The narrator was awesome and the story by Warren Ellis was one of his best. It was so good I listened to it in a few days. I can say that I'll be buying more audiobooks by the author.
Smart, perfectly narrated.
yes, specially towards the end.
Engaging story, perfectly narrated. The ending is slightly disappointing, but this is still one of my favorite audio books.
Narrator Does a fine job of delivering Ellis' work. Would listen to more of his narrations.
One toe in science fiction, one toe in police procedural, and yet another toe in social/historian commentary, this three-footed tale of deep rooted 《spoiler》 and mass murder is thoughtful and thrilling. I'm a huge fan of Ellis and this book doesn't change my opinion.
I found myself enthralled by story and narration. Ellis is a wizard. If you find yourself in a difficulty with regard to suspension of disbelief, I humbly suggest you dismiss said difficulty and enjoy the beautifully constructed ride.
Gun Machine is a dense and fast-paced work, which is perhaps expected from a author who traditionally writes comics and graphic novels, but what most struck me was how complex the characters were and the attention to agency and venue (how they modulated their personalities based on their company, location and situation). It really became apparent in Talia's house, but is seen throughout and is quite remarkable. Similarly this story is a great example of umwelten (overlapping, unique environments created by the perceptions of the characters). Serial killer novels rely heavily archetypes and Warren Ellis does a superb job rendering both the damaged hero and killer's method, mythology and madness.
Gun Machine is an eerie tale of serial murder over several decades, a tale that spins a web of history and police corruption around its protagonist. Warren Ellis is among the smartest and most inventive writers of the new millennium. Here he handles a new genre with his typical ease, with characteristic descriptiveness and intensity. Reg Cathey's gravelly narration is perfect for a gritty noir story like this. If the book has a fault it's that it builds to what feels like something of an abrupt stop at the end, but it'll definitely keep you listening right up to that end.
Tighter and more grounded than his previous novel, Crooked Little Vein, there is still plenty of the Warren Ellis outrageousness we know and love. This is an excellent, quick, fun read. Highly recommended.
If you're a movie fan, Reg E. Cathey sounds like a dead ringer for Eric Roberts in Pope of Greenwich Village. This is an amazing story, with a perfect marriage of author and narrator. What a great ride.