professor and costume designer
I love The Stand and can see that this is similar in scale to that story, but honestly I have never listened to a less adept narrator. He had no character voices, his delivery is sing song and has a terrible American rhythm of ending every sentence on a down note, and I spent the entire time waiting for one of the other narrators to jump in (which they only do for five minutes in total). For the first time ever, I will be buying the second book on paper or Kindle and NOT listening to it.
Listen to this guy...it is obvious. He reads this like film noir.
I spend about 2 1/2 hrs a day commuting to work, so I have a good amount of Audible time. I love sci-fi, post apocalypse, and zombie books.
The characters were all so well developed and the story just sucks you in.
Michael is my favorite character. His technical knowledge and curiosity in a world of horse and carts, mixed with the burden of the understanding what this knowledge tells him.I very much enjoyed watching this character develop as events unfold.
The main narrator (there are a couple others that thoughtfully sprinkled throughout the reading), has a great voice. His tones and inflections are perfect and pulled me deeper into the story.
As a 20 year military guy, I loved the part when we get the background on
Great story, similar to
Like the evil that lies in the dark, you will not see this one coming. All I have to say is WOW!
Someone recommended this book to me because he thought I may like it. I was very skeptical. Plus, the person who did the recommending, was very coy about the description. I can see why. It is a delightful surprise when you read it.
For the first part of the story, I often thought - "Ok. Good story so far, but where is it going"? Well... I was patient, and it was well worth it! All of a sudden, boom, this book grabs you and does not let go. After that, I was hooked. Just like my friend, I will not ruin it for you. Everything comes full circle in this epic story.
Is it possible to weave every genre into one story? Impossible? In this case, I think Justin Cronin has accomplished it. He blends - Horror, drama, romance, science fiction, fantasy, suspense, spirituality, and mystery all into one.
Truly a remarkable read!
Great story with well developed characters. Vampire apocolypse done right. Narration was expert, pulled you into the story and made you identify with the characters. You'll enjoy it.
this book reminds me of the movie from dusk till dawn , the thing I remember most about that movie was how the first half was completely different from the second and while the second part was full of over the top stuff overall the whole thing together was something special, and this book is special while it cant be said that it is original it is very well written and has alot of parts that will make you love it.
I was surprised by how good this story is. The readers all did a great job on the characters. The characters are written with depth and compassion. I especially like that the story spans several generations and ends in a very satisfactory manner. I highly recommend this audio book. It was hard to stop, and a few times I had to rewind to savor a particular passage
Can't wait to see what else Justin Cronin has in him...story-wise, that is.There is more story to be told. Looking forward to a sequel--a whole series would be nice.
This book is one of the best books I have ever read (listened to)! Scott Brick brings this books alive!
This story gets you from the beginning. You wonder where the story is headed and it doesn't disappoint
Scott Brick is my favorite narrator. He always adds so much depth to it.
Get this book. It will hook you and you will never want it to end. I didn't!
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.