4 Stars for SICK by Jay Bonansinga – AUDIOBOOK REVIEW

Cover image obtained from www.audible.com

Cover image obtained from http://www.audible.com


Author: Jay Bonansinga

Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged

Narrator: Julia Knippen

Length: 12 hours and 45 minutes

Genre: Horror

Release Date: July 9, 2015

Publisher: Crossroad Press

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I received a free copy of this audiobook through Audiobook Blast dot com in exchange for an honest review.

Sarah is a an aging stripper. Some might feel sorry for her, but she loves her life. At least, she did until she discovers a growth that turns out to be an inoperable tumor.

Sarah’s life is suddenly coming to an end, but she is not the type of woman to just give up and accept her fate. She is a fighter and she decides to try to find a way to not only extend her life, but to save it.

However, things rarely go the way people expect them too. She discovers that a cure is possible, but it comes with horrific consequences.

Can Sarah survive the cure? Does she really want to?

The narrator does a terrific job with this audiobook. She uses inflection and a wonderful sense for perfect pacing to keep the listener intrigued throughout this long audiobook. The narration deserves 5 out of 5 stars.

I enjoyed the multiple twists and turns in this story. However there were parts which did seem to drag. Also, some parts were predictable, but I still enjoyed this audiobook.

Overall, I rate this audiobook as 4 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

* Information and author photo obtained from http://www.jaybonansinga.com

Jay Bonansinga
© 2011 jill brazel photography

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE says, “Jay Bonansinga has quickly and firmly established himself as one of the most imaginative writers of thrillers. His twisting narratives, with their in-your-face glimpses of violence, are set in an unstable, almost psychotic universe that makes the work of many of his contemporaries look rather tame.”

His novels include LUCID (2015), ROBERT KIRKMAN’S THE WALKING DEAD: DESCENT (2014, sole writing credit), THE WALKING DEAD: THE FALL OF THE GOVERNOR – PART TWO (2013), THE WALKING DEAD: THE FALL OF THE GOVERNOR – PART ONE (2013), THE WALKING DEAD: THE ROAD TO WOODBURY (2012, co-author, with Robert Kirkman), THE WALKING DEAD: RISE OF THE GOVERNOR (2011, co-author, with Robert Kirkman), PINKERTON’S WAR (2011), PERFECT VICTIM (2008), SHATTERED (2007), TWISTED (2006), and FROZEN (2005), among many others. His work has been translated into 11 different languages, and his 2004 non-fiction debut THE SINKING OF THE EASTLAND was a Chicago Reader “Critics Choice Book” as well as the recipient of a Superior Achievement Award from the Illinois State Historical Society. His debut novel THE BLACK MARIAH was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award, and his numerous short tales and articles have been published in such magazines as THE WRITER, AMAZING STORIES, GRUE, FLESH & BLOOD, OUTRE and CEMETERY DANCE, as well as a number of anthologies.

Jay also proudly wears the hat of indie filmmaker: his music videos have been seen on The Nashville Network and Public Television, and his short film CITY OF MEN was awarded the prestigious silver plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival. In 2008, his feature-film debut, STASH (based on his short story of the same title collected in CANDY IN THE DUMPSTER), won the Gold Remi at the Houston International Film Festival and Best Comedy at the Iowa City and Queens International film festivals. STASH was shot in Chicago and stars Tim Kazurinsky (POLICE ACADEMY) and the late Marilyn Chambers (INSATIABLE), and has appeared on On-Demand nationwide in 50 million households. Jay has also worked as a screenwriter with horror legend George Romero, Will Smith’s production company Overbrook Entertainment, and Dennis Haysbert (THE UNIT).

The holder of a master’s degree in film from Columbia College Chicago, Jay currently resides in Evanston, Illinois. He is also a visiting professor at Northwestern University in their Creative Writing for the Media program, as well as the Graduate Writing Program at DePaul University. He can be reached at jaybona@aol.com


More information about Julia Knippen can be found at http://www.juliaknippenvoiceovers.com

Julia Knippen is a professional voice actor specializing in broadcast television and radio commercials, as well as non-broadcast corporate narration and industrials. She also recently embarked on narrating and producing audiobooks. Her audiobook debut The Missing Year by Belinda Frisch was released on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes in April 2015, and Julia has three more currently in production and due to be released this spring and summer.

Located in Brooklyn, NY, she’s able to record onsite at any NYC-based studio as well as providing broadcast-quality audio from her own professional studio in Brooklyn via phone patch, Skype, Source Connect, or ISDN Bridge.

* Information obtained from the narrator’s website.

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