I haven't seen the movie yet. But before reading it (listened) I'd seen the movie trailer and some pictures of it. The trailer was excellent, so when my audible credit arrived, I just download the book. The fact that it was written by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River), gave me some additional guarantee.
Now, I think this is a brilliant book, really good, but it's also a brilliant movie script. This book screams CINEMA from start to end.
I think I had some little spoilers before reading it and the image of DiCaprio's and some of the other characters just moulded my imagination while listening to it.
I'm sure this is a really great movie, but now that I've listened to the book, the spoilers are huge, specially because this is one of those movies/books with a great twist in the end.
Pick you poison, you have two great options.
This audiobook was great. There were times when I couldn't stop listening. I had seen the movie first, so I kinda knew what to expect, but as usual the book was in greater detail. Some of the language I could have done without. Over all I would listen to this again and have recommended to friends. Audiobooks are great for long trips, or "rush hour" traffic (only if you have the plug in to listen in your car)
A fun roller coaster ride. Enjoyed it very much. I had figured the mystery out before the big reveal, but that's part of the fun too. Well read.
It is tough to review this novel without a plot spoiler. The narration is terrific - allows the reader to "feel" the characters. The story touches on the very sensitive and, at times, disturbing topics surrounding the treatment of severe mental health issues. Buckle up - this book delivers right up to the end!
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!