The performer was excellent and the story kept me coming back for more. I would recommend this audiobook.
I loved this book. The characters were interesting and fleshed out, and I was surprised at how emotionally attached I got to each of them, whether it was love or hate. The story unfolds over the course of the whole book, so all the pieces don't fall into place until the very end, which is something I absolutely love in a story, it hangs onto your interest like it was super-glued there. The story hits the ground running, but there is an hour or so where it gets a little slow, but then it takes off running again, and sprints to the finish.
The narrator was a little shaky at first, there was a bit of a New Jersey-ish accent in all his speech at first, but he got warmed up by Chapter 3, and it was very good reading after that. His characters were well defined, even though one character kept that odd New Jersey accent.
Overall, this is the best audiobook I've listened to this year. Joe Hill is becoming my new favorite author, and fast! I can't wait for his next book, and I'll certainly be listening to this one again. And again.
Joe Hill (son of King) is on his way to being a great supernatural writer as long as he can conquer the curse handed down from his father. The novel itself contains a little supernatural thriller, a little romance, and a lot of mystery. Unfortunately, he can't hold the tensions together which blends the three together like a bad cocktail.
In this regard he follows his father's curse of having a, great beginning, decent middle, and a lackluster ending.
This story grabs you at the beginning, and doesn't let go. I found myself staying up way too late on work nights, and then sneaking my headphones on at work, because I just had to hear what happens next! It is a good, fun, horror of a ride! Thanks Joe!
Horns is an interesting and introspective book, you can't help but imagine what you would do under the circumstances. Great action (satirical) all the way through. Could have been scary but instead the main character basically means well.
I'll be honest - I didn't "get" this book. I ploughed my way through it with the expectation that I would hear a lot more about the "horns" and the Devil that Ig became. I was disappointed. There were long interludes of what seemed to me to be needless rambling by the other characters. These passages could have been skipped totally. I had really looked forward to listening to this and quite honestly, I cannot believe this guy is Stephen King's son - and for those people who ranked him up there with his father - ARE YOU CRAZY!!!!!! A total waste of money.
Joe Hill claims he uses that pseudonym to write because he wants to be successful on his own merits, opposed to his family, the son of Stephen King. Aside from whether I think King is doing the writing or not, he's probably at least the coxswain. Horns is a solid, gripping novel that has our "hero" wandering around trying to figure out his new reality - who he is, what he is, why he is, and why people do what they do around him. The characters are real and interesting, but a little overdeveloped. Excellent read!
I want a refund! Completely disconnected and down right silly. So sorry I wasted my hard earned cash on this bomb. Too bad too, since I did enjoy his other book. Joe Hill, what happened???