Over a good story. I lost interest slightly here and there. But then again I'm a hard person to please. I don't know if I'm going to read the rest of the series though. Kind of on the fence about it.
I really enjoyed the story and the concept created by the author. The plague concept is awesome and unexpected. Bravo for the performance of Ron Perlman as well. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Great reialistic take on Dracula. Fantastic story and characters. Ron Pearlman is an amazing actor. His narration...not so much. When he reads it blends into the dialogue like those school teachers that drone on. Dont get me wrong he had some good accents.
Better dialogue and better writing.
I like the fact that there are no teenage girls mooning over the vampires.
If you are considering this book because you love Del Toro's movies I would advice against buying it.I love Del Toro's movies. They are never shallow and they always have something beautiful about them even if the story is grim. Although a lot of the dialogue is written as if this book was a screenplay, the story lacks in finesse and it has none of the beauty the movies have I had a feeling of not caring about the outcome so I skipped (about 1/3 of the book) to the ending. I didn't seem to have missed much.
The story was alright, could definitely tell it was originally intended for the screen, but I had a problem with some of the voices the narrator used, they were a little hard to hear.
I enjoyed Perlman's narration much more than I initially thought I would. A good first book for a trilogy.
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the sequels. Perlman was a great choice for narration.
This was recommended to me by a friend and I'm really glad I took his advice and gave it a try. I loved the story, love the graphic imagery set in it. While I really like Ron Pearlman's voice (deep, rich and smooth) there's very little differentiating between character's voices which makes it a little hard to follow along. Still it was an enjoyable listen and, in my opinion at least, worth the credit. I do plan on picking up the next in the series.