This is an extremely gory book. What I mean by gory about 90% of the book seems to be a discription of oozing gore, poop odor, dismemberment, reanimated dead flesh and criminals in charge of the devil. The narrator was good though. However the characters are very stereotypical and you'll be offended if you're a Catholic or Jew, women too, vets, just about everybody could be offended by the actions of the characters in this story. It's too gross for me. Don't buy this..
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Great idea for a novel--haven't seen this story line before. It is a good one for when you don't really want anything too serious--I thought it kept just the right amount of suspense, and still made me laugh at times. Quite a combination of characters and enough tension to keep me listening --
Bub had to be my favorite character- sly, manipulative, scary and even a little funny. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Worth a credit.
This was a good listen, fun and entertaining
The end, now I'm waiting for a sequal.
Voices, he brought each character to life for me w/o hampering my imagination
Get this book if you need some fun gross out moments with a good story and great narrator! This was completly enjoyable and will listen to this one again!
The story starts with a very interesting premise for a villain, then botches it with a bunch of horror tropes. Oh, look, the characters have deep personal flaws that the big bad exploits. And then they get opportunities to redeem themselves. Big surprise too that the antagonist is also very difficult to kill with certainty.
The author obviously tried to include interesting science, but as a biologist I can say the science is pretty awful--especially the genetics. The one scientist also is a ridiculous stereotype.
The one redeeming quality is that Luke Daniels does an excellent job narrating, with distinct voices for each character.
I was disappointed, starting with the fact that Andrew Dennison is a linguist, yet neither he nor "Bub" seem to know that Beelzebub is a mocking name for the devil and means "Lord of the flies" (equivalent to a pile of crap) vs. Beelzebul, which means "Prince of demons".
It held my interest long enough to finish it, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you get it on sale or something.
I very much enjoyed the beginning of this book. It started with a mystery, a slow burn, fascinating, well done. Somewhere about midway, it became a Stephen King novel. That's not a compliment. But, if you're a King fan, this book should work well for you.
As usual, Luke Daniels' performance was excellent.
I like sci-fy and fantasy. My favorite books are Karen Miller's Kingmaker Kingbreaker series and Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles.
This audiobook was expertly narrated by Luke Daniels. His voice for the demon really gave me the creeps! An ancient creature resembling a demon or Satan is dug up and studied by scientists over the course of many years. Is it really a demon or an alien or what? The book will keep you wondering throughout right up until the exciting conclusion.
This was definitely a page turner that kept me wondering what Bub really was.