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On October 5th of last year, the escalators at West Edmonton Mall shut down simultaneously due to what was believed to be a series of mechanical failures, stranding thousands on the second floor. By the time a rescue operation could be organized and mounted, nearly everyone on the mall’s upper level had been killed, and to this day few people, if any, understand what really happened during the period when that area of the mall was cut off from the rest of the world.

My name is Christopher Munroe, and this is the story of what happened to me. This isn't the whole story of what happened at West Edmonton Mall that horrible day, but it is my story. This is the story of the people I met, the things I had to endure, and the lengths I went to, to survive... a broken escalator.

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On October 5th of last year, the escalators at West Edmonton Mall shut down simultaneously due to what was believed to be a series of mechanical failures, stranding thousands on the second floor. By the time a rescue operation could be organized and mounted, nearly everyone on the mall’s upper level had been killed, and to this day few people, if any, understand what really happened during the period when that area of the mall was cut off from the rest of the world.

My name is Christopher Munroe, and this is the story of what happened to me. This isn't the whole story of what happened at West Edmonton Mall that horrible day, but it is my story. This is the story of the people I met, the things I had to endure, and the lengths I went to, to survive... a broken escalator.

    Chapter 13: All Things Move Toward Their End

    Chapter 13: All Things Move Toward Their End

    The thrilling conclusion to Broken Escalator

    • 34 min
    Chapter 12: Revalations

    Chapter 12: Revalations

    The true force behind the escalator breakdown is revealed, and we’re returned to where we began.

    • 32 min
    Chapter 11: Lonely Endings to Sad Stories

    Chapter 11: Lonely Endings to Sad Stories

    I discover the aftermath of the events at the Water Park, and learn how far I’m willing to go to survive. 

    • 33 min
    Chapter 10: Rescued

    Chapter 10: Rescued

    From the depths of despair comes the hint of hope, and we set out into the mall, one last time…

    • 19 min
    Chapter 9: Back to Life

    Chapter 9: Back to Life

    Back at our escalator, the threat of starvation is faced and, eventually, overcome. But at what cost?

    • 30 min
    Chapter 8: Andrew's Story, Part 2

    Chapter 8: Andrew's Story, Part 2

    Andrew discovers the source of the mysterious graffiti, but can he live with the knowledge?

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

Jose's Mamas ,

Horrifying in the best way

It's not a horror book, although it has those elements. It's a deep meditation on how modern life forces to accept commercialism in lieu of genuine human interaction. It further ponders our over reliance on systems of support given to us, and the fragility and absurdity of our decisions when we make them as a group, especially under trying circunstances. I have listened to this three times, and am now back to download these episodes again.

architectress870 ,

Don't give up on this story!

I almost bailed on this podiobook but I'm glad I didn't.

I wasn't sure if this was supposed to be a comedy or a horror story at first...I mean, are people that stupid that they can't figure out how to walk down the steps or find alternate ways out of the mall? It was unreal...and I was starting to get annoyed at all those idiots stuck on the second floor.

Luckily, Christopher Munroe is an enthralling storyteller with a real talent for voice acting, and that kept me tuned in through some of the most unbelievable parts.
I'm glad I stayed with the story, because the last couple of chapters were a surprise that were well worth sticking around for.
Christopher is very good at painting vivid pictures with his words...I could see the scenes he described in detail...and they were terrifying!
I enjoyed this story a great deal...it helped my workday go by much faster :)

I had to deduct a star because of the audio issues...the volume level isn't consistent throughout, and because I wear earbuds in a noisy environment, I have to turn the volume up to be able to hear the quiet portions over the loud machinery...only to be rendered nearly deaf by a sudden volume increase.

Other than that, this is a very entertaining story. Funny at times, scary, gory and suspensful...but satisfying!

gaitmaster ,

Definitely strange!!

But I liked it .... Keeps you on the wire throughout the storie . Did get a lil confused when trucker hat told his storie. But it worked out maybe I missed some intro. All in all things came togeather in the end thanx for all your hard work

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