My review for: The Housemates by Iain Rob Wright Narrated by Chris Barnes Book Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Narration Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Shanna Roberson...moreMy review for: The Housemates by Iain Rob Wright Narrated by Chris Barnes Book Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Narration Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Shanna Roberson
Blurb taken from Goodreads:
TEN DAYS, TWELVE COMPETITORS, TWO MILLION POUNDS CASH. What at first appears to be a wonderful opportunity for Damien Banks turns out to be the worst nightmare he can imagine.
Trapped inside a house with eleven strangers, and a booming voice known only as 'The Landlord' controlling his every move, Damien will be forced to compete not only for the money, but for his life.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN...
This was my first taste of Iain Rob Wright’s writing and it did not disappoint. With an overall feeling of extreme creepiness, Iain sets the tone for one of the most sadistic games I have ever read. A gory, masterful tale of revenge and the ugliness of human nature. With twists and turns, Housemates keep me on the edge of my seat and my heart pounding. Different from anything I have read, I would definitely recommend this to any horror lover out there.
Iain’s dark sense of humor and ability to instill complete terror paired with the talented voice artistry of Chris Barnes is perfection. Chris has this uncanny ability to breathe life into the books he narrates and this was no exception. With narrating something so horrific, he easily conveyed the absolute terror and pain the characters must have been feeling as they fought each other to the death. His range of expressive voices and his interpretation of the characters made it impossible to put the book down. Hands down, he is one of my top three favorite voice artists. I can’t stress enough how talented this narrator truly is. Can’t wait for the next one, Chris Barnes!
My review for: Moonstruck (book two of High Moor) by Graeme Reynolds Read by: Chris Barnes My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Shanna Roberson
This series just g...moreMy review for: Moonstruck (book two of High Moor) by Graeme Reynolds Read by: Chris Barnes My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Shanna Roberson
This series just gets better and better. Being a huge fan of horror, I was intrigued when I first picked up the High Moor series by Graeme Reynolds but by the end of the book two, I am totally addicted to his style of writing! Pairing up again with narrator- extraordinaire, Chris Barnes, Moonstruck, the continuation of this series is a fast-paced, gore-filled horror show. And I do say that in the best way possible.
With Moonstruck starting right where it left off in High Moor and the aftermath of that explosive ending, John Simpson finds himself in quite the predicament. In the light of day, John is painted as a blood-thirsty monster that kills without regrets and the media is eating it up especially when he claims to be a werewolf. After the horrific murders that rocked the small town of High Moor, the whole town is on edge and wanting justice. But while their focus is on the only suspect they have in custody, a more deadlier threat stalks the shadows. And with a false sense of security, no one is safe from the beasts that will do anything to keep their existence hidden…
Graeme’s dark and twisted style of horror is a perfect match for the very skilled talent of voice artist, Chris Barnes. It never ceases to amaze me the incredibly professional recordings Dynamic Ram Audio Productions produces. From all of the sound effects like the muffled radio or walkie talkies that completely sets the mood and makes it impossible to stop listening! I really can’t wait for book three! There better be a book three! Just an amazing series. (less)
My review for: The Cold Beneath by Tonia Brown Narrator: Chris Barnes from Dynamic Ram Audio My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Shanna Roberson
This is actually...moreMy review for: The Cold Beneath by Tonia Brown Narrator: Chris Barnes from Dynamic Ram Audio My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Shanna Roberson
This is actually my first time reading Tonia Brown and listening to Chris Barnes and the pair are extraordinary together.
The Cold Beneath is a mix of steampunk, science and of course, the undead. A very, very creepy version of the undead. While this isn’t normally my cup of tea, Chris Barnes’ performance really captured me and didn’t let go until the very end.
With a strong storyline with plenty of twists and turns, its darker gothic feel and one insanely wicked villain, The Cold Beneath is zombie horror at its finest. Tonia’s attention to detail really helps to paint a very visual and eerie world. Tonia’s style of storytelling is unique and definitely sets a mood in this genre. You really feel what the characters feel; the fear, the betrayal and the twist at the end isn’t what you would expect.
Chris Barnes’ ability to seamlessly switch accents without any effort at all and for him to actually act the scenes out truly made the book for me. I quickly got caught up in his/characters’ emotions and for me, that makes a brilliant narrator. I am normally not a fan of male narrators; it takes a lot for one to wow me and Chris Barnes’ has done just that. Amazing performance of an amazing book! Can’t wait to listen/read more from both author and narrator.
**spoiler alert** I am so sad to see this series ending. Rachel Vincent is a one of a kind writer whose stories are a force to be reckoned with. Her c...more**spoiler alert** I am so sad to see this series ending. Rachel Vincent is a one of a kind writer whose stories are a force to be reckoned with. Her characters are uniquely flawed in the ways that real people are flawed and before you know it, they steal your heart completely.
Unsuspecting readers will fall head over heels in love with her snarky heroine and everything about her amazing world of bean sidhes, wicked hellions and tragically handsome reapers. *swoon* <3 Tod.
If you haven’t read this series, you are missing out on one of the most addictive YA series out there. As much as I am heartbroken to see Kaylee’s journey come to an end, I am excited to see what other worlds Rachel Vincent comes up with next. (less)
Wow. Jeri Smith-Ready has wrote an amazing YA series. Shine is the perfect ending to the heart-stopping Shift Trilogy. I LOVED it!!! Just wow. If you...moreWow. Jeri Smith-Ready has wrote an amazing YA series. Shine is the perfect ending to the heart-stopping Shift Trilogy. I LOVED it!!! Just wow. If you haven't read the series, you are missing out.
Jeri pulls you into Aura's world of ghosts and shades. A world that is post-shift that sometimes death doesn't always mean goodbye. It's beautiful and painful. And I'm sad to see it end but she couldn't of done it better. Well done, Ms. Smith-Ready. It was a lovely conclusion to one of my favorite YA series. (less)