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For the first time ever, I had to abandon an audiobook part way through. Just couldn't get into this at all despite repeatedly trying. Found it too sickening (and I'm no lightweight) and the plot far too convulted and tedious to be engaging. Just not for me unfortunately.
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This is the most terrifying of the books I've read by Blake crouch. I don't want to read another one like this again.
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Where does Thicker Than Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I will compare this book to the other Blake Crouch books I've listened to (Abandon, Run, Snowbound and the Wayward Pines books). I loved all of these books. I think Mr. Crouch is a creative and extremely skilled writer. The previous books were very dark, but there was a little redemption at the end. Thicker Than Blood was not as creative and a little too dark for my taste.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
I liked the suspense of the story. Mr. Crouch created so much tension that I had to listen to the end. I did not like any of the characters very much. Also, there were some loose ends. A character hides the dates on a calendar. A striking bully is created in someone's life and goes nowhere. The antagonist is described as having been "recruited to murder" by one character and then turns out to have murderous parents.
What about Eric G. Dove’s performance did you like?
Mr. Dove did an excellent job building suspense in the story. I think the feeling was written into the book, but a good narrator really adds to the listener's experience.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I liked the peace that two wounded characters experienced at an isolated cabin the the Yukon.
Any additional comments?
There was a very clear foreshadowing in the childhood of the protagonist and his twin. Andy remembers an experience when they were little boys. They spend an entire day torturing a lizard. I should have seen how the story was going to end at that point.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful