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Punch

By: J R Park
Narrated by: James Deverell
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror
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Summary

It's carnival night in the seaside town of Stanswick Sands and tonight blood will stain the beach red.

Punch and Judy man, Martin Powell, returns after 10 years with a dark secret. As his past is revealed Martin must face the anger of the hostile townsfolk, pushing him to the very edge of sanity.

Humiliated and stripped of everything he holds dear, Martin embarks on a campaign of murderous revenge, seeking to settle scores both old and new. The police force of this once sleepy town can't react quick enough as they watch the body count grow at the hands of a costumed killer.

Can they do enough to halt the malicious mayhem of the twisted Punch?

©2014 J. R. Park (P)2017 J. R. Park

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Bone-splitting horror that’s a cut above

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Punch, but the great title piqued my interest.

It’s the sort of tale Stephen King might spin, but there’s a twist that I didn’t see coming that I enjoyed very much.

Overall it’s exciting, bloody and brutal and Park is a fine writer. I’d be interested in listening to more stories from him.

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  • Syon Das
  • 28-11-19

An expertly paced, well written, and horrific revenge story

This is the first book by J R Park that I have read, and I was not disappointed. “Punch” manages
to be extremely brutal and disturbing in its content, while also having more literary merit than a lot of other books I have read in the revenge/hardcore horror genre. Park has a very poetic writing style, and an uncanny ability to continuously work in gorgeous metaphors and vivid imagery without interrupting the flow of the story in the slightest. His pacing was fabulous, and really added to the overall impact the story had when it came to the fate of certain characters. I had the pleasure of listening to the Audible version, and was thoroughly impressed by James Deverell’s top notch narration. This is a twisted love letter to the genre of hardcore horror and fans of dark literature. I highly recommend it.

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  • Elizabeth Jordan
  • 18-10-17

Amazing Narrator

This story was very entertaining in itself, but the real experience was the narration. James did such a good job making her characters seem so real and different with his inflections and accents.

Amazing narration!!

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  • R. Gilbreath
  • 09-10-17

Good little horror story, gilded by the narrator

Punch was an enjoyable horror story. I've read a lot of content in this genre and it's easily better than most. What really stands out to me is the narrator. James Deverell is one to watch (listen for?) in this realm. I'm excited to see what he works on next.

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  • D. Bowles
  • 09-10-17

Highly enjoyable story and narration

I enjoyed the story quite a bit (though I’m not usually a fan or horror stories). There were times where it seemed that the author refused to use any fewer than four adjectives for each noun in the story, but it never became cumbersome. It was just highly detailed. I think this was what helped me enjoy the story more than I usually do, because I was better able to visualize the world of Punch.

As for the narration, I really liked the performance. The pacing was perfect for the highly detailed story. I have moments when listening to audiobooks that I feel like some of the descriptions turn into a jumbled mess that I can’t follow. I’m assuming it’s because I’m always driving when I listen to them, and I’m not paying 100% attention. This was paced well enough that I didn’t really have that issue.

Overall, this is an excellent audiobook.

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  • s p ambrose
  • 01-10-17

Awesome book, great listen

Been following this guy on his YouTube channel for a while now, great to see/hear his first full audiobook.

I think his voice and tone suits this genre very well and I look forward to him reading more books

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-09-17

Riveting, a conquest of literature and narration.

Listening to the narrator, James Deverell, speaking is like hearing for the first time.

His accent and enunciation capture the ear and embolden the minds eye to truly envision the story being unfolded before you.

I highly recommend downloading and treating yourself and your senses to a fantastical story.

-DR

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  • Kyle
  • 28-09-17

Great Narration

The book did a great job developing the character and keeping the suspense.

James did a wonderful job narrating. A lot of the suspense was from his vocal inflections, and he kept me wanting to listen more. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and I hope to hear more from the narrator soon.