Category: Books

Book Review – Branden Chowen on Clean Kill by Adam Nicholls

Title: Clean Kill (Bloodline, Book #1) Author: Adam Nicholls Published: January 22, 2018 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Audiobook Narrator: Paul Gewuerz — Clean Kill started off with a surprising amount of promise. The first few chapters had me engaged, genuinely curious about how things would play out. As the story progressed, though, it became…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Published: August 16, 2011 Publisher: Random House Audiobook Narrator: Wil Wheaton — The hype is real, and it is earned. I really wasn’t sure what to expect with Ready Player One. When the novel came out, it garnered a lot of buzz, and the general consensus, as I…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Title: Pet Sematary Author: Stephen King Published: November 14, 1983 Publisher: Doubleday Audiobook Narrator: C. Michael Hall — The film adaptation of this Stephen King classic is a great horror movie that I fall more in love with every time I watch it. Because of that, I was excited to finally hit play on this…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird Author: Harper Lee Published: July 11, 1960 Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co. Audiobook Narrator: Sissy Spacek — Sometimes when you finish a piece of media, you immediately know that something just changed. It can be as profound as the way you feel or think about the world, or as…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone (2017)

Title: Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone (2017) Editors: Rich Handley, Jim Beard Publisher: Titan Books MSRP: $14.95 — I’m a huge Planet of the Apes fan, and was looking forward to this short story collection for quite a while. So long, in fact, that I completely forgot about its release. On…