"Lonlieness in Darkness"
Entertaining mystery / horror fiction. Good flow. Suitable length. The main features are the environment and psychology of a man in isolation in true cold darkness.
kind of a homage to true and fictional Arctic stories.
For me it was good entertainment, good drive. But no real lasting value or impact.
When I first heard the sample of this book on the website I was not sure. However once I started the book I could not stop my self from playing it. I just wanted to hear more. The book is very well written and keeps you on edge for long periods of time. The narrator is brilliant and I will be looking for more work by him. A true 5 star recording that you will love.
Enjoyed the story and the narration - gripping enough to keep me listening. Worth downloading.
Michelle Paver conjures up a claustrophobic, chilling and incredibly engaging tale. Yet it's all done with such an economy of words that there's as little fat in the plot as there is on the whale bones that feature so prominently within it.
This is a really frightening tale. It transports you to a world of ice and butal behavior exploring the position of outsiders to the group. Well worth listening to.
I have a lot of audiobooks in my collection (they help me work) but this is the first I have listened to over and over again.
The story is brilliant - evocative and creepy - but the reader is so good I felt drawn into the story from the start and couldn`t stop listening. This is one of very few audiobooks I constantly revisit. Well worth buying.
"Dark but slow"
A slow start. There are good description of the bleakness and loneliness of the arctic. There are some frights, but they are more atmospheric than shocking. Overall it lacked the punch I was expecting.
"A bit disappointing"
I really enjoyed the Wolf Brother series and was hoping to enjoy this more than I did. It was okay but didn't really seem to get going. As in Wolf Brother, the magic is mostly suggested and imagined. The writing was clear and engaging but I found the book a little depressing. If you are looking for something upbeat and exciting this isn't it, but it is quite thought provoking.
"Stunning atmospheric horror"
Simply the best audio book I've ever listened to, in fact I've listened twice already. It's so well written and narrated it stays with you for days after finishing it. The characters are brilliant especially Jack the main character, and the setting is so isolated and creepy it chills you to the bone. Can't recommend this highly enough. If you like stories of any kind you need to get this in your life.
"very highly recommended classic "ghost" story"
Superb "ghost" story in the classic tradition of ratcheting suspense rather than overt bang-wallop-gore material. It is very well read and enhanced by the reading. One of my favorite audiodownloads.