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Mike

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  • Dead Man’s Song

  • The Pine Deep Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792

From the powerful imagination of a horror master comes a bone-chilling tale set in a small town where good and evil are joined in a terrifying, deadly battle. Once an idyllic Pennsylvania village, Pine Deep awoke one morning to find itself bathed in a massive bloodletting. Twice in 30 years, the townsfolk have endured the savage hungers of a murderous madman—but if the residents think the death of serial killer Karl Ruger put an end to the carnage, they’re dead wrong.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Shadows Grow Longer . . .

  • By Flavius on 12-14-11

I have to finish the series now...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Hmmm....no. It's part of a slow moving trilogy that I'm going to finish out of spite. That's probably a little too harsh, but after the first book I should've cut my losses. Overall, it's not horrible, but the glamorization of the main character as an everyday man who is also a bad-ass is a common told tale. The villains in the book are very unlikeable, so the author has done his job there.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jonathan Maberry? Why or why not?

Maybe. His writing is fine, but I don't really like how slowly he develops a story. I understand it's a trilogy, but...

What does Tom Weiner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The German accent of the dead guy whose name I have chosen to forget.

Could you see Dead Man’s Song being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

A mini-series maybe. No one famous.

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