The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix | Audiobook Review

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The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix | Audiobook ReviewThe Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Narrator: Adrienne King
Length: 13 Hours 49 Minutes
Published by Penguin on September 18, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Horror, Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological, Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Pages: 352
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: Publisher
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four-stars

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick

"The horror master...puts his unique spin on slasher movie tropes."-USA Today

A can't-miss summer read, selected by The New York Times, Oprah Daily, Time, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN, LitHub, BookRiot, Bustle, Popsugar and the New York Public Library

In horror movies, the final girls are the ones left standing when the credits roll. They made it through the worst night of their lives...but what happens after?

Like his bestselling novel The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, Grady Hendrix's latest is a fast-paced, frightening, and wickedly humorous thriller. From chain saws to summer camp slayers, The Final Girl Support Group pays tribute to and slyly subverts our most popular horror films--movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream.

Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre. For more than a decade, she's been meeting with five other final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, working to put their lives back together. Then one woman misses a meeting, and their worst fears are realized--someone knows about the group and is determined to rip their lives apart again, piece by piece.

But the thing about final girls is that no matter how bad the odds, how dark the night, how sharp the knife, they will never, ever give up.

Why Did I Listen To The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix?

When September rolls around, I just want to read all the books that give me spooky season vibes. Even though it is hotter than heck outside, September was a great time to pick up The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix. This book really hit on my need for a seasonal read even though some parts were pretty gory and kind of scary to be fair.

What’s The Story Here?

What happens to the heroines of horror movies after the credits stop rolling? The Final Girl Support Group explores this question. Hendrix delves into the trope of final girl — attempting to give us an answer to that question. This book follows Lynette Tarkington who survived a massacre 20 plus years ago. Lynette attends group therapy comprised of various other final girls from different walks of life. While these women thought the horrors were over, turns out someone is targeting them. As it turns out though, you don’t get to be a final girl without also being a little bit of a bad ass.

What Did I Think Of The Final Girl Support Group?

It has been such a long time since I have read a horror book aimed at adults and not YA. Suffice to say, this was actually a decent return to the genre for me. I know that after reading this book I definitely want to check out more by Grady Hendrix. This book felt unique and like an homage. Lynette is a very flawed main character — which actually ended up making her more interesting to me. I also enjoyed the dynamic between the various women in the group – messy as it was. Also? I had no idea who the killer was until the end.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook of The Final Girl Support Group is 13 hours and 49 minutes long — nearly 14 hours. I listened with varying speeds between 1.5x and 2x. It took me about a week to get through this book off and on, which isn’t bad considering I have been slammed with meetings lately. The book is narrated by Adrienne King who does middle aged woman quite well. So, overall, the audiobook was a decent investment — especially for spooky season.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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