• Mr. Monster

  • John Cleaver Series, Book 2
  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (346 ratings)

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Mr. Monster

By: Dan Wells
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
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Publisher's Summary

I killed a demon. I don't know if it was really technically a demon, but I do know that it was some kind of monster, with fangs and claws and the whole bit, and he killed a lot of people. So I killed him. I think it was the right thing to do. At least the killing stopped.

Well, it stopped for a while.

In I Am Not a Serial Killer, John Wayne Cleaver saved his town from a murderer even more appalling than the serial killers he obsessively studies, using his own repressed homicidal proclivities to even the odds.   

But it turns out even demons have friends, and the disappearance of one has brought another to Clayton County. Soon there are new victims for John to work on at the mortuary, and a new mystery to solve. But this time something's different. John has tasted death, and the dark nature he used as a weapon - the terrifying persona he calls "Mr. Monster" - might now be using him.   

No one in Clayton is safe unless John can vanquish two nightmarish adversaries: the unknown demon he must hunt, and the inner demon he can never escape.  

©2010 Dan Wells (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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Look, great story. Really good series. But...

Trigger warning, he kills a cat. They only go into light detail, but personally I still hate that sort if stuff with a passion. The only pass they get with it is that there was a purpose to it. It was showing his state of mind. If it is something you cant stand, i just recommend skipping that part. I will edit my review with the exact time frame to skip. The only reason i kept listening is because it really is good otherwise.

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Breathtaking Read

If you listen to Dan in Writing Excuses, he comes off as this affable, humble guy who is occasionally very incisive, but he downplays his writing experience so much that you would never imagine he was so handily capable of exploring the mind of an adolescent sociopath as he lusts to kill.

This book was a strong sequel to the original. Buy it.

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Good story, Too much shouting

Good story even better than the last in the series. but Dab Wells use the shouting too much for this audio medium. Especially with how much Kirby gets into it.

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Great story, solid narration!

This story was a lot of fun and gives a deeper look into the world. The narration is pretty solid, the yelling can be a little distracting.

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Great story, good narrator, volume control needed

Good follow-up story to the first one. A few times it got a bit too focused on the desire to mutilate and kill and made me squirm and I’m not usually squirmish. So listener beware. I loved the narrator, until he screamed in his mic, over and over. I know the book says they hell or scream but he didn’t have to actually do it! I found myself grabbing for the volume button several times I’m order to save my hearing. I hope he narrates more books since I found his voice very pleasant and he did a great job with characters and accents. I know he was a movie actor before so maybe he thinks that’s how books should be narrated as well?

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Each book in the series gets better.

Book 1 was great, Book 2 was fantastic, and now I have high hopes for Book 3.

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I like the series but

I hate the narrator. Who needs to scream this much? A shame, I would have listened to the rest of the series.

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Whoa!!!!

This series is SO GOOD! And Kirby is one of the BEST narrators ever! I have NEVER heard a narrator put as much emotion and energy into a book as Kirby does. He really brings the book to life.

Dan Wells is a genius and I can't wait to see what John Wayne Cleaver does next!

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super creepy

Mr. Monster is even more horrifying than I am Not a Serial Killer. Well done Mr. Wells. I'll be watching kitten videos before I can sleep tonight.

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Picking up steam

When I first started this series, I was a little unsure on how I would end up feeling about it. Now that I have finished the second book, I can tell this series is pretty amazing. Just when you think it’s going to be predictable, it takes a turn you don’t really see coming.