This book is so far the worst written and narrated that I have had the displeasure of hearing.
I have been a horror fan my entire life, and I am always on the look out for a new author in the genre. Scott Nicholson is not it. The story had great potential, but it is as if the writer gave up half way through. Characters jump to conclusions and the plot is full of holes.
As for the narration, I don't believe a southern accent makes anyone appear stupid. For this book, the dialog is what makes everyone appear stupid. The narrator has just one voice for each female character, and one voice for male characters which becomes very confusing. It was a very torturous 9 hours. I kept hoping things would make sense, but it never happened.
Don't waste a credit, money, or your time. Stay far away from this one.
My husband and I are very advid fans of the series. We are always excited when another book comes out. We were equally as excited when Hunted was released. That is, until we listened to it.
Luke Daniels does an excellent narrative as always. His Oberon voice always makes me smile. But the narrative couldn't make up for the staleness of the story. Once again, Atticus is running from certain death. He is still harboring ill-feelings towards Leif. But for some reason Kevin Hern decided to narrate from Gronuail's p.o.v. . It has turned her into the female Atticus, not the Gronuail we came to love. It has been so difficult to get passed the first few chapters. Even two months later, I am still struggling to get passed them.
I feel let down by this book in the series.
I have been a life long Stephen King fan, and I am used to some of his stories being better than others, but this! Wow. A very well written novel that kept me interested from the first chapter to the end.
And John Slattery is possibly the best narrator I've ever heard. His talent is an amazing fit to this book as he takes on the role of Edgar seamlessly.
Don't hesitate. This is a very good listen!
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