The story is very good and well written. However, the narrator leaves something to be desired. Clayton doesn't sound southern at all. Jeremy sounds old and dull instead of intelligent but reserved. The 4 stars are for the wonderful story, sadly I would give the narrator a 2.
Hmmm...not in the top 10 (I have a VERY robust collection on Audible). Not that NOT being in my top 10 is bad, I am just quite familiar with the author and I am aware that this is a set up book. While this book is well written, has wonderful character development and keeps moving there were things you could have kind of taken a guess and figured out.
Hmmm...honestly this is the first time I've tried this type of book. I've read all of Kelley Armstrong's other books and has bits and bobs of many of her other characters and at times I was thinking is this YA book?
The narrators were ok. I'm honestly not use to 2 different narrators and it does take a bit of getting use to. At times the "flow" of conversations were not fluid and that caught me off guard when I was lost in imaging what was taking place.
I have the hardback and if I didn't have a 14 month old I probably would have read it in one sitting. The narration (and cranky baby) kept me from being able to do so.
I played "Cainesville Files" before the book came out and I'll be honest and say that if I didn't have the knowledge gained from playing going into the book I probably wouldn't have enjoyed the story as much. This is not a plug for the game, it is just that I would possibly not have become as invested in the main character if I didn't play.
Progression of the story was slow and no real explanation as to why there are different families/houses.
I had such high hopes due to the extraordinary rating, however the writing, character development and explanation of the "worlds" left me feeling like so much was missing. If the first book in a series is set in this manner, I would not be encouraged to listen to more written by these authors.
The narration was "ok". There were times where the voices were so similar that I did not know which character was speaking. This of course caused confusion and just left me frustrated.
Disappointment....I really was wanting this to be a grand "space" opera and the lack of description, character development and poor narration made me delete the book before finishing it.
While I understand that this book received high praises from many other listeners, the writing and narration simply did not invoke of a feeling of attachment or love for any of these characters
I will not be revisiting this book for another listen. Why? Not because it wasn't a good book, because it was (once it got going), but once you know the "set-up" for the series you won't be missing anything needed for the next book(s). The story is well written and while setting up the next books, you'll be able to guess who/what will come about.
The idea of the town being an epicenter of evil. I'm a big fan of Halloween and I'm sure my affinity for the holiday played a part of this books appeal
The voices and personality given to each character is wonderful. The softer female voice infused with strength all the way to the gruff evil overbearing voices make you imagine these characters in a vivid manner.
No, the book progresses a little slow at first and I had to make myself keep listening. With that being said, the book reels you in toward the end and makes you wonder what book 2 will bring.
I've read the other series Mr. Maberry has written and this story/writing is not done in the same manner. If you are a fan of Mr. Maberry's other works (Benny Imura & Joe Ledger series) know that this is a deviation from what you would expect.
This series is in my Top 5 and that's saying something... I've been an avid reader of Zom books and this being a YA book this is a great introduction for readers new to the genre.
Not real heavy on the sappy stuff and a logical (and sometimes disturbing) step in the aftermath of an apocalypse.
Tom - His portrayal of this character makes you want him to be your brother too!
Sometimes Zombies aren't the worse things out there
This book made me love werewolve stories again. Kelley Armstrong always does a wonderful job telling a story and endearing you to the characters. This narrator gives each character a disticnt and appropriate voice and is very well read. I've read this book prior to listening and found that this listen is worth the credit.
Worth a listen for those are looking for an introduction to this genre.
The story moves along nicely and there are some twist that make it even more interesting.
The story seemed very interesting and a appealing premise for a book. However...the story takes for to long to get going and by the time I was halfway throught the audiobook I didn't really care what happened to any of the charaters. I did not finish the story simply because a connection was not made for the characters.
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