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Do not even think of opening this book if you are even the slightest bit squeamish. There is brain eating, rotting bodies, skin crawling, and worm-eating flesh. It will affect everyone men, women, and children, with equal gruesomeness.
This book tells a story of one man’s journey to revenge leading to biological experimentation gone bad and gives you a glimpse of what would happen if an unknown disease were to strike in some small town USA. Actually I think the experimental drug worked as it was designed to do, but not the way the good doctor had planned.
This story had pulse pounding action to the very last word! I am going to have to add Jonathan Maberry to my favorite authors list because I just love his style. I absolutely loved the ending!
The Narration Review
William Dufris narrated this book. He has great character voices and you can always tell the difference in the characters when they speak. He put a lot of effort into making the emotions come to life. When he starts to describe some of the gruesome scenes you get the feeling he is actually looking at it and can hear the disgust building in his voice.
** Note **
I received this audiobook as a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) from Darlene over at Darlene’s Book Nook. If you haven’t heard about RAKs for books, then feel free to click on the link up on my Alaskan Bookie Blog and visit the Book Soulmates website. It is an awesome way to share the love of reading!
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
The time spent listening to this book could have been spent listening to one of Maberry's other, more action packed reads. It was slow to start and the characters weren't very enjoyable.
If you’ve listened to books by Jonathan Maberry before, how does this one compare?
This one isn't as 'hit the ground running' as his other works, but it does get up and grab you eventually. Once you reach that point, you can't wait to hear what happens next.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The performance was fine, in my opinion, seeing as how he didn't have much to work with at first.
Did Dead of Night inspire you to do anything?
Dead of Night isn't exactly inspirational. Unless of course you make sure you never, ever volunteer to buy a long lost relative on family property....
Come to think of it, that's a good idea.
Any additional comments?
The female lead was a guy with ovaries, but other than that, it wasn't half bad. Eventually you grow attached to the characters. The last few chapters are heart wrenching, and terrifying all at the same time.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I loved the story but the narrator was terrible at times. He kept getting carried away thinking he was Vincent Price... Muahahar.
Having been through every single Joe ledger story i thought I'd try one of his others. Liked it very much, strong female lead this time instead but I think it's maberry's overall style i like as this was easily as good as any of the ledger novels. Well read and most importantly, a different voice.
I found the storyline itself quite compelling, but William Dufris's narration did nothing for me. It felt like I was listening to a cheesy, small-time radio presenter, and it was almost enough to stop listening.
I'm a huge fan of the Joe Ledger series and I was excited to see that this had a female lead, but she too became tiresome. Cliché abandonment issues and an abrupt change from a badass, tough as nails chick to a whining mess. I won't be bothering with book two.