Narrator: Chris Barnes
Series: High Moor #2
Published by Dynamic RAM Audio Productions on 27 February 2014
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Werewolf
Source: Narrator, Submitted
The people of High Moor are united in horror at the latest tragedy to befall their small town. As dawn breaks, the town is left to count the cost and mourn its dead, while breathing a collective sigh of relief.
John Simpson, the apparent perpetrator of the horrific murders, is in police custody. The nightmare is over.
Detective Inspector Phil Fletcher and his partner, Constable Olivia Garner, have started to uncover some unsettling evidence during their investigations of John Simpson's past - evidence that supports his impossible claims: that he is a werewolf, and will transform on the next full moon to kill again.
However a new threat is now lurking in the shadows. A mysterious group have arrived in High Moor, determined to keep the existence of werewolves hidden. And they will do anything to protect their secret. Anything at all...
©2013 Graeme Reynolds (P)2014 Graeme Reynolds
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In my experience I have noticed that a second book in a series seems to be difficult to capture the same essence and impact that the first book delivers, I really hope that this doesn’t happen with this one. If you are familiar with my past reviews, you might know that my review of High Moor is my most viewed review to date (as I’m writing this), only because Book One was an amazingly horrific take on the werewolf genre. I expect another high impact gruesomely horrifying raw continuation of this werewolf tale.
Often times I compare many second books in a series to The Empire Strikes Back, story climax was early, then much of the story and character building is for the next part of the trilogy, that’s exactly what happened here. Picking up immediately where High Moor left of, letting us know what happens after the final battle of the previous book. While the Moonstruck John Simpson is the main suspect in a series of brutal murders, the werewolf clan has sent a, for lack of a better term, hit squad to clean up any and all loose ends, and Simpson is one of those loose ends.
…too stunned to scream he tried to catch his spilling guts only to feel the slippery organs slide through his fingers and land with a wet splash in the gravel…then he heard the growl.
Reynolds was able to keep the same feeling, the gut wrenching, the brutality, the violence and gore, keeping the horror feel to the story, instead of a cutesie paranormal story. There was a ton more werewolf action than the first book, which I appreciated greatly. Along with a few plot twists that I did not see coming. If you were a fan of the first book you must give this a listen. If you have listened to neither and are looking for an original story to disturb your soul, full of action, brutal violence, and yes even some humor and love, you must listen to this series.
The performance by Chris Barnes was fantastic, a full range of character voices, somber pacing when it was needed, explosive action sequences. If you are the type that is unable to listen to an entire audiobook with a narrator that has a thick Scottish accent (yes the story calls for it), then you may not enjoy this as much as I did. Personally I think there is a need for more really good narrator’s with authentic accents, as I have listened to my fare share of stories with American accents that did warrant it. I am looking forward to following Chris’ career as I see nothing but more fabulous story telling.Sequel to Pure Werewolf #horror. Most viewed #audiobook review on ABR @ChrisBarnesVA @graemereynolds Click To Tweet
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