Living in Northern NJ. Addicted to that spine-tingling rush of fear.
Great story, loved the special effect voices... Really made it work. Haven't been hooked on a book since "The Strain"... I really missed that spine -tingling feeling!
First the Bad News: the ending/reveal of the story is pretty silly and out of left field. The plot and characters sometimes lapse into cliche.
The Good News: In spite of these shortcomings, the story is largely enjoyable and engaging. (I'd probably have given 3 1/2 stars to the story if that were an option, but the goofy ending precludes a 4 star rating for me.) It has good suspense and some genuinely scary moments. The performance is solid and doesn't diminish. Deathless literature it is not, but it kept me entertained and that's what I was looking for.
I had the Supernaturals in my library a long time and kept going by it die to (what to me seemed) the cheesy cover. surprised that after YOU I was lucky enough to pick another compulsive read
as I search my library for my next listen, I am hoping against hope that I hit the trifecta, and get another can't stop listening book.
The Amityville Horror
Kennedy,because he had a run-in with the evil in the house before & just got sucked back in.
I enjoyed the interaction between the evil spirits & the film crew.It was one big cat & mouse game.
I'm not sure I would recommend this one.
I might try his narration only if there were limited characters. In this book, his voice wasn't very distinguishable from one person to another. Granted there were numerous characters in this book but he should at least have a different voice for the female characters. Half the time I had no idea who was talking and it did seem like after a while he gave up trying to make any of them sound different. Like other reviewers stated, the 'ethnic' voices were passable but it was laughable at times. At one point the producers voice got so annoying i just wanted to fast forward through it.
I feel like it could have been half as long. The story was overwhelmed by a lot of television network politics that I was really not interested in, in any way. If he had taken most of this out, and maybe added some more scares in the story, it would have been fantastic. Even a little more background on the family who owned the house would have been nice. If this turns into a series, I might read the second one. I have a feeling it will be much better than this one with all the network/t.v. bull. It got real tired, real fast. Also every time he mentioned either of the African American characters, everything they said or did was just 'bravado', always bravado. It was synonymous with the A.A. characters. I absolutely hated that. Please give your characters more depth next time.
Absolutely would recommend this book to a friend. Mystery and thrills. How much is a gag and how much is real? It's one of those books that you can listen to more than once and find something new with each listen.
I like a good ghost story. One that doesn't have a lot of gore and just enough of a scare to it to make you say..."son of a gun!" I also liked the story behind the family that built the house.
Jeffrey Kafer's performance was very good. He is able to change his voice just enough to take on the personality of each character....and there are a lot of characters in this book.
I think each member of the "Supernaturals" team was memorable. Each person and their individual gift and backstory added something to the whole story
This is only my second review so I ask that everyone be patient with me. I don't want to run on and bore people or give away the story and I'm kind of afraid I will give away the whole plot.