"Superbly read and gripping story"
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. A passionately read, darkly written book which knocks the spots off the recent film which can only be described as a hollywood pastiche of a horror classic. Why didn't they just use the story in the book which is fantastic rather than do a 'contemporary adaptation'.
The book combines a gruesome picture of a world in decay with the character study of a man who travels to the edge of madness in adapting to his new world. An intelligent book which is a (or even the) classic of it's genre, not least because of the well-reasoned and fantastic ending.
As a long time fan of the Book and subsequent Film adaptations of the story I was captivated by this readers effortless ability to portray the sublime Jekyll and Hyde nature of protagonist Robert Neville, the Man, the Monster and ultimately the Legend. Having listened to the Audiobook, I have a newer and stronger admiration the writer and this work. Legend in word and deed.
This was such an exciting book to listen to. Robertson Dean's American accent is perfect and his delivery really brings the book alive. So much better than that movie. Completely different storyline and ending. The part with the dog just broke my heart. A much better ending. I see now why it is referred to as Classic. Beautifully Dark but it never loses its Humanity.
"Better than the film. Much better. "
I really enjoyed both the story and the narration. It has a lot of depth and kept me at the edge of my seat throughout. It's what I call "proper literature" ; yes it's a technical term. On a serious note, the metaphors for the society, for the societal political changes and changes in mental attitudes between generations are captured with beautiful poignant painful accuracy. I come back to this audiobook no doubt in the future.
You think you know the story, but this is still the daddy of the modern vampire/zombie/apocalypse novel. Intelligent, heartbreaking, surprising and a must read.
"A must really"
Yes, as it stands the test of time, and gives the starting point of all the popular vampire stories since. A classic
The previous unliked neighbour who was now a vampire, slightly comedic and annoying, so still just like a neighbour.
His tone and pace. perfect
I skipped through the bit with the dog, I had to skip through that
"Excellent book, expertly read."
I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator's telling of this story. He had excellent pacing, and an engaging, dynamic tone that changed and suited the moods and drama of the book.
"Wish i had never seen the movie, this was so good"
first few chapters had me right on edge
the depth of the character
I listened when commuting
when his old friend shouts out to him
wish I had never seen the movie. this was 1000 times better
I loved this book - a great story and I found myself with my earphones permanently attached.
"Robertson narrates I Am Legend with unique skill"
Loved it! The book captures all aspects of emotions when dealing with isolation. Must-Read/Listen Masterpiece.