Book Review: Goon

Posted November 19, 2016 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Horror, Review / 0 Comments

I was offered a free copy in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

Goon is the king of the low category of wrestling. He is tall, strong, powerful and absolutely indestructible. But Goon has a secret, because he is also a serial killer. Reporter Melinda and inspector Straker will try to demonstrate that Goon is behind all the recent murders, but they may need need to cross a dangerous line.

There are not lots of books like ‘Goon’, and if you decide to go for it you will need either to like the genre or listen to it with an open mind. There are several scenes that many would considerate disgusting, but if I was able to eat lunch while listening to it, it is not something that you cannot stand. If you let go you will find yourself laughing hard at the grotesque images, and even accepting the mystic part of it.

The wrestling world is something completely unknown to me, and I had no idea about the ring rats culture. It was an interesting read in which I have learned something new, and the authors gave it the ultimate twist.

Joe Hempel was, as always, superb. He delivered the story in his very personal way, making you forget that you are listening to a book. I got immersed into the story and enjoyed the ride. He even had to burp! What I said, he is a professional, and he makes you believe in the story.

This was not my typical book but I enjoyed the vivid scenes and the great narration. Even if you are not into this kind of literature, I encourage you to try it, it will be a hoot, and it is just about three and a half hours.

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