Audiobook Review: Ritualistic Human Sacrifice by C.V. Hunt

This book is icky but I liked it, haha.



Ritualistic Human Sacrifice by C.V. Hunt

Released October 2015

Dark Fiction  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon 

Source:  Received for Review Consideration
Nick Graves is a miserable man. Every day he comes home from his dream job to a stale marriage. On the day he finally summons the courage to tell his wife, Eve, he wants a divorce she has exciting news for him – she’s pregnant.

Nick is a spiteful man. He purchases his dream home in an ideal location far away from family, friends, and coworkers. It’s a life changing decision he’s chosen to make without Eve’s consultation.

Nick is a terrified man. He quickly realizes the residents of his new hometown are a bit eccentric. After a trip to the local doctor’s office Eve begins to behave strangely. And once Nick finds out what’s really going on he’ll never be able to look at Eve the same way.

My 2 Cents For Free!

A shitty man is about to surprise his shitty wife with an “I want a divorce” pronouncement but she foils his plans with an announcement of her own and this sets into motion a strange series of events that escalates into an all out disgusting display of over the top sexual nastiness and other grossities.

If this is your thing you will have fun. I suppose fun might be the wrong word choice but if you picked up a book called Ritualistic Human Sacrifice I think you'll get what I’m trying to say here.

The story is told from Nick’s POV and, excuse my bluntness, Nick is a prick. He is a germaphobe and he is revolted by everything that isn’t young and perfect, and perfectly clean and fresh smelling. You will despise Nick, most likely. His wife isn’t a whole helluva lot better either. They’re both selfish and passive-aggressive and kind of deserve each other, if you’re asking me. Midway through the book I caught some clues that Nick was too dense to notice because he was too busy scrubbing his hands and thinking ugly thoughts about everyone. I anxiously listened and couldn't wait for some terrible things to befall some of these terrible people.

The terrible things take quite a while to happen. Much of the book is spent listening to Nick bitch about everything and silently put down everyone around him. He’s a gross person. I don’t know if I made that clear enough already, haha. But the fun of this book is the anticipation. I knew something strange was going on and something horrible was going to happen and I could NOT wait for it to begin! I mean, if you are dumb enough to buy a house that smells of death and of poo simply to spite your wife then you probably deserve whatever hell is hiding behind the black door.

I was not let down. This is an extreme horror novel and it is VERY porny. Trust me. Please tread lightly here if you don’t want to read graphic sexual violence. It over floweth in the final chapters. This is not a gentle warning. Also take a good long look at that cover. It gives you clues as to what might be in store for you. I’ve been reading gross things since I was a kid and I can stomach a lot but some of this was a bit much even for me. Fortunately there were moments of sick humor here to lighten up the mood and keep things readable. You’ll either want to read this madness or you won’t. Personally, I thought it was gross (oh yes) and ridiculously over the top but seeing Nick have to deal with it all was worth it to me.

I knocked off a star because it took too long to get going and my pesky brain couldn’t make sense of some of the plot turns. I also wish it had been even more brutal in the end for one particular person but there may be something wrong with me.

Narration Notes: I think narrator Anderson Prunty did a fantastic job with the voices. The tone fit the characters and his female voices didn’t make me cringe. Major points for that. The straight up narration bits felt a wee bit underplayed at times but it might’ve been a good choice considering how insane the story got near the end.

4 out of 5 Stars



Comments

  1. Sounds like an interesting read to say the least. Glad it worked for you and it sounds like something I'd grab on a whim one day despite its oddness. Great review!

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    1. Thanks, Barb. It is a strange and intense book for whenever you're in the mood for something disturbing.

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  2. They both sound terrible. That cover is really something though.

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    1. Yep, both terrible. They deserve each other. Yep, I didn't look at the cover too closely as I was listening on audio but whew when I did I saw it all!

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  3. So, are you saying that you didn't like Nick? This sounds like something that I wouldn't mind reading. It has been a while since I picked up something this intense. Great review!

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    1. What makes you think I didn't like Nick? lol

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  4. I often enjoy a book despite the characters. LOL I'll think about this one.

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  5. This probably isn't for me, but I have to admit I'm curious. And I see what's going on with the hint on the cover and my mind is already going to terrible places😬

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  6. i started laughing with the first sentence of your review and kept right on laughing. i love brutal stories where shitty characters get what's coming to them. this does sounds like on for me
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  7. I don't think I could wait around for dreadful characters to hopefully get what is coming to them! Oh dear, the MC's sound horrific!

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    1. haha, sometimes it's fun to watch them suffer!

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