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Robert

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  • Those Who Walk in Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Ridley
    • Narrated By Patricia R. Floyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    John Ridley, the best-selling author of The Drift, is renowned for his gritty, violent tales and their razor-sharp dialogue. This foray into science fiction is an explosive thriller. In the near future, superheroes are very real. But so are supervillains. When San Francisco is toasted during a superbeing clash, America has had enough. All metanormals must leave the country, or face extermination at the hands of an elite new law enforcement branch.

    Richard says: "Terrific narration, story needs an editor..."
    "Those who write and narrate in darkness"
    Overall

    What a waste of time! Xenophobic, fearful, and a general horror. The plot is a twist on the old X-Men "fear of mutants" conceit, from the POV of an unbelievable mutant hunter. Mutants have been banished to Europe and anywhere else "not USA" because of an 'uprising' which makes them sound like an unruly underclass, not supermen. Those mutatns who remain are hunted and killed. This premise is simply given without any effort to make it plausible. There is little character building. The plot is carried almost exclusively by action, or by the voice of a narrator. Dialogue is faux 'street tough' and laughable in it's efforts to be current, as if it it was lifted from MTV interviews with Snoop Doggy Dog. An additional treat is that the narration of this audiobook is atrocious. The reader has one 'voice' and that one is not conducive to reading dialogue, which this book relies on heavily. The publisher calls this dialogue 'gritty' but I would call it 'illiterate' or 'dim' or just bad. I did not like the three hours I endured.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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