An unidentified wild creature is on the loose in Blanco County, and, over the protests of game warden John Marlin, the locals have convinced themselves they're dealing with a mythical vampirish beast called a chupacabra. It doesn't help Marlin's cause when a dead body turns up with a fang-like wound in its neck. Then things really get out of hand: tabloid news programs invade Blanco, good old boys Red O'Brien and Billy Don Craddock develop a cockamamie get-rich-quick scheme involving the animal, and everyone is a little surprised at the booming population of voluptuous Chinese dwarves who've turned up in town. If anyone can make sense of the strange events, it's John Marlin, who's well-versed in the intricacies of small-town life, Texas style. But can he do it before another body turns up?
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No, the narrator just doesn't get the character voices right.
Not much. He has a nice reading voice but his voices for the characters all sounded the same. Billy Don and Red should have very different voices. Ross has them sounding the same. I had to actually listen for the " Red said" part to know who was speaking. Same thing for Marlin and all the others. Everyone sounds pretty much like the same voice.
Like any of the other readers better than this one. Good book, not very good narrator.
I've really been enjoying this series except for the fact that there is a revolving door for narrators. I am NOT enjoying this guy at all. He makes Marlon sound creepy. And then to my dismay, I see that he's narrated most of the rest of the series.
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