My strongest feeling about this book is that it feels too short. Benchley takes time to draw readers in with great descriptions of a town full of characters, but leaves many questions unanswered.
The book is more about the impact of a series of shark attacks on the town of Amity than a set of detailed descriptions of the attacks themselves. Benchley does a good job of getting readers invested in the fate of the town and the key players in it, but we are left with many unanswered questions.
My frustration is a compliment to the book. Obviously, allowing readers to imagine what happens after the last page is a deliberate choice made by many authors, but Benchley was doing such a great job of describing everything that I wish he had kept on going.
Not having been written
Definitely not - even at 1.5x speed he sounds like he is stoned or doing something else at the same time
Let's see if the refund procedure works
yes , interesting take from the movie
got more into detail of the main characters
very well done
theres already a film
I didn't like how they did the death of the shark in the book
It was slightly different from movie. Liked it very much.....would read it again.. Will be selecting another king book.
I was captivated from the first of the book. The movie is one of my favorites and I could picture everything in my head.
Erik Steele did an excellent job reading. He made the characters alive in my imagination. My favorite was Brody.
It was hard to stop listening. There was not a good stopping place, I always wanted to know what was next.
Hello all, I am a Father of a not so little boy. A tech head and Sci-Fi lover.
Not sure the reader was ok. His voice seemed to me flat.
When the Shark had Hooper in it's mouth and hooper punches the eye.
I don't think so
Eleen Brody. She was a great looking woman.
Of course we saw the movie and I read the novel many years ago but after listening to it again I hoped to enjoy it. But I can sadly say I did not! I will have to admit that during many times it was painful and full of subplot lines that went no where. I am one of those people that generally thinks that the books are better than movies but not here. I am roundly disappointed with this book.
I might but am not sure at this point.
Maybe it wasnt his performance but more of the material he was working with...
Erik Steele's performance really shines. While I don't think he has a particularly great voice, his performance keeps you wanting more. Quint really comes alive through Steele's great interpretation.
I like my horror, techno-thrillers, and science fiction. Which is why Jurassic Park and The Lost World are 2 of my favorite books ever!
This was not a bad book at all, but the movie is one of my favorites of all time. That's why I decided to check this one out. They left some subplots from this book out of the film, and I didn't really miss them. This is one of the few instances where I felt the film was better than the book. In it's defense, some of the book's shark attacks were described from the victim's point of view, so beware, it's pretty gruesome!
The movie Jaws is one of my top ten movies of all times. I am compelled to watch it when it is on TV (even though I own it) and I could quote the dialogue in my sleep. However, I had never read the book until I purchased this during one of Audible sales.
While parts of the book are different, I enjoyed getting to know the characters deeper than the movie allowed. It was great to learn 'new' things about characters I thought I already thoroughly knew. Usually, I have an intense dislike for a movie/book combination that has such big variations, but this book is the exception.
I am now a big fan of both, and enjoy listening to the book, or even parts of the book when I get the chance. If you are in love with the movie, it is well worth the credit to get the book and hear a slightly different version of the story you thought you knew everything about.