Review: The Shroud Key

  • Title:
    • The Shroud Key
  • Author:
    • Vincent Zandri
  • Release:
    • September 23, 2016
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Series:
    • A Chase Baker Thriller Series, Book 1

I can’t get behind this book. The MC is your typical sexist, slightly racist, horny action-hero fantasy for men. The lone sex scene was disappointing at best, and the plot is slower as all hell. When it finally does go somewhere, it’s as brief as you’d expect a guy like this to be.

It mixes the typical Jewish/Christian/Muslim fanfiction with a dash of Ancient Egyptian mythology and some ancient aliens to boot. The majority of the book is simply people babbling, a few quick action scenes, and more babbling. While I wouldn’t call the action noteworthy or memorable by any stretch of the imagination, they were a respite from the painfully slow, boring-as-shit, endless babbling.

The scene setting narration was alright, decent, I’d even say. However, his character voices were pretty bad, and the characters had little personality, charm, character, charisma or really anything to differentiate themselves from one another.

While the action-fantasy genre isn’t really my thing, I’m acquainted enough to say that this is one of the poorer examples of the genre.

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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