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Story was ok, despite a few clunky descriptions and pieces of dialogue here and there. It borrowed the Lovecraftian Mythos, but not the style, playing it as a much more action packed adventure than one of Lovecraft's doomed narratives. The narrator was truly terrible however. Poor delivery, screeching voice, monotone, and with some of the worst accents I've ever heard. If I read the sequel, I will read, not listen to it as it's the same narrator.
Where does Red Equinox rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It was definitely among the better Audible purchases in my library. She gave Becca a solid voice and kept the narrative smooth throughout.
What other book might you compare Red Equinox to and why?
This is a hard comparison to make. You can't fairly compare this to Stross' Laundry files because those have a more comedic bent than this. If I had to draw a nearest comparison to another title I'd choose Howard's Carter & Lovecraft. Great characters that engaged you. The Mythos tales don't update very easily, but Wynne pulls off a believable heroine facing an avatar/harbinger of Nyarlathotep in a 'modern' Boston. I was hesitant with the clandestine agency (SPECTRA) at first, but that is also played well.
Have you listened to any of Susan Saddler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This was my first go-round with Sadler as a reader, but I enjoyed the performance quite a bit.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Dread, but not for anything other than the dread commonly induced by good cosmic horror. The urban exploration stuff had me on the edge of my seat. Well done.
Any additional comments?
A great tale. Kudos Audible and Journalstone for a smooth performance of this story. Looking quite forward to seeing the sequel (Black January) in this series on Audible. Highly recommended!
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seriously! she sounds like a cracked out saturday cartoon character gulping helium after smoking enough crack to kill a blue whale. then played at high speeds.
i keep losing track of whats going on in the story because shes gking so fast with so few pauses that it all seems like one giant run on sentence, no pauses between sections or scene changes. and in an attempt to make the characters distinct they all have these horribly done stereotypical accents at a shrill screech just below a badly tuned bandsaw running against a chalkboard.
im not using hyperbola when i say its just like a bad saturday morning cartoon.
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