I listen to alot of books here on audible. Each time I start looking for a new book to listen to I try to find a book that I think will make me feel like I did while listening to this one. No other book has yet, Ive listened to more than 20 other books but I keep thinking about this one. Its just so great. It really has everything. I REALLY hope that the sequel turns out to be as awe inspiring as this one
Great book, amazing scope and imagination. This auther kept hope and perseverance alive in what could have been a very bleak time. A little long at times but keep to it - it is worth it.
I've been trying to decide whether The Passage is my favorite book of all time. That would be quite a step for me, but I finally decided that, yes, it is. For now, at this time in my life, for my tastes and listening preferences, this is the best audio book I've ever listened to.
I understand that it might not be for everyone and that some may like it less (or more) than I do. But, for me, it has the perfect combination of character development, mystery, suspense, science fiction, narration (Brick is the best), and length (I prefer very long books).
The only thing I didn't like was that the suspense builds so much that I listened to the final part over a weekend and neglected my family and chores. Of course, the suspense is a good thing, but I just couldn't put it down.
Now the wait for the second book. Crap, I should have waited to listen to it until the entire series was done!
Usually I avoid Scott Brick but I really wanted to listen to this book but I could not finish it. Brick sounds like a funeral director.
I read the mixed reviews to this book and still gave it a shot. I'm glad I did.
Scott Brick and the other 2 readers did an excellent job. I have a job that allows me to listen to books all day and still get my work done (I love my job!). This book kept me totally interested from the beginning to the end. No spoilers in my review. I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait for the next ones to come out!!!
I love the book! I can't wait for his next book to come out. I love his characters, they are all so unique, and his writing style is wonderfully descriptive, it's like I'm there. It reminds me of The Stand a little. I was sad when it ended--I hope there's a sequel!
During the first few hours of listening, the darkness of the story made me often consider giving up. I stuck with it, and I am not sorry. The characters are compelling and once I committed, it was hard to take breaks from the story. This is definitely not a feel good book, but the story is so unique and it is so well written, that I was very happy to have experienced it.
This is a long narrative that covered a lot of territory in time and emotions. At the same time I was anxious for it to end ... and compelled to keep listening. Scott Brick, who is one of my LEAST favorite readers, managed to avoid his normal sardonic tone most of the time. The only drawback I can say is that after listening to the whole thing, and re-listening to the last hour, I am still not certain as to the fate of one of the major characters, and I wonder if that vagueness was a setup for a follow-on, making this the first of a series.
The book kept my interest, even though it is a long, drawn-out story. However, then it just suddenly ends, with no resolution, which I found unacceptable. I imagine a sequel is coming, but now that I've been burned once, I'm not sure I'm willing to take a second chance. I don't mind books in a series (I can't wait for the next installment in Karl Schroeder's Virga series). However, each book must stand alone and come to a reasonable conclusion.
The narration is great. I think I could listen to Scott Brick read the telephone book and enjoy it.
I don't ususally write reviews, but after reading other reviews of this book, I almost did not get it. I am so glad I did. It was great. I loved the way the story is layed out, the characters, the Epic time frame. I don't at all understand the complaints about the ending. I do hope there are sequals.
In short I loved it. The only reason I give 4 stars instead of five is for the short periods in the audio book like the litany of names that if reading the book, I would have glanced at and moved on, is not so easy in an audio format.