is one of my favorite authors and this book has got to be one of his best! If you like a book that gets your heart racing and makes you feel like you cant put it down this is the book for you!

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Awsome

    I have read this book several times. Each time it has grabs me and i feel as if i am part of the story. The characters seem real and believable and the storyline is origional.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2010

    Great!!

    A must read! John Saul wrights like the old S. King!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2010

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    Scary and Disturbing

    I am a huge fan of John Saul, and after picking up "Perfect Nightmare" I just continued with many more. This novel was creepy yet, disturbing. Now, I did enjoy reading it and I think the plot is extreemly good BUT the end irritated me! Other than that I could not put the book down and am excited to get into the other Saul Books I have not yet read. I reccomend this to fans of the horror genre and of course fans of Saul! Hes a good writer and has some very interesting books out there.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2009

    Excellent horror novel!

    I read this book (many times) years ago, and to this day, I still think of it. I've read many books before and after, but consider this one of my all time favorites. It had a great story line and kept you engaged, and was also just plain scary as hell! I just finished a book last night and don't have anything new to read and was thinking it's been awhile, time to go to my bookcase and pull out an old friend.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2004

    Awesome

    I cannot put this book down!! When I'm at work, all I want to do is go home and continue reading to find out what happens next. John Saul makes you feel like you are right there on the farm with the characters. I've read a few of his books when I was younger, When the Wind Blows scared me so bad when I was twelve so I stopped reading his books, then last year I started again, I'm 31 now so it's ok ;) and I'm trying to get through all of them, because I feel like I missed out. I just ordered two more of his books. Definately give this one a try, you'll like it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2004

    A 'HAUNTING' NARRATION

    Mix yourself a toddy, curl up in front of a fire, and prepare to hear a chilling, spine tingling tale. 'Nathaniel' reminds one of the ghost stories told in darkened rooms- those that made listeners shiver with a mixture of fear and delight. John Saul's horror filled narrative explodes with excitement in an arresting reading by first rate vocal performer Laurel Merlington. She injects her performance with just the right amounts of fear and curiosity in this story of evil both real and imagined. Just who is Nathaniel? No one in the small town of Prairie Bend seems to know for sure, but the majority fear him. Some say he's part of a folk tale that has been circulating for generations. Others swear that his spirit is very real and will bring havoc upon the innocent in an effort to avenge past deeds. Still grieving after his father's accidental death young Michael Hall arrives in Prairie Bend. It is he who clearly hears the voice of Nathaniel calling to him, urging him to venture where he has been forbidden to go. Michael obeys and therein lies this terrifying tale. Listen and discover the dark secrets that refuse to stay buried.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2004

    Great Storytelling

    This is an outstanding story. Saul brings the town of Praire Bend to life with ease. The story unfolds by arousing your expectations, then with a subtle twist at the end it fills with a haunting warmth. Even without the ghost/mystery the tale of the town is superb so think of what the hauniting element adds to it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2004

    First time John Saul reader

    I had never read any of John Saul's books. I saw this one in a bookstore and it just caught my eye. It kept me guessing. The book has several twists and turns and I like that in a book! I would recommend this book to anyone!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2003

    The best book ever

    My husband never reads. After reading Nathaniel, I got him to read the first chapter. He was hooked. As much as he wanted to, he couldn't put the book down. He wanted me to tell him who Nathaniel was. I wouldn't. I wanted him to read and enjoy the book as much as I had. He loved it. This is the best book ever.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2003

    Excelent and Suspenceful!

    This book kept me guessing untill the very end. I could not put the book down because it was so fantastic. I loved it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2000

    Nathaniel

    This is the best book I have ever read. I hate to read and I read this on my own time. It was AWESOME!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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