With the trailers for this movie playing in theaters I grabbed the audio book so I could see what it was all about. First, I must mention that the narration is excellent. Second, I liked that I didn't see the twist coming. Well told tale and well narrated. Two thumbs up.
This one kept me guessing until the end. Shutter Island manages to pull off that most difficult of literary tricks: making the reader believe that he or she sees the card up the magician's sleeve, only to be shocked by the revalation that it isn't a card trick at all, but a rabbit being pulled from a hat.
A friend of mine called Shutter Island "The Shining meets One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest." That's just a little too pat, but it'll put you in the right direction.
Well worth reading.
Used to read classic lit for pleasure of well-written prose. Now, with MS, it's thrillers, courtroom/police dramas, and adventure to escape!
This was absolutely fantastic! One of the best books I have had the pleasure to enjoy from Audible. It's difficult to describe much about this story without giving spoilers, but it has twists and turns that will leave you amazed at the end. Excellent, beautifully written, exciting mystery, and it keeps the reader surprised at every turn. I highly recommend this book!
I have literally just finished listening to Shutter Island, my first Denis Lehane book. And it simply blew me away. A fantastic story line, more interesting, suspenseful and humane than anything I have listened to or read in a very long time! It keeps you engrossed and at the edge of your seat without the usual gimmicks of superhuman strength and implausible plot twists. GO GET IT!!!!!
Loved it! Kept me guessing to the very end. Dennis Lehane has such a beautiful way with words, he paints vivid pictures. Reading this book was like watching a movie.
I thought I'd do better than going to the movie by listening to the book. The build up at the beginning left me very disappointed. Ho....Hum.......
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.
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.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
i give it a b- better than a lot of books but a lot of books are also better too.
some of the twists were interesting but i think it could have been a lot shorter.
yes he did a great job!
i read it within several days...too long for one sitting.
i may have been expecting too much as my brother saw the movie and raved about it. i think i had unrealistic expectations because of my brother's comments.