We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Unnecessary Cruelty Audiobook

Unnecessary Cruelty

Regular Price:$6.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Luther Biggs had almost hated his father; he was not only cruel to Luther, he was cruel to animals too. He used to tell Luther stories about when he was a lot younger and had a few beers in him he would catch stray cats and tie their tails together and hang them over a clothesline and watch them claw each other to death. Or he and his old drinking buddy, Lukas Bradley Sr. would hold a cat down and shove a firecracker up its ass and light the fuse and watch the poor creature run away into the woods howling and then all of a sudden BOOM! The firecracker would explode and then just dead silence. And now Luke Bradley Jr. had taken over his late father's practice of terrorizing the local kids and animals. Luke Bradley. Most people thought he was just stupid, but he wasn't stupid. He was crazy. That was the fascination of hanging out with him, even if you could get hurt in his company. He did wild things that no one else dared even think about. He was just someone for whom the rules, all of the rules, simply did not apply. But tonight, Luther was going to make sure the rules did apply, by kidnapping Luke Bradley Jr. and making him atone for his sins by treating him just like he'd treated Luther in school - and the way he had treated the animals.

©2016 David Boyer (P)2016 David Boyer

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.6 (10 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.7 (6 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.0 (6 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Mary Karowski 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    201
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    263
    238
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Torture and cruelty abound"

    The description of the book had me thinking of some avenging force for justice. What I found was a demented and tortured main character and his allies and enemies. A history of Satan worship, blood sacrifice, murder and deviant sexual behaviors including necrophilia. It has its moments but I felt it was lacking. I couldn't connect to the characters and have any empathy for them or their journey through the story. I applaud anyone who writes and gets published however this story was not one for me. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    willee 09-06-16
    willee 09-06-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    127
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    561
    123
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Son like Father"

    This book is a very dark and horrific psychological thriller. It explains the demented bullied youth of Luther as well as some satanic rituals. Worth the short listen. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. Thank you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sandy V. (o´〰`o)♡*✲゚*。 Hialeah, Florida, US 09-05-16
    Sandy V. (o´〰`o)♡*✲゚*。 Hialeah, Florida, US 09-05-16 Member Since 2016

    I don't just love to read books. I love to listen, smell them, collect them and even read about them. My daily vitamins. (๑°꒵°๑)・*♡

    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    133
    31
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Superb short psychological thriller d(⊙.⊙)b"

    Amazing SHORT thriller, it was fast paced and a reality of this cruel world (。•́︿•̀。) When I read the description I found it intriguing. While listening I couldn't help feeling guilt and sorry for the poor kid with mental disabilities. Living in Miami there's always advertising against bullying but nothing gets done. Same with domestic violence. Family's history of alcoholism, satanic rituals, and sexual behaviors played a big role in life of the characters. It truly is a story of revenge and the bullied becoming the bully. That's when the story takes a turn. For a short story, it kept you on edge. I wondered about the paranormal/ supernatural elements in the story. After all, some medications can cause paranoia; make you see things that aren't there. Story was graphic and gory details enough to imagine what both were going through. I thought it was well written. Didn't feel like a shot story; but a full novel.

    Narrator Rob Saladino, wow! Σ(⊙▽⊙") Don't know how the audio books are produced. Yet, each character had it's own voice. I was so immersed in the story and different characters, at times had a nod on my throat. Could feel the emotions of the characters. At introduction I thought of a young voice. If this was read in one setting, I'm impressed. The different voice tones for each character made it the more realistic. Impressive work d=('▽`)=b

    Disclaimer: "This Audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audio Boom" and I'm glad. This short thriller was a rollercoaster of emotions. Great job by narrator ☆\(^0^\)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 09-01-16 Member Since 2016

    I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror

    HELPFUL VOTES
    145
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    650
    137
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "totally sad story"

    the boy was totally abused in a most horrific way and that with being mentally slow warped him , I did enjoy this story .
    I received this book from the publisher, author and or narrator for a honest review via audio book boom.com

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kindle Customer 08-31-16

    petman2001

    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    157
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "WHEN DOES THE ABUSED BECOME THE ABUSER?"
    Any additional comments?


    This is a simple but straightforward and effective thriller about the bullied becoming the bully. A psychologically decompensating developmentally delayed young adult gets revenge on a cage-bound nasty tormentor. But then, hasn't he become a bully, too? Just enough blood and gore to keep the adrenaline pumping. Supernatural elements are subtly presented. WARNING: this book has graphic scenes of torture to animals---oh, and to humans, too.

    This audiobook was given to me for free by the author through Audiobook Boom in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nomi 09-10-16
    Nomi 09-10-16 Member Since 2016

    I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    89
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    188
    156
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Meh"

    This just never hooked me. There was no connection with any of the characters. They were all unlikable and unsympathetic. The story had promise but it just didn't deliver.

    The narrator did an ok job on the general narration but he couldn't do voices. Especially female voices.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    mel 09-08-16
    mel 09-08-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "I just couldn't get into it it."

    When I listened to the sample of this book I was totally into it and thought I would love it. Once I started the book that was not the case. I did like the innocence and sweetness of the main character and his affection for animals but other than that I just could not get into this book. I felt sorry for him and wanted to like the story but it just didn't develope enough. It was somewhat hard to get through but I didn't want to give up. This book was gifted to me by the author for an honest review and honestly, I think I may try to listen to this again at a later time to see if it will maybe " click" a little better for me at another time but, this time, it just didn't work for me at all.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.