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Slimer

Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
4 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When a yacht being used to smuggle drugs sinks, the six smugglers must seek refuge the only place they can - an abandoned oil rig in the middle of the sea.

But there's something strange about this oil rig. For one thing, it looks more like a scientific research facility. And for another, there are no people - only piles of clothes with no bodies in them.

It soon becomes clear that something is loose on the rig. Something deadly. It's stalking them, one by one, but it's not just a horrible death they have to fear - it's what comes after....

The basis for the cult film Proteus, Harry Adam Knight's first novel, Slimer (1983), is a wild thrill ride that mixes creature feature horror, fast-paced action, and a dose of black humor.

©1983 Harry Adam Knight (P)2019 Valancourt Books LLC

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the thing

this book reminded me of john carpenters 'the thing'. the setting is on an abandoned oil rig in the north sea

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Classic 80's Horror

This story has all the hallmarks of 80’s horror. Gratuitous violence, sex, drugs, and gory monsters created by science. Definitely has a The Thing From Another World and somewhat of a Invasion of The Body Snatchers feel. For fans of this genre, this is a perfect B grade 80’s horror story that will keep you listening with a huge grin the entire time.

The plot isn’t anything too unique and does seem to borrow quite heavily from The Thing From Another World, AKA The Thing. Even has flame throwers and character impersonation. This doesn’t have the dogs though, since it is on an oil rig it is a shark. Comparisons aside, It is a lot of fun and is intense all the way to the end. It is a fairly short listen, so we are dropped into the life raft and it is all oars in the water at ramming speed.This is a graphic story, so you will need to put your big boy pants on as there are scenes that are a bit disturbing, but it wouldn’t be 80’s horror without them.

The six main characters are totally forgettable, save one. You have the typical 80’s crew complete with a junkie and a sex crazed psychopath. I enjoyed each of them, although I really didn’t like any of them as a person. Alex was a great character in that he was the perfect bad guy in a group of fairly innocuous people. He is an awful person, but I loved hearing how crazy he could get and wondering what nefarious act he would do next.

As always, Hannibal Hills does an impeccable job of narrating the story. You can hear the energy he puts into each character’s voice and his performance is first class. His voice definitely lends to the feeling of being alone and scared on an empty oil rig in the middle of nowhere. Now I’m off to go watch Proteus.

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

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great story

I really enjoyed the time the author took introducing the characters. I had tons of fun listening to this story. The narration as well as the writing was top notch. I'll definitely be looking for more from both the author and narrator. Beware abandoned* oil rigs.

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Old School Horror

This put me in mind of the horror I grew up with, The Thing, The Fog, The Shining, etc. It was slow at first, but when the action picked up, there were enough creepy twists to keep any classic horror fan riveted. Even the ending was both satisfying and as leading as I hoped.

The narration was excellent, clear and easy to understand at all times.

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80's Horror

I love 80’s horror and as listening realized I had read the book long time ago. Did enjoy the characters of Mark, Alex, Paul, Chris, Linda, Rochelle, and Shelley. It is about friend on a drug run on yacht when they get ship wrecked and try to get to land in a dingy when they come across an oil rig and meet up with Charlie a mutated shark with slimy tentacles that the scientists created. Amazing heroin may save the world as it kills people you have to listen to see who survives and if creature continues, the narration was good female voices a little funny. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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Classic SciFi Body Horror

Pretty much what you’d expect given the genre. The story is similar to “The Thing”, but still very much unique in its own right. I remembered having watched the 90’s horror movie “Proteus” which seems to be based off of this book. I had not realize there was an associated book, so that was neat. Story is fairly short with okay narration. So if you’re into some quick and gruesome sci-fi horror, this may be for you.

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very good

this book just made me go Faraway 2 old movies it was very very good and very interesting it was like the old Hitchcock horror movies I just loved the book very much and enjoyed it a lot

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Fun and creepy.

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This was a fun and creepy listen. It was reminiscent of 80s sci fi horror to me. I enjoyed the story overall, though I did find some parts a bit predictable.

It is very fast past and held my attention right from the start.

The narrator did a very good job. A couple of the character voices I thought were a bit annoying, but overall very well done with great delivery of the story.

Would be a great listen for sci fi fans and horror alike. Im giving four stars all around for this one.

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Slimer

This was a hard story for me to get through. I loved the idea of it and the creature's introduction and the way it began was great. Then it all feel apart for me. I knew what was going to happen and I didn't really enjoy the journey of discovery. Even though we were supposed to hate Alex, his character took the wind out of every scene with him in it. There were some fun action sequences and since I wanted to see everyone die, I was sort of drawn to keep listening. Some of my consternation may have been from the narration. I didn't enjoy how the "tough guys" and the Americans were narrated. I am bummed out that I didn't like this book.

This story was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

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Good story

Good story, it kept me engaged & entertained on a long drive, it reminds me of the old movie the thing. Narrator did a good job & helped make the story entertaining.

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  • Taylor
  • 05-08-19

Modern Horror with a classic feel

This was a nice short horror in the style of John Carpenter's The Thing but set in a more modern time. It also reminded me of Helix TV show first season. I had the classic horror elements of feeling trapped in a closed environment with not knowing what is happening. The characters felt quite real as there was one that the author made quite a awful person. There were quite bit of sci-fi aspect but without being bogged down by science jargon.

The narrator gave was good giving all characters distinct voices so it was easy to recognise who was talking. The pacing was good for both the book and the reading speed and appropriate emotion was given in the performance.

The book was a little short but if that's because I was wanting more.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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  • Raven
  • 05-05-19

Horror on an oil rig

When some friend find themselves cast adrift after their yacht sinks, they think they are saved when an oil rig comes into view. As you can guess, things don't go according to plan. There is quite a bit of violence and sexual content in this horror story and for me most of the characters were unlikeable. I still enjoyed the plot though with its twists and turns. It did remind me of "The Thing", so if you like that kind of story then this one might be for you. I thought the narrator did a good job of both the reading and the production.