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!
After listening to Ron Perlman's narration in the first book, and then moving on to Daniel Oreskes, I honestly don't understand all the people who dislike Oreskes' narration. He does as credible a job as Perlman, despite not being "star quality". His voice is fine, and he carries the story well. The story itself is very entertaining and enjoyable, and is so because of some fantastic character work that started in the The Strain, and has carried over to this book. It's all about characters that you care enough to love or respect or even hate, like "The Master," and they've woven a tale that is action-driven, riveting, while also spending time for listeners to get to know these people.
To those who want to complain about Oreskes, narration: I honestly feel you're just trying to find something wrong, simply because it isn't Mr. Perlman. That's an unfortunate attitude to bring to such an entertaining story.
The narrator was Ron Pearlman for the first book, and brought it to life. Daniel Oreskes didn't keep with Ron's pronounciation of some names (eg. Eef to Ef), which to me, whether right or wrong, shouldn't happen. This book in itself is a 3/5 star book, and I give Daniel the same on his reading. I will still buy the final installment when released however