This one delivered, I was hooked from the first 5 minutes. Terrifying but you still cant turn away.
Great story. It's long which I like but may drag a bit for some people who don't like the level of detail that I do. I identified with the characters who were believable for the most part. Very good example of the disaster genre. The ending was shocking - I was left speechless. Definitely worth the listen and I look forward to more from Justin Cronin.
Yes, vampires are in this novel, but this isn't a vampire story... This book is one of the best things i have read in a very long time... Please don't let the fact that vampires play a part in this book deter you from it. It has the feel of a zombie novel, but the content of something more. I can't help but love the characters and the world they exist in. I loved this book!
A great twist to an otherwise tired storyline. I loved the way Cronin developed the characters and moved the story along. The end was a bit of a shock, but I can see a sequel... Maybe. Great book, a must read.
This book drawns you in and once in it is difficult to get out. Mr. Cronin brings you into his book so much so that you feel as though you are in with the characters, always on the periphery, feelling their victories, their losses, the joy and sadness and always the overwhelming sense of fear. I don't have one favorite character but I love being with them (well maybe Peter, Alecia, Amy?) . I was there in the bunkers, in the desert, on the mountain, in the cold........ The ending!! It leaves you wanting more and yet it was the best place to end this book. I just finished listening to the end of this book and went searching to find the sequel. A year!! Really??!! I've already marked it on my calendar. I rarely re-read or re-listen to a book. Once it's over, I walk away and I'm done. I plan to re-listen to this book just to cover areas that I may have missed. I totally enjoyed the narrators. they carried the story to me so effectively that I was able to listen without distraction. I enjoyed their voices. The characters came alive because of the narrators. Makes me want to leave my day job and try my hand at narration. This book, a job well done.
I LOVED it! The ending left you feeling both complete and hanging for the next book. There are 2 more in the planning I've been told but I want them NOW! This book while it seems gives 'too much' detail the author is very good about wraping those details into the story later on so just keep reading. It is SOOOO worth the read!
I liked this book, enough to get so engrossed in it that I listened even when I didn't really have the time to spare! I didn't feel much satisfied with the ending, and perhaps it would be good to have a subtitle of " :part 1 of the such-and-such books" to prepare for the inevitable "wait... it ended?"
I loved this book although I felt a little let down at the end. It isn't your typical vampire story which made it very interesting and the character development was pretty good. While I wish the ending had been a bit different, I'm still thinking about it and finished it two days ago which says something!
i *loved* this audiobook! it's hard to imagine that even after 37 hours of listening i was still sad when it was over and was left wanting more... i hope justin cronin does make this book into a trilogy because it was a fantastic book and i loved every minute of it!