I was looking for a really spooky, can't turn off the lights type of book. There was not one moment that scared me. The writing was good, story okay, narration was good but kind of reminded me of a one-man play, a bit distracting with all the acting. Wouldn't recommend.
Prolific reader, who always wished I could find a way to read and drive. Then, I found Audible. Wish granted!
I struggled to finish this. Really struggled. The narrator was excellent, but the story just fell flat for at least the first half. Eventually Mr. Hill pulled out some gorgeous imagery that somewhat kindled my interest, but even that couldn't hold it for long.
The development of the relationship between the two main characters was one of the things that I felt like I was supposed to be interested in, but... nope. Not even a little bit.
Would only recommend this book to Stephen King fans, and even then, with caution.
Decent book. Narrator had accent problems. I thought one of the characters was a leprechaun there for awhile. What is with the terrible music as an seg way to another chapter? Dude! It's not even metal. ...it's crap. The music kinda killed it for me.
Maybe. But this book doesn't make me a Joe Hill fan.
Yes it did turn me off from other books by Joe Hill.
Stephen Lang is ok. Just that I didn't like the story,
The first part was creepy and I feel that Joe Hill has a way with words. It's just that the story deteriorated into some car chase, action type of story.
I expected something dark and creepy, instead I got a fist-fight between man and ghost.
The story is original and moves along at a good pace, but it is the characters, and how the author develops them that has me downloading more Joe Hill books. I just wanted to sit and listen to the conversations between the characters.
Georgia. She seems like a stereotype when first introduced but as her story is revealed she is a sweetheart, someone who has had a rough life that hasn't changed who she truly is.
Stephen Lang did a great job of moving between the characters, both male and female, as well as interjecting a Southern accent when needed.
Judas Coyne. His motivation, his perseverance, his desire.
With regard to the plot and performance, I was very pleased with this audiobook. I'm a Joe Hill fan and I hadn't yet read this so I was pleased to see it was available. And Stephen Lang does a great job in the performing of it. The only issue I had was that between a few of the breaks in the story, there is this ridiculous electronic music that has zero to do with the story at all. Your lead character is a metal singer; if you're gonna have music at breaks, make it metal. Anyway, not a huge gripe but I did find myself baffled by this addition.
Hill is a solid writer. He's able to tell an interesting and creepy story without it running all over the place. His characters have depth and he drops in little details that both flesh out the story and foreshadow coming events.
This is the first of Lang's performances I've heard but I was impressed. He shows a hell of a range and manages to make the various character voices distinguishable and engaging.
The story just kept going and going...had to take breaks to slow my heartbeat!
I really liked the dogs. :-)
All scenes great.
I shivered, trembled, got anxiety and high blood-pressure, can't stop jumping when I hear a bump in the night...
The book is so much fun! I highly recommend!
Retired teacher and interpreter. I read classic and contemporary fiction, as well as Mystery/Suspense/Horror, Fantasy&Sci-fi.
I really love the choice of narrator here. Stephen Lang perfectly captures the Southern growl of the main character, the slow evil drawl of the bad guy. ..Perfect!
Cool premise, good action, suspenseful story arch...
If you enjoy King/ Koontz style horror, you'll enjoy this book!