This book was entertaining enough. I like the concept and sorta cared what happend to the main character. I could relate to his bad days and frustrations. It even made me want to get away from the main characters kids, they were pretty annoying. It's not scarey but it takes a lot to scare me. Narrator was ok, someone else could have done worse, someone else could have done better. All in all, not bad but I probably won't remember it in a week or two.
Dawn ranks up into my top 5 books of all time. I read a lot of books, sci-fi, fantasy and horror. I have been through so many different authors that it's mind boggling. Not one can I say I am what you'd call a "fan." I would buy two maybe three books by a single author and lose interest. They eventually become unrelatable and repetitive to me. I am a very hard to please book fan... extremely hard to please. I have just discovered Octavia E. Butler last week. I have already read /listened to four of her books. For me, the way she writes is a way I can relate to. I see myself in her characters. I listen to her "Forwards" and "Afterwards" and I am right there with her. I've never had that with an author before. She is a real literary gem and more than deserving of every award she won. At least, in my opinion.
I can't really compare the story to another book. It's more like a very interesting "Twilight Zone" episode.
This is my first listen to Aldrich Barrett. She is Amazing. Her voice is soothing yet to the point and quietly intense when it needs to be. Her character voices are easily distinguishable. She has no overly cartoony voices. She doesn't try to have a "male" voice, yet it comes across clearly that she's speaking as a male character. No obnoxious lisp, gross popping saliva like sound some other readers have. I would Love to hear a book read by her coupled with Tim Curry.
The main characters revulsion and acceptance at the same time.
Give one of Octavia's books a try. I rarely rave about authors, you can see this from my other reviews. If you like stories that reply more on the actual story to be interesting, psychologically complex, then Octavia's writing is for you. If you Only need 6 hours of someone bashing in skulls to entertain you and scare you (Not that I am opposed to such books, they just aren't very.... scary, kind of boring and most try too hard to be shocking that they fail horribly), you will not have the intellect to understand the real horror she writes about.
I would change how quickly one is able to figure out what is going on, drag out the suspense.
I think she did a fine job of reading the story. There's a few parts where the book calls for an adult to talk "baby talk" to another adult. It's really friggen obnoxious. I literally was grinding my teeth to make it through those parts. Thankfully, it only happens 4 times. I think the author has a nice voice, then again deep voices sound more pleasant to me than high pitched ones, so it's a personal preference. At least she doesn't have a lisp like some unfortunate books I've wasted credits on.
This books plot has been in several movies. "I see dead people."
The story is interesting and the reader does an ok job. It's not scary, the plot has been done numerous times (I mean NUMEROUS times), but if you have a spare credit to throw about it's not a bad story. From other reviews I was expecting to be scared out of my wits. That didn't happen. I suppose if you're sheltered from horror stories this might scare you. For a veteran horror fan, this will just make you think, "Oh.. this story again" as you search for a scarier book to listen to.
This book is for anyone who, like the author, hates people who are over weight and finds it perfectly alright to insult them. You can describe an over weight person without using the words "flabby, sickening, jiggling fat rolls" etc.
Keep his personal feelings about over weight people to himself.
Nope, I have not, nor will I listen to another.
It had none. It was written as if by a pre-teen. The story would have been better if it was written by an adult.
Authors like this are disgusting. I love horror books and "out of the box" kind of stories, however I draw the line at authors who put their disgusting prejudices in their stories, be it racism, sexism, age-ism or size-ism.
It was just really, truly boring.
It needed more than just a woman complaining that she's single. I get it, it sucks. Move on!
I think she did a fair job. I've heard better and worse.
I was disappointed in this book. I was expecting something more. Ah well, you win some you lose some.
Anyone who thinks Paranormal Activity 1-962 were scary films would enjoy this book. Anyone else will find it boring.
This book hasn't turned me off the genre, it's just yet another in a long line of so called scary books that falls extremely short of being scary.
I would. She has a beautiful and relaxing voice.
Ummm.. no. None at all.
Don't believe the hype. This book is not scary or even quasi entertaining.
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.
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