I don't typically listen to a book twice, but I would consider it with this one because the story is rich and the characters are deep.
I appreciate Burke's old school ethic exhibited through the conviction of his protagonists.
Will Patton is Hack Holland. His interpretation of the character is spot on perfect.
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It is a blend of may books, many stories but with unique protagonist. Much of the time the mood was utter despair and I thought of the final scene (in the book!) from Grapes of Wrath.
The room full of parrots.
Both... but mostly a sad reflection.
As far as mysteries go, this was not a profound story. The perspective shift, the character arc, all occurs in the mind of the reader. I found this to be one of the best books I have read this year. Bravo.
It's up there... top ten. F.G Cottam understands horror and weaves a terrifying tale.
James Greer's soccer playing son' Jack Greer: It was his emotional roller coaster ride of a life that drives the story.
The magic of the Queen's English.
The Wicker Man fears Brodmaw Bay.
There is an abundance of story left to tell. Prequel, sequel and companions could likely reveal many more volumes from this potentially rich mythology.
Yes. Especially fans of horror, but there were other elements here (music industry backstory, cut throat television production, police work) that would be interesting to general audiences.I remain a huge fan of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and am thrilled by Goleman's homage. That book inspired too numerous haunted house movies too count!(Young readers who take the time to discover Jackson's epic work will be richly rewarded.) Summer Place as the "real life" inspiration for Hill House is a wonderful literary device.
I recently enjoyed FG Cottam's The Colony and love well prepared expedition type ghost stories of that kind. I hate when the protagonists is a helpless victim. Like when you, as the reader,are required to experience the terror build up with a defenseless young girl or a helpless barefoot maiden in a nightgown. The resourceful band of investigators presented here however were the Dirty Dozen, Magnificent Seven the Seven Samuri all rolled into one. Each character was well developed and interesting. The charcters fit the exciting story and I was most content to be on the adventure with them. The more terrifying the better!
He understood the material, he understood the characters, he used proper inflection and emphasis . His performance genuinely enhanced the experience, He presented the story very well.
Yes. I hated having to stop listening.
I look forward to more scary adventures with this crew,
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