I've read the book a couple times before listening to the audio book. this is one of the scariest and best books out there. the audio book is very well done and very captivating. Richard matheson is one of my favouriite authors.
It's hard to find good, serious ghost stories. This one is pretty top notch. I gradually became uncomfortable with the increasing level of sexual violence- this is not a book for teenagers or for adults who are at all squeamish about graphic sexual torture, but on the whole the writing was strong enough that it didn't detract too much from the book for me.
My ultimate verdict is that if you can stomach that stuff, this is a book well worth reading, truly deserving of its' name as a horror classic and linchpin of the genre.
I live in Michigan and have been a member of auible since it's onset. Hobbies are photography and writing...I am in the process of formatting my first novel for kindle and I hope everyone will read it. I LOVE AUDIBLE and listen to at least 3 unabridged books a month. !
I have to say this was one of the worst books I have ever listened to in my 15 year history
with Audible. I always finish my books ....but this was vile. Don't waste your book credit.
Matheson did a great job of creating believable characters and maintaining an interesting and well-paced storyline. I will definitely check out his other works
It's was slow to start with but the story start to pick up towards the middle with a good ending.
Really good story. i enjoyed all the characters it truly shows you can defeat anyone with team work.
I loved the audio version, but the book would have been a page turner as well.
Some of Dean Koontz's or Saul's books
When the old man died
The story was agood and it was a nice change of pace from the recent stories that are so predictable.
Possibly...someone else might enjoy it more...but I found the overall story to be predictable & the ending weak.
I enjoyed Ray Porter's narration of "14" - so I knew he'd deliver again
I downloaded the book in October thinking it would be a great read around Halloween and after seeing the positive reviews - unfortunately it did not live up to the hype!
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
Love Ray Porter!
Just not my cup of tea. Ending was a cop out.
His voices are so distinct! Never confused.
I'm sure for some this book rocked. It was just not for me.
Stay at home mom who loves books but don't have any time to sit down with one, so I turned to audiobooks =)
Sure, it's easy to listen to and good scary!
He got a really good voice