This book is interesting, well-written and well-read, however it's so bleak and depressing I cannot honestly recommend it. I'd like to see more from this author if he can find something positive to write about!
I agree with another reviewer that this book is "gaseous windbagism" I can't believe that I wasted so many hours listening to Scott Brick's monotone; I finally dropped it with three hours to go. Someone owes me two credits! Argh. I should have known better. Reader/listener beware!
I found the overall story to be interesting but very slow and boring in many areas
This book started with an interesting premise but went off into many different seemingly irrelevant tangents. When the story is just starting to finish up and get interesting it just ends. It is like the author said "Well, I finished the number of pages my contract stated so let me end it here"
I wasn't sure what to think when picking this title out- the reviews were so mixed- either love or hate. Sign me up for the 'love' side of things. If your attention is easily lost, you don't like committing to long stories, or your expecting a story that neatly ties up at the end- steer clear. But if you are someone who diligently takes in the details, loves long stories, and enjoys knowing that there is more to come, you'll love this. It's essentially two stories in one- the first being roughly 1/3 of the book and the second being the remaining 2/3. That's a pretty bold move for an author especially when the 1/3 at the beginning has characters that are pretty endearing to you by the time you get to the second portion. While I didn't seem to enjoy the second set of characters as much at first, I ended up really, truly enjoying them every bit as much. I also was setting myself up to be disappointed by the ending due to people saying it abruptly ended. I was pleasantly surprised with a few really satisfying 'end game' elements that were thrown in. The stage is left solidly set for the next two books- I really can't wait. One of the best books I've downloaded here on audible.
The story was interesting at times but the author is so wordy and gets carried away with every detail and every thought. When you couple this with the narrator's constant, painfully sad voice I finally gave up. I almost made it to the end but just couldn't take it any more. I quit.
Sometimes a little long in the set up but this is the best book I have read in years. The movie version which is all ready in dev will be great if they do not screw it up. Really, really good book, not at all about vampires. Great characters, fascinating story with lots of twists.
Not exactly a bad book but alot slower paced than I expected. The story starts to become kind of a downer after a while, with nothing but bad luck, bad memories and bad omens. You keep expecting some kind of redeeming event to happen but it never comes. In fact, the big moment kind of falls flat. You feel like "what? is that it?" then it goes on for a while and ends with no real resolution. They're obviousley trying to leave the door open for a series of books. Kind of a ripoff of "I am legend" with a longer timeline.
For a very long story, it fell short on the content; the solution to the problem was bland, too simple and left me hanging. The ending was not satisfactory for all the challenges they went trough.
The story failed to point out how the gov't/miltary even knew Amy was different and where to find her. The nightmare experienced by some surviving decendants was rather loopy in the explanation given.
This story was not worth listening to for the second time