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Reviewed by Francine Zane for Readers' Favorite
Wicked Prayers by S.D. Moore is based on a simple principle. Be careful what you wish for because you may get it and at a greater cost than you ever imagined. When a multi-generational attempt at bringing evil into this realm finally comes to fruition, nothing good is bound to happen. With tons of blood and gore, interlaced with some really fine dialogue, S.D. Moore takes the reader head first on a chilling ride through hell on earth.
S.D. Moore’s heroes in Wicked Prayers resemble everyday people forced to deal with extraordinary situations in the best ways they know how. They are multi-dimensional beings with interesting backstories, and some even have a quirky sense of humor that adds a nice relief from all of the death and destruction. The main villain is a soulless creature that resembles a man, but has tentacles that he uses to destroy his enemies. He refuels through the consumption of human hearts and, as with all good super-villains, he has a following of humans turned half beast minions.
I enjoyed the Wicked Prayers audio book as narrated by Richard Fish. The narrator switched voices neatly between characters and maintained a consistent tone that aptly complemented the plot. The production quality was professional and the pacing was appropriate for the story. I noticed no static or background noises. All in all, as an audio book, it served its purpose. I was well entertained and able to leave behind my mundane world of commuter traffic, housework, and wasted down time to get lost in the compelling lives of those being chased by monsters.
I have to admit, I found the first couple of chapters of Wicked Prayers not as good as the rest of the book. Some of the description during the fist bit was repetitive and choppy, but I was patient and continued listening. By the end of the first quarter of the book, I was glad I did. The rest of the book is a thrill a minute with a lot of unique perspectives on raising and destroying evil intermingled with a healthy dose of the familiar.