I really liked Dracula and settled down for a nice listen. But instead found that I just couldn't keep listening to this minutely detailed account of an inheritance or something without nodding off. I am not sure if I will try to finish the book or admit defeat and try something a little more lively perhaps.
I really hate to give any sort of negative review but this audio book is so awful I almost feel its my duty. I think what really makes book bad is the narration. Frequently the narration can really make or break a story it this book may not be as awful as I think it is just because of Lance Henriksen's naration. There isn't anything really wrong with Mr. Henriksen's narration, its just that he should have not been hired for this vocal. His voice was soft and almost soothing so the fright I should have felt when Ripley was fighting her alien and the Company has come to collect both her & the alien was just not there.
Save your credit or your $$ & run, don't walk away from this book!
I gave extra points for narration as Peter Bishop wasn't distracting trying to do voices he wasn't capable of as in other story & there was a tragic scene in one of the streets that Lyssa Graham wrote quite well. However I couldn't finish the book but did fast forward to the end.
Sympathy star scores aside, give this story a miss its just not worth the credit spent.
Thank you for reading my review.
This story could have been so much more than bits an pieces from "Midwich Cuckoo", 'The Day of the Triffids and "Alien'. It did have real moments of 'icky" and "eerie" but the inabilility of the narrator to do a credible male voice was really, realy distracting. Lyssa Graham did do a good job narrating but only the female voices. Sarah's characters were drawn okay; it was easy to feel really sad for the females who suddenly found themselves pregnant with these disgustingly awful babies but no reason is given or suggested as to why major events happened.
If the story had been much longer I could never have been able to listen to the end. With this story, it was touch and go all the way.
Thank you for reading my review, I hope I have helped.
I loved this story!
Although it is a very short story, it had to successfully make its point in a minimal number of words, every word counts in a short story. The rising tensions in the story were carried well till the end. I truly was on the edge of my seat and very sorry to have it end.
Darlene Allen did a commendable job of narration and I understand this story is Geof Ganders first published story. Well done both of you! I will keep on the lookout for your next work!
Anyone who knows me would never believe I would enjoy a book about court intrigue in Tudor times. But I was so taken with the way Ms Gregory drew the charcters & kept the plot line moving! Katherine Howard was beautifully shown to be an innocent pawn of the Duke of Norwich. I kept hoping he would be found out and put in his place until the bitter end.
I will be listening to each book in the series and recommend you listen to at least one of Phillipa Gregory's book of the series you will get so much enjoyment that I envy you the new experience!
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I truly love the characters Mark Tufo has created for his Talbot stories. The strenghts and weakenesses are interesting and the plotlines move smoothly along. I have listened to every audio book Audible has listed that he has written and with the exception of one (Timothy) had a most wonderful time. To be honest I almost didn't listen to the first book because I found Mike Talbot to be really irritating but I came back and soon listened every chance I got.
I guess the downside (& you know there almost always is at least one) is that because the same character names were used in each book, I kept getting confused between the young Mike Talbot of Indian Hill, Spirit Hill and the Mike Talbot in the original zombie book series. The only way to avoid trying to sort the different aspects of Mike Talbot's growth is to just sit back and thoroughly enjoy the books and try to patiently wait till the next booik of the series.
I have listened to all of the Vampire stories in this series and was drawn in to the series without a hope turning the story off. The discription of the characters both alive and undead were well done and storyline moved along beautifully.
Bernadette Dunne did a bang up job of narrating and i was very glad the lead character's gender preference was as balanced as one could get considering she saw her lover cut to pieces on the bedroom floor then had to fight her when she had become a vampire (how's that for a relationship ending badly)!
I would have preferred to give more than a 5 star rating but unfortunately we all have to work within limitations at times.
Listen to the stories in this series and you will be glad you did!
Once again, Sean Runnette is Mike Talbot. Sean has captured the essence of Mike Talbot's character and delivers over & over. Best of all, he can do female voices well enough that one doesn't cringe or want to pitch a book at him like some male interpretations of a women's voice.
I think the only big problem I had was trying to separate this Mike Talbot with the adult Mike Talbot fighting zombie's. I really didn't enjoy this Talbot as much. I think it would have been much better to create a wholey different character.
I have loved all the books I have "read" of Mark Tufo (maybe with the exception of Timothy). The writing was strong enough to cause me to actually cry at the death of one of the characters and believe me, thats not an easy thing to do!
I truly think that if you buy this book, you will not be disappointed.
Hunter's Moon is a short book so my review will be just as short. Most of the storys were really well written, the mood well set, everything well laid out. Problem is that at the end of all but one or two, I kept waiting for an end! I was frequently surprised when just as I am totally into the story, Ashton would announce the following story! I kept feeling like my elbow was falling off of my arm chair (you probably have all felt that at least once in your life, right)!
Ashton Smith was perfectly cast to do the vocals for this book. His roughly, gravelly voice lent a perfect compliment to the all too short stories and I would like to listen to his narration in future stories.
Thank you for reading my review, I hope it helps.
Kindest Regards, m
It's been some time since I have listened to this story so here goes. I truly struggle to think of a negative thing to say about this story: it is short so has to make every word count.I visualized pretty much everything I heard and when I am able to do that I know I have essentially been part of something really special.
If you like sci fi and mysteries, you will like this book. I would rank this story as one of the most enjoyable "reads" I have had. Eric Medler was more than able to assume the female voices without seeming petulant or whiny as some storys have had by other narrators and really, I think its as much vocal skill as plain physical limitation of the male voice to reach the female voice.
Thank you for reading my review, I hope it helps you when deciding to read this book.
Kindest Regards, m
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