No. It was really really good, but I liked reading the print version better.
I am absolutely in love with Clive Barker. I think he is one of the best horror writers out there. All of these stories were very well written, well read, with interesting plots and characters. I have all of Mr. Barker's Books of Blood and thoroughly enjoy them and this audio version did not disappoint.
There isn't just one. All of the characters in all of the stories were very memorable. "In the Hills, The Cities" has always been one of my favorites and the audio reader does an excellent job on this story.
I'm so glad these books are finally on audio. Barker is the best at what he does and his stories stick with you. Audible, please try to get the audio version of "History of the Devil" - it is a remarkable ensemble, full production audio book that is simply spectacular.
"Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red.'"
Hard core Sigler fans
This was just dreadful. I was expecting much more after reading the reviews. I guess every author has his legion of fans but I am definitely not one of Siglers. The stories were juvenile and pedantic. And his infernal rantings in-between each story almost drove me to drink. But the worst was his narration. Authors just should never read their own stories - it never goes well. This applies to all authors, even Steven King. Just pay someone to do it right. It would have made a huge difference in the quality of this audiobook. I also wish that Audible would offer redacted versions of compilation books like these - ones that don't have the authors preface to each story.
Yes, a younger friend though.
It was good but exactly what I expected.
This novel was like Pumpkinhead meets Stand by Me. Well written, a little drawn out at times, but nicely done. Worth the money.
This book was well written and mildly interesting but not at all what I thought it was going to be. It was more of a sophisticated teen horror story than the adult bloody thriller I was expecting.
When the zombie babies attacked. What a terrific visual!!
One of the best free books I've ever gotten. The characters were pretty interesting and the writing was wonderful. I will probably buy the Mountain Man series.
Pretty good collection of odd, disgusting and horrific tales. I loved that each one was very different but equally (if not more!) intriguing than the last.
dismal urban horror
Not a book but a movie - Wes Craven's "The People Under the Stairs".... except the movie had a happier ending.
Not a story for everyone. There is no happy side to this tale. It's gritty and dirty and makes you feel like you want to shower after reading/listening to it. But very very well written and I actually like stories that are not formulaic. This tale took me places I didn't think it would. Nice little gem.
Neutral. It certainly wasn't time well spent but I didn't feel it was a waste of my time either.
No. It's not different enough. Same as every other zombie story out there.
It may just be time for me to take a break from all of the zombie stories for a while. They're all starting to blur together. Except for a few standout stories (like the Book of Riley series) they're all the same unoriginal gory flesh-eating living dead tales. This story was....fine... just plain, ordinary, and fine.
I purchased this book because the premise sounded fascinating -- a sociopath in a zombie world. But Cyrus was not much of a sociopath. He was terribly boring, childish, and surprisingly normal. I found Blaze way more interesting than Cyrus. I thought Cyrus would be this killing machine with absolutely no conscience or remorse, but, well, sadly that was not the case. Blaze was the real sociopath here, not Cyrus. The other thing that I found annoying was that the situations kept repeating themselves. The group makes a stupid decision, comes upon danger, fights their way out, moves on, makes a stupid decision, comes upon danger, fights their way out, moves on, rinse and repeat. The only saving grace of this book was that the author is a very good writer and the reader was also very good. The story was fun enough. The character of Blaze was also pretty fascinating - I would love to read a book about her backstory.
David. I loved how his character was developed. I bought it. He wasn't just this weird little kid that kept getting into implausible situations. He had a purpose, and experience and skills to back up his actions. Very good character development.
No one in particular. The entire book was really quite good. Very entertaining and surprisingly engaging. VERY well written. I would listen to other books by this author.
This was a very interesting, and well-written book. First time in a long time that I had to skip ahead at some parts (the dentist scene had me cringing like nothing I've ever read before! - pure genius!). I really felt for the main character but was skeptical of him as well. His character was written in a way that made you question his innocence. It took quite a few chapters into the story before I realized that he was indeed guilty?/innocent? (I won't spoil it for you!) I would actually really like a sequel to this book. It ended in such a way that I would love to know what this character does next.
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