I found myself trying really hard to like this book, and I struggled to continue listening to it. The narrative is well read, but the story itself is slow.
Married "mom" of 3 crazy dogs and 1 cat! I developed a love for reading just after college & only recently for audio. Loving it so far!
I just finished this book and I am still not entirely sure what the heck happened!!?!? The story was interesting, even if confusing, and the narration was great! I may just have to either listen again or read this one to fully understand.
It's not terrifying just really good and keeps you listening. This is my second or third Joe Hill audiobook and liked them all.
The book wastes no time getting you right into some creepy goings-on. Joe hill lives up to his father's legacy well. It was a novel that had me staring around my apartment looking for the restless dead. A must read for any horror novel fanatic.
Such an amazing story! I got to a point where I was just wishing people would go away so I could listen to more.
Both Jude & Marybeth were brilliant characters. Add Craddock & Anna to that mix & wow, fantastic story! Not to forget about Bon & Angus too.
I loved the narrator too, the way he used different voices, both sexes & the accents were so believable.
Overall I wish I could give 10 stars for every facet of this book.
Probably - length wise it was good and the story wasn't bad. It was a pretty good ghost story.
Yes, in a way and I wouldn't say on the edge of my seat - only in a way that the characters kept moving. They never stayed too long in one place, which kept me engaged as reader.
Articulate. Monotone. Low.
No extreme reactions, and I certainly didn't laugh or cry.
As a ghost story, Joe Hill's "Heart-Shaped Box" wasn't all that bad. The length was just right in a way that the story didn't feel too drawn out and the plot was engaging enough that the story never felt monotonous.
Altogether the characters were likable and somewhat relatable. After reading other reviews, apparently the concept was not wholly original; however I still enjoyed the perspective and for a ghost story, it wasn't all that bad.
And as the title suggests, the story is full of music references.
Pros: decent enough ghost story, likable main character, and not too long.
Cons: some of the plot devices tended to be a bit cliche and there were a few moments that lent itself to being "too convenient" to move the plot along.
Bottom line: not bad, but also not great.