Author: Kyle Alexander Romines
Narrator: Becca Ballenger
Length: 9 hours 52 minutes
Publisher: Kyle Alexander Romines
Released: Apr. 14, 2018
The year is 1795. Frankenstein’s monster has given his creator an ultimatum: Victor must build the creature a mate, or watch as the monster destroys everything and everyone he has ever loved.
You know their story.
You don’t know hers.
She is born into darkness, her destiny entwined with an unspeakable evil. Her sole companion is her creator, the inscrutable Victor Frankenstein, gatekeeper to a life she has never experienced. As her understanding of humanity takes shape, she must contend with the horrific nature of her intended mate and conflicting feelings for her creator.
She wants more from life than to be the bride of Frankenstein’s monster, but will she seek freedom, vengeance, or something else entirely?
Kyle Alexander Romines is a teller of tales from the hills of Kentucky. He enjoys good reads, thunderstorms, and anything edible. His writing interests include fantasy, science fiction, horror, and western.
Kyle’s debut horror novel, The Keeper of the Crows, appeared on the Preliminary Ballot of the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards in the category of Superior Achievement in a First Novel. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
You can contact Kyle at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also subscribe to his author newsletter to receive email updates and FREE electronic copies of his Warden of Fál prequel short, The Path of Vengeance, AND his horror/science fiction novella, The Chrononaut, at http://eepurl.com/bsvhYP.
A trained actor and a book lover, Becca has experience on stage, camera, and in front of the microphone, with over 19 audiobooks (and counting!) to her name. She graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University and has been performing as an actor in New York ever since. She is particularly adept with heightened language and dialects.
Read on KU / Audiobook review
I grew up with the classic horror movies – Dracula, The Mummy and Frakenstein. I have read those books as well, and whilst Dracula is my ultimate monster, Frankenstein was actually the one that scared me the most. The thought that the dead were brought back in such away by Vicktor Frankenstein sent shivers down my spine. Though I have longed to read a good Bride of Frankenstein book and Bride just blew that out of the water.
From the start we are transported back to 1795 and to Castle Frakenstein where Justine Moritz, who is the nanny at the castle is tried and lynched by a mob for the murder of her charge William. There was no trial, only instant death.
Sometime later Persephone wakes up in a remote part of Scotland with her creator Vicktor. He taught her everything he can, and we see Persephone’s new personality come through, along with little flashes of her previous life. She soon discovered what her fate was after she died and what Vicktor has done to her, and not for the first time!
Bride has a mixture of horror, romance and mystery all entwined into a story that will take you an emotional ride that you will feel everything that Justine/Persephone goes through as the author weaves a tale not just of horror but one of love and ultimately revenge.
Becca Ballenger was good at telling this tale, she had a voice that was perfect for this genre though I have to admit I struggled with some parts of the narration – I did not feel she was able to produce a good male voice, and several times throughout it was hard to differentiate the male character that was talking. Other than that she made the story engaging and conveyed all the emotions throughout the book.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Kyle Alexander Romines. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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