Mother of twins. No time to read, started listening to books 'n changing diapers at the same time. Been in love with audible ever since
with the possible exception of the post script. It was a jaw dropper. Other than that I thought it was suspenseful and well written. a very enjoyable read.
An excellent story that held my attention through the whole journey. I can easily highly recommend this book. I didn't want it to end!
I purchased this book with reservations. On the one hand I found the premise interesting, on the other I have no fondness for the main narrator's technique. While I am able to lose myself in the content for pages during action sequences, it is during the quiet descriptive lulls that I cringe. His need to impart each sentence with deep emotional content no matter the appropriateness is, to me distracting.
> I found the story very good. With a bit more editing to it King fans might feel right at home.
I like unabridged books and this one was one worth savoring. It was so riveting that sometimes it left me holding my breath or wishing that what I thought could happen, wouldn't or would. I enjoyed the characters, I felt what they went through and wanted more for them. When it ended, I still wanted more. Hope there will be Book 2. Bravo, well done. 10 star book.
I like long audio books so when I saw this one discounted, I bought it, although I was wary about the general topic-vampires. Definitely needs some editing and drags in places. Really liked the characters and cared about them. I personally liked the narrator; not the greatest of all time but good. A few slightly irritating anachronisms (mentions of things that people after the apocalypse wouldn't know about) and the absence of the internet was strange and unbelievable, no explanation of why it apparently disappeared. Most disappointing was the end; not that at the very end it was abrupt (I actually liked that) but a few threads didn't seem tied up, some things weren't explained (with such a long book, it seems like he could've explained everything). This might be due to a planned sequel but that doesn't excuse it. I don't agree that this is on a par with Pillars of the earth at all, but it is generally a pretty good read, although it does drag at places and the ending isn't satisfying.
It's not often I give up on a book, but I couldn't take it anymore--it just went on and on and on without getting to the point. Maybe someday I'll finish listening to it, but not right now.