Look into the darkness of the human psyche, which lies behind Adam's eyes. Adam as a child believes he is the perpetrator behind a number of mysterious deaths. Is Adam a child serial killer?
Surviving a chaotic childhood, he enters adulthood as a successful musician with a sublime talent, which mesmerizes his audiences. Fearing the axe of his past is about to drop, he begins to confront the traumatic shadows of his childhood, only to discover a far more sinister secret.
©2014 E. M. G. Wixley (P)2016 Elizabeth Wixley
I love a good spooky book so when I read the blurb for this book I was immediately interested and not disappointed. In the story the reader watches Adam grow up. His younger years spent with his dysfunctional parents; a mom who’s abusive and a father who won’t step up to stop the abuse. Adam is also a remarkable young boy and violinist prodigy. His life takes many twists and turns after an encounter with a strange doll. He see’s visions and dead people. His grandmother’s house is located in witch country where a creepy legend still lives and breathes.
Adam’s plight is made real through the author’s words and the many twists kept me guessing. I actually had the opportunity to listen to the entire story in one sitting. That’s a pleasure I usually don’t have. I also couldn’t put it down. The ending was a little abrupt and that’s when I checked and noticed it was book one in a series. Whew! I almost freaked out.
The narrator Alexander Misiti is great, great pacing with the story and overall performance. I received this book free from Audiobook Boom for honest review and so glad I did. Loved it!
I enjoyed this book very much. The author did an excellent job with the plot and characters. Both the plot and characters are well developed and interesting. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. I was disappointed when and how the book ended but was pleased to see that this is only book 1 of the series. I am excited and eager to start book two.
Alexander Misitis' performance was perfect for this book. He provides a unique voice for each character gives them life. There is nothing negative I have to say about the author or narrator. Kudos to both for an excellent book and narration!
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“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
I found the storyline hard to follow, It seemed to jump around. Most of all the narration was distracting. The story was set mostly in UK, with British terms so the very American narrator got on my nerves. The narrator had a nice voice, just not for this book.
Canadian | Lover of gruesome horror/depravity/anything medically related/urban fantasy/non-fiction/and YA.
This book is okay. It's not terrible, but at the same time my attention drifted in and out. I suppose I had higher expectations because I am a horror fan, but I think this book leans more towards being a suspenseful thriller as opposed to horror. If you like horror stories that aren't particularly gory or disturbing then you might like Adam's Cross! It is well written, and Adam (the protagonist) is an interesting character. The narration is also just okay, it isn't particularly bad, but later in the story Adam has a daughter, and the narration for the little girl really made me cringe. Other than that, the narration is fine enough.
This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
"A supernatural suspenseful thriller!"
I enjoyed this book and it surprised me in many places. It contains elements of all kinds in the thriller/horror/supernatural genre.
Adam's Cross is well-written with interesting characters. We follow Adam from his childhood to his adulthood and get a vivid backstory about Adam growing up in a dysfunctional family with a horrible mother and a dull father. Adam gets certain abilities with time and we'll meet a creepy doll that will influence his life.
The narrator Alexander Misiti did fine throughout the book, but I had to get used to him in the beginning. I didn't really think he was the best suit for this book and I got distracted sometimes because he didn't speak out clearly all the time. I'd also prefer a British narrator for this book, because this is primarily a British story.
*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
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