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I was so excited to listen to this story, and in the first 25 mins I thought I was in for a terrific an exciting ride. Unfortunately, our little hero’s up bursts of teenage hormones at the most inconvenient times kept taking me right out the story and killing the suspense feel. Maybe it was the fact that this was one the few times I got a romance story from a boy’s point a view..LOL – What brings me to the romance and not the strongest point of this story for me, I never felt a great connection between the protagonists.
It’s not all bad. It has its moments, and it could have been a very cool creepy tale, and at times it was totally creepy. But somehow the whole plot fizzled out for me, and left me with more points that were just OK than those I loved.
I did like the protagonist, Stephen; his inner monologue was entertaining, and since we get the story from his point of view it wasn’t all bad.
I like how touching and real I found his relationship with father.
I also found some brilliant writing moments that kept me in the story until the end.
All in all, it’s not all bad, I just though it could have been better.
Genre: YA Horror
I have to give props to narrator Keith Heyborne for his efforts to inject the story to with perfect creepy and suspenseful feel, and at times he totally succeeded.
Unfortunately, the text failed him a few times and it stopped him from delivering a great horror tale about a small town that promised a lot, and maybe I was just expecting so much more.
I can't in no way blame his performance for my lukewarm feelings , after all, he kept me in the story until the end.
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It's an amazing story that gave many questions, and answered only those it wished to. The story had a twist that, while I had many ideas for what might come, managed to suprise me. The narrative had a eunique perspective, depicting the character slightly differently from what most might. Instead of a more apathetic angsty character, the voice given him made him a much more depressed and sad character. Speaking og which, the characters where anything but one-dimensional. The main character wasn't just an edgy teen filled with apathy and lust. Nor was the view of the world depicted one of simple cool people and not. Adults were more than 'dumb conformers.'