This was even better than I remembered. Christopher Buehlman’s narration is beyond stellar. From what I’ve read he has experience in acting and voicing characters, which probably is part of the reason why his accents were so great.
The story though, the story is killer and I mean that literally. It’s even more gory and horribly awesome than I remembered. And that coda? Ohh, that coda still slays me even though I knew it was coming.
At this point, THE LESSER DEAD is in my top ten books of all time and in my top five favorite vampire books as well. It is THAT good! I cannot wait until his latest book, THE BLACKTONGUE THIEF comes out next month via Tor. Even though I’ve already read it, I pre-ordered the audio because my listening experiences are telling me that Christopher Buehlman will knock it out of the park!
-Updated due to re-listen 4.21.21.
That’s it then: this is my favorite Christopher Buehlman book. It’s made even better by the fact that he narrates it himself.
It’s unbelievably FUN, gory, tension- filled and fascinating! What more could a horror fan ask for?
New spins on old tropes? Check!
Twists and turns that you don’t see coming? Check!
Bloodbaths? (Literally!) Check!
BIG OLD SMILE on my face when I finished? Check!
I don’t even know what else to say. I’m glad I bought this audio because I know I’ll want to listen to this again in the future. It’s the kind of story where you can find something new each time you read it. I’m looking forward to my re-read already!
The Lesser Dead gets my highest recommendation!