This enormous story goes on and on and on and then suddenly.... it just stops... left me feeling like there should be another chapter, like I was missing pages. Also consider these elements: Colorado, Las Vegas, a prescient old black lady, a virus that was made by humans and got out of control, etc. The Stand sure comes to mind, and evidentially to just about every reader of The Passage! All said, I thought it an engaging story but I was very disappointed at the sudden stop ending. One feels it should say "to be continued." Many are saying it is his way of setting us up for another enormous volume to follow. I think I would pass. Also there is a woman reader who reads at odd times and she is much too sibilant. That got old fast.
Great apocalyptic tale, with vivid characters. Not your typical vampire story. Highly recommend. One complaint, I felt the narrator needed prozac! Same depressed tone the whole book through. Annoying at first, but definitely worth sticking through.
I was pulled in by the hype and the one credit deal. I'm only halfway through, but this looks like one of the few books I won't be finishing. The author is overly wordy and the plot is hard to follow. There's some good character development, but the story is lacking a heart. I can't believe Stephen King recommended it!
This book may be good if I can stick with it. It takes way to long to get somewhere. Also, I really don't like Scott Brick's narration so my dislike may be more because of that. Still it would be a much better book if it were more concise.
Both beautiful and haunting. I love vampire books but this is so much more. Its a series of heart rending stories out of individual lives then they combined together in a perfect recipe. I wish I could only write something half as good as this!
Not your average vampire tale. Very interesting concept and with good characters and a compelling story. Thought the narration was easy to listen to.
I loved the story, the characters, the whole thing and I loved that the writer was not in a hurry to get to the end. This is the first book in a long time that held my attention, made me laugh, sad and at times wanna cry with the story! I also liked the narrator. I am hard on narrators but I really did like this one.
I don't normally read books like this but I could not put it down. I absolutely loved it. All readers were excellent!!!
it is pretty darn close. well worth the time money or credit. The story is an interesting take on the vampire myth. and a bit of biblical history. The concepts are well executed with out the guilt and fear in the way of organized religion. With creative cover up of human weakness and horrible failings with final exposure, "sins of the father" and with the promise of (in next book?) how will the survivors repair the damage done to the human race both good and evil where they are both victims of the past.
Excellent narration a great listen.