I think I just did in the headline. :)
The humor. Be it talking foodstuffs or drunken butlers, it's a lighthearted romp through a genre that oftentimes takes itself far too seriously.
Everyone did a great job with their characters, especially the leads and "guest" leads in each episode.
Many laugh-out-loud moments! Thankfully I was usually in the car when listening so I didn't scare people!
Having listened to several of Mr. Murphy's audio dramas in the past, I thought this was one of his best. Silly, lighthearted fun from beginning to end. Here's hoping for Volume 2 sooner rather than later!
It's very atmospheric! It's very descriptive, and Chris Barnes's voice brings just that extra dose of realness to the book!
Keeps you guessing- while you think it might be a sequel/prequel to another book by Iain Rob Wright, you really aren't sure until the very end.
He's got just the right accent and voice to really make all the characters come alive, be it a teenage shop girl or an older Irishman in a kilt.
I'm still not entirely sure about the ending- I felt it was a bit *too* neat, if you get my meaning- but it works well enough I suppose. One character seems to die for no reason and is pretty well forgotten. And just a warning to those who might be sensitive, there are some squick moments that do not involve the gore that you'd expect. But overall a good read.
Voice and writing combine very well to give life to a world that, while not our own, is close enough that it doesn't seem completely alien to us either.
I hate questions like these as they're often very hard to answer without being attacked by spoiler ninjas. Suffice to say that the first appearance of two of the minor antagonists is quite amusing- and very British.
I'm not entirely sure I could pick one, but she does a wonderful job as the lead, Ms. Pudding.
When discoveries are made and choices are chosen. (How's that for non-spoilery?)
The humour is very British, particularly in the character names, such as Pudding, Pretense, and Hopfrog. I love it!
Probably- I have a feeling that once I've read the other books there will be things I'll want to go back and listen to so I can say "Oh, YEAH! That happened."
I enjoy how well pop culture is integrated into the story, making it feel like it's more a part of "our" universe.
When the big twist is revealed- it's enough to throw you for a loop, but once you realize how it all ties in together, you wonder how you missed it the first time around.
There comes a moment when a typical "heroic" choice has to be made, and the way it's resolved is very well written and performed.
Well written and well performed characters. A lead character who is very easy to identify with, and villains that are dangerous, but don't necessarily have to take themselves so seriously
Fun characters- even the villains get their lighter moments. And just when you think you've got things figured out, another twist comes in and keeps you guessing.
Very well performed- every character has a definite voice, and even the ones that seem based on other pop culture characters are still defined enough to stand on their own.
The ending is a really nice twist that sets up the next book perfectly.
It's the beginning of a series- so obviously all your questions aren't going to be answered right away, so hang in there! It's a short enough book to keep your interest, but long enough that you don't feel short changed.
I would definitely recommend the High Moor series to anyone who is a fan of horror and werewolves in particular. No half naked, dreamy wolves here. These are gritty, gory, horrible creatures.
It's always hard to answer this sort of question without spoilers, but let's just say that the werewolf kills and battles are intense.
His natural accent brings a reality to the characters that other narrators might not be able to capture, and for the most part, his other accents are excellent as well.
I gasped audibly several times, and if it had been a movie, there were definitely parts that I would have covered my eyes for. Very cringe-worthy gore, but well done.
I can't wait for part three!
It's very compelling. While the story of "codes hidden in scripture" has been done before with varying degrees of success, Ezra Barany puts a new twist on it that works quite well and keeps you listening! There's also a good deal of humor sprinkled in to what would be otherwise grim at times situations.
The main characters- Nathan and Sofia- are both very well done, as is his interpretation of the Rabbi. Bryan Reid definitely has a solid grasp of Jewish pronunciation and concepts and managed to get that across in his reading.
Two moments in particular are very well done, but to say what they are would be very spoilerriffic! Suffice it to say that there are some plans that take a while to come together, but when they do they are glorious!
There are a few essays at the end of the book that shed more light on some of the concepts presented in the book; while the book is perfectly enjoyable if you do not read them, they give an added depth to certain parts of the story that people might find interesting if they're so inclined.
This ain't Twilight!
Without getting too spoilery, some of the battles involving the werewolves are extremely well done.
His accent brings an extra bit of "realism" to the book that wouldn't come across in print alone.
A little bit of both, as well as more than a few gasps at parts that truly came out of nowhere.
Very well written, and makes it clear from the start that this is not going to be another sparkly fantasy. This is grim, gritty, and nasty and I loved it!
I'd probably condense it a little bit. There's almost too many characters and too much going on. While it all does eventually coalesce at the end, sometimes the roads you have to go down get very long and winding.
I might. It's a solid story, just needs some tweaking.
Reid does a great Nixon- sorry, "The President". While there are many people who can imitate him, Reid manages to do much more than that, managing to get just the right emotion from the character as he rises to power.
Definitely. I'm a big fan of alternate history, and I think condensing the book down to a movie could really make it something special.
The scary part of this book is seeing how easy some of the events could happen, how one little change to history makes a world of difference. It also shows how quickly power can corrupt someone, and does a good job of reminding us how the path to hell is littered with good intentions. Reid does a great job of bringing the characters to life, and I would definitely read another book narrated by him.
Possibly, just to catch anything I might've missed the first time.
Pete does a fine job, as expected. His voice is always very pleasant to listen to, and he gets a chance to really show off his vocal range here.
The book took a while to grab me, really. I normally blow through audiobooks pretty fast, but this one I kept going away from and coming back to. Once the story begins to really build to its climax in the second half, it gets a lot better, but the first part was hard to get through for a while.
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