Say something about yourself!
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.
The author kept me in suspense as he took me on a subterranean adventure with a fantastic premise.
Predictable, but kept me guessing anyway.
Voice quality and character portrayal were well rehearsed. The reader made the most of his material.
Good audio entertainment. Kept me interested.
This book ranked up there.
The feeding of Bub
When Andy first met Bub.
Yes. I wanted to learn more about what Bub was and what he was capable of.
I liked this story. I wasn't sure what to expect when I read the description as this could have been a painfully bad read. From the original discovery of Bub I was intrigued.
It reminded me of Jurassic Park in that they had kept a potentially dangerous creature behind glass as scientists studied it trying to understand what it was.
Lots of religious overtones since they suspect that Bub is a demon or the devil himself. Despite this possibility, Bub is likable. The characters are likable too despite their checkered pasts.
The ending is a little bit of a let down, but does keep the door open for more.
A very unique story. Even at the end, we are never certain exactly what Bub is, but we do know he doesn't bode well for this world. There was real subtly in the plot, and I was kept guessing. I liked the writing, and the way this was approached.
That said, I almost quit midway and returned this, as the violence ended up being gross and disturbing. The description by the author was almost gleeful as he was clearly trying to upset the reader. Not normally squeamish, this was more than I needed, and certainly was not helpful to the story.
The plot on it's own was more than enough. The overkill on the violence almost ruined the story.
Enthusiastic, Skeptical, Warm-hearted, Concerned.
I hated this book for so many reasons, not the least of which is that the title is misleading—it's a morality play, not a technothriller.
I got so tired of all the drivel about who's religion is correct, together with all the characters' guilt, remorse, and desiring repentance. That same theme is played out over and over with every single character—far too improbably to represent any real collection of people.
Before the end of the first chapter it became obvious—the book is just a blatant excuse for J. A. Konrath to burden us with his narrow-minded views on religion, Jesus, God, the Devil, God—and Jesus. Sound good to you? Okay—lap it up. For my part, I skipped most of the book to find out if any possible ending could justify all the tedious religiosity that drips from every chapter. And the answer is—NO!
Some folks who reviewed this book seem to be impressed that it was gory, or creepy. For me, it was far less gory or creepy than just about any realistic history of WWI. I can only assume that the people who liked this book are mired in the same kind of religious conundrum that compelled Konrath write the book in the first place.
Oh—Luke Daniels is a terrific narrator.
I had to take a 7 hr drive to California. I was never bored or tired.
Luke Daniels is the " Best Narrator" I have ever heard.He took me for a thrilling ride.
The Priest conversations with the rabbi.
Long after I should have been asleep I was still listening to this audiobook and that doesn't often happen.
Frank Belgium. His character arc was excellent and he added the all important bit of humour that broke the tension at the right moments.
No, but I would. The only voice that annoyed me was Race. I could have done with out so much gravel. The voice of Bud was brilliant.
Dark with no redeeming characteristics. Normally, when reading a Steven King or other such dark author,there are some redeeming features or characteristics, even characters. This book is about a bunch of screwups meeting 'the devil' who is omnipotent and all they can do against this unbeatable creature is screwup even more.
He could have made the characters seem a little smarter. I mean they were all stupid. I know this is normally the way authors make their books seem exciting but this was just dumb.They should have been smarter once in a while even acidentally. Story line was not the least convincing or credable.
The narrator did a good job and that is the only reason I kept listening. Finally had to quit when the book nose dived even fiurther with the sutpidity of the characters and the story line.
No redeeming qualities at all. Real waste of time listening to the dark ramblings of each of the characters. Depressing.
I normally don't write many reviews because most of the books are mediocre but this one is oustandingly bad so I wanted to warn others. Don't waste your time or money.
I never read from this Author before, but because of reviews of this book, I made the purchase. I don't know what a "techno-thriller" is, and I'm really not into science fiction at all, but this was not that. It was really a good "thriller", which is what I was hoping for. I thought the narration was really good, and the story was easy to follow and a good amount of characters to be able to keep track of. I would recommend this one, and will look more into this Author for other books.
Yes, simply because the narrator was phenomenal. If I could search by narrator, I absolutely would.
The plot was interesting. Of course, there was a decent predictability factor, but I still enjoyed the story very much. I have become very annoyed with stories which throw men and women together, and it is child's play to pick out which beautiful person will end up with whom. Although we can guess from the introduction of Sun to Andy that this will be our hero and heroine, the other characters and the story make the romantic element tolerable. No gag reflex ensued.
Wow! The man must be possessed! There was a different voice for each character and never a slip up. The female character's voice didn't make me want to roll my eyes, either. I could listen to Luke Daniels read all day!