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An excellent sequel
I really enjoyed Sweatpea (the first novel) so was slightly on tenderhooks when reading this sequel, however, I need not have worried. I wondered how on earth the cliffhanger would be resolved but found the solution satisfying instead of contrived. This novel explores virgin territory- the mind of a pregnant psychopath.I don't think this has ever been done before? The voice the narrator used for the fetus was hilarious and the dark humor just as entertaining as the first novel, although I was disturbed to have made the kill list- yes, I do pick raisins out of my food!.The only reason I gave the story 4 stars instead of 5, is that I felt the middle slightly meandered. Once again we are left on a cliff hanger and I for one, can't wait for the next installment.
unusual and interesting
I really enjoyed this book. It's a great combination of dystopian science fiction and locked room mystery. The science parts are interesting enough to make you think it could be possible and the mystery parts have you trying out multiple scenarios. My only slight reservation is that the MC were not very likeable but that was also kind of the point. The narrator also did a great job and seemed to be enjoying the story as well.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is an excellent book. Reminds me of dexter. Traumatic childhood event, dark humour, incomprehension of emotions etc However, this is far superior. The humour is keenly observed - I was worried by how often I agreed with tbe kill list - and the story touches your heart. While I dont normally like crudity, it just adds to tbe humour. I really loved this story and didnt even mind the cliffhanger it was left on. Cant wait for the next book!
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this book. It had a lot of humour and you really fell in love with all tbe characters, especially Ox. The only part that put me off were the graphic sex scenes . I hadnt realised when i purchased the book that the love scenes were between 2 men and while this didnt bother me in the slightest i have to admit i didnt like the graphic descriptions in the sex scenes.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
waste of time
Lured in by comparisons to stephen king which after listening to book I can't understand. Narrator's do a good job but main problem is that the story constantly jumps around and for a large part of the book NOTHING happens. Will be returning this one.
12 of 15 people found this review helpful
sort it out
This is a good story although it does rather gloss over the God question but I am fuming over the narration. Who picks the narrators? I really want to know. This story requires a narrator who can do an Irish and British accent so who do they pick? Someone who can not do an accent for toffee! This would not be so bad if the story was a comedy but it is actually a sci fi/horror. Come on audible sort it out. A good narrator is as important as the story in an audible book.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I always try and listen to a new author every month and sometimes that policy results in great new finds.not this time! The book started well but soon degenerated. Becoming confusing, unpleasant and unbelievable. Very cross I wasted my credit,however, even more cross I wasted my time.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
for all ages
This story works for adults and children with excellent narration from the author. Only hope there is a sequel as I would like to find out what happens to Bod in the future.