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The story idea was great but unfortunately kind of unraveled and became a dis-organized bunch of smaller stories for getting the bigger story.
I thought this book was a dark parody for most of the listen. I have yet to read this author but have heard much of him...too bad I chose this book as my introduction. The reactions of the characters to the main crux of the storyline seem preposterously overblown...I didn't know whether to take it seriously or point and laugh. All in all, I was disappointed when I figured out that I was supposed to feel scared...or at least *tense*..all along. I wasn't. I was just frustrated that I wasted a credit on this piece of poo.
So, I guess the premise of this story is that there are some people out there who are born with a vestigial tail. As a medical practitioner, the first thing that pops into my mind is "Big whoop...you want scary? Let's re-arrange some chromosomes." But evidently, having a vestigial tail is a VERY BIG DEAL and...evil ensues? Or, just some very bad behavior? I don't know - but a medical semi-anomaly is hardly spine-tingling. When it was revealed that the Big Scary Monster is really just a person with a birth defect the story went from scary to just silly and a little mean. I wouldn't recommend this book. Not even if it was on sale.
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I liked the characters in this, a little slow in places, I also like the narrative from two perspectives.
This is absolutely terrible! Couldn't even finish it! The characters are terrible, the story line is terrible and the narrator isn't much cop either. Mo, I'm not angry, just very disappointed!!!
I don't know if it was the book or the reader. I just couldn't finish it, recommended by a friend but I really thought I was back in early high school reading a syllabus text. Nothing in it kept me wanting to listen - pushed myself past 2/3 but that was it - actually returned it!