I'm currently in the middle of "Ghost Road Blues" and I'm getting that "first 100 pages" feeling. I'm starting to look for a different book... Don't get me wrong! I love the Joe Ledger series and the Rot and Ruin stuff but I'm having an awful time getting attached to this one. It may be partly the narrator who's a little dry but the flow is off as well. I'm reminded of the first dance with a new girl - awkward. I'll admit I'm spoiled by Ray Porter (narrator of the Joe Ledger series) who makes me look for excuses to go for a drive (I listen mostly in the car). More than once I've taken the long way home just to have more Joe Ledger time but "Ghost Road Blues" just doesn't grab me. I think this one's gonna end up being "filler" between downloads.
Middle-aged, married dad of two, living in Northern Burbs of Chicago. Hard Sci Fi addict, and lover of great storytelling. Almost all of my reading is now in audio format.
Nerdy, mundane, cliche.
Maybe I'm just jaded, but it's really trite.
The author's voice is awkward and ...nerdy is the best way I can describe it. I just get really tired of being disappointed by hours of suspense for mediocre highlights.
This was seriously one of the most long winded books I have ever listened to. Did the author really have to use 15 adjectives or adverbs to describe every single thing?? It was kind of like watching a bad movie where you end up watching to the end hoping it will get better and it never does. That was this book, I listened to the entire thing hoping that the plot would get better and it never did. What the heck kind of town lets a kid get the tar beat out of him by his step father and no one does a thing, really? You have a villain that can???t be killed, you are kidding right? I do have to say that the narrator did do a very good creepy and evil voice, which was about the best part of the whole thing. I would rather be boiled in toxic waste than have to listen to another of these books.
Not recommend, the book bounced from character to character and it became very difficult to follow the story and how all of the seperate parts fit together. Have no desire to read the subsequent books in the series
I don't like care for it when evil wins
I realize that the main theme is that evil never dies but. the same minon over and over. This is the first book of Jonathan Maberry which I haven't been enthralled by. I most likely won't buy the rest of the series
I would. I love the whole woo-woo context. And Jonathan writes a pretty darn good story. Okay, he writes a GREAT story.
It may be "somewhat" similar to the Kay Hooper Bishop stories with regard to the woo-woo.
The reason I hadn't listened to this series is that it's NOT narrated by Ray Porter. The reason I got sucked in is that there are so many Pine Deep shorts now WITH Mr. Porter that I had to read the beginning trilogy so I understood what was going on.
I'm glad (in the long run) that I didn't listen as they were written. Now I can listen to them all in order one after the other. THEN figure out where the shorts are supposed to go.
I have never enjoyed this genre much but Maberry has made a concert of me. And Tom Weiners performance was spectacular. I can't wait to get to the next book. (I hope there is one)!
In Pine Deep, Monsters are MONSTERS! None of this touchy feely, pansy nonsense that Monsters have become. In this world created by Jonathan Maberry good and evil are clearly defined, and the worst monsters walk in the light of day. I've read the Pine Deep Trilogy once a year for several years. Always in Fall, always finishing on or near Halloween. It's just appropriate. "Ghost Road Blues" was the first work of Mr. Maberry's I ever read. It hooked me like no other story had of the genre. I flew through the trilogy. He said at the end of 3, that we'd maybe revisit the characters. I'm still waiting for more novel. The tidbits in the Rot and Ruin series and the Material Witnesses short story (Joe Ledger Series) are not enough. Please, Mr. Maberry truly revisit Pine Deep. One more novel, please. I decided for a change of pace, I'd try the Audible version. I loved it Mr. Weiner was AWESOME in bringing the characters out of my mind into my ears. I recommend everything Jonathan Maberry writes. I've read many more of his works and truly loved them all. He is the best descriptive writer I've ever read. The fight scenes alone, are worth your time and money. I really can't say enough how much I love this Trilogy.
I wasn't trying to follow a series but I just might Finish these one. When I first got this book it didn't say Book 1 or part of a series, and that happens many times. Anyhow, this story was scary and had scary voices. The narrator was very awesome and gave me goosebumps.