Saturday, January 19, 2019

Hypo: The Complete Story by DL Jones, narrated by JA Sterling

Hypo: The Complete Story by DL Jones, narrated by JA Sterling was a little rough all around but shows promise...2 ½ stars (full review below)

Hypo: The Complete Story by DL Jones was a bit of a struggle to get through. I wanted to give it higher rating, but it needs to be polished, so going right in the middle with 2 ½ stars.

What’s the story about? Two friends, Tre and Chauncy, get together after not seeing each other for a while. They begin using an enhancement drug from the company where Tre works. Bad things ensue. Mix in personal life problems. (The book description is pretty accurate, but be aware cheating plays a large focus.)

The good:
The idea and plot regarding the drug were intriguing. The plot twists and turns and I doubt you will see the end coming. There was some character development.

The not so good:
Two things continued to stick out throughout the book; unnecessary and repeat dialogue. It took forty minutes for the story to pick up enough for my personal liking. Need to research the little things (ex. hospital).

The narrator, JA Sterling: Not sure if he was trying too hard, new to this, or something else- whatever it was, it resulted in inconsistencies and rough transitions. There were parts that were done well (the characters) and other parts that were rough (non-characters).

Wondering if because it was initially written as a screenplay the flow isn’t quite right for a book? (Lots of “she said” or “he said” that are not needed due to the voices used by the narrator).

I believe they both have a future in writing and narration, but need to work on the fine tuning. I would be willing to listen/read again as they hone in on their craft.

Parental guidance/trigger warnings: swearing (f, s, a$$, mf, or like words used throughout), cheating/affair, fertility issues, mugging, enhancement drug, sex (not described in detail but indicates rough sex due to the guy taking enhancement drugs).

*I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you for allowing me to listen and review the book!

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Where to find the author: DL Jones

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