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Max’s wife is crazy, jealous and violent. A poor combination to face when she catches Max cheating on her and asking her for a divorce. His lover ends up dead and faceless and Max becomes the number one suspect. He must evade the police, faceless zombies, aliens, and worst of all, his homicidal wife.
The action continues unabated throughout the book as Max attempts to unravel the mystery of the faceless people, what happened to his wife and the strange man named Thaddeus who seems to be behind it all. A web of government cover-up and murder further the intrigue surrounding the one person who could explain it all if she chose to.
The Face Stealer is about aliens, secret government agencies and some advance tech thrown in for good measure. The book is one non-stop chase scene that tends to get confusing at times, jumping from locations without warning. Characters are introduced and dropped leaving us sometimes wondering why they were there in the first place.
If you are an alien invasion devotee you may want to give this a listen. It is difficult to recommend it to others, unfortunately. There are just too many unanswered questions and loose ends to give satisfaction to the mystery.
Paul Cram performs the story with his generally pleasant voice. His style may not appeal to every listener, however. He pauses in odd places and occasionally stumbles over a word. Not a deal breaker by any stretch; it is just that the listener is pulled out of the story on occasion by Mr. Cram’s style.
There are some very interesting ideas in The Face Stealer and some genuinely intriguing characters. It is just that the former are not explained well and the latter are discarded unceremoniously leaving the listener unsatisfied. This is just one listener’s opinion, of course. Give it a trial and decide for yourself.
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
I read this book a few times. first to enjoy the story, then to perform it as the narrator.
While reading it the first time, I found myself hating the character of Max... Spoiler Alert... but then by the end I really found myself cheering for him and was glad to see his involvement with the end of this story and how he became a hero.
I had heard this book be compared to the likes of Torchwood, and was glad to not be disappointed with the comparison.
This book would make a great sci-fi TV show series.
I am excited to have people listen to it as well, I really enjoyed reading and performing it. Am looking forward to more from the author Robert Scott-Norton.
What made the experience of listening to The Face Stealer the most enjoyable?
The Face Stealer was very different from other books I have read in this genre. I was gripped until the end.
What did you like best about this story?
The suspense and the fact that I was kept interested.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The confrontation with Max and the gun.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It made me a little bit scared...
Any additional comments?
Great novel. Lots of suspense. Originality. I really enjoyed it.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
a better story
Would you ever listen to anything by Robert Scott-Norton again?
of course. there's always the chance of a good story
Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Cram?
of course. there's nothing wrong with his work.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Face Stealer?
i'm sorry but i would just try to make the story more than a flat line.
Any additional comments?
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com
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