A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes's genre-bending novel of suspense.
Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams?
If you're Detective Versado's geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you're desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story. If you're Thomas Keen, known on the street as TK, you'll do what you can to keep your homeless family safe -- and find the monster who is possessed by the dream of violently remaking the world.
If Lauren Beukes's internationally bestselling The Shining Girls was a time-jumping thrill ride through the past, her Broken Monsters is a genre-redefining thriller about broken cities, broken dreams, and broken people trying to put themselves back together again.
"Scary as hell and hypnotic. I couldn't put it down...I'd grab it if I were you." -- Stephen King
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My Ears Are Bleeding….
I am inclined to agree with Yur Mom…
Based upon the reviews of how scary, grappling, and good this story is, I honestly thought that the audiobook had to be the same. The variety of voices telling the story, with all of their numerous accents and dialects, actually drowns out the story in general; making it an irritating listen. At this point, I’m just trying to get through and to the end. Disappointing, as this was not a cheap purchase.
The book probably would have been an enjoyable read.
Broken monsters audiobook disappointing purchase
The story might be good but the readers are making the experience unbearable- deeply regretting buying this as audiobook rather than print. The readers are trying too hard, with limited ability, to make too many character voices. Least bearable is the reader for John-o, particularly is female voices - sickening. The sample is misleading because it just has one character using a fairly normal voice- that is how I make a choice to buy an audiobook.