The voice should have been a 15 year old boy's voice as the first person character. Instead it sounded like a sportscaster from the 1950's. The voice was too "bubbly and perky" to make the story remotely scary. I probably would enjoy the story better, if I had read it.
I really enjoyed the story a lot and the protagonist is definitely likable in spite of himself.
The narrator was good but not the voice I would have chosen to be John Wayne Cleaver.
I recommend this title, but for the writing, not the performance. The reader narrates with strange emphasis, with emotional tone all over the place, as if every word was read in isolation, unconnected to the words that happened to precede or secede it.
I had read the book before, but wanted to reread on commutes, so I got this audiobook. I really wish they'd hired a narrator worthy of the book and its author.
I have heard a lot of great things about this book, but the narrative is so bad that I can't tell for myself if the book is any good or not. I wasn't going to even rate the story but I couldn't post a review without doing so. The narration is all one voice at one level of intensity no matter what is happening. This makes it difficult to understand who is talking sometimes and makes it difficult to stay tuned into the story.
Bronson Pinchot would be a great narrator for this book.
I love dark gritty thrillers, mystery, psychological, police procedural, and horror with the romance set at a minimum to none.
i never read the print version
the main character is my favorite
I'm not a fan of his narration, the book got so much better when Kirby Heyborne read book two and three.
i pretty much did, the book was refreshing and a fun listen.
great story! If you like shows like dexter, you will love this series.
Kowalski, someone's looking at my profile. Find them. Rico, time for boom boom. Private, send the family a funeral bouquet.
I noticed a few people mentioned they didn't like the narration. I thought it was fine, but I don't think Nelson's voice is a good match for the genre. I think his voice would be perfect for non-fiction, business, or something like that. It helped to increase the pace to 1.5 speed.
The story was great. At one point the plot seemed to twist so much that I found myself a little disappointed that the story I had become invested in seemed to no longer be the focus. But it ended up getting all tied together. I'm surprised that the average rating is under four stars. I recommend giving it the book a try.
I decided just to read the book after a chapter. John Allen Nelson just sounds like a computer. I'm used to fixing inflection and accent here and there in my head, but I had to re-render EVERYTHING so that it sounded like a kid in high school and had the sarcasm of that high schooler. Dan Wells is great, though. I met him at Comic-con with Brandon Sanderson. if you like Brandon, you'll love Dan. I guess my fiancé is proof that if you *don't* like Brandon Sanderson, you'll like Dan Wells, but that'bedside the point..
I read the other reviews - I was warned. But I listened to a sample and thought, "The narrator isn't bad. I'll give it a shot."
Yeah, I should have heeded their advice. The narrator starts out as tolerable, but it just wore me down the further I got into the book. And while the subject of the book is interesting, the writing isn't enough to entice me to finish the book. When you're wincing at the thought of listening again, that's not a good sign.