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By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-05-17
WHAT ARE YOU?
AGENT FUC##NG SCULLY
Of the eight stories I loved three of them. One of them was fairly good and the others not so much. If I can get two to three good stories out of a collection, I am happy. The ones I don't like I usually skip, once I know it is not going anywhere. SS mentions in his introduction, that these are basically practice stories and that is what several of them sound like. Some of them have a X-files feel to them.
Red Man: This was a great concept, but was not really a story, was more of an introduction to a main character of some future series. If he writes the series, I will listen.
THE GREAT SNIPE HUNT: This was my favorite. It is a theme I have always had an interest in. Nature has a tendency to produce wildlife everywhere, including cities. I live in a town of over 166,000 people and I have seen coyotes, foxes, raccoons, opossums, buzzards and others in town.
SACRED COW: Another good concept involving the power of prayer.
HUNTER HUNTERSON & SONS: This is a fun story involving rednecks, paranormal monsters and San Francisco. He has episodes on his website for free. I hope he makes some of these available at Audible. This was funny and weird, my favorite combo.
As, I have mentioned in other collections, I appreciate finding out why certain stories where written and what the author went through to get it published.
Scott reads all of his stories and he does a good job. There was one story in which I thought a professional would have been better, but SS often reads is own stuff and he is good.
WELL, IF THAT DON'T BLOW WIND UP YOUR SUMMER DRESS, THEN YOU CAN GO F### YOURSELF
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By Twainy on 07-25-15
Read by the author
8 short scary stories. Unique & fun stories with an occasional spin. Snipe Hunt, Hunter Hunderson & Sons, Mt Fitzroy to name a few. I can't write much without ruining the stories. They all have a creepyness to them that will get you thinking & wanting more. After each story the author talks about the previous story. It's great to hear what possessed him to write the story and when/how it was published.
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By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 05-10-18
A must for Sigler Junkies!
Great collection of 8 Sigler short stories including a preview of the VERY LONG awaited Mount Fitz Roy! lol Mr Sigler, thanks for the tease, now get us the whole book! These stories are great and a must for any Sigler junkie! Not many authors can pull off doing their own narration, but Scott Sigler is an exception. Listening to him narrated is like comfort food for my ears. He was one of the first authors I enjoyed when I started audiobooks and is still one of my absolute favorites!
By blorp on 05-18-17
New favorite author
I found this on accident about a year ago when I was looking for horror short stories. Ever since then I have been in love with Siglers work, a Junky per se. I've read the whole Infected series, including Ancestors, and listened to all of The Crypt. He is officially my new favorite author, and it all started with this monster masterpiece of a short story collection. Highly recommended for anyone who is a fan of heavily science fact based horror "SciFi".
By Arioch Morningstar on 04-01-17
There's something for everyone here
Whether it's the speculative science fiction of Sacred Cow, the mystery thriller Snipe Hunt, paranormal action adventure with Hunter Hunderson & the gang, or award winning social commentary Red Man, BLOOD IS RED has a story you'll enjoy. You'll probably like 75% of them.
By Igrat777 on 03-08-15
Authors just shouldn't read their own books
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Hard core Sigler fans
Would you recommend Blood Is Red to your friends? Why or why not?
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Sigler?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
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This was just dreadful. I was expecting much more after reading the reviews. I guess every author has his legion of fans but I am definitely not one of Siglers. The stories were juvenile and pedantic. And his infernal rantings in-between each story almost drove me to drink. But the worst was his narration. Authors just should never read their own stories - it never goes well. This applies to all authors, even Steven King. Just pay someone to do it right. It would have made a huge difference in the quality of this audiobook. I also wish that Audible would offer redacted versions of compilation books like these - ones that don't have the authors preface to each story.
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