Some say that true evil never dies, it merely lies dormant, awaiting the next opportunity to rise from its dark lair and visit itself upon humankind again.
Jack Hunger, a cop in Lee County, Florida, never gave it much thought. He purchased the 20-year-old Pentax K1000 camera at a perfectly respectable thrift store, and it was to be the beginning of a new hobby for the reclusive crime scene photographer.
The dismembered body of rookie cop Justin Sims and the bullet-riddled corpse of Russian Mafia killer Sergei Veselov are Jack Hunger's first subjects. The job seems to be just another brutal day at the office, until he develops the photographs taken with his new camera in his home darkroom.
As the images of the two corpses appear on the photographic paper, something dark awakens, setting into motion a terrifying chain of events that threatens to shatter the sanity of Jack Hunger and his friend, Sheriff Wayne Olsen.
Together, the two men are plunged into an intense race against time, forced to push their own fears and all logic aside. They must stop the darkness in its tracks before it escapes into the shadowy streets of an unsuspecting world.
©2014 Eric A. Shelman (P)2015 Eric A. Shelman
Todd W. Brown
Okay, so I have delved into the world created by Eric A. Shelman for the first time and now will be trekking deeper.
This little tale is a fun twist on the "zombie" genre. It gives you an actual genesis and patient zero. ES is not afraid to shock the reader, so go into this wearing a cup because he kicks low and will have you cursing him for daring to do so (in a good way).
No spoilers, but this will make you leery of classic cameras. In a short time, there are decently developed characters and a story line that pulls you along begging for you to finish this in one sitting.
My only criticism is that there did seem to be a chapter that repeated itself back to back early on. AT first I was thinking there would be some different take on an earlier scene, but then I realized that it was the same chapter piggy-backed. Story-wise...no complaints. A wonderful ride.
Yes, First, the action started right away
I think being the author he knew just how the characters should sound. Great Job
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Where do I start with this review? I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but you need to know what you're getting yourself into.
1) This is a book about a haunted/possessed camera, walking corpses, and a couple of guys trying to save the world from evil.
2) It is extremely bloody and contains particularly descriptive scenes involving human cannibalism. Some parts I just had to fast-forward through because they were making me sick...and I'm not really that squeamish about such things.
3) This book goes against the unspoken rules of horror. Both pets and children die in this book, so if that's upsetting to you, don't read it.
4) The author did a fantastic job of narrating. He brought his characters to life through voice, which is not always the case with audio books.
5) If you can get past the blood and guts parts of it, it's a great listen. The action moves very quickly and you find yourself sucked into the story right along with our heroes. You will laugh, you might want to cry, you will definitely be disgusted at some point, but you will enjoy the ride.
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Where to begin...you just think it is a camera, a normal camera...oh no, it is not that. That camera has powers and those powers are scary.
This was a creepy story that grabs you at the start and does not let go until the very end. Awesome story to listen to, makes me not want to take any pictures for awhile. Great story!
He did a great job of narrating the story. He keep me from wanting to turn the story off to work or do other things. Plus the fact this was his book, made it so much better. He knew just how to read each scene to keep you listening.
Would love to sit and talk to Jack to find out more about him and his stories, you know he must have many more stories...
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I was expecting more from the story especially since Scabs was so good. This story felt a little flat. I liked the beginning and the last third of the book. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
This book had a unexpected twist and it left you wondering if there would be a follow up story.
I thought the dialogue between the characters was realistic (for the context of the story) and funny.
I think being the author he knew just how the characters should sound.
I would have liked to have listened to it in one sitting.
This book was given to me in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
First, the action started right away, so I was hooked right away! This wasn't a typical zombie story, which was great. It was gory but also surprisingly light-hearted and funny.
The only thing that was a little weird to me was the prologue. Some of it seemed like it was unrelated to the main story. I usually hate prologues, but actually really liked this one & would have liked a whole book just about the people in it.
The author narrates the story, which I always love because it's delivered in the tone that the author intends.
I loved this book. I actually loved the cops in this one. It is truly a horror book that keeps your interest and creepy you do not want to stop listening too. Eric did great job not only being the author but also the narrator (not all authors can narrate) which he did great with the different characters. Onto another one of his, definitely recommend this one. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. THANK YOU!
I'm not going to lie. This was a gory story. Like, blood everywhere. And even though I'm not really into horror, I found this to be a great read. Think Goosebumps on very adult crack. The action was fast and the story was well paced.
I thought Shelman did a pretty good job narrating. The pacing was good, but the voices were a bit similar. Overall, not too bad!
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
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