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Since there are a few summaries of each of the three stories I will just tell you my thoughts on them. These are definitely weird stories. Each one is longer than the previous and I would definitely say go with the trilogy as I wouldn’t really want to listen to just one of them since you wouldn’t get the full picture.
The first one starts out relatively benign and funny and they just get darker and weirder as they stories move along. Didn’t mean to steal that from the description but there it is. I feel like the author matures throughout the process of writing each story and that is clear in both the length and the content.
I like horror and I like weird, but I can easily see some people not liking these stories. You really have to pay attention to them or they will just float on by leaving you with more questions than answers. For the horror fan who used to pick out that lonely odd VHS tape in the horror section at the movie store and fell in love with something unique and not so mainstream this is for you.
Great job by Rick Gregory. His different voices are perfect for the characters and fit perfectly for the type of story.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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This is a seriously messed up series of stories that have been strung together like sticks of dynamite under a train tressel. You know it is exciting at first, but it isn't going to end well for the passengers of the train. You are the passenger. So be warned, what starts off as an innocent funny story grows darker the deeper you go. There is a connection to each story, so pay attention!
How funny that I can seriously say that the severed head story is the light one. Story two is filled with blood and gore, and three takes on a cloak of sinister darkness that just will not wash off. I must say, that I liked the way the story progressed, as if you were entering a dungeon stairway. At first the way is clear and well lit, but the deeper you go more cobwebs appear, and your torch starts to sputter. Eventually, you are left stumbling downward in the dark never knowing when you'll hit bottom.
That is a ride. I have enjoyed several Barr stories, and really thought Metal Magic was a fun but dark trip. The Three H's has proven to me that Barr's mind is slightly out of sync with the rest of us, and that he writes on a lovecraftian level few can touch and come away unscathed. I appreciate his work more and more.
Gregory is an excellent pairing with Barr. He lives the characters, giving each a solid distinct voice, even the female ones, and adds to the air of suspense with a pause at just the right time, of an infection that changes the meaning of what he is saying. He is masterful at his craft, and you can tell that he is enjoying what he is reading. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.
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