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About the Performer

Marc Vietor is a writer, director and voice actor who has narrated many audiobooks, including the Audie nominated 1Q84, the Audie winning Dracula, The Deptford Trilogy, The Listener, The Mayor of Castro Street, Lucifer’s Hammer and Hyperion. He’s also the recipient of five Earphone Awards, the most recent of which was for the Audible original, Second Hand Curses.

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Insectile Ooze

A Nick Cutter novel couldn't have come at a better time. He is definitely one of my all-time favorite horror writers. Once again Nick delivers up a twisted and imaginative concept oozing with deformities and larval insects.

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Don’t waste your time

What the hell was this book even about?
The narrator pushed me over the deep end. Seriously, don’t waste your time!

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Yes.

Great literature? No. Great horror? Most definitely. I had to, at various times, turn on the lights, stop eating, or just straight up stop the book. This is modern cosmic horror at its finest. Lovecraft would have approved.

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Nick Cutter Knows How to Scare Adults

This is just another shining example of Cutter's profound understanding of what horror fiction is supposed to be. He knows that, when it comes to making the adult mind feel fear, it's ideas and concepts that ware afraid of, not simply ghosts and monsters. Cutter makes you feel not just fear for what's happening now, but also dread for what comes next.

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Nick Cutter’s Least Interesting

Comparing this to three of his other books i have read (Troop, Little Heaven, Deep), this is my least favorite. It does have the same style and benefits of the others: shocking grotesque scenes without going overboard, ominous setting, and very real character actions (no classic horror-movie dumb decisions).

However, the lack of story lead-in and character development made it very hard for me to keep focused. His other three did a great job of laying the scene and giving the characters plenty of back story to relate to them. In The Breach, you are just thrown into the horror and intensity without much context of the characters.

I would 100% recommend the other three I mentioned above to a fan of horror lit, but I can’t say I would even mention this one. Give it a go, if you’re a big Cutter fan, but be prepared for the meat of the story right away.

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Good medium between The Deep and Little Heaven

This had a lot of the structure of The Deep, similar horror elements, but in a setting more like Little Deep. Overall a lot of fun, eso for Nick Cutter fans

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Worth a listen

Let me start by saying I'm a Cutter fan, the troop and little heaven are phenomenal, listen if you haven't. Honestly, this one was meh, it wasn't good or bad, it just was. This book felt more like a prequel to Stephen Kings The Mist than anything. I don't believe that was the intention, but it was certainly the vibe in my opinion. Definitely worth a listen, just lower expectations of you're a Cutter fan.

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amazingly grotesque and well written

nick cutter does it again! very creative and visceral, a non stop ride I couldn't put down. there where parts that had me cringing and squirming in my seat, other left me slack jawed and dumbstruck. an amazing journey narrated by a talented reader who does amazing voices and can bring to life every character, even the horribly disfigured ones. loved this book!

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The Best Horror author

If you like genuinely visceral horror Nick Cutter will not disappoint. I have read all of his books and they're very twisted and surreal, the only disappointing part is they have to End, as I could read his books indefinitely. In true Cutter fashion the story corrupts and distorts the characters into " things" which I love. Excellent job with the ominous tone and foreboding atmosphere, and the narration is superb. my first purchase of this App and I am very pleased to find a New Nick Cutter Audible originals. If Horror is your thing than anything by this author will satisfy your depraved appetite, and this story in particular is unique and engrossing.

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Good premise, but meh.

I really wanted to like this book. It started well, and teased great things but ultimately did not deliver. Fewer detailed descriptions of insects and a main character’s…change would have yielded a far better story.

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  • 02-16-21

Weird sort of supernatural sci-fi thing

To be honest, I never got to the end of this. It started off well, and there's no doubt the author knows how to create an air of bleak, Lovecraftian menace. However, the plot started to meander a bit, and I just couldn't find the energy to try to follow it. Although I liked the book, in general, I'm still not really sure what it's about.

The Troop was, in my view, a better novel.

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  • John Casey
  • 02-02-21

Some Excellent Cosmic Body Horror

The Breach is a wonderful, grim story set in the Yukon with cosmic horror and uncomfortable changes in perception due to weird science. If the blurb caught your attention, it delivers on that potential and then some.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-18-22

Hit and Miss

This book was a strange rollercoaster. some chapters were simply incredible and made me squirm with fear, others were so bland and boring I had to leave the book alone for a day. also, the voice acting is good but the audio has some very odd voluming/changes during chapters. it feels like the recording was paused mid-chapter, and then restarted but the narrator doesn't have the same style as the first half of a chapter.

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  • asm0day
  • 01-07-22

scary but not without plot holes

I loved The Troop and this reignites the horror of things that creep and crawl. good character development and interplay let down a little by going for the gross out and overcomplicating some plot lines.

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  • 07-12-21

Another brilliant mix of cosmic and body horror

Since I discovered Nick Cutter last year I eagerly anticipate each release. The Breach does not disappoint, Cutter mixes cosmic and body horror so deftly in this tale of an otherworldly machine. For fans of Stephen King, Lovecraft, Dan Simmons and Laird Barron. I must note the narrator definitely echoed Herbert West from Lovecrafts Re Animator at points which was a perfect match for Cutters narrative.