Review: Death Tally

  • Title:
    • Death Tally
  • Author:
    • Sarah Sokol
  • Release:
    • January 12, 2021
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Elise Hoffman
  • Series:
    • Real Monsters, Book 1

While I normally finish every book I start, this is one of those books that I’ve spent hours listening to and can’t stand it. I have 2 hours of listening time left and I can’t take another minute of it. It can’t tell if it wants to be a mafia story, a supernatural story, smut, or a fantasy novel.

Every now and then, characters hit on each other, make sexual references and talk about their cocks and shit. But it never evolves into smut. So it just feels aimless and meandering. I feel like I’ve been dropped into the middle of a 12 part series and have been expected to follow along, understand or care about the lore of this world.

With characters talking about the “5 Families”, murdered parents, a dead shapeshifter pack, etc. All I can think while listening to this is how much more interesting any of those events would be over the plot of the story. It has action scenes, but I’ll be damned if I can remember any of them. Nothing about them is memorable or interesting because the characters and the world aren’t memorable or interesting.

I didn’t encounter any issues with the audible narration or the narrator. I think they did a good job, but I’ve been listening to this book over the course of days. I’ve been putting off listening to it and finishing it because it’s such an unenjoyable experience. So I can’t really say I gave the narration much thought.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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