Tops among contemporary fiction.
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER ALERT!!
The people conquer the tyrannical government with very little (mass) violence. What a powerful idea that is counter to most "revolution" plots.
Fans of the movie - the source material is a must. INCREDIBLE performance. Absolutely perfect.
Better than the film.
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
This was a great telling of the novelization of V for Vendetta, though I think, being a reader of books that get made into movies, I expected a bit more from the novelization. Usually I get a greater depth of story from the novel than from the movie, but I found this book to be virtually identical to the movie. It was well told, and in the end I should have expected a graphic novel to more closely resemble another visual representation - the film - than a traditional novel. It made for great mental images! And it cleared up some of the more mysterious aspects of the movie that were made clearer in the novelization.
History enthusiast with military and legal background.
Without question. I am someone who believes that authority deserves no deference and should be challenged at every turn. This book definitely makes you think about authority gone wrong, and shows you how easy it is to find yourself in such a situation.
On a less political note, the author does a masterful job of teasing you with a thought, and making you work and wait for the answer!
I have to say, finding out why he is called "V" was the best part.
Love Simon Vance. He is up there with George Guidall.
Although it isn't right to call him the antagonist, the Police Detective is my favorite character. I love how the relationship between he and V develops and matures.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
This book is about comic book super heroes. I should have read the reviews.
V for Vendetta is a great story, and a great warning against apathy in regard to your government. Who polices the police?
In case you're wondering, this is one of those rarities in which the movie did the book justice.
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...
This book follows the movie exactly, nearly word for word in terms of dialog, but fills in the gaps and provides conveyance of emotion and thought processes behind the action. The only thing I didn't like about the movie is the whistling daggers, there's no such cheese in this format. I loved every minute of this, and the narrator was perfect. I've not read the graphic novel, so I can't comment on that.