Narrator: Nick Sullivan
Series: Creature Quest #1
Published by Wild Yonder Press on 01 September 2016
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
Genres: Contemporary Zombie, Horror, Humor, Science Fiction
Source: Author, Submitted
The truth is out there... and it will eat your face.
"Bigfoot is real." That's what primatologist Dr. Sarah Bishop's father told her before his academic disgrace and untimely death.
Now, Sarah is eager to restore her father's good name. Survival show host Russ Cloud is just as eager to boost his plummeting ratings. They'll both have a shot at redemption when they find themselves hired by eccentric billionaire Cameron Carson. After a series of his publicity stunts end in spectacular failure, Carson has a plan to redeem his tarnished image: capture a live Sasquatch.
Sarah and Russ join an expedition with an eclectic crew: an Afrikaner safari hunter, a 'roided out former wrestling star, a Shoshone master tracker full of surprises, a heavily tattooed Russian warrior woman, a pair of wise-cracking nerds, and a cute gum-chewing intern with some hidden skills. Will they find Bigfoot?
There's something in the woods...but it's not what they're expecting.
©2016 Nick Sullivan (P)2016 Wild Yonder Press
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I am willing to bet that most people, after reading the title of this book, will have a certain pre-conceptualised notion of what this book will be about. I know that I did. That was a campy monster fueled undead romp through the woods. With everybody terrified and fleeing from undead bigfoots or is it bigfeet? (I looked it up, it is Bigfoot for singular and plural.)
Well, it was kind of like that, but so, so much more.
Zombie Bigfoot is told from two main storylines, err, perspectives. The humans and the Bigfoot. With more points of view within each.
Sullivan was able to create his bigfoot characters and make them so remarkable and almost believable. And definitely more likable than the humans.
Here is the long and short of it. Years ago a scientist found
Skunk Apes Sasquatches in the wild, was able to make contact with them, gain their trust, and ultimately teach them how to communicate. Years later another expedition is sent to find the bigfeet, to prove their existence and other sinister plans. Then there is the alien meteorite that turns living things into zombie-like creatures. Because they can still think and have thoughts.
For a zombie story, it was incredibly dynamic. Sullivan put a lot of thought into every twist and turn of the story. Full of action, mystic, mythology, action, a little bit of love. Listeners will be completely swept away to the
Florida swamps forests of Idaho and by the end, they will believe that Sasquatches are real.
There was a nice no cliffhanger ending that started the ball rolling for another book, yet also would be a fine standalone story.
Unless you are new to my audiobook reviews, you know my general initial feeling towards author narrators. However, Nick Sullivan, being a narrator first and an author second, was able to pull it off very well. Because of his intimacy with the story, you could tell that he was emotionally tied to every nuance within.
Incredibly entertaining because of Sullivan’s words, both written and spoken.
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