Every paperback copy of Brian Keene's work that I have read, I have loved. Every audiobook of his that I've listened to, I've struggled with. The reason seems to be the narrators that are chosen to read them.
In a previous review on one of Keene's audiobooks, I explained that that particular narrator was horribly inconsistent and made it very hard to listen to. So hard, in fact, that I still haven't managed to listen to the sequel, which is read by the same guy.
A Gathering of Crows is read by a different man, but again, I don't like him. The voices he uses for some of the women are particularly annoying and whiny, but just overall I really don't like the performance.
The performances of all of Brian Keene's audiobooks that I've listened to grate on me so much that I can't give a proper review of the work. The work doesn't stick with me, the bad narration does.
I've given this book four stars for the story simply because I suspect that it's fine beneath all that horrible narration. I will stick to paperback copies of this man's work from now on, I think. And it's such a shame, because I really do like his books.
A fantastic addition to the series, this one does not disappoint. I can add this to the list of Jonathan Maberry books I've read/listened to that have made me cry (all of them). Ray Porter is wonderful, as always. This is one of those book series you just don't want to have to end, ever :)
Haven't read the print version. Mr Maberry's books are hard to find in Australia!
Like all his stuff, and as I've said many times before, this is a very human story that gets you angry, excited, and makes you (or me, anyway) cry. Many times.
Ray Porter IS Joe Ledger. He's all of them. He's fabulous with the humour, with the tragedy, with the accents. I just can't fault him so far in this series.
Many, many, but I don't like to give away things for people who haven't read/listened yet!
I finished listening to this book this afternoon. I'm downloading the next book right now, and I'll start listening to it in about ten minutes, as soon as it's on my iPod. I can't get enough of this series.
Right at the top, along with everything else Mr Maberry has written.
I listen to audiobooks when exercising or when doing housework, as a reward to myself for doing stuff I hate. Let's just say a lot of things got cleaned in record time while listening to this book :)
I'm familiar with Mr Porter, and I must say he's one of my favourite narrators. He's great at accents, at character, at everything. Love him.
Just watch it.
On to the third book!
Mirror Me was an easy listen, interesting, well written and well read. I'd be happy to listen to anything else written by this author or read by this narrator.
I couldn't finish it. I've not read Edward Lee before (although I realised the other day I have City Infernal in my bookcase, waiting to be read), but I was hopeful because of positive comments by other listeners and also because he seems to have written quite a few books.
I was, and still am, quite interested in the science part of the story, but the frequent and, in my opinion, lame and unnecessary sex scenes are a huge turn-off. I also remember there being a particular character (the chick in the sex scenes) coming across as an absolute moron, not someone I could care about or force myself to listen to for a moment longer.
Didn't even finish the first part, let alone get to the end.
Maybe. It's hard to tell, in cases like this, whether the narration was awful or if the narrator was just doing what they could with the material they were given. I won't being looking for his name specifically, and if I listen to anything else by him it'll be purely coincidence.
Start a different book.
In a few months I may forget how awful I thought this was and try it again. If I get REALLY desperate.
Definitely. Like my headline says, this book is great fun. It would have been great to read anyway, but Johnny Heller's narration was fabulous and made it extra special.
Haven't read or listened to anything like this before...
Not to my knowledge, but I'll be looking for his name in future.
Lots of laughs and smiles here for me. As soon as I finished listening to it I went back and started it again. This will get multiple listens.
If you're looking for something fun, this is for you.
I'm a Dan Wells fan, and this book did not disappoint. The main reason I'm writing this review is so that I can encourage Audible to get Dan's 'Serial Killer' series online. I loved reading them, and I think they'd be wonderful to listen to.
Absolutely, if any of my friends read horror. I've read a lot of 'haunted house' stories over the years, and this one managed to be fresh and interesting and really captured my imagination.
I wouldn't really compare it, personally. It's different enough, to me at least, to stand alone.
I don't think I've heard any of his other readings...
Oh man... I'm a writer and naming my own stuff is hard enough, I don't think I'd think of anything better. This title suits the book perfectly, and was certainly enough to make me buy it without a second thought (the author's name helped, too!).
I'm a Bentley Little fan. Occasionally his stories go off on strange tangents that to me feel like they fit with the rest of the story, but this is NOT one of those books. I'll be listening to this one again, no doubt about it.
I listen to and read books like this for two reasons. Firstly, entertainment, and secondly, because I myself like to write in the horror genre, and naturally anything I read or listen to can spark ideas for my own, original work. The Bell Witch introduced a little twist to the poltergeist phenomena that I have actually already incorporated into something I'm writing, but listening to this has given me a clearer idea of what I need to do to be effective, and has encouraged me to keep going with my project.
When it was revealed why the 'witch' had come in the first place.
He did the voice for the 'witch' in a way I never would have come up with in my own head, and he managed to make it sound quite eerie in many places. I can still hear it now :) Also, for me at least, it's always easier to listen to a book written in an older style than it is to read it.
Not sure, something about revenge, maybe.
I don't care if this is non-fiction or fiction, really. I was quite entertained all the way through, and that's all I ask from a book :)
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