Stirring the Sheets

Stirring the Sheets Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 2 hours
Author Chad Lutzke
Narrator MICHAEL C. GWYNNE
Audible.com Release Date June 19, 2018
Publisher Chad Lutzke
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B07DR6R534
Best Sellers Rank #293,669 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#8,456 in Horror Fiction
#11,395 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#60,143 in Horror Literature & Fiction

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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 13, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very sad, quiet story that feels far too authentic to be fictional
By Sadie Hartmann on November 13, 2018
Chad Lutzke has done it again. If you've read, OF FOSTER HOMES AND FLIES or SKULLFACE BOY, you know what I mean. Lutzke has this way about storytelling that feels very much like he has developed a special way to penetrate past the page to hijack his readers' emotions.
Almost immediately, through careful character building, Lutzke begins to build bridges from his protagonist to my heart. These bridges are the means in which the words just walk right off the page. And sometimes, nothing really significant is happening there but these quiet story moments. For example, the main character Emmet, sits down to eat breakfast and he's having eggs & toast with a bowl of Grape Nuts covered in honey. My heart grabs at this because I eat my Grape Nuts covered in honey. And it's these details that feel so intimate, so specific, that they get in to your mind and you find yourself in relationship with the characters-their pain is your pain, their shoes are your shoes...it's very dangerous because you can feel your heart being tugged on and you know that at any moment, Lutzke has the ability to rip apart the seams and let everything spill out.
And this was THAT.
A very sad, quiet story that feels far too authentic to be fictional. It's tragic, beautiful and overwhelmingly hard hitting on the emotions. But I wouldn't have it any other way. It's what I've come to expect from this author and I keep showing up for it--you should too. It feels good to feel your feelings, sometimes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly recommended
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on October 13, 2019
Mr. Lee Mcgeorge
5.0 out of 5 stars A succinct and beautifully written story that carefully develops a fearful suspense
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on May 9, 2018
David Benjamins
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite a storyteller!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on May 6, 2019
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Little Plotless and Abrupt
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Little Plotless and Abrupt
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on April 13, 2021
2.9/5

While well-written, I found Lutzke's Stirring the Sheets to be underwhelming. It's a simple, straightforward excerpt from the miserable life of a widower dealing with heartbreak in a very unhealthy way. Nothing else really happens here; consequences are absent. While I empathized with Emmett to a limited degree, I found the narrative was overly sympathetic to the point where it was making excuses for his actions.

I wouldn't call this 'horror,' since nothing that would constitute such a label happens here. It's just a depressing weekend with a sad man. It touches on themes of grief and loss quite well, and Emmett experiences some inner turmoil, which I liked, but that's as deep as anything goes. It's a quick read, at least.

The cover art, by Lutzke and Robert Johnson, and the morbid premise, are what drew me to buying this. It's fine, but I wish it were more challenging than 'fine.'
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