I haven't read the print version of this book, but the narrator's delivery could only multiply the impact of the stories.
There are 69 stories, each with its own characters.
I can't think of a better narrator for these stories than Rose Caraway. Her delivery is talented and sultry. These are all short stories, but her voice draws you into them. Never boring.
This is one sexy listen!
As in any collection of this nature, not all the stories in this multi-varied anthology will strike a chord with all listeners. Rachel Kramer Bussel has put together quite a diverse collection of stories here, each with its particular variation of the happy ending. Assembled as they are in rapid fire succession, the effect is akin to setting off a mat of fire-crackers. The cumulative effect is nothing short of explosive!
I don't think a better narrator could have been chosen for this collection than Rose Caraway. She adapts her sultry voice for each story perfectly, and as she does with her podcasts, provides for a wonderful listen. Nice choice, Audible!
I got hooked on this story when Rose Caraway serialized the first 30 or so chapters on her "Kiss Me Quicks" podcast. I had to hear the rest of the story, and bought it from Audible. This was one wild ride, You had a plot worthy of "Homeland" superimposed over a 1950s style radiation induced monster story. From chapter to chapter you really couldn't predict what would happen next. I got chills every time those bedbugs came out.
I usually listen to audiobooks while I'm driving, and several times I had trouble shutting off the car when I got where I was going. I just had to hear what happened next.
Superb narration by Rose Caraway, and a great story by Allen Dusk. In future, I will stick to Marriott and Hilton, and stay far clear from ever checking into anything resembling the "Shady Palms Motel."
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