John Lee does an ok job of narrating. He seems a little bored reading this book and frankly I can't blame him. It's good not to hear Winston Churchill like voices and that amazingly insulting and inappropriate asian accent. My disapointment lays with the book itself. And that's painful to admit. I adored books 1 - 3 of this series. But this one really doesn't go anywhere. It's like listening to someone talk about their vacation videos. Between Briane's Endless stories about riding around getting no where and doing nothing, a queens mental break down brooding over everything repeatedly (which sounds more interesting then it is), and hearing about two childrens temper tantrums, I find myself only listening because I spent two credits.
It's like Martin just wanted to cash in on peoples interest from the previous books, and he has at least 2 more on the way, but it's painfully obvious he's lost his passion for the characters. I can only hope that the next book, IF I choose to buy it, actually goes somewhere instead of dragging on and on and on. There's So much that could have been done in this book. It's a terrible shame and I kind of feel ripped off.
No, just the narrator.
This is basically how the narration went:Ifyoucanreadthisreallyreallyfastthenyouwillknowhowthenarratorspeaks. He doesn't pause between words, sentences, paragraphs or chapters. I have no idea how he was even able to breath. He does No character voices so it sounds like one person is talking to himself Really fast and his voice is monotoned as well as obnoxious. I couldn't get through more than a half hour of this book. It literally left me drained and tired out just trying to figure out what was going on, why, who was who and what they were doing.
I have no idea, I couldn't get passed the narrator to make that call.
For the love of all that's holy, people recording these audiobooks, Listen to them before releasing them to the public.
The story was creative until the ending. As you get closer to the ending the story just goes down hill.
There was nothing scary about this book. In fact it was pretty boring.
Probably not. I heard this was one of his best books. If that's the case, I'm not impressed.
ANyone who didn't make characters sound like hokey cartoon characters.
If you want a good, old school haunted house book, check out Hell House. It's the story this one was ripped off from.
If it actually had a plot and a writer with a clue.
The narrater did well with the book he had. I feel bad that the poor guy had to read the entire book.
It was highly disapointing. After reading the reviews, I thought it was going to be kind of like the story "The Screwfly Solution." All that it was was pretty much like hearing HBO porn read to you by your uncle. It was just boring. I'm not a prude but, if you have to write about people masterbating at least 4 times within a 15 minute time span, your writing skills are seriously in question. I realize that the women are supposed to be "hypersexual" and all that but, there actually is a limit. We get it, they turn into nymphos, get on with the plot... oh, that's right, there isn't one. The 20 minutes of Ketchum whining about the book before it even started should have tipped me off to how the book was going to go.
If you're a lonely guy, you'll probably like this book. If you have a brain and want a good scarey story, search elsewhere.
There are some Very sexist reviews of this narrators job. I've listened to some amazing female narrators. With that said, I can honestly say this woman is a terrible narrator. Anyone would have done a better job, male or female. Her character voices were just laughable. I couldn't get passed 5 minutes of part 1. I went and bought the book instead.
No! The book is good, the narrator is horrible.
This will teach me to buy a book on my phone while on a trip without being able to listen to the sample first.
If there were things I could change about this book I would choose two things. The first would be the endless political comments. The second would be how every female character is either a grumpy spinster or a complete moron. I'm not sure if that's what the author intended but if so, he must really not like women.
He has an amazing voice until he does a woman or a childs voice. It turns a little too nasaly and whiney. With that said, I would not object to listening to this man's voice again.
Yes, it inspired me to find another book by another author.
Some of the stories are entertaining, nothing is scarey, some are just amazingly boring. It's hit or miss. The narrator is really good. The most obnoxious part of these stories is the Endless self degridation in the authors notes at the start of EVERY story. So thats 26 times you have to listen to whining. It really ruins the entire book. After the 8th one I lost any sympathy I had.
The story is a little Too simmilar to something by Lovecraft. But then, that's what Lovecraft wanted, to be emulated. It's humorous in dark places and "in the now" you could say. I didn't like the ending and the plot is pretty predictable. But all in all a good listen. The narraror did a fine job. He has a fitting and pleasant voice. I would recommend this book unless you have a Strong aversion to insects.
5 minutes in and I couldn't listen to this anymore. I thought it was something other then smut.
Whom evers job it is to hire narrators for books needs to listen to the person first. Then see if they have even the most remote idea about the region the book they're narrating takes place in. Basil Sands is absolutely horrible. His female voices are just tragic and blank. And why does everyone in this story have a slaughtered southern accent? If it was just a southern accent, I could deal with it. I didn't even know it was possible to make a southern accent sound as annoying as a New Jersey accent, but Mr, Sands pulls off that magic trick. Think of an entire book read by Adam Sandler playing Forest Gump. It's That annoying. I can't even finish this story. Which is a shame because it sounded interesting.
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