Violet Eyes

  • by John Everson
  • Narrated by Chris Roman
  • 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Their bites are more than deadly....
The small town near the Everglades was supposed to offer Rachel and her son a fresh start. Instead it offered the start of a nightmare, when an unknown breed of flies migrated through the area, leaving painful bites in their wake. The media warned people to stay inside until the swarm passed. But the flies didn't leave. And then the radios and TVs went silent. That's when the spiders came. Spiders that could spin a deadly web large enough to engulf an entire house overnight. Spiders that left stripped bones behind as they multiplied. Spiders that, like the flies, sought hungrily for tender flesh - through Violet Eyes.

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where the he11 is this narrator from?

descent story about four kids on a deserted Florida Key for weekend romp when government experiment ruins it. Spiders & flies. Follows someone back to the mainland where they devour their human hosts etc. So So story & worth the credit but be warned this is one weird narrator. Any "an" that sounds like Hand comes out ain so Hand is Haind, Sand is Saind, Plan is Plain Ran is Rain where the heck does he come from? This WEIRD pronunciation quirk is heavy & throughout the book. Drove me nuts! Bottom line, descent horror novel if you can stand a quirkly weird narration!
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- coreybeth

Violet Eyes is a terrifying novel sure to have you

When Billy took his friends to a small uninhabited island, he didn't realize that he would be the only survivor and to return to the main land a host for a scientifically created super insect. He made it home only to find that insects were devouring his insides and once they were done, his home town would be next.

Rachel has just survived an abusive marriage, saving her and her son to become neighbors to Billy. As the insects spread she must find a way to save herself and her son from these spiders and flies with the violet eyes.

Everson weaves a compelling tale that is enjoyable for the sick and twisted but horrify to the average person. He creates characters that are relatable to and enjoy becoming a part of the family as they struggle to survive the impending doom. While I feel the book has a few flaws, I feel those are ones I bring to the story and not apparent in the work itself and the novel does its job at playing off of peoples fears.

I read the audiobook version of this novel. It was read by Chris Rowan and while at first I had a hard time getting into his narration, I felt by the end of the book that he was up to the task. He has a style that is not my first choice for audiobooks. However it did not put me off from finishing and within a few chapters I found him enjoyable.

The book itself feels like watching an old fifty's sci-fi film and has the fun of being afraid while laughing at yourself for being afraid. Everson was able to capture something here that horror fans are sure to enjoy.
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- Jason R. Davis "I'm Jason Davis, and I write stories of horror and sci/fi. My latest novel was Caught in the Web"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2014
  • Publisher: Audio Realms Publishing Company