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.
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.
Yes. Just love all the twists.
None other like it.
No. But I loved it. The Voice suited the story and the era.
The first 3/4th of this book is really good. I'm always looking for books for long road trips with my husband and I thought I could easily listen to this one again. Until the end. Disappointing ending. Don't think we'll listen to this one again.
I have read/listened to a lot of books, but I must say I was extremely impressed. The narrator is great. You think you know, and then you find out you have no idea. This is turn-off-the-phone novel. You always hear things described as "jaw-dropping", but this is the real thing, as I'm certain mine did for several seconds.
This is my first review after many, many Audible books. I just finished Shutter Island and I feel so angry. While I love mysteries, thrillers and all kinds of surprise endings, I felt totally manipulated and cheated. More than a surprise, the ending was completely unpredictable. I went through the whole book under completely false pretenses. I don't ever remember having such a visceral reaction. I only wish that somewhere, in all the glowing reviews, someone had suggested that this book is not what it seems. I want those 10 hours of my life back!
Business Physicist and Astronomer
First, it's a brilliant idea. But the execution seemed to be missing something. I wasn't enthralled and I did see a lot of the twists coming.
But here's what is interesting. I'm not sure if I liked it or not. Seriously.
So, 3 stars. I would not discourage anyone from buying this book. Nor would I try to talk you into buying it.
It is amusing. And sometimes, that's enough. Right?