Both beautiful and haunting. I love vampire books but this is so much more. Its a series of heart rending stories out of individual lives then they combined together in a perfect recipe. I wish I could only write something half as good as this!
Not your average vampire tale. Very interesting concept and with good characters and a compelling story. Thought the narration was easy to listen to.
I loved the story, the characters, the whole thing and I loved that the writer was not in a hurry to get to the end. This is the first book in a long time that held my attention, made me laugh, sad and at times wanna cry with the story! I also liked the narrator. I am hard on narrators but I really did like this one.
I don't normally read books like this but I could not put it down. I absolutely loved it. All readers were excellent!!!
it is pretty darn close. well worth the time money or credit. The story is an interesting take on the vampire myth. and a bit of biblical history. The concepts are well executed with out the guilt and fear in the way of organized religion. With creative cover up of human weakness and horrible failings with final exposure, "sins of the father" and with the promise of (in next book?) how will the survivors repair the damage done to the human race both good and evil where they are both victims of the past.
Excellent narration a great listen.
Only about 30% into it...but I'm not getting the hype. Maybe it picks up along the way...hope I can stay awake that long...
I found this to be an entertaining read. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I didn't get the feeling I was reading (or listening) to a vampire novel. The premise seemed like something that could happen -- frightening but interesting. I found myself doing things that were compatible with "listening" so I could find out what happened next -- like taking a long bath or cleaning the kitchen. I LIKED IT. Well worth two credits - happy I got it for one.
I knew it was going to be dark when I started this book, but I thought, How bad could it really be ? Now I feel I have wasted 40 hours of my life. If this is your genre, if you enjoy no hope, no win, depressing stories, then dive right in. I need to get into another book asap so I can wipe this one out of my head.
I did not realize from reading the description that this was a vampire book, and I stay away from those. I stopped listening after 10 hours, even though the story of the little girl was interesting me. I just couldn't cope with the foul descriptions of vomit, tastes of rancid meat in mouths, that was part of the story line.
Alot like King's The Stand but the Stand was so much more creative. I liked the character development in the first part of the book but then it went off on a tangent and there were too many events and characters to hold the thread of the story. I thought I was really onto a good book but by the time I finished it,I could not wait for it to just end-too bad. When a book leaves me hungry for more I know I have found a great author. Please tell Scott Brick not to be so dramatic in his narrations- I now think twice about buying a book if he is the narrator.