Frank Balenger, the resolute but damaged hero of David Morrell's acclaimed Creepers, now finds himself trapped in a nightmarish game of fear and death. To save himself and the woman he loves, he must play by the rules of a god-like Game Master with an obsession for unearthing the past. But sometimes the past is buried for a reason.Scavenger is a brilliant, frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern technology over the dusty artifacts of earlier times. The result is a surreal palimpsest, one that contains the secret of survival for Balenger and a handful of unwilling players who race against the game's clock to solve the puzzle of the time capsule, only to discover that time is the true scavenger.More
"Morrell has a reputation for smart, tightly written, genre-bending fiction, but here he exceeds himself, producing a superbly entertaining novel that will attract readers from multiple genres." (Booklist)
"Patrick Lawlor is highly appropriate as the no-nonsense Balenger. His reading is glib, but forceful....He ratchets up the tense moments and capitalizes on the excitement with ease. With his help, the author keeps listeners guessing to the end." (AudioFile)
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Morrell needs better readers--this is one is BAD!
It's either the reader or the recording or both--I tend to think it's the reader however. It's hard to listen to the story for any length of time as the
Phil Gigante has narrated
No, but that's based on the narrator of this one.
I put off making this review since I really don't like to say anything bad about people--least in a way it could affect their livelihood or to embarrass them, but after trying to listen to yet another short session of Patrick Lawlor, I decided I needed to vent my frustration.
I kept listening, but......