I wasn't sure at first about the narrator's voice because it seemed almost too soothing and I'd heard this was a scary book. It was perfect though! He did a great job with the characters and the story was fun to listen to! I'm downloading the second one. Yancey has a new fan.
The story itself was well written but the content was quite gory and that wasn't really my thing. I bought this book because I had the second and third book and I want to know if I would enjoy the series. I do recommend it if disturbing content does not bother you. There were times I felt a bit sick to my stomach at the descriptions and that caused me to not enjoy this book as much.
There is a bit with a beast that rips up through the floor.
He is in good form on this one.
A solid start to a series. If you can sit through the prolonged lulls, you get a lot of weird fiction moments out of the book.
Reading through this book I felt I was in a time warp and experiencing the action of the monsters right in my living room. Highly recommend this book and excited to read the rest of the series! Rick Yancey is my favorite author of this year!!!
The Monstrumologist is a suspenseful tale shelved more appropriately next to Agatha Christie and Mary Wollstonecraft than the modern teen page-turner; entirely enjoyable.
I was just disappointed by another, way too over the top, fantasy book- but ever the optimist I decided to try again with the Monstrumologist. This man can write AND tell an compelling story. The Monstrumologist is in the same vain as the early Sanctuary T.V. Show (only better) or something like Sherlock Holms meets Monster Hunters International. The voice actor sounds a bit young in the sample, but it turns out he his a good match. I listen to or read a LOT of "urban fantasy-ish" type books- Yancey just may be a challenger to Butcher (Dresden files/codex Alera) for my favorite author- we shall see.
I actually really like Rick Yancey and am enjoying the 5th Wave a lot. But this book was boring - too much description of gore and blood and guts, without a whole lot of story line. It's disappointing, because this SHOULD have been the type of book I like.