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.
I listen to a lot of audio books and tend to like books that are dark in content and humor.
Great Horrific Drama.
Amy. She totally intrigued me and pulled me into the story!
Definitely. They read like real actors. Some can be so monotone.
No. I like to savor the good books.
I originally listened to the abridged version and it left me unfulfilled. The Unabridged version is defiantly the way to go. So worth it.
Pretty high. It's a storyline that sticks with you. Kind of confusing at first on how it's going to get pulled together...but, it's an awesome book.
The trips to the mall for supplies.
Makes you think about what could happen if the human race every got threatened.
Maybe Love it Hate it is a bit strong, but there were times I almost put this book down...well not quite. That's about how this book went for me, but in the end I really liked it and look forward to the next one in the series.
That said, his book was a bit of a roller coaster ride. I like the premise and the development of the story and characters, it's just that at times it was a bit confusing and hard to follow. It hopped around and left me wondering if I missed something. Eventually things were cleared up, but to me it was unnecessary confusion. I don't know if it was the writers intent or just poor writing. This is my first book by the author so it's hard to be sure. There were also some long slow stretches that did not seem necessary. Conversely, for a book this long, there seemed to be some rushed scenes where the outcome did not make logical sense based on the setup. Also, as time passes things deteriorate and the accuracy of the way that was depicted in spots was questionable at best. Again in a book of his length I expect some research into these areas to bring credence to the story.
I disagree with other reviewers that this is a vampire book. There is some vampire like behavior but it's not a vampire book. It's not a zombie book either which is why I came across this one searching for a good zombie book. It's a cross between the two really and I enjoyed it more from the overall "apocalyptic" side.
The narration, at least that done by Scott Brick, was excellent. Fortunately the other narrator was only around for short sequences. I found her voice kind of irritating. Some weird sort of slur she has through me off.
So at the end of the day I liked the story even with the faults I noted. There were/are some very engaging characters throughout the book including the main group who I am sure will be part of the next installment. There is still a lot of story to tell here and I look forward to reading more.
Yes, I think I would try books by Cronin. I know I enjoyed the narration.
The plot was pretty good. I enjoyed everything as it unfolded, though I was occasionally lost during transition. But I attribute that more to the fact that I couldn't actually see breaks in the text.
Scott Brick is fantastic. I know some people don't like his sometimes dry-voice, but I found it perfect for this narration, and I think he *gets* his characters better than most narrators I've listened to.
I don't believe I would cut any specific character. I believe the story used every character to good effect.
This book was great. It started a little slow, but it was epic in length, so I was fine with the gradual build up. What blew me away (in a bad way), was the sudden and inexplicably anti-climactic ending.
It's almost like Cronin saw his deadline fast-approaching and thought: