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hero - quite the adventure, you learn so much in such an strange world from his step by step path into this magical and hyper-verison of Harry Potter.
yes... but there is soooo much I could not. I enjoyed days of this amazing tale...
Harry Potter for adults. Smart adult, who like a good mystery and are not too squeamish about creepy bad guys killing people is really creepy ways....
Yes, it's very good.
Well, Book 2 of this series, where Dracula Meets Sherlock for the first time.
I like his Dr. Watson very much. always the voice of radon. While, Dracula can add in things that make a bit more drama - and in his favor.
I loved this team up of Sherlock Holmes and Dracula so much I am longing for Dr. Frankenstein and his monster to become part of that great pulp action writer, Dr. Watson's stories!
I already did.
I still like Dr. Watson...his is the voice of reason.
He is an amazing reader! Love his old accents.
When an ancient evil threatens all London, Sherloch Holmes seeks the aid of an old family friend: Dracula!
I LOVE these two books featuring Sherlock & Dracula, wish there were more. Maybe against a were wolf, or a wizard, the undead? More please!
Why, so many characters so much happens so fast
the idea. I thought of this back in the early 90's and wanted to make a comic book of it ever since.
the fight scenes
Zombies VS Superheroes
YES - WTF! WHY are the super heroes getting bitten? Why the Heck aren't they wearing kevlar and extra bite proof gear if they don't have super bullet proof skin? Doesn't it seem like the first thing you would do in going into battle against ZOMBIES is make sure you are wearing protective gear!! DUH! Huge mistake.
Other than that I loved it.
Yes, and I have - I paint, and listen to great books while I work - and this is one of them.
Hard to say - Dracula turns out to be just as interesting and enjoyable as Sherlock Holmes!
Not yet -but he's amazing. His Dracula is hypnotic , his Holmes is cleaver & witty...excellent!
The Ultimate Villain vs the Best Detective of all time! The winner saves, or enslaves, the world!
I have searched for a book like this. Found a few Holmes vs Dracula books, However, NONE are as good as this one! This is so far superior than any of the others... I'm so glad I found it.
I now want to read the rest of the Dracula tales. If only now Fred Saberhagen would write Dracula vs Batman, what a tale that would be!
YES. I paint. I don';t have time to sit and read. So I paint and listen.
The Ace's High books. Because of the smart and superior writing , taking super heroes and telling would would REALLY happen, socially, politically, legally, emotionally...smart clever, and it builds with street fights & action up to mighty cosmic battles on scales that Kirby would be happy with.
Wow, he does great voices men and women! Hard to tell it's just one guy!
no. I and to listen to it a few times to get all the details and delicious emotional inter-play between complex characters.
Much smarter than most of the super hero movies. Adam Christopher knows how to tell a story - he knows how to build characters, and how to build the action till you are on the edge of your moon base fortress of solitude seat! Excellent. Wonderful. I hope there are more in this series with these characters - Adam Christopher has a endless creative mind for developing an endless array of heroes and villains - and not afraid to give very powerful characters on the level of Super Man all the physical and emotional struggle they can handle - you are never bored, or sure the heroes will win because they are VERY powerful ...because there are so many things in the "real world" and the "Wonder World" that would thwart a hero no matter how powerful they are.
To enjoy this book you need to have more of a teen-ager's reading expectations. Perhaps even a pre-teen. You have to be following the long, unending, and boring "Dark Tower" crap-fest that King has been spewing froth over half his career.
I wanted a good "HAUNTED HOUSE" story, instead I got a promising serial killer plot that turned into a stupidly over-complex, and silly "Lord of the Rings" with golf carts and silly voices.
Few indeed would be the talented reader able to make this sad mess sound right. Perhaps Mark Hamil doing "The Joker" could read it as a huge laugh. That might work.
Disappointment. MAJOR disappointment. Mr. King is not good at writing alternate worlds... that's Clive Barker's thing. If I wanted "other-dimensional fantasy-adventure", I'd pick up "Weave World" by Clive Barker. Maybe something by H. P. Lovecraft.
What happened to Stephen King? He was a great writer once. Then, he got off on this stupid Dark Tower "other-world" Lord of the Rings with cowboys in the land of OZ thing. I wish Mr. King would write some horror stories that take place on planet earth, with earth people, again. PLEASE. It seems to me Mr. King is a closet fantasy writer and he secretly frets to tell stories about hobbits and elfs and Gandalf. Maybe he should write some Harry Potter stories and get all this out of his system. Then, perhaps, he can come back and write grown up stories for us grown up readers. Worst of all, the reader of this very silly story does some very silly voices. Oh gawd! The voice of the "EVIL" bad guy is so pathetic! I cringed every time he spoke. Oh, jeepers creepers, that was sad! Maybe ten year olds would be entertained and scared, but I was annoyed and bored.This MUST be a book for young readers. That's all I can think of, as an excuse for it's mega-lameness. Please, Mr. King, finish up this overly long and stupid "Harry Potter and the Dark Towering Dingleberry" epic, and come back and write some adult stories.
One of my favorites.
Well, hard to say, Elie, who you see much of the story through is going mad, so is not all times very likable, I think the Dr. who put together the experiment is interesting, the sexy woman psychic is fun, the idle rich boy is not very deep...perhaps the house itself is the strangest character.
She has a great voice with depth and texture, wonderful for a ghost story, a crime drama, or a tale of terror.
That's a hard one. "The Haunting of Hill House" is a classic title which sounds so right. It chills with it's mere words. Perhaps a second book could be called "The Hunger of Hill House"?
This is one of the all time great "Haunted House" stories. It set the bench mark for most every haunted house that has come after. If you love the horror genre, you MUST listen to this book. It's a classic.
Yes, it's got lots of creepy moments.
A smart action/adventure sliding down an icy weird twisty tunnel in the manic science of WWII plus a nice mix of some prehistoric horrific stalking creatures lurking about a forgotten secret military base in a floating iceberg/science lab.
Good reading, good story telling. Key stuff.
Frozen horror thaws out... hungry!
Started a bit simple, thought it was going to be nothing new, but took on some good turns as it went. Nice to explore prehistoric monsters you don't hear much about: Killer whales with legs and claws and smarts like jungle cats stalking an eerie icy maze / WWII secret lab military base created by desperate powers - no one was guilt free when the world was destroying itself.
The Relic, the Reliquary... also H.P. Lovecraft's "The Terrible old Man": of the mysterious old man with a terrible power for murder, & "The Shunned House": with it's long family history of strange happenings and deaths, & "the Hound": with it's horrific collection of strange things and the terrible fate of the collectors. But maybe Lovecrft's "Herbert West-Reanimator" with it's gruesome surgery/magic and underground tunnels and horrific out comes.
Special Agent Aloysius X. L. Pendergast; he is the Elric of Melnibone of the F. B. I. - in this tale he becomes more pale (nearly albino), more strangely alien, and wizard-like. The story passes from a New York dectetive noir story and veers towards becoming a sword and sorcery adventure. Quite exciting, and very twisted! Pendergast is revealed to be even stranger than thought, with some VERY strange family, and he's becoming less human and more like Elric with each book.
Yes, however... it was too long to get it all in...it's a wonderfully twisted tale that gets weirder and more twisted the more you hear...and yet retains it's brilliant wit and it's ever so smart human questions on "just really what would you do if..."
These horror/crime stories reach nearly insane Lovecraftian madness, but, unlike Lovecraft, Preston saves us from falling into insanity with a hero of such power as to match the terror & alien-other-ness of the weird-crimes echoing ghostly step for step. I thrill to these books with their very creepy "Tales from the Crypt" pre-code grotesque and chilling violence. But most of all, what these are really about is that I love the ultimate X-files investigator - the one man who could face such mind-bending horrors and win - our hero: Special Agent Aloysius X. L. Pendergast. The more I read and discover about him, the more questions there are about his shadowy past, and the stranger he becomes, but the more heroic and awesome. He's one of the all time great anti-heroes. He is Sherlock Holmes & Elric of Melnibone & Carl Kolchak & Bela Lugosi (as a southern gentleman) all transmogrified together into a dreadfully delicious tall, black-clad, ice-cold, albino Vincent Price of a man: Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast.
Inhuman Subterranean Under-dwellers!
It was a mandatory follow up to "The Relic" - you discover the truth about the monster, some character's real motivations, and get more action from characters you've already come to care about. Near the end, it actually becomes so action driven it seemed like an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, but really had a keen darkness much like Robert E Howard's "Children of the Night" series.
Special Agent Aloysius X. L. Pendergast; he is the Elric of Melnibone of the F. B. I. - in this tale he becomes more pale (nearly albino), more strangely alien, and wizard-like. The story passes from a New York dectetive noir story and veers towards becoming a sword and sorcery adventure. Quite exciting, and very twisted!
The Relic - Part Two: or... "The Lurking Fear: Pendergast vs the Morlocks".
Tremendous writing that goes way past a cop story, and walks down one of those 6 block long dark museum hallways towards H.P. Lovecraft material: actually It's a LOT like Lovecraft's "The Lurking Fear", but with more action worthy of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E Howard's "Children of the Night" stories. I enjoyed it very much!
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