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Brides of the Impaler

Narrated by: Barry Campbell
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
Regular price: $24.95
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Publisher's Summary

Internationally published horror novelist Edward Lee unleashes his 37th book and his very first vampire novel! When a new couple moves into a New York brownstone, they find their ultimate dream house...until they go into the basement. Suddenly, a macabre nun is seen lurking about, with an entourage of lewd and gibbering homeless women who seem to KNOW what evil secret lurks in the bowels of the old house. As the couples' dreams turn to lust-stained nightmares, and the bodies of missing persons are found impaled, the basement's secret is revealed at last: the remnants of Dracula himself...

©2008 Edward Lee (P)2012 Audio Realms

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Horror & Not the Good Kind

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

Not as an audible book.

What did you like best about this story?

The first chapter was good despite the horrible narration. I just could not deal with the narrator long enough to finish the book.

How could the performance have been better?

A better narrator. Barry Campbell read this like he was reading a fairy tale to a room full of children.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Possibly

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Mr. Lee, you deserved a better reader

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Sometimes Edward Lee writes like a 13 year old boy. This was one of those stories. They're fun to read, light and silly, but I've discovered that they're not so fun to listen to unless you have a talented and experienced reader. This reader was so bad at interpreting the story and simply horrible at doing female character voices.

Would you recommend Brides of the Impaler to your friends? Why or why not?

No. Lee isn't for everyone - he's sort of an acquired taste - and I don't have friends who would find his writing as enjoyable as I do.

What didn’t you like about Barry Campbell’s performance?

He was simply dreadful at doing female voices. Bad to the point of irritation. It was so distracting that I had to listen to the book in stages. I was interested in the plot, but this reader just frustrated me so much that I couldn't get lost in the story.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I would probably netflix it.

Any additional comments?

Mr. Lee, you deserved a much better reader. Please do not use Barry Campbell for any of your stories again.

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Great horror !Not for the squeamish.

Edward Lee never disappoints. Another great audio book. Please release more. You are one of the greats!

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  • Nick Milner
  • 01-13-19

Enjoyably awful

Brides of the Impaler is a terrible story, badly written and incompetently narrated, but I still listened to the end. That probably says more about me than it does about the book.

I’m not an author so take this for what little it’s worth, but when it comes to dialogue attribution it’s best to stick with he/she/they said. If you want to push the boat out occasionally then, sure, add in the occasional “he lied” or “she laughed”, but *never*, and I mean *ever*, go with “he augmented”.

Nor should you ever “lemon a glass of water” or wear a “diaphaniferous dress”.

Tip: listen out for the great french accent in the hotel lobby scene.