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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.