I found myself frequently aware of the narrator due to his odd pacing, fluctuating volume, and distracting voices. Almost all the men's voices sound like asthmatic old men. The women sound like whispery drag queens. Usually I lose myself in Audible books, but this narrator's style made me painfully aware of his presence at all times.
I am super impressed with Sam Brower's perseverance in seeking justice within the impenetrable walls of the FLDS. I am sure he had no idea what he stumbled into in the early days, but he did not back down even as the horrors of the complete picture unfolded. Just to keep track of all the players and their various crimes required a great deal of skill. I've driven through Colorado City, and that is one scary, unwelcoming place. I commend him on his bravery.
This is the first time I haven't liked an Audible narrator, so I would have to say that I would pick almost anyone else.
I would be fascinated to find out how the apostates, and those who were kicked out of the church are faring. Perhaps a second book would be in order as Warren Jeffs spends more time behind bars and the FLDS community crumbles. I find myself rooting for the men, women, and children who were caught in Jeffs' web. I hope that they are finding peace and security. I don't know if this story will have a happy ending, but perhaps some of the individual stories will have a silver lining. Hopefully no one steps in to take Warren Jeffs' place to keep the horrors continuing. I would like to see the abuses of this cult stop with this generation. At any rate, I found myself on the internet trying to learn the latest info about the FLDS, so a follow up book may be in order, in a few years.
If you enjoy Jay and Silent Bob type stories and have a high tolerance for gore, you will love this book. The author is so inventive. It is difficult to come up with scary monsters that haven't been done before, but David Wong is endlessly inventive (perhaps because the story is true and he didn't have to invent a thing). The wig monsters were my personal favorites. I laughed out loud multiple times. The voice the narrator does for the main character's sidekick is brilliant. He delivers each punchline perfectly. This would be a great listen for a surf trip to Baja.
This book was so hyped up, that I was expecting to be swept away by it. I honestly didn't make it very far, so it may not be the most accurate review. Everyone just keeps being killed off. Every scene seemed to have an icy chill, and every location seemed to smell of blood. It seemed very cliche.
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