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Nathan Day

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A Solid, Edge of Your Seat Slice of Macabre

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

West's story feels like an homage to 80s horror with a more modern twist, utilizing the paranormal investigation craze to organically send our protagonists into harm's way. The characters themselves could fall into cliches if not for the added character depth the author skillfully stitches into their more personal moments. The climax is a sinister mix of danger, hellish imagery and heart stopping action.

The narration is performed with obvious experience by a skilled actress, however, her tonality and portrayal is mismatched to their source material. This causes more intense moments to fall short of their potential scares and intrigue. When dialogue is read the voice portrayals often sound like caricatures and stereotypes and some of the accents can be a bit uneven. Again, this narrator is very talented but is not the best fit for West's more mature work or horror beyond the YA genre.

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Trinity of Darkness audiobook cover art

Terrifying Balance of Modern Horror & Noir Mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

Porzig weaves a series of dark, modern noir tales filled with chilling and jaw-dropping moments worthy of the silver screen. Detective Drake feels both classic and modern, familiar and unique, striking a nostalgic balance that readers will love. HIGHLY recommend it for fans of mystery, horror, occult and noir.