You’ve got to keep your head to survive in Nekropolis. It’s a shame Victor Baron couldn’t manage that. Now everyone wants a piece of him. Zombie detective Matt Richter and his glamourous she-vampire companion Devona are back on the case, with another wild and wonderful investigation.
Tim Waggoner is a novelist and college professor.
©2011 Tim Waggoner (P)2014 Audible Studios
I don't normally like mystery-ish type books but with the splash of fantasy/sci-fi, it made it interesting. The narrator did a fantastic job reading the book and brought each character to life. I can appreciate the fact that I was able to tell each character apart by the use of voice without having to be told who is speaking....
I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!
Listening to the first few chapters, I thought OH NO.. Male with a problem, can't be physically intimate with his significant other, starts comparing himself to another male, a male who is what he thinks he wants. I gave a sigh but continued. I was in for a big but good disappointment. The story drastically changed. The excitement started. The story changed. The story became a fun, interesting follow up to book 1. There were still references to zombie Matt Richter's comparing himself to a living, fully functional human male. He and his significant other work through their problems while they work to get Matt's head reattached, get out of a prison that has never had an escape and unite in solving the mystery. The scene where the two (while in a joint hallucination) are with their twin children, in a nice little house is sad. The major mystery is solved. The heroes are sitting at the end of the story discussing what they perceive as an unfulfillable dream. They are verbally working out a mutual resolve to this. The unexpected happens. No, Matt must remain a zombie. You have to listen to the audio to find out.
"Enjoyable, if not predictable"
An enjoyable read (listen), with enough humour and action to keep you interested throughout. Once again not too complex and not too long, despite some filler.
This is a wonderful series with great narration from John Banks who seems to be enjoying him self in the story. The characters are really strange but very believable in this strange city.
I am looking forward to listening to the third book in the trilogy and hope it is as good as the previous two.
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