If you haven't seen the movie or read the book, then just imagine a story that's equal parts Orwell's 1984 and Batman (the movie, not the television series). It is deep enough to be thought-provoking, while corney enough to be entertaining.
If you've seen the movie, you'll notice the how well the narration follows the screen play almost to a tee. But you do get a lot more insight to the story. It's now hard to watch the movie; it seems to go by so fast. Highly recommend you getting this. If you loved the movie, you'll love this!
To be honest, I had seen the film this novelization was based on, and bought it based on that positive experience. The story so not what I expected; not that I remember what that was. I was spellbound by the film. And decidely to appreciate the whole story a bit more slowly. Without the visuals. And the story holds up. The narration works with the tone of the story. And I have listened to it several times since my first purchase. Perhaps not the greatest of literary works, but a rememberable experience nonetheless...
If you think you're going to get more insight into the movie from reading this book, you're wrong. This book is nearly identical to the movie. The movie, in my opinion, is better.
Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.
I thought it was funny that one reviewer thought this dark vision of a police state in which the freedom of truth and beauty are forbidden was a liberal attack on the Bush administration. How'd he get that idea I wonder?
I didn't see the film so I can't make a comparison there but I did find this futuristic tale compeling - largely because of its hero who is everything a hero should be and completely fills that part of you that craves a heroic presence in life. The heroine is far more problematic but ultimately moving nonetheless.
I enjoyed the narrative, but didn't realize when I bought it that it was just the movie in written form. I guess I should have expected that. Unlike literature that results in a movie, a book resulting from a movie has far less material to work with. Not a bad listen.
Great as ever to listen to a great Graphic Novel as well as the movie, I enjoyed it very much but the whole time I kept pretending to hear the voices of the characters from the movie like Hugo Weaving as V, Natalie Portman as Evey Hammond and John Hurt as Adam Susan it's just un impossible to listen to the story and not hear them and their characters. Especially with the great and awesome unmistakable voices of Hugo and John. Loved every min of this Audible book, just think that having the actors play their roles would've been a awesome surprise and treat lol! Then again you can just play the movies audio........ Lmao!!!
Simon Vance wins again. A truly enjoyable listen to a future classic. You won't be disappointed with V and Evie's story