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KensaiEd

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  • Gruesomely Grimm Zombie Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Wilhelm Grimm, Jakob Grimm, TW Brown
    • Narrated By Darla Middlebrook
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Over a century ago, The Brothers Grimm compiled an iconic collection of stories. Over forty years ago, American cinema was infected by the walking dead. A few years ago, classic literature fell to that same infection. Now, it is time for the logical, but simultaneously unlikely, fusion of the often mistakenly labeled Grimm's Fairy Tales to fall prey to the gaping maw of undeath. Volume One of Gruesomely Grimm Zombie Tales offers up the first twenty-five stories with a liberal dose of blood, gore, and zombies.

    KensaiEd says: "Rewind and Rewind Some More!"
    "Rewind and Rewind Some More!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Gruesomely Grimm Zombie Tales to be better than the print version?

    I do not have a copy of the printed edition.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gruesomely Grimm Zombie Tales?

    The stories are send-ups of the original Grimm Tales with the addition of the living dead and I have to say that all of them were done with expert timing and a deft hand.


    Which character – as performed by Darla Middlebrook – was your favorite?

    Darla herself lent so much inflection to each story, especially the reading of some of the more "4th wall breaking" comments put in masterfully by Todd Brown.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed so many times at the comments and the inflection/prose of the narration that I found myself having to rewind many times to hear the story as my cacophony was too much for the audio track level. During the Rapunzel story I nearly fell off the treadmill at the gym, much to the horror of the patrons around me as I was laughing so hard at the "hair issue" comments.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • That Ghoul Ava: Her First Adventures

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By TW Brown
    • Narrated By Celia Aurora de Blas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    That Ghoul Ava: Her First Adventures gives you two entertainingly funny Ava tales. Relive the day she first joined the supernatural community and discover how her bond with the human Lisa Jenkins first began. Also meet regional Psychic, Morgan and the vampire that would get under Ava's skin from their first encounter in a 24 hour super market.

    R martine says: "Loving Ava!!!!"
    "The Ghoul Of My Dreams"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is a fun romp through the afterlife of the ghoul Ava and her adventures in monster land.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ava, hands down is the stand out in this series.


    Have you listened to any of Celia Aurora de Blas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but at times the performance was a bit staccato in the beginning but smoothed out as time went on, as if the narrator was initially uncomfortable with the material and was reading it more like instructions rather than a story. Her voice is soft and silky and I can definitely put my vote for her as Ava going forward.


    If you could take any character from That Ghoul Ava out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I can see myself being one of Belinda's "dinner" companions...


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Exoterrestrials

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By TW Brown
    • Narrated By Johnnie C. Hayes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Ever walk through a spider web where there should not be one? Ever brush at your face and come away with nothing? The Dre'le'exx have been marooned on this planet for over four decades. Their mission: To purge societies of those deemed unfit. Watch what you think, because there is no such thing as a passing thought when monitored by these intergalactic exterminators. Beware The Exoterrestrials.

    KensaiEd says: "Pray That It Was Just A Spider's Web!"
    "Pray That It Was Just A Spider's Web!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Exoterrestrials the most enjoyable?

    The narration was cool, dark, and fit the feeling and purpose of the story.


    What other book might you compare The Exoterrestrials to and why?

    Not as much a book but as a movie line it would be between Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Troll. The stories are of people that need to be "addressed" and what happens to the naughty boys and girls if they stray too far from home.


    What about Johnnie C. Hayes’s performance did you like?

    Like Leonard Cohen mixed with Rod Serling, there is something deeply morose but at the same time well placed about his voice that makes the story reach out and take a hold of you.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The first time a full corpse from the "baggy killer" is found and the assigned officer is unable to hold his lunch in.


    Any additional comments?

    I will never feel the same way about the scent of cinnamon

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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