5 Short Stories from '31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead': Born a Serial Killer, Castle Drac Von Stoller, and More
- Narrated by: Ted Brooks
- Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-31-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Drac Von Stoller
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By Igrat777 on 05-21-15
Oh. My. Goodness. Simply dreadful.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Would you ever listen to anything by Drac Von Stoller again?
NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo and No.
What didn’t you like about Ted Brooks’s performance?
To be fair, he didn't have a lot to work with. it would have been very hard for ANYONE to have read this well.
What character would you cut from 5 Short Stories from '31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead': Born a Serial Killer, Castle Drac Von Stoller, and More?
Every single one of them.
Any additional comments?
This was, hands down, THE WORST audio book I have ever listened to. I'm convinced that it was written by a 12 year old. I really don't even know where to start on how bad this book is. The serial killer story was absurd. Written like instructions: "Johnny took the gun. Johnny blew her head of. Johnny got back in the car and drove away. Johnny got to his house. Johnny went inside", etc, etc, ad nauseam. And the "Castle Drac Von Stoller" ditty - oy! - I'm not sure if it was meant to be funny but the story was ridiculous and the narrator was a riot. Between the dialog that felt like it was written by my cat, his HORRIBLE Italian accent (hint: putting an "a" at the end of every word does not an Italian accent make), and his downright hysterical "dracula" voice (think Count Chocula - and to make matters worse, the accent kept coming and going!) I wasn't sure what to laugh at first. I'm not even going to go on with the rest of the stories.... trust me, they did not get any better.
I truly hate to give such a bad review because writing a really good story is a difficult thing to do and I admire those who even have the courage to try. But I cannot, in good conscience, give this book any more than 1 star. If I may, some advice to the author - work on constructing a better story. Flush out the characters a little more. Saying everyone's name over and over again is not necessary and is incredibly annoying for the reader (you can say "Johnny walked in the room. He sat down in the chair", not "Johnny walked into the room. Johnny sat down in the chair", etc.). Save the stereotypes, they make the story seem juvenile and amateurish. If writing is your passion, then I wish you much luck in your future endeavors and I hope that your stories get better.
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