A long time LKH fan, I was just as disappointed w/ this story as I was Bullet. Nothing happened. None of our favorite characters were present, other than Anita and Edward. I know LKH has been taking a lot of flak lately about the graphic sex scenes, and those were definitely dialed back. (Only one scene) Also, the Marmee Noir situation, that has been a central part of many books, was over and done w/ in just a few pages. And finally, the books seem to be shrinking more and more every year. She went from epic length tomes in her early years, to 300 page novels the past 3 books. Very disappointed.
I know this is part of a trilogy, but most of the book feels like filler. nothing really happens.
What a great book! I loved the first 3 books, and was desperately hoping Bahni Turpin was reading this one, and she was! She reads the voices better than I can imagine them, especially Terrible and Lex. I enjoyed hearing about Chess' latest adventures in witchery. This series makes me feel for all of the characters, especially the drug addicted Chess. Throw in plenty of magic, ghosts and sex, and I was sold!
I didn't realize when I bought this that it was a different narrator, but I was so used to the one from Books 1 & 2, that the differences in pronunciations are jarring. I really hope they get the other narrator back to record book 4
As per his usual, this book was long, and very well written. There were a few points that started shivers up my spine, but not nearly as many as previous books. The narrator was really good, except for two traits. One, he made the janitor, Harry sound terribly slow. And two, which was my biggest pet peeve, since King is from Maine and so am I, was the narrator's mispronouncing a few words in his New England accents. Bangor up here, is not pronounced BANG-er, it's said Bang w/ a hard G and -OR. So Ban-Gor. Other than those, this was a credit well spent, not to mention an enjoyable way to spend 30 hours.
Great story. Well told and a great long fantasy read. Now when is Book #3 going to be available?
This book was really funny for the subject matter. Kind of Shaun of the Dead meets Twilight. The narrator has a British accent which kind of threw me, since the main character, Bobby is a person who just moved to Great Britain from the US. She keeps forgetting to call french fries "chips" but she has a heavy English accent. The story was pretty standard, but wholly entertaining. Short(just over 7 hours), but I found myself laughing out loud a few times. Not worth a credit, but worth paying cash.
I enjoyed this story. A lot of action, creative monsters, even though it wasn't a huge "zombie" book. I only wish it had been longer.
This wasn't the greatest zombie book ever, but there wasn't any standout bad parts either. The narration was good, the story interesting, but it wasn't the kind of book you try to find chores to do so you can listen more. I would still rate Day by Day Armageddon and the Morningstar books higher that this one. That being said, this book has action, zombies, and superheroes. What more can I say, other than I am glad I didn't use a credit for it?
I normally love Davidson's cozy mystery series, but this volume has left me with a sour taste. Goldy barely cooked in this story, and the best parts of her story such as Julian and Arch were hardly mentioned. I hope Davidson's next attempt serves up more excitement or I fear this will be my last purchase of her work.
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