I was originally looking for something the kids could listen to on our multiple trips accross the state and found something that I enjoyed for my commute, also. Sometimes the british accent gets hard to listen to, but overall once you're going and into the story it kind of fades away.
My favorite of the series, this iteration is a bit of a departure from the others and follows one of my favorite characters from the series, Earl, as he goes to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to deal with werewolf issues. Earl is a chain-smoking, straight talking, badass werewolf and the leader of Monster Hunter International.
You get some background on Earl sprinkled in with lots of Earl-isms all throughout the story. Once Earl gets fired up and puts the smack down on some pompous ass of a monster or miscellaneous MCB agent, I get a smile on my face and just enjoy the ride. The story is good, but it really takes a back seat to just hearing Earl be Earl.
I almost never re-listen to audiobooks, but I am now half way through my second round and was inspired to tell everyone what a great listen this one is. Do yourself a favor and try this series if only to get to this book.
I originally thought I was buying a zombie book to get my fix while I waited for the next Walking Dead. As it turns out I got a military sci-fi mystery book with zombies in it. I'm not sure if the rest of this series has zombies or not, but I was hooked by the twists and convincing faux science and riveting action. I'm buying the next one as soon as I get my new credits.
There really wasn't anything to this audiobook that would have me raving about it to friends unless they had some time to kill on a commute and liked the genre. That was me. I've been spoiled with some of the best listens since I started Audible so my expectations may be set pretty high, but this didn't knock my socks off. I was thoroughly entertained while I was driving, but not sitting in the car once I got where I was going.
One thing of note that you might find interesting or off-putting is that it's written in the form of a journal. I wasn't totally sold on that style because it had more detail than a person might write in their own personal journal, but would cut off when I wanted a little more detail. It is an easy enough style to write though and if that's what gets the content out there, then all the better.
If anyone expressed interest in it off of the description, title and cover, I would wholeheartedly recommend it to them. If this is you, give it a listen.
This was really a top notch presentation. The background sounds really made it feel like you were being immersed in the story as it was going on around you. I've heard many other books that make you feel as though you're being read to, but this was a whole different experience. It was a refreshing surprise. I'm not opposed to a lower production value with good audio of a person reading, but this just brought it to a whole new level and you really deserve to hear this story while it completely surrounds you.
Even if you've read this story before, the added dimension that the production brings to the story is well worth the purchase credit. I'm off to listen to the next in the series.
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