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  • Sweet Home

  • By: Joseph Zuko
  • Narrated by: Tom Bishop
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Sweet Home

By: Joseph Zuko
Narrated by: Tom Bishop
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Summary

The town of Sweet Home gets four unwanted visitors this New Year's Eve when a prison bus crash allows four homicidal and terminally ill convicts to escape. 

They decide to spend their last days on Earth wiping out a small snowy mountain town. Their plan is simple and easy to remember. First, take out communications and power. Second, take down the sheriff's department. Third, move house to house and leave no survivors. Will anyone survive the night and live to see the new year?

©2016 Joseph Zuko (P)2018 Joseph Zuko

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Great story concept - can't get past the narration

I have unfortunately left this book unfinished on audible and have bought it in kindle instead. The story concept is great for me and I was really interested, however, the narration was monotone with no life in it, and in the end I couldn't carry on listening.

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Enjoyable

I really enjoyed the story line and the characters developed nicely. I had trouble getting on the the narrator. It took a while to get used to him, then I would have to turn the book off, and start all over again. Having said that, the book was worth it.
Good bit of holding my breath to find out what would happen. Good ending!

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I love this audio book got to give it 5 out.of 5 hope there are more out soon

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Loved it

I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters. I won’t give any spoilers.

The narrator was really great at conversations between characters (as in keeping the flow well) and different voices however it did take a little getting used to his style of narrating, as when he was reading the parts which didn’t involve a conversation or character’s thoughts, he sounded like he was making a public announcement at times. This isn’t a huge negative because it was just me getting used to his style.

This is a fantastic book and I would recommend it.

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Great story

The story line was great and I really hope for more!!!
Narrator was a little dry, but all in all a great book.

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  • J. LaCroix
  • 05-01-19

Loved the story but the narrator....

I enjoyed the book and will listen to others by this author ONLY if the narrator is a different one. I almost stopped listening due to the narrator but I kept listening because I was liking the story. It really is true that the narrator will make or break a story. I may order the book via Kindle and read it just to get a different perspective. So if you like this genre you will like the author but I would caution you on the narrator. He is flat, reads as if he is reading aloud and not putting anything into the story. Try the Kindle version first.

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  • Flyboy
  • 25-12-22

Fine…until the last 3rd

I enjoyed the first 2/3 for the most part, even though I found some of the dialogue childish. But the last 20 minutes of this we’re so horrible all I could do was laugh. By then I wanted every single character who wasn’t named duke to die horribly. I’m not sure, based on the final paragraph, if Zuko has ever spoken to another man because the actions of the world's biggest doormat don't compute with the reactions that the large majority of men would realistically have. It's a huge oh-my-god moment that turns the character into simpy Jello. Worse, I couldn’t suspend disbelief enough to buy a silly scene between a 15 year old girl and history’s deadliest serial killer. Dreadful.

Lastly, the narrator has never heard of a period. He drones from sentence to sentence without taking a breath.

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  • J.P.
  • 05-10-22
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Good story, poorly narrated.

I've listened to hundred audiobooks. This just might be the worst narration I've been subjected to, top 5 for sure. it was so bad I had a difficult time comprehending the content.

I did enjoy the story. Definitely a unique take on the genre.

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  • SpunkyMonkee
  • 29-09-20
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Narrator ruined this one ...

Don’t listen to the Audible. The narrator has no tone, seemingly no sense of what punctuation marks are for. He sounds like he’s angrily reading a cargo manifest. Gonna have to read this one the old fashioned way.

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  • Lani
  • 27-07-20

How was this even published.

This has got to be the dumbest book I have ever listen to! I kept thinking that it would get better but the book and the narration never did. Don’t waste your time or money!

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  • pressguy2001
  • 30-04-20

It doesn't quit!

Love triangles. Lesbians. A dive bar. A group of escaped convicts hell bent on killing as many people as possible.
And did I mention the hood ornament?

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  • Stephen C McNerney
  • 06-02-20
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Excellent thriller

Wow. This book has something for everyone if you love an action packed character rich read or listen. It is a dark thriller with lots of twists and turns.

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  • CJ
  • 05-02-20
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Overall is was a good listen

Here is my honest opinion. I liked the story plot. Perfect for a movie. Four ruthless convicts get a chance for a last fling to terrorize and small town. One of the convicts sees this as his opportunity to reach his kill goal.

The violence was there but I was surprised that it wasn't as gory as I thought it would be.

But here was the problem for me...I did not like the narrator when he was actually narrating but I liked the voices of each character he used. His voice was a bit harsh and unemotional. But when he switch to the character voices I thought he was great.

I liked the ending until they went a little unrealistic and off the body of the story.

Bottom line this is worth the listen.

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  • audra dryer
  • 03-02-20
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Sweet Home

Sweet Home was scary as heck! To me, stories like this is the real monsters in the dark that scare you. There are real monsters as this audio book shows. Very well written story that kept me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed this!

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  • Candie
  • 06-11-19
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Sweet Home

This book is going to give me nightmares. Listening to murdering convicts loose in a town is scary and gory. I absolutely loved it and the range of voices Bishop has makes it truly terrifying.