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Already Dead Audiobook
Already Dead
Written by: 
Charlie Huston
Narrated by: 
Scott Brick
Already Dead Audiobook

Already Dead

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Publisher's Summary

From the Battery to the Bronx, Manhattan is crawling with Vampyres. Joe Pitt is one of them, and he's not happy about it. Yeah, he gets to be tough as nails and hard to kill. But spending his nights trying to score a pint of blood to feed the Vyrus that's eating at him isn't his idea of a good time.

Now some fool who got himself infected with a flesh-eating bacteria is lurching around, trying to munch on folks' brains. Joe hates shamblers, but he's still the one who has to deal with them. It ain't easy going his own way, refusing to ally with the Clans that run the undead underside of Manhattan.

But it's worse once he gets mixed up with the Coalition and finds himself searching for a little rich girl who's gone missing. Now anarchist Vampyres are pushing him around, a crazy cult is stalking him, and Joe's got to find that girl and kill that shambler before the sun comes up.

©2005 Charles Huston; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"An irresistible and fiendishly original take on the vampire myth....Huston has fun playing with the conventions of the genre, creating his own hip update that will appeal to fans of Quentin Tarantino and Buffy the Vampire Slayer alike." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Amazon Custome Maplewood, NJ USA 11-28-10
    Amazon Custome Maplewood, NJ USA 11-28-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Simply Awful"

    This book is dark, depressing, and excessively gory to boot. Narrator Scott Brick does the work no favors. There is nothing subtle about his style -- his delivery is angry, harsh and like spitting without the saliva. If you're into anger and despair, this may be the book for you.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Toni Silver Spring, MD, United States 10-15-09
    Toni Silver Spring, MD, United States 10-15-09 Member Since 2003
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    "Don't Bother"

    This book was all over the place. I kept listening because I thought it would get better. It did, when the little guy at the end said "Audible hopes you blah, blah, blah." That was the enjoyable part. Scott Brick who I usually liked annoyed me too.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Howard Oregon 10-15-12
    Kelly Howard Oregon 10-15-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Not worth the credit; mediocre story & narration"

    Is there a prize for the Highest Number & Most Variety Uses of The F-word? I hope so, because this author appears to be going for it. I’ve never before heard it used as subject, verb, object, adjective, adverb, gerund, pronoun, preposition, noun, conjunction, interjection, & other ways I don’t even have names for. And while I don’t really object to the use of the F-word, at some point it becomes downright tedious & I start to feel that the author is lacking in imagination, especially when more than one character can’t get through 2 consecutive sentences without using it at least once.

    Add to this the fact that Scott Brick may not have been the ideal choice for reader. I’ve heard Brick do a number of books & consider him to be okay. On many of them his rather monotone delivery works by rendering him just sort of out of the way, as in the Pendergast books (by Preston & Childs). On "Already Dead" one it sounded as if he was trying wayyy too hard to be a “tough noir-ish” narrator, & he sounded like a caricature.

    The overall plot was….I’ll give it a “meh.” The idea that vampires & such are just a part of everyday life is no longer new by any means, & nothing really stood out to make this book shine; Mickey Spillane Meets Dracula, done not particularly well. There was one spot that stood out as being fantastically irritating; about 4/5 of the way through, Our Hero is in dire straits & proceeds to give himself a mental Reader's Digest re-run of the entire plot to date. This took several minutes of reading time & by the time Brick was finished I had used the F-word a coupla times myself.

    I won’t be getting any other books by this author & I regret having spent money & time on this one.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Brickman 05-09-09 Member Since 2013
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    "narrator issues"

    I REALLY did not like the narrator. I could not focus on the story because his voice was so distracting and annoying. I tried several times to get "used" to him, but never could.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Terijo AUSTIN, TEXAS, United States 09-15-08
    Terijo AUSTIN, TEXAS, United States 09-15-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Could have been a lot better"

    This one I almost liked a lot. It has a little bit of originality compared to most of the vampire genre. 1. The main character is not steeped in sex - in fact he doesn't have any past one historical recount and 2. the author gets into the politics of the vampire community in kind of a unique way HOWEVER his language is foul and he does frequently stoop to some gratuitous shock-value stuff which always derails me and doesn't add much to the story. Too many F words, too much startling sexuality, too much gore.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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