I love a good spooky book so when I read the blurb for this book I was immediately interested and not disappointed. In the story the reader watches Ad..Show More »am grow up. His younger years spent with his dysfunctional parents; a mom who’s abusive and a father who won’t step up to stop the abuse. Adam is also a remarkable young boy and violinist prodigy. His life takes many twists and turns after an encounter with a strange doll. He see’s visions and dead people. His grandmother’s house is located in witch country where a creepy legend still lives and breathes.
Adam’s plight is made real through the author’s words and the many twists kept me guessing. I actually had the opportunity to listen to the entire story in one sitting. That’s a pleasure I usually don’t have. I also couldn’t put it down. The ending was a little abrupt and that’s when I checked and noticed it was book one in a series. Whew! I almost freaked out.
The narrator Alexander Misiti is great, great pacing with the story and overall performance. I received this book free from Audiobook Boom for honest review and so glad I did. Loved it!
Note: In exchange for an unbiased review, the author, publisher, and/or narrator were kind enough to provide an audio version of this book at no charg..Show More »e via AudiobookBoom.
The narrator did a great job on this. As a new narrator myself, I'm always listening out for how others perform their craft in the hopes that I can pick up something to help me better myself as well. No real complaints here with regard to the narration.
The writing, however, bothered me a little. The story jumped around too much - with the shifts in time jarring to the point that it affected the overall enjoyment of the book. Also, sometimes it was confusing as to what was happening or where it was happening. And the characters didn't feel very fleshed out or even compelling. I understand this was the second book in a series, but I think it was more of a standalone. If I'm mistaken, then perhaps this could partially explain some of the issues I had with the book. But not all of them.
At any rate, the premise was interesting and it certainly had some elements I generally like in a story. But unfortunately, it didn't do an effective job of bringing all those elements together for me.
I always enjoy a good thriller and this is entire series is nonstop intrigue and suspense. There was many points I didn't know who was good or bad or ..Show More »even who I Iiked. And the creepy doll thing was eerie from book 1 and I loved it. There's a lot of players and characters some who are completely despicable. EMG Wixley does a fantastic job building the characters and plot twists. I didn't expect the end and I see the possibility of another in the future or even a spin-off series. Nigel Peever didn't disappoint either; the voices and sound effects work very effectively to add intensity to the story!