WOW!! These two guys recreated the vampire like no other. This book has it all! …Steve King’s Salem’s Lot was an excellent book and still one of my favorite classic vamp tales but The Strain nudges King off of the top of my list! …and if these books were written before Bram Stoker's Vampire, the stereotypical white faced, long toothed, black cape wearing fellow would have never even made it to the main stream!! Bravo!! DO NOT PASS THIS BOOK BY! ....PS. the narrator ISN'T that bad. Ok, so his character distinction isn't the best on Audible but he still has a pleasant reading voice and he is more than bearable. Do not let the bad review’s of the reading scare you off. …the vamp's might though….
I was surprised that so many readers didn't care for this book. I thought it was fast paced and all consuming. I went back to it every change I could. I finished it in 3 days- really good for someone with a job and 4 kids. I didn't mind the reader at all. I did notice the splices where the reader stopped and started again, they were awkward, but I didn't think they took away from the story. All in all I thought it was great (it's been a long time since a series grabbed me like this one) I can't wait for the final installment next month!
This is truly what a great audiobook is all about. This book is just simply entertaining and draws you into this dark and scary world. A well developed story and a stellar performance, I only wish more books were done this well, it makes it hard to go back and I find myslef listening to these books when I can't find anything else and I am bored with the same old formula books that are so predictable. I can't wait for the third installment.
Part 1 (The Strain) was great. Part 1 (The Fall) was good too - perhaps not as good as part 1 but still within my top list of 'well-written' scary books.
Book 2 was as exciting and gut-wrenching as Book 1 of the Strain Trilogy. Nightmares were had by all.
I loved The Strain, I listened to it several times, so I was waiting for this realease; I liked a lot but I still prefer the first book, I'm looking forward for the third installment and find out how Dr. Goodweather copes with the challenge.
I miss Ron Perlman,a work by Del Toro is not complete without him.
I loved "The Strain" but this book fell short. Maybe I’ve been on a zombie book kick for too long, since I’ve listened to “The Strain”. This book just didn’t meet anywhere near my expectations. It was very slow!