Book Review: Graverobbers Wanted: No Experience Necessary by Jeff Strand

Posted April 18, 2022 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Horror, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: Graverobbers Wanted: No Experience Necessary by Jeff StrandGraverobbers Wanted: No Experience Necessary (Andrew Mayhem #1) by Jeff Strand
Narrator: Joe Hempel
Series: An Andrew Mayhem Thriller #1
on 08-11-20
Genres: Horror
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-half-stars

When you're desperate for money, searching for a little adventure, and aren't the most responsible person in the world, you can end up doing some outrageous things. Which is how Andrew Mayhem, an extremely married father of two, ends up accepting $20,000 to find a key ... a key buried with a body in a shallow grave. When the body turns out to not only be still alive, but armed and dangerous, he realizes that he should have held out for more money. His simple evening of morally questionable manual labor becomes a bizarre game of wits and courage played with an unseen killer with a twisted sense of humor. It's a game that will bring him to a group of filmmakers known as Ghoulish Delights, who are hiding a secret that will test every last bit of Andrew's nerve to discover. And it's impossible to find a babysitter.

Andrew Mayhem still doesn’t know what he wants to do for a living, so in the meantime, he just does small unorthodox jobs to keep afloat and provide for his family. He just never expected to be offered an incredible sum of money for robbing a grave, but this will only be the first of many problems to come, because the man in the grave was buried alive. Andrew will be mixed with a dangerous crowd that is into a very nasty business.

Jeff Strand’s books always provide instant gratification, and Graverobbers Wanted is no different. I was in the mood for something light, entertaining, and different. Graverobbers is a mystery, and Andy is the sleuth who needs to unravel it. It’s the gore version of a cozy mystery with comical, absurd, bloody, and psychological horror elements. Some of the scenes are so extreme that I didn’t know whether to laugh or be horrified. It almost feels like watching a B-horror movie. Just deliciously creepy.

The mystery is well built. It’s almost impossible to know who’s behind all the murders and gore, and Andy is sometimes so naive that it’s impossible not to want him to win over the evil guy.

Joe Hempel does a fantastic job narrating this story, bringing Andrew and the rest of the crew to life with incredible character interpretations and different voices. This book has plenty of characters, but Hempel’s subtle distinctions among characters’ styles make dialogs easy to follow. I had a blast listening to this audiobook! I’d recommend it to anyone into horror, gore, and B movies.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-half-stars