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I liked the way that Abraham Stroud was a seer and was able to envision colonies of supernatural creatures. The plate in his frontal cortex from the battlefiend during Vietnam causes him to hear sounds that no one else can hear. He is unsure whether it's a genetic gift or a cursed gene. This was an interesting take on zombies being interconnected and controlled by ancient demons going back to the Egyptian pyramids where Stroud had been on a dig and uncovered a cache of crystal skulls including a very rare basalt skull at the same time the Etruscan ship had been uncovered in New York. Overall I liked the story although a few times I felt that it had too much going on back and forth which was a little confusing. At times I wasn't sure where I was at in the story.
I really enjoyed Robert Neil DeVoe's narration. He had great flow and ease with his voice and a good character distinction. I hope to hear more from him in the future.
I received the audiobook free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.
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Zombie Eyes is a fast supernatural action story set in New York City. I'm unsure of the exact time period, but I'm guessing it is in the late 70's or 80s, given some of the text (eg, looters stealing VCRs, the main character being a Vietnam vet, and people sending telegrams). So this is likely either a previously unpublished work, or deliberately set then (I suspect the former).
The plot revolves around an ancient evil being awoken from a long hidden burial site, uncovered by a new construction site. The reference to Zombies in this book isn't your typical zombies. I'd more personally classify them as possessed, like a huge plague of characters from the Exorcist. Which I think is a new plot to me, and I think probably more frightening. Zombie plagues are a dime a dozen these days (not that its a bad thing, I love them), but the take in this story is actually unique in my excessive reading in the genre.
For those of you, like me, who note that this is "Bloodscreams #3", and "Bloodscreams #2" isn't available on audiobook, the book stands alone on itself, with only minor references to the prior novels. There are no real times when you are wondering what some past reference is about, as you may on a trilogy of interconnected novels coming in at part 3.
The narration by Robert DeVoe was top rate, very easy to listen too, and I'll be looking for future books read by him. There were some minor mispronunciations, but more for uncommon terms that I've personally pronounced incorrectly myself (eg, Goethe).
I'd be keen to hear the entire loose trilogy on audio, so I'll be keeping an eye open for part 2.