In the frozen pit of blackest hell, Death sleeps. Ravishing beyond words, evil beyond our darkest dreams of Satan, Her eyelids flutter.
Rising from Her pit, She wakes her vampire brood - and frees them from their ancient graves.
No, no one is safe, no one - from the unwashed Children of Eve.
©2008 Penny Dreadful, LLC (P)2012 David Wilson
I'm an audiobook narrator and I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Happy to share my thoughts on books I've enjoyed.
I enjoyed the story so it was time well spent. The concept was fresh and new - at least to me.
Yes. His writing style is easy to listen to and the plot lines are well fleshed out.
I had some issues with Mr. Williamson's performances. One of the things that bothered me was the presence of gasping breaths. Whether to remove or reduce the breaths is a subject of much debate and I may be overly sensitive but I don't want to hear any loud breaths unless the story demands it, for example if someone is running. Learning better breathing skills or editing down the breaths would make for a much nicer listen. In addition, I would have liked to have heard more emotion in the narrator's voice. More stress, more terror, more joy, etc.
Probably. There was a lot of suspense in the book which would make for exciting viewing and the special effects required would be interesting to see.
In terms of delivering a good horror story with a clear character-drive vibe, it delivers. It just doesn't do much more than advertised, though.
The folklore behind the fiends was really well laid out and used to full effect through the story. The jumping back and forth in the timeline, setting things up for the events in the latter half of the story I could have done without, but that's just personal preference, as I was totally into one storyline as it shifted into another.
Chet did a bang-up job, even with the female characters. Sometimes a male narrator's voice will come up short in a convincing delivery, but in this audiobook Chet kind of disappears into the story and I got swept up in the scenes.
Fiends before family.
This is the second time I've listened to a Crossroad Press audiobook, and I gotta say that their work into providing a quality product is commendable.
Chet Williamson makes listening to audiobooks an effortless and enjoyable time. He grabs me with his tone and doesn't lose me even in slower parts of a book. Being a writer himself, he knows how to read and narrate a tale. His voices for dialogue do not distract either.
FIENDS is a great classic horror tale (first published around 1990). Thank goodness for Crossroad Press for picking books like this and Ronald Kelly's classic but forgotten tales for their audiobook line.
This tale is perfect for listening on wintery or rainy nights and long drives. It is unique and yet familiar enough to let yourself get lost in it. I listened to a large part of it on my deck just staring at the trees while my mind was led away.
The book is recorded quite well. No distracting noises, perfect pauses. This was obviously engineered and edited with love and respect for the material. Extremely high quality.
Original, Exciting, Suspenseful!
Duane. The flawed quasi hero. The reformed nerd rises to the challenge!
No, I haven't, but based on this one I wouldn't hesitate to listen to another.
The denouement in the barn had me holding my breath.
Great book, excellent narration.
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