Blood, Sweat, and Fears
- Narrated by: Joe Matic, Katrina Carmony, John Podulka, Keith L. O' Brien, Michael Angel, Derek Perkins, Jon Goeffna, Jason Jackson, Bill Royal
- Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 28-08-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Banty Hen Publishing
- Whispersync for Voice-ready
Follow an eco-tourist's frantic efforts to escape an African quarantine zone ravaged by a deadly virus.
Meet a gumshoe journalist as she tracks down a figure that'sable to predict the future with terrifying accuracy.
And tune into Texas station KRAP (don't touch that dial, there's KRAP on it!) as a pair of down-home country deejays try their damnedest to stop a murder...while they're still on the air.
The 18 Short Stories Included in this Audiobook include:
"A Talent for Fire"
"The Pusher's List"
"The Most Wanted Woman"
"My First Date with Jolene and her Cousin, Billy-Bob"
"A Road Painted in Scarlet"
"Never Mind the Princess, Save the Dragon"
"Quarantine on the Black Nile"
"Which Way to the Dragon"
"A Most Helpful Text"
"Cantaloupes and Wild Shoshone"
"I Got Some Bad Muse For You"
"Shadow on the Sea"
"Sharpest Tool in the Shed"
"An Assassin in the Vatican"
"Strangelets with a Side of Grilled Spam"
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By Jemma B on 15-07-17
Maybe ok for some but certainly not for me.
I must apologise to the authors for being critical, but this audiobook really is terrible. Sadly barely passable stories are massacred by absolutely atrocious narrators. Some stories I had to pass over after less than a minute because a narrators false accent, or ridiculous character "voices" set my teeth on edge. Such as chapters 6 & 8. The stories themselves are rather trite. Dialogue lacks any realism & the characters are pitifully two-dimensional. If you are looking for any horror element you with be disappointed, these are more like fairytales, but still more Disney than Brothers Grimm. I'm afraid I'm just going to have to put the book to one side, to maybe pick up again at a later date.
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By mary on 06-08-14
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I will and have recommended this audio book to friends. I enjoyed the variety of topics and subjects. The range of handling them ranged from serious to hilarious.
What other book might you compare Blood, Sweat, and Fears to and why?
I'm not sure I can compare this book to others. It is a good selection of excellent short stories by these authors.
What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The variety of narrators gave good readings. I enjoy listening to good narrations. They help to get different insight into the stories. I enjoy readings that pad out my mental picture of any stories characters. Some narrators brought too strong an accent to their stories. For me that detracted from the reading.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I bought this book early on August 5, 2014. At the time of my writing this review I have listened to it twice. A few stories got listened to two or three times before going to the next one.
Any additional comments?
This is a good collection of short stories by these authors. I enjoyed the variety of narrators. Most of the narrators did an excellent job. At times a story had special effects added. The effects added to the performance without over running it. I suggest to anyone who enjoys these authors should consider this audiobook.
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