Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson


Full disclosure, I NEVER thought I'd find myself reading The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson! I've never even seen the original movie of the same name made back in 1979 or its remake released in 2005... And I still have zero interest in seeing either movie version of 'The Amityville Horror'. 

Over the years, I'd become familiar enough with the basic premise of the book/movie due to popular culture. However, I had no interest in reading The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson until earlier this month when I'd seen it on sale through Chirp for $1.99. I had also seen the high reviews/stars given by readers online for The Amityville Horror. I am normally not into these paranormal/ghost haunting true account books, but I decided I'd give the The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson a try due to the high reviews and the price of the audiobook itself.

After listening to the unabridged audio version of The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson, I am glad I did. I'm actually surprised at how much I enjoyed listening to it. This book is a quick listen, well narrated by Ray Porter, and well written by Jay Anson. I loved the pacing of this book as well as the captivating writing. 

Below is the publisher's summary for The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson from Chirp's website:

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property—complete with boathouse and swimming pool—and the price were too good to pass up.

Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror.

This is the spellbinding, bestselling true story that gripped the nation, the story of a house possessed by evil spirits, haunted by psychic phenomena almost too terrible to describe.

I am giving The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. I think I would like this book much better than the movie! And my library actually has a copy. Maybe I'll read this in October when I want some spookier reads. :D

    1. I had contemplated waiting to read The Amityville Horror in October too as a spooky themed read for Halloween... But I figured I'd go ahead and read it while I had the interest to do so. I'm just surprised how much I liked the book.