The print version is better simply because there is no performance to the audio version. The narrator is better suited to history books and even then I would avoid any book he narrates.
Dexter due to the reluctant killer angle. Rules for controlling urges is prominent in both books, with the main difference being the youthful angle of this series.
The performance was droll at best, and distracting the vast majority of the time.
John Cleaver is a unique character that exudes creepiness, but also an undeniable likability. I found myself sympathizing with him on many occasions.
I loved this book because the main character was creepy and the antagonist was likable. I will never read this book again or further books in the series because the main character was too creepy for my taste. Read at your own peril. I would, however, suggest that a friend of mine would read this.
Fathers Face Remembered
clever, scary, absorbing
Dexter becuase of the serial killer aspects
old playing young.
The villian. I won't say who that is here. Needless to say the Killer stuff is the best thing about this book.
I have listened to this authors on a podcast for years. I am very glad to see that his completed works match up to my expectations.
Say something about yourself!
I would, but in print version. Well look above...
It tied everything together somewhat nicely at the end but i wasn't really impressed.
Where should i start, with the no emotion this book draaaaaaaged. The nasal sounding voice was like come on guy I understand the kid is going through puberty, but does everyone need to sound almost the same...
It does need a follow-up book, but get rid of John Allen (sorry John)... We need another book because we need to know if this kid is gonna be a serial killer.
Master of None
First, this story is gripping, and it's absolutely horrifying. If you like horror, especially supernatural horror, or think you might, give this book a read.
Unfortunately, I'm not sure I can recommend the audiobook because the narrator was awful, but you should certainly look for it in print or ebook, or if you think you can handle a great book that sounds like it was narrated by a third rate local news reporter, get it here.
A note for those who gave the book a bad rating because it was violent and disturbing - it's horror, folks. Everyone isn't nice and happy and the supernatural denizens don't sparkle in the twilight or breathe rainbows or sneeze fairydust.
And it might, just might have something to do with serial killers, for those of you who DIDN'T READ THE TITLE. And guess what serial killers do? They kill people, they hurt people, and they have a tendency for violence against animals. If you don't like reading about serial killers, maybe you shouldn't read a book with a title about a serial killer. Seriously.
Summarizing, the book is a great read for people who enjoy a gripping supernatural horror story and don't mind some disturbing violence and downright gut wrenching internal conflict along the way. If you've read Steven King or watched Dexter, you should probably be OK.
Yes and no, it was just a creative listen
Listening to Johns thoughts and concerns
Not right for the story
I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.
Strange, not bad, terrible narration. A want to be yound Dexter with a supernatural twist. Not my type of story, but not awful.
No. The story may be good, but I couldn't tell. The narrator reads as though every sentence ends with an exclamation mark. It was so annoying that I had to stop listening. I could not appreciate the story.
An different narrator.
Anyone with emotion. The monotone narration was the worst.
The story is good, but the narrator is terrible. Go for the other books in the series, and buy this one in print.
No, absolutely not. John Cleaver, the narrator of I Am Not A Serial Killer, describes a newscaster in the book as famous for his "sensationalist melodrama" and I thought that was a pretty apt description of the narrator for the book. The only time I thought the narrator of the audiobook was doing a good job was when he was voicing the newscaster.
I thought this was a pretty good book. I heard about it through a podcast that the author puts on and he talked about the main character a couple times which got me intrigued about the book.
The story was good, engaging and you really sympathise with the main character, John Cleaver. I was surprised when I found out that he was much much younger than I thought he would have been but that worked well in terms of the story.
I have already recommended this book to some friends but I'd give out the warning that if you're sqeamish at all to avoid this book as there are some graphic descriptions of dead things.