Moonlight Motor

Narrated by: Sean Erik Hoffman
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A fair fight doesn't start with hunger. That will to live drives a desperate, hungry man to find solace on a train. After all, you've got to keep moving to survive. The only problem is that blending in with the passengers may be worse than getting caught.

©2018 James Livingood (P)2018 James Livingood

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A macabre yet enjoyable story.

**** SPOILER ALERT **** I listened to "Moonlight Motor" on Audible, however, I recommend that you, yes you, my fellow readers pick up this spine-tingling story in any format. Livingood does an excellent job of world building and character development as he weaves this fine macabre tale. Sean Erik Hofman does a superb job of bringing this story to life with his excellent narration.  Livingood chose well when he picked Hoffman. In the interest of transparency: I was given a free review copy of this book and I am voluntarily sharing this review.  It is my own honest opinion. 

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Strange Train Ride

A creepy, strange, and short train ride with a homeless man is the best way I can sum up this story. I see that other reviewers say that they are confused, left hanging, etc. But, sometimes the things that our imagination provides are far scarier than what an author writes in words. The author definitely makes you wonder what is happening and makes you feel for the main character. The descriptions of his encounters with the train passengers give off just the right amount of creepy vibe. The narrator, Sean Erik Hoffman, does a great job and adds a lot to the reader's enjoyment. If you are a fan of Twilight Zone type stories, give this one a listen. I will be thinking about this one for a while! I was given the opportunity to listen to the Audiobook version of this story by the author/narrator/publisher and chose to review it.

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One Strange Train Ride

This is a short and strange story about a bum hitching a free ride on a train but is it the right train? The beginning is a bit slow, to setup the story but after about twenty minutes then the story picks up. If you enjoy a strange tale that leaves you scratching your head, in a good way, then you should check out this book. The narration is wonderfully done. Sean Erik Hoffman does an awesome job with giving the words the proper feeling. You can't help but get caught up with the feelings with his narration. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • TU
  • 12-27-18

not sure what the point was

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Well... this short story seemed a bit... pointless. The only thing that kept me from completely losing interest was the great narration and the short length of time. I found myself looking at my phone to see how much was left. Mostly because I was expecting another shoe to drop that made everything I'd listened to make sense but it never really happened. Or, if it did, I guess I didn't get it.

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I'm Going Off The Rails on a Crazy Train

This story itself is quite nonsensical. Not sure what the point was and I don’t think the main character did either. We are taken for a ride on a train and I really don’t know why. It could be me but the craziness of the train wasn’t ever really answered and I didn’t understand the point of the question. I actually really liked the main character and wanted to hear something more than I did. He is an interesting guy and has potential, he is just stuck in a bad place and there is no resolution. The first few minutes provided the best part of his story and wanted to hear something more related to that. Sean Erik Hoffman provided a really good narration. He provided excitement and tension in his character voice when it was appropriate and his energy is well received. I really enjoyed his narration and he made it worth the listen. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Great, Creepy, Quick Listen

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook from the publisher/author in exchange for a voluntary honest review. I truly haven't enjoyed most of the review copy audiobooks I've received over the last year, but this one was short and fun. It reminded me of some of Joe Hill or Blake Crouch's earlier short stories; creepy, well thought out, and not too long to get boring or overly complex. The critical diction police part of me does need to point out that some things are overly reiterated when not necessary. Specifically, saying snow over and over again in the beginning of the story made me cringe a little; but I otherwise have no complaints. I also want to add that, unlike most of the other review copy audibooks, the narration in this book is actually really good.

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What is the most important part of the train?

Quite a different short listen but ok. A homeless man jumps on a train to escape teenagers where all the passengers are creepy and strange and he thinks he is going crazy and wants off. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Strange but Entertaining Short

This is a weird story. You start in media res with little idea what's happening but it's frenetic in its writing and performance. Then the setting changes and things calm down, but you much like the character don't know what's going on but know something is wrong. The sense of unease builds as you barrel towards the ending. I might not have fully understood the metaphor but I did like the writing and narration and would recommend. I received the review code for this audiobook at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Unsettling

Creepy setting with people acting strangely. No spoilers, but you won't find out what's going on until the very end. It begs another listen through once you finish it. Narrator is great; he doesn't get in the way of the story in any regard. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Holy Moly!

WOW! This book is fantastic! Full of suspense thrills and chills. I literally had to listen to this audible twice, and it was better the second time. This would make an amazing movie. At first I wasn't sure about the narrators voice, but as the story picked up steam so did the narration. Erik Hoffman's narration will take you for the train ride of your life! I received a copy of the audible free at my request and I'm trilled to my review

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  • 04-30-20

Odd

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review. This was a very odd book. It was enjoyable and it was interesting to see into the human psyche, but I spent most of it wondering what I was listening to.

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  • Mac
  • 10-27-19

Brilliant

Great characters and brilliant storyline. I loved this short story. I highly recommend this book. Good narrator. ❤️😻❤️

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  • ScottishJay
  • 12-11-18

Fantastic!

I absolutely loved this book, and want you to love it too, so I won't give too much away in this review. You really need to listen it through to the end, then you'll want to listen to it again! Narrator is fantastic, highly recommend this book I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.