the story is relentless, grabbing the readers attention from the beginning and throwing the tension switch to maximum in the first few pages.The story was a little different then some of the other Kilborn stuff i have read, In other stories we get a little more backstory about the protagonists/victims before the real party gets started, not in this one: the screaming starts and where right there with the characters trying to figure out why and what exactly is going on. the pacing was good each scene felt necessary to the story either upping the intensity or developing the plot.
A solid performance by Phil Gigante, great narrator and he really brought the story to life, if you like this checkout Jeremy Robinson's Secondworld, he did a great job with that!
As far as this series goes Endurance is my favorite in the set, but this was a close second and I'll defiantly listen to it again.
looking at these 1 star reviews i have a hard time seeing how they read the same book. Most of the people that gave this book 1 star are complaining about the graphic violence and some of them didn't finish the book, its like they didn't even read the synopsis, its a real shame because the irreverent dismissive reviews skew the rating, i mean it says the story is gory in the epitome...know what your getting into before you buy the book., so people that want a good slasher book know where to find the good ones !
I'm a wanna be gadget girl, who love movies and audible books!
This book is about mentally deranged soldiers looking for someone and having fun torturing people. Instead of directly asking the questions they need to know, they play games with the townspeople by killing and torturing them to get the information.
I usually don't mind the blood and gore in books but this one was a little over the top. However, the narration of this story was awesome and was the only reason I was able to get through it.
I agree if your looking for an award winner than this isn't it, but if your like me and not easily offended than this book is a great violently intense story!
All the poor reviews are true. It's one grizzly murder after the other. I like a good murder mystery. I like a good sci-fi adventure. I like JA Konrath's Jack Daniels series. I don't like slasher movies, and I think that is what this is in book form.
This is just gore with no direction or meaning. I couldn't finish it.
With all the bad reviews I had to see what was so bad. To be honest I enjoyed it. It wasn't too much and wasn't too little. I found it to be pretty good for the genera. If you like torture and death it's for you. It's not sleep with the lights on scary but once again it was pretty good.
ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance
Not only NOT worth a credit, it's a truly awful and unnecessarily gory book. And I LIKE Stephen King books.
The narration was good-or as good as could be expected from a poor story arc-and the basic premise behind the book is a good one but for some reason the author needed to try and make it more violent, gory and just plain gross than the plot called for.
Though nothing like the Chelsea Cain "Heartbreak" books, I was reminded of them while listening to this - and I did listen to the whole thing. thats the frustrating part..the premise was good..WHY did these monsters want 'Warren' so badly. The reason why was a big let down and the ending trite.
I've not heard of the author before and I doubt I'll be looking for more of his work
Perhaps because I recently listened to Kilborn's Endurance, which was fantastic, this one fell pretty short. Kilborn is a master of sadism and gore, and Afraid delivers, but the pacing and story aren't as solid as in Endurance and it was sorely missed. I didn't care about the characters much, although I admit there was a scene toward the end that involved a monkey that had me actually crying boo-hoo tears of sadness, but I'm a sucker for critters. The bad guys are some kind of military creation, leave it at that, which somehow isn't as much fun as accidents of nature. That said, I couldn't stop listening until the end, so not bad at all, if you're a fan of the genre!