good news is the description of this fictitious disease is very detailed and imaginative, Crihtonesque for sure, and there are descriptions of things that truly made me nauseous, so that was fun.
The bad news is that to get to these clever moments you have to endure simple brained dialogue not fit to come out of a purple dinosaur on a kid's program. To call these characters in this book caricatures would suggest that these people have been formed more fully with convincing personality, however cliche. This isn't the case. Whatever the author has been observing to inspire this tome, it wasn't conversation.
Add the cruel fact that this man soils his own book by narrating it himself, doing himself and my ears a true disservice, then you can see why two stars is all i can give this nonsense.
this is the worst audio book i have come across. there is no way in can finish it. as others have stated the narrator ( the author ) is as bad as they come. JUST READ THE BOOK. stop with all the voices. do not waste a credit.
Love scary stories and thrillers.
Yes, his female characters sound horrible, however it's STILL a great story. I really enjoyed it. I plan to buy the sequel as well. I love the horror and sci-fi genre, and this book was just what I was looking for.
THE FEMALE TAKE ON THE VOICES REALLY TOOK AWAY FROM THE STORY. THE PLOT IS GOOD, THE TRIANGLE VOICES ARE VERY GOOD.
At first I was put off by all the different voices the author used but then the story got so good I hardly noticed. I cant wait for the next part to come out. Great imagination The echoing voices of the triangles were the icing of the book.
The narrator (also the author) gave a sort of weird combination of both over acting and underacting with very little variety. What variety there was seemed more like caricatures as opposed to characters. I'm on the edge of returning the book, it's so hard to listen to.
Please Authors, hire professionals.
Anyone else!! This narrator sounds very inexperienced. He is sing songy, all his sentences ending with a down lilt. The voice of Margaret is the worst hispanic accent I've ever heard Even the southern accent of Dew makes him sound goofy instead of smooth & dangerous.
I am finding their voices distracting from the story. Scott Sigler is an awesome writer, but a narrator he is not!
The author reading was horrible. It was very simple, gross can't look away trash. It got me regardless of my better judgement.
The Orphan Master's Son - gotta get some kind of education this time round.
He was terrible. His female voices were laughable.
Would have changed the ending to something more surprising and gratifying. Something that made you feel ok about reading all the trash you just for some reason couldn't turn away from.
It made my 1.5 hour ride on the 405 to and from work go by very fast. It did the job and well.
I have to say this was the worst book I have ever downloaded from Audible. So much so that I have to write this review. I love a good science mystery and have enjoyed several through audible. But this book was truly awful. Bad writing and bad narration (both done by the author). I know there are those who will love this book - but it is so cliched it is almost satirical. Unfortunately that was not the authors intent. Scott Sigler has his followers - I definitely (and defiantly) will not be one of them.