What a great story. The main character is likeable and real. The plot is interesting and compelling. I have just finished the first book and had to buy the second right away. It seems like it has been a while since I had to continue on with a story right away.
Boom! Bang! Mystery!
The detectives girlfriend. Love her living tough style
No, but will listen to more if I can stand the foul language
Eerie, intense, interesting, dark and excellent writing and narration. Sometimes there is a little too much explanation for my taste however eventually the story moves ahead. I must admit, in order to listen to the second book which I will eventually do, I have to be in the mood. Right now, I'm not. I want to be entertained and some of this writing is a little, just a little dark with no hope or light for Joe.
The narrator, Scott Brick, I believe is excellent. He has a good grasp on the character.
If you can, take advantage of the sale and buy the audio book. If not, buy it anyway. It's really a good investment. Kind of reminds me of Jim Butcher's books without the humor.
I am a Chef and have two boys. I also have 2 accounts.
I WAS HOPING THIS WAS GONNA BE A GREAT BOOK/SERIES. MAY BE I WILL TRY TO LISTEN TO IT AGAIN, BUT I COULD NOT FINISH THIS BOOK.
Yes. The story is pretty good. It gives yet another twist to the classic vampire tale and one that could actually be plausable in this day and age
I think it would be right at the end when Joe is in the school basement. to say anymore would give away part of the story.
Sure, I would love to see who would play Joe Pitt
The series itself is pretty good. The last two were a little tough to get through, but I think that had to do with me really wanting there to be a happy ending with Joe and Evie. Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators and he does not disappoint on these books. I would give them a listen, if for nothing else than to learn some slang, hear a white guy try to sound black and have a good chuckle at the sarcasim that is throwm around in the series.
I am not sure. The reviews were good so some people must like the book.
Scott Brick always does a great job but he just didn't have a story to tell.
This story could have been about a dectective who was on drugs and going through withdrawls not a vampire out of blood. I could not wait for it to end.
This book is dark, depressing, and excessively gory to boot. Narrator Scott Brick does the work no favors. There is nothing subtle about his style -- his delivery is angry, harsh and like spitting without the saliva. If you're into anger and despair, this may be the book for you.
This book was all over the place. I kept listening because I thought it would get better. It did, when the little guy at the end said "Audible hopes you blah, blah, blah." That was the enjoyable part. Scott Brick who I usually liked annoyed me too.
Is there a prize for the Highest Number & Most Variety Uses of The F-word? I hope so, because this author appears to be going for it. I’ve never before heard it used as subject, verb, object, adjective, adverb, gerund, pronoun, preposition, noun, conjunction, interjection, & other ways I don’t even have names for. And while I don’t really object to the use of the F-word, at some point it becomes downright tedious & I start to feel that the author is lacking in imagination, especially when more than one character can’t get through 2 consecutive sentences without using it at least once.
Add to this the fact that Scott Brick may not have been the ideal choice for reader. I’ve heard Brick do a number of books & consider him to be okay. On many of them his rather monotone delivery works by rendering him just sort of out of the way, as in the Pendergast books (by Preston & Childs). On "Already Dead" one it sounded as if he was trying wayyy too hard to be a “tough noir-ish” narrator, & he sounded like a caricature.
The overall plot was….I’ll give it a “meh.” The idea that vampires & such are just a part of everyday life is no longer new by any means, & nothing really stood out to make this book shine; Mickey Spillane Meets Dracula, done not particularly well. There was one spot that stood out as being fantastically irritating; about 4/5 of the way through, Our Hero is in dire straits & proceeds to give himself a mental Reader's Digest re-run of the entire plot to date. This took several minutes of reading time & by the time Brick was finished I had used the F-word a coupla times myself.
I won’t be getting any other books by this author & I regret having spent money & time on this one.