Includes both volumes! At last attempting to move out of his father's place, Mike Schmidt struggles to get his act together and find a paying job. Left with no choice, he decides to replace his friend's missing father Joe as the night guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Mike Schmidt quickly regrets the decision to replace his friend's missing father Joe as the night guard at Freddy Faber's Pizza. To survive the nights, Mike must face a legion of freely roaming animatronics - both in his nightmares and in reality. To uncover the truth of the present, he must venture into the past - coming to terms with his nightmares about the Bite of 1987 to find out what happened to Joe the Phone Guy. Can he make it? Enjoy the thrilling suspense of this original twist on Steve Cawthon's masterpiece.
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I saw the word fanfiction and cringed a bit, but I've always liked Five Night's at Freddy's atmosphere and the constant sense that there's more going on than what we are shown, so I decided to give it a try. It's not a bad story, but a lot of that comes from the games themselves. What I dislike most is that the potential for a great story is there, but poor execution means that it's never realised. About forty minutes in a man says to his son "What if they kill you for good?" and any chance of immersing me in the story died. Who doesn't kill someone for good? I listened to the rest, determined to give the book every chance, but no. The plot jumps constantly between the present and the past - I found this a bit too confusing for comfort, although I like that the roots of the story (the infamous "bite" events referred to in the games) are explored as much as the plot in the present. Every character is described in this order - hair colour, eye colour, clothes or dress, socks or stockings and shoes. It's that much of a checklist, and it really irks me. Also - I personally don't like that the animatronics talk. The games with their limited budget had a lot of menacing silence, which I agree doesn't transfer to a written story well, but was such a part of the fear factor the game induced that it just seems wrong to give Freddy a voice.
Having said all this - I'd be wrong if I didn't mention the occasional bright spots. I think, again personally, that a couple of the more melancholic scenes, particularly the opening chapter with the dead boy at the birthday party, and a later scene where the animatronics discuss how to proceed (not wanting to spoil the scene too much) are done quite nicely. It's too little to save it for me, but at least it's not all bad.
I have to admit I wasn't expecting much, but rather than being surprised I was only disappointed.
"Awkwardly read, stiffly written"
I picked this one up after listening to "Silver Eyes", and I want to say it's not terrible... but it could be better. It could be considerably better. I've read really good fanfic, and this is fairly mediocre and very stiff. The author lingers over unnecessary details, and forced, artificial introductions. When we are introduced to side characters, for example, it's basically a laundry list of full names, and for dialogue... leave it that the authors favorite words are "Said" and "Announced" but mostly "Said."
And details like 'I'm pretty sure that's not how a frontal lobe injury works' throw off suspension of disbelief the way poor pronunciation and monotone dialogue make it very hard to feel any tension while the FNAF critters are on the move.
If you just want a light listen, or to hear FNAF pretty much turned into an awkward attempt at a scare you might hear from someone holding a flashlight under their chin and making things up as they go, try this one, but it's just not that good. Listen to Silver Eyes if you want an actually scary FNAF story that has characters that don't feel more artificial than the Animatronics themselves.
Wow I didn't know fnaf until now but this is good and I love it
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