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.
I chose this book after reading the reviews and plot synopsis. Usually these kinds of stories turn silly and even a little boring. I thought I'd give it a try, not expecting much. This book was great! It possessed all the good elements of a ghost story- suspense, history, and even a final explanation for the situation. It would make a great movie!
The only thing I had issues with was the names. The author alternated between calling characters by their first names and last names, often within the same paragraph. I occasionally got a little confused about which character it was and without the actual printed book couldn't go back for clarification. I did get more accustomed to it as time went on.
I really enjoyed the buildup and climax of the story. The characters were real and engaging and the narration was bang on.
It was ok. A bit slow at parts and a bit predictable, but ok. I probably wouldn't download any other titles by this performer, as he narrated like the movie phone guy.
I have enjoyed this book so much! And I want more! I've enjoyed each character in its own capacity, from the no nonsense lil gangster to the miserable head of entertainment, I really enjoyed the narrator who brought the characters alive...
I've got this policy, if a book keeps you thinking afterwards, it was worth it, and this book will stay with me for a good time to come!