Being a heavy equipment operator with long night shifts, good books are essential to me.
What a great book!!! I have listened to many audio books, this one is well narrated and a great story. I had to listen twice to figure out the fanstastic ending, I hope I have it figured out. Enjoy this mystery!!!
What a great listen! Author Denise Lehane delves into the depths of the minds of his characters and when he's searched every corner there, he jumps into the reader's mind and proceeds to create a tangle of delightful twists and confusion. The narrator gets it spot on, too. Listening to this one in the car is as dangerous as texting. Watch out! Wow! and Wow again!
I feel like I'm piling on a little, as there are many a great review for this book, but I just had to share. I listened completely enthralled to this book, thanks equally to great writing and the great narration. Both writer and narrator create characters rich and vivid, opened raw and a bit enigmatic.
I truly cannot understand the couple of lackluster reviews I've seen here. I highly recommend this book and would liken the flavor to that of M. Night Shamalan & Christopher Nolan (both writers/storytellers before they are filmmakers).
Get this, then sit back and enjoy!!!
My wife and I listened to Shutter Island and both agree that Tom Stechschulte did a very good job with a very good book by Dennis Lehane. I am not much for novels but I do have to say that this kept my interest.
I love the BBC and British mysteries, but my tastes are very eclectic. I live with my husband and menagerie of rescued cats and dogs.
First, I have read an enjoyed all of LeHayne's series mysteries. He is a good writer. He's still a good writer on this book; his skill got this book two stars instead of one star. Now, I have to admit I couldn't finish this book. I didn't care about the characters, the plot, anything.
The problem for me was that is just moved so very slowly. The other reviews noted that it was "spooky" or "suspenseful" or something that indicated that something-- anything happened. Well, it didn't. At least it didn't in the over half I listened to. I can see now why the Abridged version of this book costs more! Maybe if I hadn't had to wade through so much of absolutely nothing happening, it would have been okay. But seriously, for over 4 hours the only thing that happens is that the marshalls get to the island and look at the escaped prisoner's room. Seriously. That's all. It was boring beying belief.
I've listened to dozens of audio books this year, and Tom Stechschulte's narration is the best I've heard!
Teddy's character is gripping and exciting. You are with him the whole way.
The final two chapters are some of the best writing that you'll ever come across.
There is nothing better than a good book!
As I have mentioned before- I am a HUGE psychological thriller junkie.... Shutter Island was just that- not to mention an AMAZING performance by Tom Stechschulte. He nailed all the voices flawlessly. He truly brought the words to life and created one disturbing, twisted, and mysterious story!
Well written. Layered and complex (enough). Slow unveiling. Dark and brooding storyline. No cheating by the author to make it all fit. Wow as to the end. The story twisted and turned and twisted again (hurricane winds you know). Not a HUGE surprise but an enjoyable ride. All I asked for, from this book, was some solid entertainment and it delivered :) I found the denouement and the questions asked by the author ghosting my mind afterwards.... Jeez.