Narrator: Joe Hempel
on 8 September 2015
Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
Source: Narrator, Submitted
Little Dusty was so excited the day he found the large sock monkey for sale in the thrift store. When he got Mister Socky home, there was much more to the toy than anyone suspected. Unfortunately for Dusty, Mister Socky ordered him to do some horrible things. Well into adulthood, Dusty finds himself under Mister Socky's spell.
Can the toy really talk, or is it all in his head? If it is real, what is Mister Socky's agenda? Find out in this tale where Ted meets Chucky in the form of Mister Socky.
©2015 Tim Miller (P)2015 Tim Miller
ABR received this audiobook for free from the Narrator, Submitted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the audiobook or the content of our review.Buy from Audible Buy from Amazon.com Audio SampleAdd to Goodreads
This book very engagingly starts out with little boy shopping in a thrift store where he ends up buying a creepy looking sock monkey, even though the toy is creepy looking to his mom, it becomes a favorite toy for Dusty right then. This story entails not only the scariness caused by dolls and black-button eyed monkeys, it also involves a significant bloody violence, definitely not recommended for the light hearted.
Although, it seems pretty appealing initially, it gets confusing midway and terrifying throughout, the story-line wasn’t too convincing. The premise of living and reliving the crimes is not persuading enough to accept the Mister Socky as entertaining. It sort of lost its horrific charm when there was explaining of the clutter and confusion caused somewhere in between the book. No doubt, it was frightening until the very end but it was difficult to go along with the story line.
This tale of death, murder, rape and mayhem is for people who would be interested in not your halloweeny-ghost-like horror books but for hard-core crimes and what goes in the criminal’s mind. Certainly, you might want to sit down for this one and let yourself into it for a couple of hours.
Overall, the narration by Joe Hempel was excellent with Mister Socky’s voice being quite scary, well paced narration and no production issues. The gory details in the book are alarming if you’re fine with it, then this one you’d be able to enjoy. This is surprisingly very short, but very elaborate, the author manages to cover pretty much the whole life (and after life) of the little boy Dusty, the small poem at the very end sure will give you creeps if you manage to finish it.