Here is the review I did on the book after I read it.
Literary fiction at it's best.
This is not an easy read, nor a fast one. The reader is immersed in the life and love of a complicated family. The plot is complicated. The theme is one of perspective and in this lies part of the beauty of this novel. The readers perception is formed from multiple point of views. As soon as one perception is formed another take on the reality that is displayed is introduced.
The above is nice extra topping on literally poetry in motion. The authors ability to economically use words in a fluid descriptive manner is akin to see a master painter start a work of genius on a blank canvas. By the end of the process the observer is left stunned and awed.
I know this for this is the effect this book had on me. With almost every known emotion exploited and turned topsy- turvy, I stand in awe.
Now on to the narrators, David Kudler as Ben and Bens' dad did a masterful job in bringing to the fore, for me, what a pathetic man Ben really is. At 27 he never had a job. He blames his folks for everything. He drifts around like a hobo and assumes it is his right that his father keeps looking after him for he is his son.
Anita came to life with Heather Jane Hogan. She may not be well educated or even brought up well but she has smarts. The real type, the deep type that gives her insight into the human state of being that is actually kind of chilling. The two narrators added so much to the story, amplified it. Made it sharper, made the contrasts that more deep. I absolutely adored this book after I was a bit hesitant to start on it since I could still recall the book pretty well after reading it not that long ago. Absolutely amazing. A must listen.
Amazingly simplistic but not simple I can see why this book is so popular.
The author did an amazing job in summing up his pov and to make his points clear.
I seriously think this is a book EVERYBODY should read.
The Junkie Quatrain. By Peter Clines narrated by Christian Rummel and Therese Plummer.
This is a short audible book narrated by Christian Rummel and Theresa Plummer depending on whether the main protagonist is male or female. The only thing negative I can say about Christian is that his range for female voices are all nasal and that confuses the listener. On the other hand he really shines when he does male voices ranging in tone, speed and accent for the various characters. Theresa does a brilliant job in making her characters pop.
4* for the narrators.
Now the book. It is not 14. The book that got me hooked on the author. It is far more like his ex-hero series which is not bad but it is not 14.
However, the twists, the irony and the basic probability of the happenings in these 4 loosely connected zombie stories sure is worth the read /listen.
I would recommend this book to all lovers of the genre
I am sorry. Listened to this on audio. I am now convinced I will not be watching the movie. The story is .....boring and the existential element is over done. Daydreaming? Maybe.
But do not take my word for it. Get your own copy.
I prefer this authors stories about her puppies and pocket pets. This book I think will have greater appeal to people interested in this particular families genealogy.
The one facet I really loved was the fact that the author gave the origins and meanings of some of the more popular family names. I found this really interesting.
A fast read and if this is within your area of interest then I am sure you will enjoy the way the narrator interprets the story.
A perfectly good entertaining little horror story. At times the author went a bit too far for me in his description - a bit crude. Though let me add that in this story it fit and did not really bother me as much as it would have in another story or in another genre.
The narrator did a smashing job of making this story come to life.
I listened to this book on audio.
Let me tell you I am now in two if I should rush out to buy more audio books narrated by Kafer or more books from the author. Since I have two credits I am thinking one of each.
As a haunted house thriller I expected to walk away going ahm....ok.
I was wrong the book popped. I found myself gripped by the story. Wondering at work what would happen next!
I kid you not.
I can tell you about plot, flow, secondary character formation, the brilliance of the narrator etc but I wont.
I am saying if your a haunted house fan. Love audio. Do not think twice.
Awh this is such a fast sweet read. I am convinced that most of this information is not only new for me but will help other pocket pet owners. Also for children I think this story is a must especially in audio format like I listened to. The narrator has a calm soothing voice and this should also assist to calm children down while educating them.
I received a review copy of this book from Netgalley and was totally stoked! I chanced upon the series on audible and could simply not wait to read what is going to happen next...
So I started reading but all was not well. Alex did not sound so strong in my mind. Tom sounded like a girl. And and and I had a lightbulb moment. The story is even better than the proceeding two. The pace was fast and action packed BUT what was missing was their voices. Alex sounds deep, strong and wise beyond her years. Tom sounds tough, sexy and mysterious. In my mind they all sounded like me!
So I waited and bought this audible copy and voila! Lightbulb. I was missing the narrator! Katy is totally brilliant. Alex when calm and collected sounds strong and self assured. In crises she breathes harder and her voice rise an octave or 8 but she is still undoubtedly Alex!
The story, the final in this series is truly brilliant and even better than the first two books in the series.
By now you know how I feel about the narrator.
Overall this series has made it to my top 5 series of all times.
I am generally not a fan of female narrators but I must confess that I will need to reasses my take on the male vs female narrator brilliance.
Can I give it more than 5*? I really want to give it a perfect 10!
I bought my copy of this via audible!
I knew nothing of the story going in.
This is what I found.
Extreme -- you have mad scientists. Terrorists. Hero's. One with real super powers, and yes! ALIENS!
That is alotta stuff in one book. If I read the blurb and it mentioned all this then I would have bought another in its stead.
I mean seriously...I would have made a big mistake. The author pulled it off brilliantly!
Hard to pin point within all these plot lines but I think it is the plight of autistic chldren and how they are being marginalized within "mainstream" life in general. Well, that is what I took from it.
Amazing. Really and at this price, try it, you might not like it, you might love it as much as me.
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I absolutely adored this narrator. His pacing, calm and soothing voice added so much to te characters that I know I am rating this book higher due to the narrator than I would have if I read it. The narrator is absolutely a master at his craft
Get the book....it even has a bit of romance......
Trust me. It is worth the read.
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