Audiobook Review: Halloween Kills

I love Halloween, and I love movie novelizations. Is Halloween Kills by Tim Waggoner a worthy adaptation of its source material? Read on for my thoughts.

Publisher’s Summary

The official novelization of the highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s Halloween, starring Jamie Lee Curtis.

Halloween Kills is an upcoming American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride, and Scott Teems. It is a sequel to 2018’s Halloween and the twelfth installment in the Halloween franchise. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprising their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers. Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Kyle Richards, Charles Cyphers, and Nancy Stephens reprise their roles from the 2018 and 1978 films, with Anthony Michael Hall also joining. The film is produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum, and Bill Block.

My Thoughts

Like the Halo audiobooks I’ve been reviewing, I chose to listen to Halloween Kills using the Downpour app. A great reason to listen using Downpour is that it gives you access to multiple levels of sound quality, not just one. So, if you want to listen in the highest quality possible, Downpour has you covered.

Halloween Kills is an exceptional book to listen to because the narrator, Bronson Pinchot, best known as Balki on Perfect Strangers, is positively amazing. His narration is second to none and easily one of the best I’ve ever heard, and I’ve listened to hundreds of audiobooks. Pinchot’s emotional performance provides the story with a heightened level of suspense, making for a potent horror listening experience. The story itself is an expanded version of the movie, which I thought was pretty solid. Being that this is a novel, there’s much more room to expand on the characters in the film, and Tim Waggoner does so with aplomb.

If you love horror audiobooks and are looking for your next listen, fire up Halloween Kills and let Michael Myers take you for a ride you won’t forget. The quality of this audio production is top-tier, and the narration is superb. This is an audiobook that will make you feel like you’re on the knife’s edge and loving every minute of it.

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