The man couldn't help himself. His captor was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her powerful eyes held his attention and made him forget that she had him confined in a basement; his hands and feet bound with duct tape.
After getting past the terror and discomfort, he reasoned that there was nothing to worry about. He would be missed. He had loved ones who would call the police. All he had to do was wait. Letting this woman tell him a story was as good a stall as any.
The mysterious woman wove a tale of betrayed love and unwanted, unnatural experiments placed upon her. Of a loving wife, working on a top secret government program. Of a husband searching for love in all the wrong places. The prisoner couldn't believe what he was being told. A descent into insanity, fueled by a jealous rage, ended with using the tools of science for torture and revenge.
With every blink of her lovely eyes, licking of her full lips, and heaving of her perfect breasts, the captor told a story most bizarre. Of a woman bent on teaching her cheating husband a lesson.
©2016 Donald Allen Kirch (P)2016 Donald Allen Kirch
"Drop Dead Gorgeous" (2016) by Donald Allen Kirch is a very unique horror/sci-fi novel that tells three tales: Ghastly experiments a mad scientist conducts on her cheating husband, a man kidnapped by the “husband” years after the experiments are completed, and a police officer’s search for the missing man. The novel is loaded with sex and violence but probably considered par for those who read horror lit. The narration by Kathryn LaPlante is exceptional. No literary flair but the story held my attention. The 1950’s style comic book cover is a nice touch. Strongly recommended. Book given free for honest review.
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
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This is way different from anything else I have listened to. It is really out there, so if your not in the mood for different, don't buy. Despite the subject matter the book is fairly well written. The main character is a female mad scientist. There is a lot of sex and a lot of hummers. It gets gross and smelly in parts. The science is pretty weak. This is more a Horror than a Science Fiction. I liked the first four hours, followed by two average hours and a good ending. No twists though, it is predictable. I might try something else from this author.
I am listening to something everyday!
Wow, just wow. Little strange, but a great plot.
"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."
I loved this book! It was funny, sad, totally out there and just a good read overall if you like this type of story. Steve/Eve made me have sympathy, want to know more and be appalled all at the same time. At first the switching back and forth of points in time was a bit confusing but once I was familiar with the characters and storyline it was better. It's a very interesting and unique story that had some really cool, yet unrealistic, science stuff that would be crazy if it were a reality. This book was gifted to me by the author for an honest review and I am very happy with it. I would totally recommend this book to anyone that can appreciate a very different and outlandishly crazy and creative story!
This is one strange story. Lots of sex, betrayal, and brainy women with issues. If you've ever seen The Skin I Live In, this is similar, but more twisted. My only complaint is the breathing by Laplante, she takes a loud breath nearly every 2 sentences. Otherwise she does a great job with the voices. This is more horror and as such is very graphic.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
This was my first book by DAK, and what a hell of a way to start off. This book was awesome in a twisted kind of way, I'm definitely looking forward in seeing where the story goes from here.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.
This book is like an uncensored episode of Tales From The Crypt, full of sex and blood and cruel irony. It's funny and visceral, and performed well by the narrator. Kirch has a twisted mind to write such a messed up story. I enjoyed it very much.
host of the podcast Not In A Creepy Way, avid audiobook listener
If you like pulp horror, revenge, and some body-modification horror, this is for you.
Drop Dead Gorgeous takes a fairly classic horror plot and spices it up into not your average horror story. I enjoyed it as a change of pace from most of the audio horror novellas.
One issue I had was the length. I didn’t feel particular affection for any of the characters so I found the third quarter was a bit of a slog. If I cared about a character I wouldn’t have minded the extra length.
That said I’d like to hear another from Donald Allen Kirch, I like his style.
** This audiobook was given by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom
This book had definitely different concept of what you think about nanos and how they changed the characters. This book is a horror with crazy scientist who experiments as way of revenge. It was twisted with several characters and very erotic. Do recommend if you enjoy a different type of horror. Narration was quite good. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author. THANK YOU!
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First let me say it was a fantastic story. Like, wow, who thinks like that? LOL. So the entire listen was pretty good. Until the end, that is. I'm sorry, but I was a "Team Ray" from the start. He didn't go to the strip club for the girls! It was for the food! And why did Eve leave clues for him and not other captives? Silly me, trying to make sense out of it. I think there should be a sequel and she swings.
I give it One Thumb.
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