Audible is better than TV
This is the second book I have read of Joe Hills, and I think it is very good. A very unique ghost story. The characters were alive, and I cared about what happened to them. The story and pace were fantastic.
It took me a chapter or two to understand the rhythm of the narrator, but once we were dancing to the same song he was great.
On the downside, the music between chapters needs to be deleted because it is very annoying.
The narrator's voice sent chivers down my spine multiple times throughout the story. The different voices used for the different characters fit so perfectly with the persons I made up in my mind it is spooky. The intonations, pauses, and fluctuation gives life to an excellent story.
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.