From America, I’ve had my first negative review for the Audio version of ‘Echoes’. I have to say its a little bit harsh. Although, after looking at his other reviews he does seem to be harsh with everyone.
My response to Alpha20’s review is the following.
I am sorry that you did not enjoy the Audio version of ‘Echoes of a Storm’, and as a paying customer you have every right to have your say. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write and post a review. Something I wish other people would do more often; although I would hope for a more positive reaction.
However, I feel your review is overly harsh (although it is in keeping with your other reviews) and I of course totally disagree with all your comments especially about the narrator.
I fully support my choice of voice actress and I think she had done a wonderful job of bringing the book alive. From the many positive comments and posts I have received, I can say with confidence that the vast majority of my Readers and Listeners agree with me.
As for my story being boring, that is your point of view and I respect that.
I hope you find something more to your taste
Reviews are really important Ladies and Gentleman, please (yes I know I sound like a broken record) if you enjoy any of my novels in any format, leave a review. I do read them all.
If you want to read Alpha20’s review the link is below
After my wonderful review for “The Y Front Stand Off,” I have now got 2 great reviews for “The Y Front Chronicles”.
It is interesting that all the reviews for both the “The Y Front Chronicles” and the “The Y Front Standoff” are from ladies.
Have I been pitching the advertising for this book at the wrong target audience? It’s a thought.
Alan Scott has written a wonderfully funny and dark story about murder and mayhem.
I suppose it could be read as a warning about the consequences of training our soldiers too well. The thought did not enter my mind until the classroom situation. But, yeah, that could work.
A man with his own brand of conscience and his pet hamster, TF. A killer with a pet hamster. Not much like the hamster I used to own and adore. SCoT-01 is a fun and terrifying person I would hope to always keep on my side. His hamster, too.
I’ve just received a new review for “Echoes” from the USA
5.0 out of 5 stars A scary, brutal masterpiece of horror…, May 12, 2014
This review is from: Echoes of a Storm (The Storm Series) (Kindle Edition)
Alan Scott has written a most disturbingly wonderful horror tale. It’s filled with the devious and dark characters who so make a good read. The plots possess subplots and the characters possess possessions. I couldn’t put it down. I literally carried it with me for days, catching every spare moment to read more of this story. I highly recommend it to all horror fans. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Bravo!Gaston Sanders, Author.
A huge thank you to Gaston for his kind words
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I’ve just had a lovely review for my short story ‘Tea’ on Amazon,
Such an amazing book- so interesting story! So well written and such a creative mind! A definite must buy! Well done Alan Scott- I’m a big fan!
I’m sitting here with a huge grin : )