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G. Sholette

new york city
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  • The Anomaly

  • By: Michael Rutger
  • Narrated by: Brandon Williams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 685

If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era, he might bear at least a passing resemblance to Nolan Moore - a rogue archaeologist hosting a documentary series derisively dismissed by the "real" experts, but beloved by conspiracy theorists. Nolan sets out to retrace the steps of an explorer from 1909 who claimed to have discovered a mysterious cavern high up in the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon. And, for once, he may have actually found what he seeks. Then the trip takes a nasty turn, and the cave begins turning against them in mysterious ways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book of 2018

  • By Jeffrey veals on 07-04-18

SKIP IT

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

About half way through I wanted the monsters to eat the author and narrator and save me from this adolescent and idiotic mess. Cliche? Ok, sure, here is a case study in every hack idea imaginable: they are trapped in a dark cave with monsters; they are being attacked one-by-one; the protagonist makes wise-cracks despite the gloom; every character does really really stupid things like going down dark corridors alone; and the plot is ridiculous, like a bad dream that someone at work wants to explain to you, and all you want to do is get back to your computer because email is more interesting. Oh how did I make the mistake of purchasing this audiobook? By reading the remarkably positive reviews it received. How? Why? Whom? This is a lesson in researching a book before it is purchased: pay close attention to those few negative comments. I so much wanted this to be the terrific, page-turning, surprising story that I fell for the hype. Sigh. I gave the performance two stars only because I felt sorry for him. He did his best. Not good enough. Skip this.

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  • The Hatching

  • A Novel
  • By: Ezekiel Boone
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India, earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government "accidentally" drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Part One of ???

  • By Patrick Marstall on 07-17-16

INVASION OF UGLY HAIRY CLICHÉD SPIDER STORY: RUN!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

Any additional comments?

This "novel," is riddled with pointless, meandering back stories that simply distract from what is essentially a 1950s Z-movie plot. Reads like a "waiting to be made into the next special effects-laden, Scif Fi Channel barn-burner." The narrator did a sound job throughout, despite the shallowness of the material. And no, despite what other reviewers write, this will NOT scare you (assuming you remain awake). Avoid.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fear

  • Cthulhu Attacks!, Book 1
  • By: Sean Hoade
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Thurkettle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

For half a billion years, Cthulhu has lain trapped in R'lyeh, dead but dreaming. But now the stars are right, and the Old One is rising. Instant death for hundreds of millions, insanity for many more. And he hasn't even gotten out of the water yet. World governments and a desperate and frightened populace scramble to understand, survive, and ultimately fight back against an enemy so powerful his presence could kill every human on Earth without him even noticing we are here.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivatingly gruesome- a perfect new twist on Lovecratian horror

  • By Aurora on 06-18-16

The Feeble

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

Would you try another book from Sean Hoade and/or Nicholas Thurkettle?

Well, if your a die-hard fan of that old misogynist racist HPL who adores the cultish Cthhulhuesque mythos of weird tales era this might be to your liking. But if your interested in updated (as in 21st Century) Yog-Sothtoth type stories maybe this is not your cup of slime. I suggest the far superior Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff. No disrespect to the Cthulhu cult aficionado crowd (aii hha!!) but Mr. Ruff has the whole Lovecraft universe nailed-down tight for a contemporary interpretation that will rock your boat. Check him out...enjoy Mr. Hoade at your own risk: Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!

1 of 11 people found this review helpful