"Tense and powerful listen"
This audio book is awesome. I love how it shows the listener how Robert is losing his mind from being on his own. I suppose it allows you feel what he feels.
The broken watch. Brilliantly tense moment.
The broken mind of the lonely Robert Neville, how his voice changes as Roberts mind goes from one part of his personality to another.
"Much better than the film"
Ignore the film
The last line in the book, that sounds bad but I mean it truthfully more for the build up then anything it has a climatic moment that brings the whole book into perspective, once again a book adapted into a film has lots it's charm, story and feeling how can it be so hard to make a film loyal to this book
The performance did the content justice in a way that made it really enjoyable and engaging
I wish I could have but I don't often get the chance to listen to a book all in one go,
"Very different from the movie"
I was not a big fan of the movie but had heard this was a good read so decided to give it a go. This is deffo not the genre of book I would normally read-not really into vampire etc so fully expected to not really like it but was very pleasantly surprised. The reader was very good. The story has little resemblance to the film-in a good way-don't know why they decided to change it so much. A really interesting listen which kept me hooked from start to finish. I was very surprised to see it was written in the 50s as it has a much more modern feel. A real classic. Enjoy.
"I almost couldn't finish listening to this book"
The narrators voice is really really really irritating. He tried to make it dramatic and maybe if his voice wasn't horrible it would have worked, but it was so it didn't.
The story itself is great, but for a change not as good as the film, still worth a listen though if you can get over the narrators voice
"A strange and warming paranoid schizoid tale"
Different to the film
It grows on you
Wasn't sure about it at first but enjoyed it and some years later came back and listened to it again with, surprisingly, better results, hence the review. I would say its a mood dependent kinda story but worth having in your library and written by a master of the genre.
Defiantly no Will Smith
"It was a bit of a fight to get through this one."
This is a gripping and well told story but is unremittingly bleak. The book starts with the hero, Robert Neville, already well into the events that have unfolded after a vampire plague has taken over the world. The characterization is very good but I found it hard to empathize with the hero because you only get brief glimpses at what he was like before these catastrophic events turned him into the half crazed and hardened person, which he is at the start of the book. My main problem with the plot is that it had so few glimmers of hope in it, this made the story somewhat predictable and hard work to listen to.If on the other hand you like your fiction dark, this would be a great novel for you.
The narrator did a brilliant job at projecting the thoughts of a man falling apart to the listener. He has a pleasant voice to listen to and is great at conveying the tension of the story.
Overall I'm glad I bought this book but it's not one I'll come back too again and again, like many of the others in my library.
"Don't expect Will Smith."
Firstly this was nothing like the Will Smith film. The only thing they have in common is the title and the name of the leading character. I quite liked the film and the book is just as good if not better.
Really liked the ending too, won't spoil it for anyone but like I said bears no resemblance to the film.
It was, it's not too long as well. Unfortunately I don't have the time to listen to it in one sitting.
Modern classic, download it you won't be disappointed.
"Nothing like the movie, in a good way"
I remained engaged throughout. Impressive for a story largely comprising of one character.
I definitely needed a break at times as it was really quite depressing, although it was intended to be.
This book highlights the darker side of long term isolation, and questions one-sided moral decisions.
"A Must Read"
>It's nothing like the movie. Alright, having taken care of that, here is what I have to say<
This book was incredible, the story and the way that the main character's thoughts and feelings are presented are just amazing.
I was very worried about the vampire cliche, but you know what.. the writer added a twist and much more depth into it, making it fit like a latex glove (there is a disturbing image for you, complements of the house).
Jokes aside the only negative point of this book is its length, you just want more and are really sad to know that the end might be near.
The narration is superb, the best one yet in my narrow experience. Nice work Mr.Robertson!
I will not say one more word on this master piece as I don't want to inadvertently spoil something, just trust my words, get it now and you'll thank me later.
Firstly, if you've seen the film, forget all about it. The book is as similar to the film as driving a car is to roller skating. With all of that said, the book is very good. It's a little slow to start but quickly picks up pace. The narrator does an excellent job of conveying the tension and emotion right to the end. Well worth the download