I have read and listen to a great number of Dan Simmons novels. I consider the Hyperion Saga one of the greatest literary works that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. But I have never quit a book halfway through because I simply felt dirty after listening to it. Many of us have listened to and read great fiction and great horror, and I do not consider myself squeamish by any means, but there are several chapters but I do not believe hold any narrative significance other than the writer expressing his most horrific fantasies and seeing if he could put it on paper. Theyy do not appear to add to the narrative in any meaningful way, they exist for a very cheap shock value alone. I really can't believe anyone would thoroughly enjoy this book unless they held sociopathic tendencies.
As a huge fan of Dan Simmons, I found this book particularly intriguing being that a majority of the book is set in my home state of South Carolina. Once again Dan Simmons finds a way to turn a typical idea of vampirism into a unique and absolutely chilling tale of struggling powers and innocent victims caught in the action. I highly recommend this book to anyone fascinated with fantasy, science fiction or horror.
Voice acting second to none. plot layers within layers Amazing ending. This is not to be missed. Some pretty brutal elements that are there to drive the plot. if you can stomach it do not miss it.
The beginning appeared to full of trivial info (like Stephen King). but if you stay with it, the trivial info became important as the story grew in focus and intensity.
a good long read, worthy story, rewarding for the patient.
I never write a review but this deserves recognition. I am veteran and after 2 deployments I have seen a lot. The depiction of the Holocaust writen here brought me to tears. I had to look around to make sure noone saw. Thank you for a great book and the to two actors who drove me through this world of the Author thank you too.
Love books of all kind, especially well developed characters.
I don't usually 're-listen to my audible books but this is a great story and keeps you glued to the story.
Steven King's horror books. Complex interesting story lines.
Natalie 's fight to end Melanie. Totally action packed.
The masters of the earth.
I enjoyed this book totally. It was long but it moved constantly keeping the story flowing. What is going to happen next?