I loved this book. I could not wait to get to the end. Admittedly, you do have to "bend" your view of reality a little, but I really did like it. It borders on being of the Dean Koontz genre. This is a must listen!
I enjoyed the story, mostly. The author's concept of ghosts and spirits and their interaction with mortals is unusual. The violence and grief became oppressive after a while.
The occasional musical interludes seem to correspond with the beginning and end of CDs in the original audio release. They detract from listening to the book in the Audible format.
This is a ghost story and the visual description are vivid. It is also the story of evil human psychology. it is very creepy and Stephen Lang does a masterful job on the dialect which is very important in this tale. Well done Joe Hill!
Judas Coyne is a very original character in that he's not your typical human being. His experiences in life and the relationships he's made lend to the plot of this story. Without it, I think the book could've still done decently well. The ghost in the story and Judas' first encounters with it are terrifying...this is a must read for anyone new to horror novels!
I can't say I was sympathetic to the "victims" in this book, but overall it was well written and really well read. The only irritation was that each chapter would just cut off abruptly. For example, sometimes the last letter of the word was cut off. The most stupid "creative license" involved music seg-ways. First, They break the mood of the book. Second, when your lost in the listening spell of an audio book, sudden unexpected bad electronic music breaks you out of the spell and you need to reconnect.
I felt sorry for the characters. The story was scary and exciting but characters were more negative than I thought they should have been. It was a very enjoyable but dark story, with a "surprise ending"
Did I say Wow !!!!? First book I've listened to by this Author and I'm hooked. I loved the narrator as well. I'm still blown away by Scott Brick, but this guy Stephen Lang ain't shabby at all. Good Job !!!
Wow, Wow, Wow !!!!
A fun listen. He writes a lot like his father and I love that! Close to the ending of this story became a little silly but overall it was pretty fun. There were a few very frightening moments in the book that were great!! I love to be scared.