Mr. Monster : John Cleaver

  • by Dan Wells
  • Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
  • Series: John Cleaver
  • 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I killed a demon. I don't know if it was really, technically a demon, but I do know that he was some kind of monster, with fangs and claws and the whole bit, and he killed a lot of people. So I killed him. I think it was the right thing to do. At least the killing stopped. Well, it stopped for a while."
In I Am Not a Serial Killer, John Wayne Cleaver saved his town from a murderer even more appalling than the serial killers he obsessively studies. But it turns out even demons have friends, and the disappearance of one has brought another to Clayton County. Soon there are new victims for John to work on at the mortuary and a new mystery to solve. But John has tasted death, and the dark nature he used as a weapon - the terrifying persona he calls "Mr. Monster" - might now be using him.
No one in Clayton is safe unless John can vanquish two nightmarish adversaries: the unknown demon he must hunt and the inner demon he can never escape.


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Customer Reviews

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Sympathy for Socios

I found myself growing ever more sympathetic with John as the story progressed. I found the narration brilliant and the voice of the piece (and that of the reader) powerful. I do not think it is possible to read this book and remain the same person from start to end.
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- Paul

Animal Torture Ruins This Story

Would you try another book from Dan Wells and/or Kirby Heyborne?

I liked the first book but the second was helped mightily by Heyborne's narration.

Would you recommend Mr. Monster to your friends? Why or why not?

I would not recommend based on multiple sequences of animal torture and violence. If I had known this was in the book I would have skipped this book. Now I'm telling people what I wish someone had told me. I fast forwarded much of this.

What does Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great characterizations and emotion. Great timbre to the voice and his narration for the main character, a teenager, sounds like the right age. Another improvement over the first book.

What character would you cut from Mr. Monster?

John's whiny sister.

Any additional comments?

I know it seems odd to complain of animal violence while humans bear the brunt of it. It's just my pet peeve (pun unintended) to include animal torture in fiction whether it be horror or crime. It's up to you whether this bothers you or not.

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- Kathryn Bakken

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-28-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio