Fun read with great characters
All with the bone man ... He just draws you in
This really keeps you on the edge of your seat. At the end, you are ready to pick up book 2 to keep on going with the story.
I didn't give myself this name.
I truly enjoyed this book. Jonathan Maberry is now one of my favorites. Tom Weiner's voice is great.
Just a Normal Guy
Ok, I got clued in to jonathan mayberry from the joe ledger novels and I have enjoyed them so much that this purchase was a no brainer. The problem for me came as a result of the narrator. I can't put my finger on it exactly it was just hard for me to get into my usual groove listening to this performance.
After getting seriously hooked on the Joe Ledger series and the exceptionally gory Dead Of Night I really expected the winner of the Bram Stoker award for the best first horror novel to be a better read. Not even close. I have only listened to Book One and I am hoping that I don't regret buying all 3 books in the series at once, but I think I will be calling this an impulse buy - a error in judgement made when finding a great new author. The problems are these: The story, if you were to read its written outline, would probably sound really interesting; however, the finished novel - this first book in the series - is predictable and ponderous. Maybe a better narrator would have been able to make up for some of the bad prose but probably not. This is the second problem with this first novel in the Pine Deep Trilogy, the reader/narrator, Joe Weiner, is better suited to reading audio versions of technical drawings than a horror novel. Every word is clipped clean and enunciated to death, pun intended. He only has a few character voices available, so many of the characters in the story sound alike. I don't have enough fingers and toes to count the number of times in the more than 25 years I've been listening to audiobooks that a reader/narrator just hasn't fit with the story he or she is reading. This was not the case with Dead Of Night or any of the Joe Ledger audiobooks. It all came together in those books and I hated to stop listening when circumstances forced me to. I can't wait for the next Joe Ledger audiobook, but if you are thinking, like I did, that you want to go back and listen to everything Jonathan Mayberry has written, remember, I warned you.
But got hooked by the middle of the narrative. Had to finish the story so wound up downloading second and third book in the trilogy.
Salems Lot. Very believeable story about evil and vampires in modern times
Crow and Rugars confrontation in the yard at the Guthrie farm and then Rugars disappearance after being shot
Creepy book makes you believe that evil is close at hand
This pseudo-King, wannabe is terrible and a big ripoff. The only reason it's a trilogy is to make more money, therefore a lot of wasted verbiage. There is nothing thrilling or suspenseful about this book. I won't waste my credits on the other two.