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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
yes, the world is gritty and realistic. Everything is well thought out. The characters are well developed and you really care about what happens to them. There is enough mystery involved to keep you guessing.
What other book might you compare Dead Men's Boots to and why?
The closest would be the Peter Grant series as both are very British and relatively low magic levels to the world.
Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favorite?
I like Nikki Heath. you have to love a paranoid, conspiracy nut zombie.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
This was a real page turner.
Any additional comments?
A always the author does keep to his own formula. The stories all start out slow with a couple of minor unrelated incidences that turn out to actually be related to the main story. You do have to be patient for the first part of the book but the payoff is more than worth it.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I agree with the previous reviewers of "Dead Men's Boots" -- Mike Carey writes superlative supernatural noir, and he keeps getting better with each entry in this series. I understand that he has written two more episodes -- "Thicker Than Water" and "The Naming of the Beasts" -- that have yet to come out in audio. As soon as they do, I will be downloading them. "Dead Men's Boots" has just the right mixture of suspense, humor, and horror; and Michael Kramer voices them all with a consummate actor's excellence. You can listen to this novel as a stand-alone story; but I recommend listening to its prequels -- "The Devil You Know" and "Vicious Circle" -- first, because they each set the stage for the subsequent stories. Mike Carey writes intricate, complex plots; so that -- although he does fill in the backstory we need -- having listened to the whole previous adventure provides a much richer and more entertaining experience.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful