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Constant Gray audiobook cover art

Action, quirky characters, solid narration

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

Reviewed: 05-12-19

The action starts right away in this story and continued non stop until the end. There are so many interesting characters including Khadim. Khadim is s bit of an anti hero and at times its hard to root for him. Actually at times its hard to figure out who to empathize with but I guess thats what the book is about...no one is a 100% good or bad
Except the demons...they're bad. Taylor created an interesting universe and through out the book he hints at the order and mythology of this world but I want to more.At times the backstory of the characters was more interesting than the current action. I hope we get to learn more about Khadim's orgin story in the next book.
Overall I enjoyed Constant Gray.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Black Acres audiobook cover art

Google the House before you buy it!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-19

As usual, the characters in this Haunted House story were a couple of idiots making one bad decision after another. There was a bit of a twist at the end but reason for the haunting was presented in an anti-climatic manner. I wish the author spent more time on plot development and less time on creating a suspenseful atmosphere

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

In Absentia audiobook cover art

Buy the complete series not 1 book at a time

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

I'm enjoyed the story but it's not a whole book it's part of a series that you can purchase for one credit as opposed to buying each book one credit at a time. I feel like I wasted a credit. Also In Absentia does not read like a novel in a series
but really it's just the first few chapters of a novel. I really don't like the way Audible serialized this novel and pretends that it is really a whole novel in a series just to get you to spend your credits.

An Unkindness of Ghosts audiobook cover art

Interesting concept told from a fresh perspective

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I found this take on dystopia to be very interesting. Like Battlestar Galactica without the hope. The author does a good job of making the reader/listener feel the claustrophobia and desperation of the characters. In regards to the plot I found myself more interested in the backstory instead of the current events.
It did take awhile for me to listen to the whole book and that's because the main characters suffered so much that I had to stop listening at times. A few characters , especially the antagonists are not very well developed and a couple of characters just pop up out of nowhere to advance the plot. Also the main character Aster is hard to like but when you see what they have to cope with you end up sympathizing with them.

The House of Long Shadows audiobook cover art

Haunted house vs You Tuber !

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I enjoyed this contemporary twist on the haunted house story. Funny but still creepy. recommended

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

Little Heaven audiobook cover art

Epic Novel

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

This novel is really three separate stories that the author deftly weaves together. My favorite part is the story of how the three main characters meet. The author does in in depth character study of each.
The narration was awesome.
cons- the author goes overboard with some if the gory details, Just a bit too flowery in his descriptive prose at times. Another distraction was the way the main character Micah spoke. For some reason he never used contractions, so he sounded very stilted and robotic. The author never explained the reason either. Weird bit not the weirdest part of the story.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Seed audiobook cover art

disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-17

The best thing about this book was the narrator. He read at a good pace and made the characters sound believable.
The story was well written - sentence structure, dialogue, description.
The plot was weak and the characters were weak and not likeable. I don't want to give the story away but when I read a horror story I expect the characters to at least try and fight back against evil... even if they lose. These characters remained clueless and weak through out.

The Woman in Cabin 10 audiobook cover art

Thus book is a road hazard..

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

I listen to this book on my evening commute home and nearly fell asleep behind the wheel.

characters not very likeable or engaging, plot is seriously slow. I'll save this for when I HSVE insomnia

1 of 3 people found this review helpful