Night after night, Evan walked along the desolate beach, grieving over the loss of his own son, drowned in an accident more than a year before. Then one night he was drawn to the luminous sound of a beautiful, naked woman singing near the shore in the moonlight. He watched mesmerized as the mysterious woman disappeared into the sea. Driven by desire and temptation, Evan returned to the spot every night until he found her again. Now he has begun a bizarre, otherworldly affair. A deadly affair. For Evan will soon realize that his seductive lover is a being far more evil...and more terrifying...than he ever imagined. he will learn the danger of falling into the clutches of the Siren.
©2010 John Everson (P)2011 Audio Realms, Inc.
Yes. I would listen to this book again. I read some of the reviews that blasted the narrator, but I thought she did a good job transitioning between the different characters in the book. It is always nice to have different narrators so you can tell between the different gender characters in the book, but Lyssa Graham did a great job making me believe she was each different characters. Every book isn't for every person. The Siren works for me.
Yes. Lyssa Graham did a great job making me believe she was each different characters in the book.
Yes. I listend to it at work and on my way to work.
I would advise against using a credit for this book... it seemed interesting on the face of it, but the story dragged along, there were a couple bright spots, but overall it's quite sleepy.
From a narration perspective: Just as a personal preference, I actually like more of a performance style reading where genders are represented by male/female voice actors... it could have helped... a little. In general, the narration was monotone and uninteresting... even the racy scenes were delivered without emotion, hard to get into the book this way.
From a story perspective: The story was very one dimensional, no large scale plot twists or other diversions. I understand that the primary motivation of the main character is grief and depression over the loss of an only child, but the linear fashion of the story make the result very predictable. The interaction with the best friend (who functions in the story simultaneously as the "wise and knowledgeable" subject matter expert on all things Siren, as well as the comic relief) falls flat on it's face, it's like trying to make Yoda a surfer (which would have been more entertaining, I'm telling you!). The story has a bit of gratuitous sex, which I have no problem with, but as I said, it was delivered poorly by the narrator, so even that seemed dull.
Overall, save your credit... If you like supernatural horror-ish stories, try Richard Matheson's Hell House, I've seen that a lot of reviewers do not like that particular book, but it's leaps and bounds ahead of this.
In vino veritas
I am getting a bit picky with the narrators lately, but with the expense of the audiobooks--they add up and I love audliobooks in general--I really wish the narrators would be chosen more carefully.
The narrator of this book read in a monotone the whole time. It was nice to listen to it at night when I wanted to sleep because it was soothing, but did not make it easy to follow the story.
She enunciated clearly and her voice was pitched low enough to not be squeaky, actually a very pleasant voice, but was just too too sleep-inducing.
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