It turns out that I had forgotten a lot of this story. Not only that-I think a lot of its social commentary went over my head because I was only a young teen at the time and didn't know hal ...more
Well.Well.Well.Wow.Wow.Wow. What do I say.......
...Totally absorbing read....from beginning to end.
...Disturbing....Audrey Rose and the mysterious man.
...Unsettling....tragedy and finale.
I love classic horror, well really paranormal in this case, and in this 1975 work by Frank De Felitta, AUDREY ROSE a first time read and nice surprise.
Something happened in 1967....something bad that causes one desperate man to seek answers from the beyond to give pea...more
I have vague memories of being afraid of this movie when I was a kid and that was all I remembered so when the chance came around to listen to the audio I grabbed it. I’m terribly impulsive like that.
The Templeton’s have a lovely home in Manhattan, a beautiful young daughter and an all-around perfect life. You know that’s all blessedly coming to crashing halt right now, don’t you? One day a strange man starts lurking about, sending gifts and d ...more
It's strange that so many of the reviewers here have said the same thing, but I -- too-- read this book when I was probably much too young to do so. I was 12, and I remember the book not scaring me, but definitely intriguing me.
I re-read it a few years ago and found that it was better as a memory.
Still, I have to give it five stars because of the impression it first left.
Just as a side note...I HATED the movie.
Second, it DRAGS. It repeats itself over and over. It could have been much shorter.
Third, the trial is worth reading, but you don't get that until the last 100 pages of the boo ...more
I received a free copy from audiobookboom. The narration was top notch.
My perspective as an adult was more emotional. As a middle-aged man, I am the father of a nine year old daughter. My attac ...more
The book introduces the Templeton family, Bill, Janice and their daughter Ivy who live in New York City. Ivy suffers from severe nightmares which entail her running around shouting and screaming “hothothot” as she pushes against windows. This is scary, nerve shredding and heart breaking not just for the Templeton’s but for the reader as ...more
This book was so morose. For those of you who do not know of this book which is, to many, a horror classic, it is the story of a man who becomes convinced that his dead daughter has become alive again in the form of another family's baby.
I did not hate this but I sure did not like it. It contains not one moment of light. The whole thing is torture as ...more
Audrey Rose is a serious and well written story about a small child who died in a fiery crash and has come back reincarnated as Ivy Templeton. Audrey father, Elliot Hoover has spent years learning about reincarnation and Hinduism and more to find peace and determine if a psychic’s words that Audrey is alive and well, living in New York is true.
Hoover becomes a weird stalker type trying to convince the Te ...more
De Felitta's classic Audrey Rose was one of those bestsellers that was on every bookshelf in the 70s and felt every household owned a copy. It was up there with Erica Jong's Fear of Flying, Blatty's The Exorcist to name a few.
The book starts out with the seemingly perfect existence of the Templeton family and the beautiful Ivy as they lead their day to day lives. It all starts to go south when a man starts following the Templeton family. The cracks start to show ...more
...Unfortunately, I found much of the book boring-- plodding, in fact. There are "page-turner" sections, but in between, it's so dull that I had to convince myself to keep reading.
My chief complaint ...more
The story itself was intriguing. I have been interested for the last several years in the concept of re-incarnation, Hinduism, Buddhism and other eastern thought, so this book was right up my alley. Even though I was aware of many of ...more
Best known for Audrey Rose and The Entity, De Felitta has also made a name for himself in the theatrical world as a producer, writer, and director.
De Felitta also briefly experimented with song writing, with one of his songs appearing in his son Raymond De Felitta's film "Two Family House".