The Night of the Long Knives


Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.5 stars; 130 reviews)

"I was one hundred miles from Nowhere—and I mean that literally—when I spotted this girl out of the corner of my eye. I'd been keeping an extra lookout because I still expected the other undead bugger left over from the murder party at Nowhere to be stalking me." In a Post apocalyptic world, the few people left must be strong. And must not hesitate to kill. Of course, killing another Deathlander was one of the chief pleasures and urges of all the solitary wanders in this vast wasteland. Kill and kill again. But this other was a girl and that brought up the second great urge: sex. Which was it to be today? Perhaps both? And who would walk away afterward?(Summary by Phil Chenevert) (3 hr 20 min)

Chapters

1 - Chapter 1 32:17 Read by Phil Chenevert
2 - Chapter 2 27:44 Read by Phil Chenevert
3 - Chapter 3 34:03 Read by Phil Chenevert
4 - Chapter 4 37:47 Read by Phil Chenevert
5 - Chapter 5 20:04 Read by Phil Chenevert
6 - Chapter 6 29:33 Read by Phil Chenevert
7 - Chapter 7 18:55 Read by Phil Chenevert

Reviews

great

(5 stars)

reminds me of the fallout video game series and in an excellent way

Wonderful story

(5 stars)

The story was wonderful post apocalyptic. Unfortunately, the narrator made it sound as though it were a children's book. The pace and inflection was simply not a good fit for this story. Like stated above, this is a dark, dystopian tale. The narrator seemed to read it as though it were a comedy. A couple words were mispronounced to the point if ridiculousness. The one that stands out is "almonds" - as in the nut (or seed rather). I hadn't realized that a simple word like that could be butchered so badly. In any case, like I said, it's a great story, but the narrator needs to match his voice to the atmosphere in which the book takes place.

(2 stars)

Decent book, but the narration is terrible. It would have been perfect for a lot of other books, but this story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic wasteland - and the style and tone of the narration is more or less the total opposite.

good story

(5 stars)

Phil did a great job of reading this. I found the story to have a lot of sarcastic dark humor and he set the tone perfectly

Fallout Meets Siddhartha

(5 stars)

I came for the Fallout style post apocalyptic world, and stayed for the Karma folk tale. Another wonderful narrated story by Mr. Chenevert.

good story and the reader does fit

(4 stars)

I liked the twist at the end, and because the characters ended alive and well I don't see this as a real dark and apocalyptic movie as others have argued. At first I was thinking the reader, whom I really like and enjoy, was too soft and not as harsh as he should have been to convey the time for the story, but in the end I think he was a good fit.

(4 stars)

I love Phil's voice but as others have said, he's not very good at narrating. It doesn't matter to me as I always listen with the sound quite low, just high enough to block out the tinnitus, to lull me to sleep :)

amazing story

(5 stars)

the plot of the story was totally remarkable no doubt. its one of the very few stories i have really enjoyed listening to.