I was expecting an "up all night" read/listen based on the reviews of this book. Unfortunately, I didn't lose any sleep!! It was pretty tame, and pr..Show More »etty cookie cutter. Boy obsessed with girl, girl moving on, boy wigs out, etc.... throw in a little twist, an editor, and a publisher, and voila!! A book is born. I am not usually so harsh in my reviews.... but I am so disgusted that I can't seem to find a read that is actually unique & exciting!! I'll keep trying.
As for the narrator of the audio book.... oh my!! I wonder if she is not what ruined the story for me! It seemed like she was reading with her finger guiding her line by line. The flow was off!!! The Texas accent she portrayed for "Morris" was absurd - bordering on comical. I can't stand the way narrators make Southern characters sound so ridiculous. It was like a REALLY BAD "Dallas" skit! Her "regular" voice was ok most of the time... but she seems to slur badly around "s" and over pronounces "ed" before the next word. Quite often, she sounded like Sylvester the cat with peanut butter on the roof of his mouth!! Sssssssuffferin' Succotash!
I was so excited to read this after reading the first in the series, "Creep", but I was a little disappointed. It seems like this book doesn't have as..Show More » much of the complexity of the first, and the character development (which I really enjoyed in Creep) is a little lacking and bordering on cookie-cutter. I don't regret listening to this book, and if I hadn't already been blown away by the first book in this series, I may have enjoyed it more as a stand alone novel. My expectations were higher. The actual story line of this book seems like a continuation of the last book, which might be fine if done well, but it just feels tedious after a while. I also guessed the ending correctly, and I hate when I get it right! I love an author who can keep me guessing. Though this sounds like a bad review, I want to point out that this book was likely disappointing for me because I had high expectations after the first one. However, it is a decent story, and I'd say worth the credit. The narration was done well, except for one guy with a gruff voice who was made to sound incredibly annoying. But, I understand why the narrator had to do it that way.