a great sequal to a new twist on the vampire legend
the professor...great knowledge and brings the old schlor to the new age
his voice over wasnt as good as the first book..i would have Ron perlman did the second book his character voices were much better
Getting so wrapped up in the characters.
Prof. Setracian (sp?). His history with vampires was so rich and interesting.
Setracian and the Master in the nuclear plant.
The separation of Eff and Zach
A good follow up to the first one - the story develops nicely and the plot gets more interesting.
The story progresses as expected but the reader kills it for me. He's flat, monotone & mispronounces names. I find myself zoning out as I listen and have to rewind. I'm about halfway through and I'm forcing myself to finish it so as not to waste a credit.
Tell us about yourself!
The Strain- part 2, good classic vampires, no bland Edward, no insipid Bella, no silly Sookies.
Don't let the absence of Ron Perlman as narrator keep you from listening to The Fall! There are a lot of reviews that talk about wanting Ron Perlman back, and although I love consistency as much as the next person, Daniel Oreskes is NOT disappointing. The story is still captivating, the narration and production is still top quality, and if you loved the first one you will love the second! Basically I have nothing bad to say about this audiobook and can say with no doubt I will listen to it over and over.
I read the First book in the series. Half Read and Listened to this one. I find that I get bogged down with some of the Tech talk. Listening to it helps it move a little faster. I do have to say that I'm a fan. I like Monsters. It's good to see something different in the Vampire genre. I look forward to listening to the third Installment... I know it comes out 10/25/11 in print, I'm not sure about the audible version.
Also In my opinion the Narrator was really good. I believe the voice can make or break your experience.
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.