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Where does Sunglasses After Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I've listened to several hundred audiobooks (probably close to a thousand by now) and this book is the best available vampire-audiobook out there (until Nancy Baker's books get reprinted and re-released).
What was one of the most memorable moments of Sunglasses After Dark?
All of it, I've been waiting for years for this book to appear as an audiobook.
Have you listened to any of Melodee M. Spevack’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No not that I remember, but she really manages to deliver with this performance, the main character is a monster after all.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Of Course, I usually read this series about once a year, as nothing compares and Nancy Collins wrote this before everyone else jumped on the bandwagon..
Any additional comments?
If you want a real classic of a vampire book, that's really, really dark and gritty and that's just not another one among the modern shit, then listen and/or read this one and the following two books.
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This was Nancy Collins' first novel, and it's very good, but a little uneven. Some of the language is rote, some of the scenes are somewhat flat. It takes a while to take off, but when it does, it's terrific.
Melodee Spevack's narration is similarly uneven, and settles down when the book itself is clearer about its tone. In the beginning the choices she makes seem wrong. The character has led a tough life, but she's made to sound sweet and harmlessly saucy, ending some of her sentences with an inoffensive softness, as if she were savoring the ironies of suburban life, and making sure that none of the men listening thought she was being too aggressive. It's strangely dissociated from the material, but the writing doesn't get the tone right at first either.
So at first it sounds as if it's going to stall out. Stick with it, though, and you'll be rewarded.
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