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.
I haved listed to the vampire trilogy and thoroughly enjoyed it as well. There is so much action and drama that its hard to put down. I found myself thinking about the story between times i was able to set time aside to listen to the story. Without going too much into a spoiler alert, let me say that the characters were drawn to such a way that when one character got killed, i felt justice was served in the way "he" died because of the horrible way he dispatched one of the characters. I really felt a tightening in my chest when the "driver" died.
I will be waiting for book 2 of the Jim Chapel Mission series or pretty much any book David Wellington publishes: I have become a true fan of David Wellington!
This book, in my estimation is really geared towards people who are just getting into reading books or seeing movies involving demons, spirits & possessions. It's really basic information and more of a "something you should be aware of" if you are starting to play with your Ouji board a bit too much. I do like (love) my scary stories and have for years and I deeply regret the waste of a credit on this "story".
The voice of the narrator was not suited for this type of work although he spoke clearly and did have a vocal range to assume different charactors but I don't think even if the skills of Ray Porter, Ron McLarty or Sean Runnette could have saved this uninteresting effort of audibook. (just my humble opinion. i'm no writer myself) - m
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!
thank you for reading my review; I hope it helps
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!
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