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Evan Lansing manages to eke out a living as a photographer, capturing the beauty of severely marred and deformed people. He's content with his meager existence, but his longtime girlfriend, Naomi, is looking for more out of life - things that cost money - marriage and children. Evan's options are limited when he and Naomi resolve to split. He can stay with his brother and his brother's insufferable wife and daughter, or he can move into his deceased mother's remote cabin and renovate it. The solitude of the cabin is an enticing alternative for Evan to start anew. But disturbing things begin to happen once Evan moves in and it leaves him to question if staying with his brother wasn't the better option. And then there are the neighbors...
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By Spooky Mike on 08-14-17
Mom's Neighbor's House is where the Horror is
I liked the first 5 hours of the book. Couldn't stop listening and was super excited to see where it was going to next. Unfortunately, I didn't like the last bit of it. Wasn't overly excited with the climax and not at all with the ending. It wasn't a terrible ending, but I was hoping for something better. There were so many places the story could have gone and never did and what we were given seemed less imaginative than the rest of the story.
The horror was a slow roll and I would say there was more tension or suspense waiting for what was to come. The sex scenes are graphic and almost seemed as if that is what the story becomes about. I would have gladly traded some of those scenes for more story of Evan and Rachel. To me it felt like the story was 3 parts; plot and character development, sex, ending. Once the sex started there was little plot left to tell and the ending felt rushed and premature.
Rick Gregory did a great job with his performance. My only issue was the sound quality jumped around a bit. It was obvious when he stopped and started again as it sounded like he was in a different room with a different mic with a different volume. Threw me off when that switch happened.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Natasha Zar on 08-18-17
Had Promise But For Repulsive Protagonist
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review*
The book started out with promise. The character and plotline was interesting and the build up of creepiness was great. But then the book just took a nosedive into the most depraved and disgusting scenes and I had to stop listening. The character himself turned into a stereotypical creep - masturbating to disturbing thoughts or pictures procured from facebook without the woman's knowledge or consent. That was bad enough, I thought. Then came the (very long and extremely graphic) scene of this same 30 year old character having sex with his underage neighbour. It was gratuitous and unnecessary. That was the final straw and made me sick to my stomach.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Not sure, I haven't had the greatest run with Audiobooks lately.
How could the performance have been better?
I have commented on this narrator before, he pauses at the oddest moments which is frustrating. He sounds like a robot.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Home Is Where the Horror Is?
The long and graphic scene mentioned above where the 30 year old man has sex with his underage neighbour.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful