Note #1: I am not a science fiction or fantasy reader. And, while this story is placed into that category, it could just as well fit into general fiction.
It's a riveting story made more so by Robertson Dean's dramatic and spot-on reading. Note #2: I am not an audiobook 'reader.'
Great stories, such as this one, and exceptional readings, such as this one, encourage me to 'read' more audiobooks.
The story having been well-explained by this time will not be stated once again here. I will say that for me the heart of the story is the fully rounded bedeviled, strong and honest character Robert Neville. He's what's the story is about, and Richard Matheson does an extraordinary and much appreciated act of rendering him in his fullness and humanness.
I have listened to this story in the region of 30 times so far and I still find angles in the psychology of the main character that I had never considered before. A true masterpiece and one that would have made a much better film than the hollywood mangled version.
This is an excellent audible book a real thriller and not in a gross way. The reader is terrific and draws you into the story. I bought it because I had seen the movie with Will Smith but as always the book is so different then the movie - the book is better then the movie. Love it!
Although sometimes a little slow, this book wraps up beautifully. Towards the end I couldn't figure out where it was headed, but oh man when it gets there it is totally worth the trip. One of the best stories I have listened too, since Across the Nightingale Floor. Buy it and enjoy!
Although it's a bit dated at this point (at least in terms of technology), the story is still excellent and well-worth the time.
I have not seen the movie, so my views of this story have not been tainted. I really enjoyed it although the medical jargon is sometimes difficult to follow. My only complaint is about the narrator. It seems most people liked him, but I found him to be difficult to listen to at times, particular when he reads female lines.
I liked it up to the ending. The character seemed more like the Heston version than the Smith version. The story was a little different than the two movie versions which was nice since I've seen them.
Well worth the listen!
Had me in my seat. I am a little disappointed on the ending but it fits with the title. Must listen book. Worth the credit, worth the money!