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 first read this book when it was initially released and really enjoyed it. When I saw it available on Audible I decided to listen this second time around. It was still a good premise, just really dated. Its funny how you don't really realize how "PC" the world has become until you listen to something like this and recall what you used to hear on a daily basis and never thought twice about it. Ditto on the opinions regarding mental health and women's roles. The narrator was not my favorite either. I guess sometimes it is just best to recall a book fondly, but not revisit it.
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.