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More than Evil

By: Bil Richardson
Narrated by: Sky Soleil
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Summary

How do you stop the unstoppable?

A supernatural entity that has been imprisoned in the Earth for millennia is released in a small town. It quickly spreads, leaving a trail of blood and carnage in its wake. Harlan is the local sheriff, and he is in a race against time to save the woman he loves, his town, and the rest of the world from this horrifying evil. 

More than Evil is a relentless story with a different kind of monster. It manages to feel both fresh and familiar at the same time. If you like high-octane action and nearly unkillable creatures, then you've come to the right place.

This audiobook features a 3D soundscape filled with music and effects. Richardson is a film and TV producer and uses his years of experience to make this audiobook feel like a movie for your ears. Horror is the perfect genre for this kind of rich sound design but rarely gets it. The atmosphere created by this treatment takes an already great story and elevates it to a whole new level. 

"Fast moving.... Wholly original.... Features a setting and atmosphere and that might have been plucked from the horror greats of the 70s and 80s." (Publishers Weekly/Booklife)

"I was hooked. Miraculous story." (Amy Shannon, Bookshelf Reviews)

"Bil Richardson has a style that cuts to the chase, with ever increasing pace and a labyrinth of surprises. Highly recommended." (Reader's Favorite)

"Richardson has a flair.... Definitely going to keep this author on my radar." (Manhattan Book Review)

©2020 Billy J Richardson (P)2021 Billy J Richardson

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A wonderful, sheer horror experience.


Bil Richardson was kind enough to send me an audio copy of 'More than Evil', his terrific horror novel for review.

All hell breaks loose when an evil supernatural entity that has been imprisoned in the Earth for ages, is released in a small town.

This evil force is unleashed to ravage, destroy and decimate all things that sum up to a town and ultimately the world.
Harlan, the town's sheriff takes matters in his hands in order to rid the world of this unspeakable evil, saving the woman he loves and his town.

What follows, is knuckle whitening, sheer horror, that provides a splendid audio experience as the audiobook features a 3D soundscape packed with music and effects and narrated by Sky Soleil who does an amazing job on keeping an ideal pace and puts the listener right in the middle of the action.
Richardson's years of experience as a film and TV producer, really elevate this audiobook to the levels of a supreme blockbuster movie happening in your ears.

The story is intense and flows as the body count increases chapter by chapter until the very satisfying end of this horror delight that will keep you nailed on your seat.

A fantastic horror experience of a book, the way I love it. A fun and dark read that does not hold back on the creepy, bloody factor. A captivating story in every possible way and especially one you have to experience as the quality of this audiobook is truly amazing.

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Not my usual cup of tea, but a fun listen.


As a bonus gift from the Lovecraft ezine I had no expectations going in to this.
After finishing it I have to say it’s the kind of thing I would have liked 20 years ago. To be clear, this is a reflection of my own tastes changing - looking for more complexity/ambiguity and more rounded/relatable characters. This is not to say that the writing is dated: it isn’t, I expect it would appeal to a younger audience between 29-30. (That sounds patronising and now I feel old)

The approach to characters is reminiscent of Kings early work; you’re given the key information about them to drive their behaviours and motives for the plot. This makes for a pacey tale, that after a few pointers of things to come, gets going and doesn’t let up.

The narration was very good; clear and well read for all the characters, and it built up the tension effectively. The effects were well produced and nicely balanced; enough to add to the atmosphere without taking you out of the story. The sound production overall was solid all the way through.

In summary; not my usual cup of tea, but a fun listen - thanks Mike Davis and Bill Richardson.

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  • Ronald Gilman
  • 26-03-22

Thriller from the first words!!!

If you like supernatural horror you will LOVE this! It pulls you in from the first chapter all the way through the thrilling conclusion. The sound effects on this audio book stir your emotions and virtually pull you into the story as though you are witnessing the events firsthand!!! Masterful writing, you will find yourself connecting with each character as they develop. Be careful listening to this driving in your car by yourself on a dark night!!! You will find yourself continually checking the back seat and the rear view mirror!!!

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  • Michelle{BookHangovers}
  • 07-10-21

A movie for my ear holes!! WOW!

I listen to a lot of audiobooks, I mean, A LOT!!
But never, have I ever, experienced an audiobook quite like this one!
It was INTENSE and Theatrical, with Non-stop action!
I get annoyed when some books get listed as Horror and there’s nothing horrifying about them. That is not the case with More Than Evil. Oh, no, no, no! This book was creepy as heck with blood and gore GALORE!! My heart felt like it was about to beat out of my chest and flop right out on the floor. THAT is the kind of Horror I love!!
This one is so much fun. From beginning to end. I want more audiobooks like this one.

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  • Tali
  • 09-05-22

movie in your ears

“More Than Evil”, Bil Richardson

An evil in a small mining town is awakened after getting the taste of blood. It is up to the sheriff to save the town.

“More Than Evil” was a gory, well paced story with a diverse cast of characters. The book starts out with a high octane action scene and maintains the bloody ride throughout.

“More Than Evil” is an extremely unique audiobook. What makes it so unique? The audiobook was theatrical. Richardson was a tv producer who used his experience to create an audiobook that is a movie in your ears. The music and effects really take this audiobook to a whole new level. Every scene becomes vivid. For example, the listener can hear creaks, footsteps and leafs rustling. There was a scene where a character closed the door and you could hear the car door close and footsteps on gravel as the narrator was talking. It really brought the story to life.

I highly recommend this audiobook to any horror reader. It was such a fun experience.

Thank you Bil Richardson for sending me a physical copy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-04-22

A good horror story to listen to late at night

Harlan is a small town sheriff in Appalachia. He and his best friend are on poor terms after Harlan starts a relationship with his best friend Andy's wife. One day in the mines of the small town, Andy is seething in his anger over the situation. A mining accident occurs and unleashes an inhuman evil upon the town. Now Harlan has to figure out what is happening and how to save his town, his friends, and his family from being torn apart by ravenous undead creatures with an insatiable bloodlust.

There are many elements of this audiobook similar to other horror stories but this doesn't entirely detract from the story. It should be noted to any squeamish readers/listeners there is a lot of blood and gore here so if that is not your thing stay away. If you have a stomach for some blood and guts though this is a fun listen.

I thought the sound effects would potentially detract from the story but I did find these to be well done and overall added to the story with only a few moments where having the sound effects were a bit of a distraction.

If you like shows like The Walking Dead, movies like Night of the Living Dead or books like World War Z you'll have a good time listening to this. While it's not perfect there are plenty of decent scares, twists and inventive turns here to keep you awake at night as you listen.

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  • AudioBookReviewer
  • 25-10-21

Well-written horror story

More than Evil was written by Bil Richardson and narrated by Sky Soleil. This story is as advertised, relentless and high-octane. Starting out with a betrayed man's lust for revenge and ending with explosions and sacrifice. The writing does feel like a blockbuster of a movie.


Not only is this tale well written, this audiobook also includes music and Foley work throughout. While this provides a unique experience for the listener it can be a bit distracting at times. Most audiobooks provide a relaxing environment no matter the genre. Just a listener and the spoken word provide the same feeling like reading. I found while focusing on the plot that the music jarred me out of the flow of the story multiple times.


Editing, quality, and production were outstanding compared to most books I have listened to. Even though I do not like music, Foley work in audiobooks. The quality of both was excellent.


The narrator Sky Soleil did a great job and was a perfect match for this tale. His voice acting was consistent throughout. Being able to jump from characters and maintain their emotions and voices.


Disclaimer: This Audiobook was provided free of charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher in exchange for a non-bias, honest review.