I didn't think I was going to like this book as much as I now do. I'm a gamer, I download audiobooks to pass my time in games with a lil background entertainment. This book was so good, it made me stop gaming, log off and I just listen. It's not in the least bit scarey so I don't know what it's doing listed under horror. Reguardless, the story was Very entertaining. The narrator did a pretty good job with voices. He didn't do those high pitched, annoying sounding "female" voices. I related to all the characters, even the minor ones and I actually cared what happend to them. There's only one not believable part concerning the main female character in the woods. But other than that, I highly recommend this story. There's a sequil comming out that I will deffinitly buy. It's Very rare that I rave about a book, so trust me on this one. Get it.
I would absolutely listen to more Philip K. Dick books. As for listening to Kevin Killavey again, I would have to pass. his voice is nice enough but he has that "I have way too much saliva in my mouth" sound. His S's sound like "TTTHHHHHH" It's kind of gross.
I don't think it's so much there was a memorable story that stood out. All of them are memorable. The thing I found fascinating is how many modern stories have been taken from one single short story and then some. You can see the roots of Terminator, Battlestar Galactica and an unblushing "borrowing" on Spielberg's part to "inspire" his film AI ei: David and his teddy bear.
He has a nice voice, but he sounds like he's drowning in his own saliva most of the time.
The narrator was Horrible. The way he did female voices was So obnoxious. I'm still not sure if it was a mocking tone or just a really poor choice in voice pitches. Either way, I couldn't listen to that sound without having to turn off the audiobook to give my ears a rest. It was like nails on a chalk board.
The stories are not scary in he least bit. They're pretty much old hat as far as short stories go.
They were neither interesting or scary.
Anyone! It's like you hear a horrible narrator and think, "This is the worst." Then you hear Mr. Wolinsky's imitation of a female voice and think, "I was wrong. It can get worse!"
No, not one.
I'm not sure where the good reviews came from, but I'm fairly sure it wasn't from anyone that listened or read this book.
Dawn ranks up into my top 5 books of all time. I read a lot of books, sci-fi, fantasy and horror. I have been through so many different authors that it's mind boggling. Not one can I say I am what you'd call a "fan." I would buy two maybe three books by a single author and lose interest. They eventually become unrelatable and repetitive to me. I am a very hard to please book fan... extremely hard to please. I have just discovered Octavia E. Butler last week. I have already read /listened to four of her books. For me, the way she writes is a way I can relate to. I see myself in her characters. I listen to her "Forwards" and "Afterwards" and I am right there with her. I've never had that with an author before. She is a real literary gem and more than deserving of every award she won. At least, in my opinion.
I can't really compare the story to another book. It's more like a very interesting "Twilight Zone" episode.
This is my first listen to Aldrich Barrett. She is Amazing. Her voice is soothing yet to the point and quietly intense when it needs to be. Her character voices are easily distinguishable. She has no overly cartoony voices. She doesn't try to have a "male" voice, yet it comes across clearly that she's speaking as a male character. No obnoxious lisp, gross popping saliva like sound some other readers have. I would Love to hear a book read by her coupled with Tim Curry.
The main characters revulsion and acceptance at the same time.
Give one of Octavia's books a try. I rarely rave about authors, you can see this from my other reviews. If you like stories that reply more on the actual story to be interesting, psychologically complex, then Octavia's writing is for you. If you Only need 6 hours of someone bashing in skulls to entertain you and scare you (Not that I am opposed to such books, they just aren't very.... scary, kind of boring and most try too hard to be shocking that they fail horribly), you will not have the intellect to understand the real horror she writes about.
I would change how quickly one is able to figure out what is going on, drag out the suspense.
I think she did a fine job of reading the story. There's a few parts where the book calls for an adult to talk "baby talk" to another adult. It's really friggen obnoxious. I literally was grinding my teeth to make it through those parts. Thankfully, it only happens 4 times. I think the author has a nice voice, then again deep voices sound more pleasant to me than high pitched ones, so it's a personal preference. At least she doesn't have a lisp like some unfortunate books I've wasted credits on.
This books plot has been in several movies. "I see dead people."
The story is interesting and the reader does an ok job. It's not scary, the plot has been done numerous times (I mean NUMEROUS times), but if you have a spare credit to throw about it's not a bad story. From other reviews I was expecting to be scared out of my wits. That didn't happen. I suppose if you're sheltered from horror stories this might scare you. For a veteran horror fan, this will just make you think, "Oh.. this story again" as you search for a scarier book to listen to.
This book is for anyone who, like the author, hates people who are over weight and finds it perfectly alright to insult them. You can describe an over weight person without using the words "flabby, sickening, jiggling fat rolls" etc.
Keep his personal feelings about over weight people to himself.
Nope, I have not, nor will I listen to another.
It had none. It was written as if by a pre-teen. The story would have been better if it was written by an adult.
Authors like this are disgusting. I love horror books and "out of the box" kind of stories, however I draw the line at authors who put their disgusting prejudices in their stories, be it racism, sexism, age-ism or size-ism.
It was just really, truly boring.
It needed more than just a woman complaining that she's single. I get it, it sucks. Move on!
I think she did a fair job. I've heard better and worse.
I was disappointed in this book. I was expecting something more. Ah well, you win some you lose some.
Anyone who thinks Paranormal Activity 1-962 were scary films would enjoy this book. Anyone else will find it boring.
This book hasn't turned me off the genre, it's just yet another in a long line of so called scary books that falls extremely short of being scary.
I would. She has a beautiful and relaxing voice.
Ummm.. no. None at all.
Don't believe the hype. This book is not scary or even quasi entertaining.
The stories are interesting enough. The narration is pretty good.
The thing that bugs me the most is the Endless comments that basically is the author saying, "Look how important I am! Seriously. I'm that important. Everyone knows who I am, even people not interested in UFOs. I really am kind of a big deal!" I was kind of able to ignore the constant patting self on the back to get through the first half. The second half and this issue gets worse. This probably would have been a great book on "What ifs" and "Maybe" but for the endless ego stroking.
No, just the author.
I have not, but he does a very good job reading Keen's ego stroking. I would love to hear him read a better book.
Yes, never read or bother listening to anything from Keen again.
You wrote a book, Mr. Keen and that's great. Not many folks have written and had published any sort of book. With that said, get over yourself.
Yes, I might.
I'm not sure there's one that compares exactly. It has a "falling down the rabbit hole" surreal feel to it.
The story about the woman on the cliff.
No, probably not.
It's not scary (I feel like I write that a lot about "horror" books lately *sigh), but it is interesting.
I'm not really sure. It's kind of an "evil gnomes vs humans & owls" kind of story.
When someone starts to change.
Ya, out of curiosity.
This book was fairly good. It's not scary, but interesting. It lost something with the introduction of immortal owls. It's not a horrible book, it's pretty creative. Some books I've listened to and forgot the entire book the next day because they were so boring. This is not one of them.
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