As I kept listening to this book, all I could think of, about 1/2 the way through, is this is sooo tedious a listen. I can't really explain it better than that but it dragged on way too long and the main character in the book, a psychiatrist, just wasn't a believable character. I would not recommend this book.
The last fourth and ending of this story made the entire book seem like a waste of time. I would not want to listen to this book even if it were free.
The pacing is slow and tense. There is danger from the first second the reader starts listening.
I have not listened to any other books by this author.
He has such an iconic voice. I would listen to epic novels by him.
I could see Asylum being made into a movie or a TV series. The only one I have picked out to star would maybe be the guy who plays the guy with the curly cue beard in the Hunger Games.
Quick listen, but the main character makes some bad choices.
This was a truly moving noir account of obsessive lust and love between a psychiatric in-patient and the wife of the facility's director in 1959. The language and mood were poetic, striking, dark, and all-encompassing, and I was swept up in the beauty of the mania, depression and desperation. Rarely does a book move me emotionally with the craftsmanship of Asylum.
Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.
This novel was a disappointment. I found it inadequate in events, when something did happen the literary enticement was lacking. Even in tragic circumstances I was left wondering after 20 minutes if it had really occured. Very understated way of writing.
Keep looking there is a better one out there!
This was a very good book. I will be reading more by this author. He kept it tense, mysterious, and lively. The narrator had such a perfect calm and unshakable voice, he made it seem like you were an important part of the story. It enhanced the book a lot. The story was short and to the point. An easy read.
Why ever would I do that?
Unfortunately, I could not make it through all the dribble in this book. Pass on it, I'd say.
Radio Broadcaster for 50 years in the National Radio Hall of Fame and Texas Radio Hall of Fame twice . Live in San Diego from Holyoke Mass.
I have been an Audible customer for going on 8 years and I have never written a review before this. Perhaps it was because I just spent months listening to Steven King's Dark Tower series, which makes about anything pale in comparison, but this is the worst novel in my massive library collection. Disappointing, boring, uninteresting and insipid are the first descriptions that come to mind. With a great reader and a compelling scenario this book turns out to be about a primer on adultery, with participants that no one could care for. Good Lord! Is that the best the author could do. I've got to fumigate my iPod.