Book Review: Tribesmen

Posted July 9, 2016 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Horror, Review, Uncategorized / 0 Comments


I have received a copy of this book from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

This is the story of a film crew traveling to a tropical island to make an Italian horror movie. The book is just under three hours and this did not allow for great character development. There are two women in the crew and I had issues at some points discerning who the narrator was referring too. I think it was an interesting group of people, and I would have enjoyed to have more of a backstory.

Things at the island rapidly start to go south. I enjoyed the gore, but again, I felt I was missing something of the story. The dare situations felt real though, and it was like I could watch the characters running through the jungle.

All was related to the curse that was introduced at the beginning of the book, but I would have appreciated more background information or some development on that since it was not explained and left at the reader’s interpretation.

Joe Hempel did, as usual, a fantastic narration and character interpretation. This is not my usual book style, but I decided to listen to it because of Hempel. I think I would read anything he narrates.

I enjoyed the book but I would have preferred it have it developed into a longer story with more complex characters.