Picaro: A Tale of EXTREME Horror

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WARNING: This story contains scenes of extreme violence and gore. Not for the squeamish or easily offended. Listener discretion is strongly advised. 

"Picaro is the most insidious kind of extreme horror, told with bloody flair." (Bob Milne, Beauty in Ruins)

"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it." (Jean de La Fontaine, Houston, Texas, Summer, 1984) 

Binh Pham is a street hustler who suffers from narcolepsy. After his pimp is killed by a Mexican drug cartel, Binh realizes they are coming for him next. On the run, he thumbs his way down Interstate 45, a heavily wooded straight shot between Houston and Dallas. He meets Paul Marrane, an eccentric and charismatic road scholar. Paul travels with Binh, acting as protector and friend. But Paul's odd behavior soon turns dangerous. Convinced his road companion is a lethal psychopath, Binh discovers Paul Marrane is much worse than that. As the two men travel the dusty road, their odyssey becomes a harrowing nightmare from which there is no escape. Picaro is a bloody road trip to Hell from acclaimed author of horror Terry M. West.

©2017 Terry M. West (P)2017 Terry M. West

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Excellent

Spinoff to the Honger series
A prostitute finds his pimp dead and must go on the run
Well narrated and perfect for extreme horror fans
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Beware the Lone Traveler

A great standalone story in the world of Honger. Very similar to the Honger books but unique and has a completely different plot and feel. Reminded me a bit of From Dusk Till Dawn as there is action throughout, but it isn’t until the end that you get totally get dragged into the insane world Terry West has created. As far as labeling this extreme horror, no chance. This was good horror, but on the horror spectrum, I would say this was quite tame. Fun story that I absolutely enjoyed, but the terror felt throughout doesn’t lend to something I would call extreme, more like a thriller. If you enjoyed or have yet to listen to the Honger books, this one is a great companion or an introduction.

I enjoyed the Anderson duo for the narration. They did a good job of balancing out the narration and really pull you into the story. Bryan provided a great range of voices for the characters and I really felt like I was right there with Binh trying to find our way to El Paso.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Disturbing and Dark

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
I usually enjoy Terry West's books, but this one wasn't great for me. I wasn't impressed with the narration, and found it prevented me from getting into the story. In addition, some of the terminology used to tell the story seemed unnecessarily crass. I expected explicit, but this one just was too over the top.

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I liked it,

I found the narrators style a little distracting but not enough to prevent me from getting into the story.

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This book is so good!

This is a great good against evil story and the way many people would they would be in the same situation. I know I did and still do. If you love a good crime story mixed with drama in horror this is a book for you. Just a trigger though there is mutilation AN a lot of violence if you are trying to bother you shouldn’t be reading horrible it’s anyway, but if you do don’t read this one.