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Freya Wildt Nørrevig

Aarhus, Denmark
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  • The Quarantine Fence: A Zombie Horror Short Story

  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: Brett Schumacher
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The zombie plague has been contained, right? Frank’s job is to patrol the fence that separates the living from the undead. It’s a boring job...at least it was until today. Has the true apocalypse finally arrived?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical zombie story

  • By Jeff on 19-11-18

Moving and thought provoking zombie story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

[Received a promo code in exchange of an honest review]

The story takes its starting point in considering what would happen if zombies were herbivores instead of cannibalesque carnivores and the cause of becoming a zombie is a infectious disease. (I’m not well enough into zombies to know if the latter holds true in any case.)

While trying not to reveal too much, this is a beautiful and heart-wrenching story that both presents and provokes what-ifs, thoughts on how we treat fellow humans and other animals, and comparisons to diseases/diagnoses/medical conditions known in reality.

The narrator isn’t bad, but has a certain “play-narration” sound to him; sounding like someone pretending to narrate something dramatic, but coming off slightly silly.

I would recommend this as an alternative story to those liking their zombie stories as well as to those trying to illustrate or put words on various diseases, diagnoses, medical conditions, etc.

  • Crazy Cat Lady

  • The Hissing Booth Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Gemma Thorne
  • Narrated by: Lynn Norris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In a world where magic is mundane, soothsayer Journi McCutcheon's love of black lipstick and sarcasm is the oddest thing about her. Being clairvoyant isn't glamorous, but it pays the bills. Mostly. When an ordinary sooth goes awry, however, revealing that a child's life - and maybe the entire city - is in danger, it's up to her to save them. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you appreciate the overlap between magical and real...

  • By Freya Wildt Nørrevig on 07-11-18

If you appreciate the overlap between magical and real...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

[Received a promo code for a review]

When I read the description of this book, I had absolutely no doubt that I had to get it - and I wasn’t disappointed.

Journi McCutcheon lives in a town that has been changed by magic, making it normal to have some sort of supernatural gift, side, or what have you. Journi herself is a soothsayer. Cats aren’t her jam, and in this story, she has visions and supernatural experiences that might just make it worse - and one that may just change her mind.

This story is well written and well performed - so much so that I didn’t just expect that this is a part of a series (as this type of book/story often is) - but I sincerely hoped for it. Whaddya know: it’s the first volume of The Hissing Booth Chronicles! Yay!

I would recommend this for fans of the fantasy genre who like the overlap between the magical/supernatural world and the real world.

As it says in the book: The end. Per now.

  • The Invisible Carrier: A Bigfoot Horror Story

  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: JD Kelly
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

People are dying in the Northwest area of the United States and Canada from a terrible plague. The small towns bordering the forests have been hit the hardest, and no matter how closely the citizens follow the quarantine protocols, somehow the illness keeps spreading. It makes no sense, the towns are remote and isolated and the only thing they have in common are the vast, interconnected forests. It is almost as if it is being spread by an animal, but that theory doesn’t hold water. They know that the virus can only be spread by animals similar to humans…like a primate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great stand-alone and teaser

  • By Freya Wildt Nørrevig on 31-10-18

A great stand-alone and teaser

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-18

[Received a promo code in exchange of a review]

A nurse has volunteered to go with a team to investigate a disease that takes out towns of people. He discovers what might be spreading the disease - but the rest of the team probably won’t believe him for reasons that make even himself doubt what he knows.

This is the first chapter of a novel which I’m looking forward to get my hands on. The set-up seems to be just the kind of story/genre that I like - something reminding me of a TV series like Grimm, perhaps Sleepy Hollow.

The narrator does a great job, too - only I think I’ve noted something similar on him before: his consistency. He changes between a British accent during narration and an American accent during dialogue. But every now and then, he slips into a British accent during dialogue.

I would recommend this to people who like TV series like Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, and Once Upon a Time - and probably also Stranger Things, although I haven’t watched too much of that yet.