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.
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.
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.
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