When it comes to books, I’m incredibly picky. Mood definitely plays a part in what I choose to listen to—yes, I’m one of those audiobook addicts; it’s how I read—but there’s a thousand random things that often get in the way of me enjoying the story.
Every now and then, I happen upon a story that just takes hold. Most of the time, I have no idea what the story is about. I listen to a random sample because the cover intrigued me, then a dozen hours later, I step off the ride, giddy to have had the experience.
Impact Winter was this story.
I got a random email about this free new book from Audible and downloaded it without even a sample. Why not? Free is free, and the cover looked neat.
While listening to another book that threw way too many red flags (inconsistent characters, bad worldbuilding, lack of verisimilitude, among other problems), I finally broke down and deleted the
damn thing, scrolled through my titles, and tapped on Impact Winter, having no idea what I was in for.
Turns out, it’s about vampires in a post-apocalyptic world. And, apparently, it’s an audio drama.
I’ve never been a fan of audio dramas. I’m a bit old-fashioned in that I don’t want any music or sound effects playing behind the narration. One or two narrators is ideal, but never at the same time. This is the way. I have spoken.
But Impact Winter completely changed my opinion. It was such an engrossing experience as if watching a good movie or TV series. The characters came to life in ways I hadn’t experienced before because each character was voiced by a different person.
I love how the sound effects painted the world and how much freedom it gives you to piece everything together as you listen.
If you don’t typically like audio dramas, give this one a try and see if it changes your opinion. It’s free for Audible members.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!