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Honest, and inspiring.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-2020

I've always wanted to meet Paul Stanley, but I don't think a meet and greet, or even a dinner conversation would be as revealing and insightful as the life story Paul narrates in this book. There's a real honesty right from the start that continues all through this, from his childhood self doubt through to the warm conclusion. I think my biggest take-away was that even though Paul Stanley is one of the biggest, most successful rock stars ever, he is still as much a real human being as any of us. At no point did I feel my sympathy being forced, or that any particular view was contrived... it was just authentic. There's a bit of dirty laundry being aired, but stick with it, because it eventually makes a wonderful point, especially if you consider yourself a KISS fan. Paul Stanley's reading is probably the only part of this book that falls a little short - some sentences have awkward emphasis that could have done with another take, though I noticed towards the end as he talks about his more recent life and family, his enthusiasm for where he's at overrides this. I recommend this book completely. I've been a fan since I was a baby but after absorbing this story my appreciation just went up even more!

Cool story, expertly performed.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-2020

I've been enjoying the handful of Warhammer Horror titles I've bought so far, but this one easily stands above the pack. There's a few characters to juggle, but thankfully Claire Wyatt breathes life into each one, providing a performance of each of their voices that keeps them distinguishable, while also adding nuances which make for a very entertaining listen. The story itself is well paced and maintains a steady sense of dread. Well worth your time.

The porn actually ruined it.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-2019

Was enjoying this until it got to the sex scene with the strippers. Could have been good or even a bit sexy, but it read like it was written by and for teenage boys. What a shame. Refund requested.

Quality over quantity

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-2019

Don't let the shorter running time put you off - this is one of the better 40K stories I've bought. I didn't read the blurb and expected a Death Guard story, but instead got a Grey Knights tale that was surprisingly entertaining. An hour and a half later, and I need more books about Kaldor Draigo. A great introduction to a cool 40K character.