I decided to try eStories.com for a free audiobook download. I found the membership allows me to choose from over 80,000 bestselling titles with new releases. For my free audiobook trial, I selected The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donahue.
Absolutely riveting! Jack is a gifted young artist with Asperger’s with a deathly fear of the outside. Trapped in his home by his deep fear, he struggles to keep himself safe from the noises on the outside and the monsters that want in – they want him! As strong as his fear is, he is also harboring a secret that is tearing him apart – a secret with a responsibility that no one can comprehend. Although he must put an end to the secret, it could be deadly to those around him. No one knows what happened three years ago, but Jack does! That’s when it all started … the evil … the fears … the noises.
His unsuspecting friends and family are captive to the same monsters; they just don’t know it yet. A supernatural tale with a psychological twist or two.
Donahue takes heartbreak, fear, and childhood nightmares twisting them into dark, evils that lurk just outside the edge of reality. It is a book that will haunt you from day one. Donahue is a wordsmith that vividly paints with words in dramatic detail drawing the listener in and putting them through the same fears.
The narrator, Bronson Pinchot was excellent. He spoke clearly and became each of the characters. His performance was pitch perfect and captivating with his strong yet soothing voice. I thoroughly enjoy listening Bronson Pinchot’s performances. He never disappoints!
The audio production was excellent; I had no issues.
WordsAPlenty rates The Boy Who Drew Monsters with a 4.5 star rating for exciting, creative and captivating.
eStories.com gets a 5 star rating for their excellent service, opportunities and membership opportunities.
I have been a fan of audiobooks for a long time. Imagine my excitement when I found that eStories.com works on all my devices through a free app; about 80% or more of the audiobooks downloads are DRM-free leaving you to do what you want with them; unlimited cloud storage; and at $11.95 a month, it’s extremely affordable. And at least for now, anyone who signs up is given an audiobook for free.
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There are ghost hunters, Sasquatch hunters, crypt-zoologists and then there are the Zee Brothers, zombie hunters! The brothers are Jonah and Judas. Their first client calls them to report he may have zombies in the crawl space under his house. Fortunately for the Zee Brothers, their first client lives in the small gated community of Winter Oaks, Arizona.
Winter Oaks is the home and burial ground of the now deceased Pakatini Tribe. Buried among their people is an old sacred amulet which the loathsome President of the Home Owners Association accidently disturbed. The Zee Brothers arrive to find their first client dead; and they hook up with JJ (a busty beautiful woman) and her dog Xanadu who are visiting the family there.
The Zee brothers and JJ have to solve the mystery as to what has caused the Indians to rise (and why would a zombie want an omelet?) … and they know it is somewhere in the nearby landfill.
Well written zombie fun. Nothing is as it seems – Xanadu does some pretty amazing things for a dog, the magic 8 ball gear shift seems to be on target with everything the brothers are going through and if all else fails there’s chocolate! Grivante takes the zombie genre and gives it a fresh look and goes where no other has gone with the zombies and his heroes!
Only 1 hour and 55 minutes long, Givante does an excellent job of packing a ton of fun and danger into this short audio. You will laugh!
Ian McEuen did an excellent job of narration adding personality to the brothers and JJ. His voices and interjecting of music in this audio was spot on.
There were no issues with the production of this audio.
WordsAPlenty gives this a 4.5 star rating.