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  • Nursery Rhymes 4 Dead Children

  • By: Lee Thompson
  • Narrated by: Matthew Stevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 8

In the hills of Pennsylvania, phantoms from the past mingle with those of the present, all swirling in a dark maelstrom over Division. Haunted by the part he played in his brother Mark's death, John McDonnell takes a midnight hike and stumbles across four dead girls upon the forest floor. Their severed limbs spell Repent. The coroner finds Mark's onyx skeleton key inside one of the victims, right where her heart used to be. The last time John had seen the key it was clasped in his brother's hand before they buried him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Embarrasingly bad

  • By S. Armatys on 04-19-13

Embarrasingly bad

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-13

What didn’t you like about Matthew Stevens’s performance?

For the vast majority of the story, the performance is monotonous & unemotional. In addition to this he also stammers over dialog & repeatedly mispronounces words. One of the more egregious examples is his pronunciation of the word girls' as "girlses". I cannot believe that there wasn't a director or a sound engineer that addressed this.

Any additional comments?

The only way that this story can progress, or even take place is due to the fact that all of the characters continue to behave in an unrealistic & utterly stupid manner. You can always count on them to do exactly what they should not do.

I'm forced to wonder if an editor or proofreaders were utilized during the writing of this book. This story is overflowing with ridiculous dialog, gaping plot holes, and a twist so lame that M. Night Shyamalan would be left rolling his eyes. The entire endeavor strikes me as a first draft from an immature author.