This is an amazing book - If I could have given it 10 stars I would have. Stephen King is getting a run for his money from his son Joe. Written in the true vein of previous King novels. The narrator (sort of Sam Elliot-ish) makes this book an even better listen. I'm totally looking forward to the rest of Mr. Hill's books!
This booked created a nice mixture of suspense and horror. I listened to it in two days while working on my yard. I usually tire of a book and have to go back to finish, but this one didn't try to shock you as much as keep a constant pace.
I highly recommend.
This was a refreshing break from the norm and the cliche. Not your ordinary cookie cutter thriller. Gripping, an exciting ride from the very beginning to the end!!! If you are searching for a really good thriller, look no further, you've found it. I promise you will not be disappointed.
I too bought the book because of the King name and was not disappointed. This is a real old fashioned ghost story that is hard to find today. Most authors, including, Mr. King, try to find novel plots never used before, but it's nice to read a good old scary tale.
This is the first review I have written and thats only because this is a Great book!! The apple does not fall far from the tree here, at all. This author will do Great things, just like his father. He has a great imagination and keeps you going and wanting More. Outstanding, a Must read if you like Stephen King and beyond!!
I wanted to like it but, I just never grew to like the charecters. The story was so dark with very few light or redeeming moments. I found listening painful. I was glad when it was over.
Love books since the age of 6 when I read the Call of the Wild. everything from sci-fi to bios. Cant get enough.
My Father hated this bood, too gory,unsettling
I liked the other Joe Hill books, but I couldn't get through this one.
Between the really bad music between chapters and the ultra slow talking narration, I couldn't finish this book. Didn't like anything about the main character. I ended up listening at 2x speed just because the book was being read so slowly.
It's unfortunate that this one is so badly narrated. I liked the story line, but I was so annoyed by Stephen Lang's inability to do accents, I had a difficult time getting through it. Most of his characters sound just like Mr Rogers. I would recommend buying the book IN PRINT, or trying a different audio book.