Mommy of twins
This is definitely more of a hunting vampire tale then one of gore, action or romance. One man, Robert Neville, has survived a plague virus that after killing, resurrects its victims as blood suckers. I AM LEGEND is Neville’s skillfully told horrifying and sad account of the end of the human world; as he struggles to hold on to his own sanity.
The despair and loneliness of Neville is almost too much to take at times, as he borders on giving up and slipping into madness. And although genre as a horror, I found I AM LEGEND more gut-wrenching and heartbreaking then anything. I truly appreciated Matheson’s emotional writing style, as he completely captivated me with Neville’s bleak story.
*I have yet to see the highly acclaimed Will Smith movie version of I AM LEGEND, although I do hear it’s a bit different from the book. I’m now intrigued...
The story and narration was outstanding!
This is an outstanding audiobook! The story is first rate and the narration is outstanding. The narrator brought the Neville to life in the story. I listen to this book every October. The last few minutes of the book sends chills up my spine every time I listen to it as Neville realizes what he has become! Simply brilliant!
Yes.. Robertson Dean's voice is very nice to listen to.
The end.. The title says it all.
The only character... Robert Neville
When he remembered his wife.
I saw the movie with Will Smith.. this was nothing like it ... other than the dog.
Don't get me wrong I love the Will Smith version of the movie. But this book is so much better & i wish they would make a version like this.
This is Sarah
Yes. It's a classic story, well performed, and very engrossing.
When one realizes how much in our popular culture is derived from this one book. Pretty much all modern zombies (......even including the more recent fast-running zombies!) and several whole sub genres of fiction.
When everyone dies at the end. (Just kidding). All scenes are pretty darn good.
Might be a bit long for that, but it's hard to stop listening.
This narrator has to be the best audio book narrator I've heard up to this point. Every voice and inflection is just about perfect, including the character's inner thoughts.
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THIS WAS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS WHEN I WAS GROWING UP. THE STORY OF ONE MAN'S LONELY EXISTANCE IN A WORLD OVER RUN BY DEATH AND VAMPIRES IS TRULY UNFORGETTABLE, EXCITING, THOUGHTFUL, AND MESMERIZING. FAR AHEAD OF ITS TIME, THIS IS A CLASSIC OF APOCALYPTIC FICTION. AND THIS AUDIBLE LISTEN IS TRULY AMAZING BECAUSE OF NARRATOR ROBERTSON DEAN'S WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE. THE MAN CONVEYS ALL THE LONELINESS, ANGST, AND HORROR OF THE STORY THROUGH HIS MANIPULATION OF THE MATERIAL. I SAT RIVETED, NOT WANTING TO UNPLUG MYSELF FROM LISTENING.
The book and the movie have virtually no similarities, so don't worry about having seen the movie. The book is a very intense and often depressing internal discussion by the main character regarding the terrible situation in which he finds himself. He is nothing like the character in the movie - he is not a military medical expert. He just happens to be one of the few persons in the world who has natural immunity to whatever is causing the plague, and that is one of the most interesting differences between the movie and the book. Definitely get this book. At the very least, you will finally have an explanation of the title.
This is the story that inspired George A. Romero to create "Night of the Living Dead", as well as 3 films based on it. This audiobook does the classic tale much justice in that it is well presented and affordably priced. The narration is supurb and never becomes grating. If you love the horror genre, "I Am Legend" is a must-listen!
I was actually very happy to find that the story was so different from the movie. Initially I thought it would be a neat read to pick up on details that often must be left out of films but in the first ten minutes you can clearly see that this is a much different Robert Neville and the creatures outside his home are much different than those of the film. I honestly wish they had just used a different name for the film version and made this exact story into a move of it's own because it was such a fun and terrifying listen! This book made me a Richard Matheson fan and I also enjoyed the narration very much.