Cyclops Road

  • by Jeff Strand
  • Narrated by Joe Hempel
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Evan Portin is at a sad, scary place in his life. While taking a long walk to compose himself and figure out where to go from here, he encounters a young woman being mugged in a park.
When he tries to intervene, he discovers that she doesn't need his help. At all.
Her name is Harriett. She is very, very good at defending herself. Everything she owns is in a large backpack. She's never seen a cell phone. She's never been in a car. She's never really ventured into the outside world.
And she says she's traveling across the country to slay a Cyclops.
She's crazy, right? Evan is not in the habit of hanging out with delusional women he's just met. On the other hand, it can't hurt to offer her a ride out of town. And maybe this insane journey is exactly what he needs...
A brand new adventure from the four-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Blister, Dweller, and Wolf Hunt.

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A Fresh Take on an Old Monster Story

I had a lot of fun listening to this story. Harriet is a very interesting character from the first moment we meet her. She is a very well-written female character. As was said by George R. R. Martin, it seems like the author considers women to be people, and writes Harriet as such. The camaraderie that she and Evan share really helps define and shape the story. It shifts with each addition, but it is still the framework. When they finally reach their goal, I was satisfied with the intrigue and developments we found. Jeff Strand really nailed it. A classic cyclops hunt reminiscent of the Odyssey for me took on new life and context journeying through the United States.

The story was narrated by Joe Hempel's welcome voice. My own issue, and the -1 star, is that I did not feel Joe differentiated the characters' voices well enough. I following along fine, didn't find any distracting quirks, and enjoyed the overall tone and reading. I would listen to Joe again happily.

I volunteered to receive a free copy of this audiobook and have volunteered my review with no influences other than my own listening experience. I recommend this book!
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- Daniel Abrams

Cyclops Road

What did you love best about Cyclops Road?

I was fully entertained, and hard to put it down. This book is not the usual horror themes from Jeff, but there is some horror in it. It's more of a road trip adventure tale. And full of twisted humor


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- mani

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-29-2017
  • Publisher: Jeff Strand