It wasn't at all as represented in the review!
No, but he was good. It was the story that was awful.
Revulsion, Anger that it was not as promoted.
Correct your review. Give a truer representation of the amazing amount of gore in the rediculous story!
I was told that Jack Kilborn wrote books that scared the pants of people. This time of year, when the dark creeps up on you sooner, I love listening to books like that. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. There is nothing scary about cannibalism and rape. This book must have been a point of reference for "The Hills Have Eyes" and "House of a Thousand Corpses." While there is nothing wrong with those movies, I just don't consider them "scary".
If rape and gore is something you want to listen about, then go ahead and get this book. I can honestly say it is unnerving and some times uncomfortable to listen to what is happening to the characters in the book, if that works for you.
He didn't have to do much work. Almost all the rednecks were the same in their manner of speaking and accent. But he did well, to the point where I could imagine their distorted faces from the way he portrayed their voices.
I plan to listen to another Jack Kilborn book and will definitely look forward to any book that Christopher Lane reads. But if you are looking for a scary book, look somewhere else.
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
THE PERSON WHO TOOK MY LEGS, IS UNDER THE BED
It is black or white on rather you will love or hate this book, and you will do one of the two. If you enjoy slasher movies and/or you are the type to pay extra to see the freaks at the circus, you will love this. If you do not enjoy such things you will hate this. I'M SURROUNDED BY FREAKS.
Q: WHAT DO YOU WANT
A: I WANT TO WATCH YOU BLEED.
If you are still reading then you will love this, so how does this compare to other Konrath scary books? I have read three of Konrath's science fiction books and this is my third scary or dark book. This is a five star book, but I did like Trapped best and then Afraid and then this. I'm sure I should not admit to it, but I have always been fascinated by inbreeding and the results. X-Files has an episode involving an inbreeding family that I liked a lot. Due to Man's silly belief that leadership is in the blood, we have several examples of inbreeding throughout our history with the Kings and Queens and Pharaohs. The premise for this story is a family who has Roosevelt blood and believes they can breed a new president. Through most of the book I was shocked and grossed out, but I will admit toward the end, it did get to the point of enough already. Konrath got to the point where he was just coming up with all the weird oddities he could think up and the story got a bit redundant. I also did not find the Mountain Lion scary, nor did I think it fit into the story that well. I realize that Mountain Lions are nothing to be messed with, but it was just a regular everyday mountain lion.
You can not compare Konrath to Koontz or King, these guys have totally different styles. King and Koontz write scary mess with your head stuff, sometimes with character development and usually a political message. Konrath writes dark, gory, shocking stuff, without character development or any messages. He is just trying to entertain.
The narrator is very good. He does have to do several red necks and many of them do sound the same, but this is not a character driven story, so it did not matter. I did not think when he was doing the regular narration and not doing characters, that he needed to stay in the red neck voice and it would have sounded better if he had not done so. Just my thought and it was certainly not done to the point of distraction.
Gore, torture and death. Never know who to trust. Lot of different stories with everyone going to the same place. Real nail bitter. Had to keep going, to get to the end.
It was a great story, with great narration. I'm a truck driver and I've listened to hundreds of books over the years. I drive at night and some nights I have to give up listening to a book because I'm getting sleepy with my mind being steered by a book, even though it might be a good book. Sometimes though, there's a book where the story keeps me awake, and this is one of them.
When Florence shows her mettle.
Great narration...in fact so good I searched and bought another book narrated by him. So far it's looking pretty good too. He did a lot of voices in this one and they were all good.
Up there at the top. 5 stars, couldn't think of anything bad about it. Well written and very well performed.
As a movie horror fan, this story was like a cross between Vacancy and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The imagination could run wild thinking about the mutated freaks.
Being one of the first horror audiobooks this book was unreal to listen to. Christopher did an exceptional job with the many different characters and really made them come alive. I could really feel the terror that someone would feel in that situation.
So difficult to pick just one. Every character (even the mutated ones) are memorable. I did like the ending with the main characters. Rounded the story out well.
If you don't like horror don't get this. But if you are after one vivid hell of a ride where anything can happen this book is a must. You will not be disappointed.
I love blood and gore books, turns out I have a cut off point though! Don't get me wrong...I loved it, but a few times it was so gross that I had to lay it aside for a day and read something else to get me out of this story! You definitely need endurance to get to the end of this book!
Made me shiver....cant get much more enjoyable than that.
OMG! It was like watching the movie, I could picture every slobbering, greasy character just from his portrayal of them. Even the grandmother had a very endearing portrayal kind of like Katherine Hepburn.
I was definitely moved when Miles got his hand sawed off and handed to him and the sinister doc started eyeballing what to sever next....ewwwww EWW!
I am glad it is finished....in a good way. Now a nice old fashioned detective story would be nice....
I snagged this book because I saw the title and the mention of triathlon. I like mystery/horror novels and I'm an endurance athlete, so I thought it would be an interesting combination of the two. But the triathlon doesn't really have much play in the story... Which is an incredibly messed up story. How can someone come up with such gory, bloody and horrible things? I think I would have liked this book better if I had read it, because when reading it I can skim over things that start to feel too graphic. With the audio performance it really sticks in your head. Also, I like to listen to audiobooks at 2x speed, but it is virtually impossible to do that with this one because of the narrator's voices, it becomes too garbled and unintelligible. I kind of wish I'd spent the listening time on something else!
If you like horror stories, you'll love this one. Christopher Lane's narration was excellent and the story kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't stop listening even as the evening hour became late and the action freaked me out.