"Not only did I like this book, I LOVED EVERY BIT OF IT! I read it in a matter of hours. Well written, flows smoothly, and connects the reader to the characters. I am VERY excited for more of your books. PLEASE get another out for all your anxious readers!"
Jim Pearson, Billings
"The Criminal Zoo is a chilling narrative into the mind of a serial killer. This book is terrifying, not the creepy 'who's behind the door' scary, but disquieting, in the way the reader is immediately brought into the killer's world. Sean McDaniel does a great job of giving the reader an insight into the thoughts, actions, and justifications of the villian through a first person chronicle. McDaniel has created a standout novel. Good character development, a twisting plot complete with a couple of 'didn't see that coming' moments, and a crucial social issue all contribute to making this a must read."
Larry Kennedy, Owner of The Book Cellar
"Dark, thought provoking, and mildly disturbing. The Criminal Zoo is a page turner. Looking forward to more books by this author."
"I just finished reading The Criminal Zoo: Memoirs of an Exhibit. You can leave the Zoo, but it will never leave you."
Vikki Fenton Anderberg, Jonstorp, Sweden
"In The Criminal Zoo: Memoirs of an Exhibit, you capture the mind of a pathological narcissist and hit upon a solution thought about, yet never openly discussed, in criminology. In your creative imagination, you present an underlying visceral attempt in dealing with the truly psychopathic criminal---the 'human animal,' as you call him. Your description of his thought process is remarkable. I have studied the pyschopathic mental process for more than forty years. You accurately peel away the layers, revealing what lies in the depths of the pathological narcissistic mind. I started reading and could not stop."
Dr. Eldon E. Olson, forensic neuro-psychologist and former homicide investigator, Oakland Police Dept.
"Excellent read! Once I started reading The Criminal Zoo, I couldn't stop. I'd recommend this book to anyone. Looking forward to more books from this author."
"The Zoo is mind-bending! This book captures the reader with its multi-dimensional and thought-provoking detail, along with a concise flirtation with insanity. You can actually feel the hair on the back of your neck rise. Once you start The Criminal Zoo, you won't put it down. Once you finish it, you will never be the same."
Rochelle Purcella, Billings
"I picked up The Criminal Zoo without knowing I would lose sleep for three days...you will not be able to put it down. Highly recommend it. From start to finish, leaves you thinking which side you would be on. Great read. Buy it."
"The Criminal Zoo grips you from the first chapter and doesn't let you go until the last line. It is a quick read that you just can't put down. The moral implications it brings forward will have you thinking long after you've finished it. I look forward to more titles from Mr. McDaniel."
"Excellent book! What a fantastic idea! I've always thought instead of sending these a-holes to prison, we should turn them over to the families of the victims and let them have their way; so much cheaper and so great the satisfaction of getting the revenge one needs after an unnecessary death. I've been there and it took YEARS to let go of the anger. Keep writing!"
"Hot! What's not to like? Complex material from a twisted mind, or is this just what the world is coming to? Read it and weep---or run for cover, as you will find your head spinning with fear and loathing. Plan on staying up late to finish it. Sean McDaniel: bring it on, we want more!"
Dr. Joseph P. Dillard---Amazon.com review
"I didn't sleep very well last night. I kept thinking about Samuel Bradbury. Finally, at 5:30 this morning I had to get up and finish The Criminal Zoo. Wow, the twist at the end caught me off guard!"
Susan Nybo, Billings
"I enjoyed The Criminal Zoo from the first word to the last. Excellent writing and a very good fictional story. It grips you the whole time and the ending was great! If you like great reads, this book is for you!"
"I just bought The Criminal Zoo and am loving it. And I don't even like to read!"
LJ Martinez, Billings
"The Criminal Zoo is awesome! It is one of those books that catches your attention in the first chapter and it is hard to put down. The story is mind blowing and a little creepy/disturbing at times, but is a great fictional story."
"The Criminal Zoo pushes the envelope. Readers are most likely going to love it or hate it; not much middle ground here. It provides thought and controversy; a good read. I recommend it."
Beth Connaghan, Billings
"The Criminal Zoo is an intense and at times disturbing read! I had no idea what to expect, but I ended up reading the book in two days, most of which was in one sitting. At times it was painful, like watching a train wreck, but I couldn't put the book down. There were parts of the story from which I actually had to take a break and read a children's book to get the creepy feeling out of my head. I needed to clean Samuel Bradbury's actions out of my brain! I loved it! It makes a graphic, yet undeniable, point that there are some creatures on this planet dressed up to look like people, but they cannot be trusted or rehabilitated no matter the efforts. Thank you for sharing this book!"
Angie Hoy, Billings
"Don't read The Criminal Zoo: Memoirs of an Exhibit before bed. I did and Samuel Bradbury visited me in my dreams. Or should I say nightmares?"
Bekah Tsatsa-Gasner, Boise
"I have never read a book cover to cover in one sitting. Until now. I'll remember The Criminal Zoo for a long time!"
J.R. Fox, Billings
"A despicable main character and a vivid read from the first page to the last. The Criminal Zoo: Memoirs of an Exhibit brings to mind the darker works of Anthony Burgess and George Orwell in their bid to demonstrate the near future choices a frightened nation can make."
Ed Sutliffe, Boston
"If Hannibal Lecter had a little brother, his name would be Samuel Bradbury."
Sara Marsh, Houston
"After reading The Criminal Zoo: Memoirs of an Exhibit, I can assure you that Samuel Bradbury has joined the ranks of the BTK Killer, Son of Sam, and the Zodiac Killer. In his pursuit of joining the God Race, Samuel went deep into the darkest and most demented regions of the mind in order to obtain immortality. He murdered, mutilated, and left me disturbed. I could not put the book down. The Criminal Zoo is Hell on Earth. I certainly hope it never becomes reality."
Wade Willis, Billings
"My Sunday was spent in The Criminal Zoo with Samuel Bradbury. A day I cannot get back nor let go of. There were times I needed to remind myself I was free to walk away if I wanted. The premise of this book, "an eye for an eye" has me looking inward, questioning myself. Thank you for sharing this story."
Nora Johnson, Edmond
"This is an incredible story filled with disturbing thoughts and equally disturbing actions. The Criminal Zoo: Memoirs of an Exhibit is written in a format and structure that works. It kept me glued to every page. I love the style of the short chapters, all action packed, no wasted space. I recommend this book."
Ryan Lawson, Billings
"The Criminal Zoo: Memoirs of an Exhibit is unsettling, unforgiving, and unforgettable. Period."
Don Wilson, Spokane
"This is a thought-provoking story of a warped soul named Samuel. Take away what you will from him, or do what I did: smile, laugh, cringe. Even step away to relieve the sick knot in the pit of your stomach. It will leave you questioning humanity, even aspects of yourself. The Criminal Zoo: Memoirs of an Exhibit pushes the limits of the horror genre and leaves you queasy. Grab a bucket."
Marci McCoy, Colorado Springs
"The Criminal Zoo. This brilliant new novel will cause you to reconsider your notion of what modern discipline should be about. Plumb the depths of this creature. You may enter the Zoo with a different perspective. And that dark place you took us to...it is real."
Lonnie Hinz, Billings
"The Criminal Zoo: Memoirs of an Exhibit delivers. The story was solid, well organized, and detailed enough to suck me in and keep me there. I have yet to make up my mind about the ending. Many hours of contemplation lay in front of me before I can tender a final verdict. Disturbing yes, but what a ride!"
Conn Moler, Great Falls
"I am a critical reader; a book in my hands has a small margin of error. Engage me from page one or I will find someone else who will. And I'm not necessarily a fan of the explicit and graphic, but this one got to me. There really is nothing to compare it to. Reading it through Samuel's eyes made it real. I had to pass The Criminal Zoo on to a friend."
Jason Williams, Portland
"Samuel Bradbury gives a whole new meaning to the question, "Who do you think you are...God?"
James Demaniow, Billings
"The Criminal Zoo: Memoirs of an Exhibit generally wouldn't be a book I'd buy. However, once I read the first few pages, I had to finish. The story hooked me. The Zoo has been in my thoughts since finishing it; and will be for some time to come."
Neil Sanders, Las Vegas
"I read The Criminal Zoo yesterday. Not as in all day yesterday, but as in four hours yesterday. I couldn't put it down!"
Tiffiny Olivieri-Russell, Billings
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