This was an extremely entertaining listen. Honestly, this is one of those books I'm glad I listened to versus reading. Very dramatic, lots of atmosphere, with plenty of good, creepy twists. The narrator was superb. My only complaint is the lack of depth. Defines scary ride. 3.5 stars
Late middle-aged constant reader who greatly prefers Audible "reads" to radio. I love all books -- Audible, eReader and print editions.
I really enjoyed this book! The narrative was vivid and engaging, and I was drawn into the world on Shutter Island completely. I know that this is a popular movie, and normally I would read rather than watch the story but I do want to see what the movie version lools like -- the mood was so much a part of the story. The narration was wonderful -- would recommend to anyone for a great weekend read/listen.
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.