When Emily Crane's car breaks down on a dark, lonely road at night, she is attacked and raped by a man she kills in self-defense. That night, the dead rapist walks out of the morgue. Later, Emily begins to experience strange cravings and her body undergoes terrifying changes. When brutal killings leave victims partially eaten in the northern California coastal town of Big Rock, Sheriff Arlin Hurley scoffs at the talk of werewolves...until a tuft of wolf's fur is found on a victim.
It soon becomes clear that whatever is responsible for the killings, it's not alone. There are more than one. And they are doing something much worse than killing and eating people.
Nearly 25 years ago, Ray Garton reinvented the vampire mythos with his erotic novel Live Girls. Now he has updated the curse of the werewolf in Ravenous.
©2008 Ray Garton (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I am a voracious reader (average about 4-5 Audible books a week, in addition to those I "eyeball".) I have been hooked on recorded books since the time of cassettes/CDs and was thrilled when I became an Audible member in 2007. I find reader reviews good guides to spending my credits, so have finally decided to write a few (although, I would rather be reading!)
This book grabs you from the beginning, open with carnage and violence (I don't recommend eating while reading this, as I did over breakfast.)
You are introduced to cast of characters, through whose eyes (and voices) the narrative is carried forward. And sure, with any horror novel, you can expect that some of these folks will end up as werewolf chow. Some of the characters are a bit cookie cutter (the stalwart, middle-aged county sheriff, the noisy old lady neighbor, the cheating husband, etc.), but by seeing the story progress through their eyes, a level of tension is added.
This book is not for the squeamish, as there is a bit of gore and much violence. And since the werewolf syndrome is spread not through bites (as in the tradition mythos) but through sex, there are many fairly graphic sex scenes.
If you are looking for a great, fast-paced, tension-filled horror novel, I highly recommend this!
Agostini, the narrator, does a good job of developing the cast of characters, male and female.
Moral of the story -- always practice safe sex!
This book is in two parts for Audible and I'm not done with the first part and won't finish the book. Most of the reviews were great and I was excited to find a new author of the supernatural, however, after he describes every woman degradingly with emphasis on if they are fat, getting fat, or could get fat I'm disgusted. He must be a very self absorbed skinny man who has never had a weight problem and has no compassion or understanding of women, not men, who do. Well, I'll never waste my money on this jerks books again. Also, the reader is just plain boring and the book drags on and on with his droning voice. I was wanting him to just get on with it.
This was a pretty good book. I didn't care for the narration, he just didnt do it for me. The new twist was a tad obvious but it worked for me. I was a bit confused about 1of the characters but its not that important.
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