I like the Joe Leadger series figured I would give this series a try. It is good just very slow to start. For the first part of book, did not feel like the voice actor really wanted to read it. It got better through the book.
I drive a lot for work,and when I drive I listen to audible. Life is good. In my mid-30's now, and I mainly listen to Fantasy books.
And I've tried listening to it several times... Can't.
I absolutely love the Joe Ledger books. And when Maberry tied these in with Joe Ledger, I figured I'd give it a try.
This book is a mature night. The narrator makes it worse. VERY disappointed.
Over dramatic, and painful. It's like a 15 year old Maberry read a good horror book by someone like Stephen King, and tried to follow suite. It's not the worse thing I've ever bought, but with an Audible library closing in on 900 books, it is definitely not worth finishing. I'd put it near the bottom simply because I COULD NOT FINISH IT.
So... DO read Jonathan Maberry's Joe Ledger Books. (They are fantastic!)
Do not waste your money/time on this.
This is one story I will absolutely listen to again and again. The narrator's voice was perfect for this story. He was able to bring me to tears, terrify me, and make me smile.
there is no horror. when you buy a horror book you expect it to scare you if you are alone and you are reading at night. this predictable story does not cut it. won't waste my credits on the rest of the series.
Eravamo cosa siete. Siamo quello che diventerete.
I liked the story but the performance didn't enhance it so much as reminded me there was a guy with a deep voice reading it. May the later books are more refined by I'm not ready to dive in to listen.
The story starts out slow, and The narrators voice doesn't change a whole lot which makes it kind of hard to follow. But by the end it was a great book and I became accustomed to the narrator's
As long as it wasn't as crude, gross, and dirty as this one. Tom Weiner does a good job at the narration, too bad it's a yuck story
I just don't like stories that everyone is sick in the mind---dirty thoughts, want to hurt people and enjoy hurting people, dirty sex, devious, lying shameful people. I like a good ghost story or murder story, it just has to have some redeeming qualities.
I will not be revisiting this book for another listen. Why? Not because it wasn't a good book, because it was (once it got going), but once you know the "set-up" for the series you won't be missing anything needed for the next book(s). The story is well written and while setting up the next books, you'll be able to guess who/what will come about.
The idea of the town being an epicenter of evil. I'm a big fan of Halloween and I'm sure my affinity for the holiday played a part of this books appeal
The voices and personality given to each character is wonderful. The softer female voice infused with strength all the way to the gruff evil overbearing voices make you imagine these characters in a vivid manner.
No, the book progresses a little slow at first and I had to make myself keep listening. With that being said, the book reels you in toward the end and makes you wonder what book 2 will bring.
I've read the other series Mr. Maberry has written and this story/writing is not done in the same manner. If you are a fan of Mr. Maberry's other works (Benny Imura & Joe Ledger series) know that this is a deviation from what you would expect.