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Mr. Monster Audiobook

Mr. Monster: John Cleaver, Book 2

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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 he 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. 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 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)2010 Tantor

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    Mike 02-13-15
    Mike 02-13-15
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    "I think I feel sick..."

    This is so well written that I have to wonder if Dan Wells is okay in the head. I don't think that I have ever been more frightened for supporting characters in my life. Everyone and everything in this book feels so organic. Now I need to go hold my children, put on some cartoons and remember that I'm not in the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. J. Monts 07-31-14
    R. J. Monts 07-31-14 Listener Since 2009
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    "Darker than the first book"

    I have read the first two books in the John Cleaver series and plan on getting the third. As a quick warning, I found this book to be much darker than the first book. And that is what makes this book difficult to recommend. I enjoyed it, but parts of it were difficult to get through.

    I also wonder who the target audience for this series is. On its surface it appears to be a young adult series. It features a teenage protagonist dealing with the struggles of feeling cut off from his peers in his small town environment.

    But the protagonist also deals with some very dark thoughts. He wrestles with his sexuality in the context of sociopathy and pyromania. This book also has extended scenes of torture and abuse that work in the context of the story and walk the line of becoming graphic and over the top.

    Overall, this is an interesting series which raises mixed emotions in me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 04-05-12
    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 04-05-12 Member Since 2010

    Ex-military high school math teacher.

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    "Move over Dexter, John is taking out the trash now"
    If you could sum up Mr. Monster in three words, what would they be?

    Disturbing, exciting, psychopathology


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    A peek inside this kids head is like jumping in the deep end of Jack the Ripper's mind


    What does Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The dark voice eerily draws you like whisper in a movie theater


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, couldn't put it down


    Any additional comments?

    Read the first one years ago and had no idea about the twist, now in the second things are more fully explored and John knows what he is up against both within himself and in his town. I'll be jumping on book three as soon as I get my next Audible credit!

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    Hannah 05-25-17
    Hannah 05-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Better than the first."

    It's been a while since I read the first book, but I remember I couldn't quite make up my mind about that one.

    This one, however, I felt was a step up from the first and I loved the climax.

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    MBR 05-14-17
    MBR 05-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Much improved over the first one"

    This was a better story than the first in the series, "I Am Not a Serial Killer." John has been fleshed out a little more, and we can see clearly that as long as he keeps his intrusive thoughts, aka Mr. Monster, in check, he is able to be a good person. But when Mr. Monster is given free reign, things get bad. As a cat lover, the scene with the warehouse arson was hard to take. So a point off for that. It wasn't bad; it was just not fun for me to read/listen to.

    As far as the narration goes, 500% better than the first one. Kirby Heyborne has a much better affect, and he characterizes everybody in a much more believable manner.

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    Linda K ..... 04-12-16

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    "Fantastic Narrator!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Kirby could read anything and make it wonderful. I'm hooked! Well done and fun listen.

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    Brian 04-02-16
    Brian 04-02-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good and gritty"

    This is my second time listening to this series and it still sends shivers up my spine. I just wish that book one had a Kirby Hayborn as a narrator too. I wonder if it's possible for them to re-record that one.

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    Beau 03-30-16
    Beau 03-30-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Creepy!"

    Fast-paced, smart, and terrifying! Every bit as good as the first, if not better! All hail Dan Wells!

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    Amazon Customer 03-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story and excellent narration!"

    Another awesome Dan Wells story about JWC. The tempo is fast and fun and the narrator crushes it playing John.

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    John Lammers 03-20-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent narration, strong story"

    Strong second step in John Cleaver's story his deepening battle with his serial killer inclinations was handled very well. Once again the demon was nuanced and real. The relationship between John and Brooke was handled very well. It made me really love her and fear for her.

    The narrator was top notch. He was totally fitting as John's voice, and he was able to give each of the wide range of characters their own feel. I couldn't have been happier.

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