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:
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.