When I saw written by Guillermo Del Toro and read by Ron Perlman I got really excited. I really like Pans Labyrinth, The Devils Backbone, and the Hell Boy Movies. I was disappointed that this story never really hooked me.
Ron Perlman did a great job though. Now I have to go look and see if he has narrated any other books.
I have an hour commute (each way), so I listen to at least 4-6 per month. A bad narrator will kill a book for me faster than anything
I have been forcing myself to finish but I finally said enough. I am stopping this one with only 2 hours to go. While I would like to find out how things end, I just cant finish this one. It is too depressing and the flat delivery of the narrator makes it extremely hard to enjoy the story. A different narrator who actually shows emotions and gives inflection would have made ALL the difference in the world.
The flat, deadpan delivery of the narrator made this book feel uninteresting and more depressing. Its actually an interesting story but the newscaster-like way in which it is told really drains a lot out of it and just makes it less enjoyable to listen to. I stopped many times and listened to something else and then came back to try to finish. Having a nice deep voice does not make you a good narrator: understanding the material and expressing it properly, giving it life...that is what makes a good narrator.
I would consider listening to this one again if I saw it had another narrator. The story is well constructed and intriguing. I like the authors unique and different take on vampires. Such a shame the material is being lost behind poor narration.
Great story. Combines the theory of a zombie apocalypse with vampires. Very creative to link vampires to a virus. Can't wait to read the next two books.
I haven't boarded any Vampire trains since the Ann Rice books and movies. Quite frankly I felt I thought I was done with that genre. Not so, because someone mentioned in a review that she could imagine how much fun the authors must have had writing this book. I promptly decided not to miss out. This book (1st of 3) was worth my credit and I am looking forward to the rest.
By some magic of my own, I am trying to describe a hair-raising trilogy without scaring you out of your wits and away from reading the books:
So first be warned, there's lots of undead scenes and creepy, crawly scenes that might be hard on your stomach and nerves. The authors have an expected talent for making a great plot line come together. This is how folklore should be told. Also, try to keep your curtains drawn, doors locked and tongue in your cheek thru some things. I personally don't recommend this to your mature teens~especially if they are still wearing black lipstick.
I was very pleased with Ron Perlman's performance. Know the summary of main characters and get them straight at the start.
Don't forget you were warned, it's the season and we're overpopulated any way. You know your own tastes and tolerances, or maybe take a bite on the wild side.
I was hesitant to start this because I am current with the show and didn't want to sit through a bunch or repeat bologna. To my surprise the book almost felt like an entirely different chapter in the same story. Obviously there was a lot of overlap but due to the difference in delivery it was not nearly as bad as I thought. Highly likely recommended even if you're current with the show
I did not want to stop listening could not stop! Was biting my nails in anticipation of what would happened next!! Now about to start on The Fall!!!