The story is good and characters are interesting. However, there's music playing with what sounds like an airplane in the background as the story is being read. And there's some other form of, for lack of a better word, music that plays off and on through out the story. It is Really distracting and kills whatever mood was just formed. Also, Stephen Kings voice is Amazingly, inhumanly nasely and monotoned. It drove me up the wall. I mean its REALLY obnoxious and emotionless. It's Very hard to listen to. You know the noise that Jim Carry makes in the movie Dumb and Dumber when he says "Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?" And yells "HNEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!" Imagine that noise reading to you. If I'd have heard his voice on the sample reading, I would Never have wasted a credit for it.
This is a book you should buy not listen to.
The stories are interesting enough. The narration is pretty good.
The thing that bugs me the most is the Endless comments that basically is the author saying, "Look how important I am! Seriously. I'm that important. Everyone knows who I am, even people not interested in UFOs. I really am kind of a big deal!" I was kind of able to ignore the constant patting self on the back to get through the first half. The second half and this issue gets worse. This probably would have been a great book on "What ifs" and "Maybe" but for the endless ego stroking.
No, just the author.
I have not, but he does a very good job reading Keen's ego stroking. I would love to hear him read a better book.
Yes, never read or bother listening to anything from Keen again.
You wrote a book, Mr. Keen and that's great. Not many folks have written and had published any sort of book. With that said, get over yourself.
Yes, I might.
I'm not sure there's one that compares exactly. It has a "falling down the rabbit hole" surreal feel to it.
The story about the woman on the cliff.
No, probably not.
It's not scary (I feel like I write that a lot about "horror" books lately *sigh), but it is interesting.
I'm not really sure. It's kind of an "evil gnomes vs humans & owls" kind of story.
When someone starts to change.
Ya, out of curiosity.
This book was fairly good. It's not scary, but interesting. It lost something with the introduction of immortal owls. It's not a horrible book, it's pretty creative. Some books I've listened to and forgot the entire book the next day because they were so boring. This is not one of them.
The entire thing.
Maybe to throw on a camp fire to tell an interesting story.
The plot was just one dimensional. The other books had depth and good plots. This one seemed like he wanted to finish the story so he dragged out an ending he could have just tagged onto the last book in one chapter.
Yes, I would.
He was alright. I've heard better, I've heard worse.
Umm... no. None I hate to say.
If it was free.
The narrator was fine.
The stories are your run of the mill "trying to be scary and shocking but failing horribly" kind of stories. Granted, I don't get scared easily, but I expected more from Barker.
I love the build up to the ending, I also love the ending as well as book 2.
That it puts a mothers loyalty to whatever she gives birth to into question.
No, not really.
While I've never found this story to be scary, it is interesting. However, I'd heard from people that the book was different from the movie (and the sad remake), it really isn't any different. I was hoping that like the book "The Exorcist" it would shine a little more light on the story, it doesn't. So if you enjoyed the film, you'll like the book.
Mia Farrow is an amazing narrator.
None of them were scary.
It was like having Carl Sagen, whom I loved but spoke very, very slowly and nasally, on horse tranquilizers reading you the dictionary.
I'm beginning to think the folks who hire these narrators don't bother to listen to them before they record them.
This book would have been much better if not for the muslim bashing, pro-Christian and Endless preaching. I realize what the title is however, I thought it was more along the lines of something such as "Satan's hammer" about an asteroid. I was wrong. It's preachy. Also, I'm neither a republican nor a democrat so, the last thing I want is for my entertainment to be one sided or Any sided propaganda.
Write books to entertain, not to preach and spread hate filled propaganda. If I wanted either of those two I'd go to a church or watch the news.
The endless bashing of muslims. Coryell makes it all too clear he hates muslims, in a sickening way. He needs to grow up and realize everyone in the world will not be little cones of him, thank goodness.
Kuch has a good voice. His tone is nice, his voices are kind of similar but you can tell different characters are talking.
All of them.
I wonder how many white hooded meetings Coryell missed to write this trash.
This book is for anyone who has insomnia. The narrator has a nice voice but no range. His mundane story parts are the same as his scary story parts. Such as one instance a character is quasi violated by a ghost. It Should have been scary. It was boring. He has a very nice voice if he were reading a historical novel but, he's not for horror stories.
Someone that can pull off female voices and change tone when something scary happens.
I would listen to this narrator again and read another book by this author. I just will avoid them when they are put together.
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