Let's face it: Stephen King is truly a weird guy. He writes weird stories. If he says another writer's work is wonderful, that should be a flag of warning to us. The Langoliers, Cujo,The Mist, and many others are not worth the paper they were printed on.
King loves The Passage. That in itself should be enough to send us on our way in our search of a good read.
These two writers have diarrhea of the brain and we lick it up as if it were the ambrosia of the gods. I wasted $37 because I stupidly saw thirty-six hours of listening for thirty-seven dollars as a bargain. I should have made a small pile of bills in my charcoal grill and set it aflame. I should have driven down to the nearest corner and given the money to the first drunk I saw; it would have been better spent.
These people are rich and famous because we gave them our money in return for the equivalent of a brown smear on toilet paper. I'll not make the same mistake again!
Now, if you think Stephen King's writing is wonderful, then go for it! You deserve it.
Ever listen to a drunk ramble on about unrelated events in his life? Yeah, this book.
Unbelievably, I am 24 hours into this endless ramble and I have another 12 hours to go! Not gonna do it. Author Cronin must love the "sound of his voice" because there is no end to his bombast. There seems to be no point to this story. There are too many characters and I don't really care what happens to any of them at this point. I love unabridged novels but I am so sorry I bought this one.
Love the book as a window. Shocked by the number of definitions for the word "turn". Widowed and sad, but thankful. Trying hard to be useful. Have 28 years as a step-father to a fantastic grand-daughter and a not so fantastic drug addicted, step-daughter. Oddly focused on the fun of preparing to die well, and help those left behind, while eating, hot springing, and reading for pleasure.
If one waxes quixotic, this is interesting cultural commentary. But it is way too long, and most will not ask themselves about what dreams or delusions they are locked in. I only just barely stayed with this read, but I may read what I think is the newly released sequel. At 36 hours, this read is long.
Today I heard there is a sequel to the vitalness, needless to say it is already in my library and I cant wait to get started
Yes I would recommend to a friend. As a matter-of-fact I have recommended to many. Spend about 8 hrs a day in my car and listened to this while I would drive. Actually looked forward to my next day of travels. So excited about the sequel, downloading it now!
Scary and captivating,incredible humane, despairing at times to the point of getting so anxious that had to stop for a while to regroup. Most of all: ONCE YOU START YOU CAN'T STOP !
Performance is very good. Just right for the book.
One bad thing: The end left me hanging. What happened with the sequel?! Please don't tell me is like "The Way of Kings" or "Reckless" !!!
Even so it is sooooo worth it.
Everything was just right...a great listen...time well spent...
The suspenseful twists and turns...well written and preformed...
No...why rush it...it kept me wanting to know more...the pacing was perfect...
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I would highly recommend this book, I was completely enthralled from the beginning...it is long, but the characters are well developed and interesting.
I have several favorite characters, Special Agent Walgast, Peter Jackson and of course Amy...you feel for each one of them...you want them to be able to fulfill their desires...you cry when they cry...Amy is a mystery and continues to be throughout this first book...
I don't believe I have listened to this narrator before...but his performance is terrific...
If there had been a way to listen to this all in one sitting I surely would have...however I listen to audiobooks when I am in the car...so it may be a five minute snippet here or an hour snippet there...I loved the story so much I couldn't wait to find a reason to get in the car and go somewhere, or when I would get to my destination, I would remain in the car an additional 5 or ten minutes just to listen to more of the story...currently I am listening to The Passage for a second time and am just as enthralled as the first time...
The second book in the trilogy is set to be released in October 2012 in print...and I can't wait to get my hands on it...also as soon as the audiobook is available I know I will purchase it also.
Kind of a long story and seemingly endless, but it ties together eventually and has a good ending. Good narration. Kind of a monotone narrator which doesn't help the seemingly endless story.
I love everything about this book, can't wait for the Twelve to come out. I also think Scott Brick does a great job but Abby Craden got a bit emotional for my taste at times.