This book is not scary no matter how much it wants to portray itself as horror. This book is like Driving Miss Daisy with the racism turned way up and no Morgan Freeman, with smatterings of amateur smut and a nice long exposition vomit involving concentration camps (but not too much! The author has to write more about tits!)
If you have to kill some time you can do worse. But I wouldn't waste the credit or the money
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?
This was an excellent book and it was read very well. My 2nd Dan Simmons, much better than expected. I bought it because it was on sale for $0.99, it was worth way more!
This is a long, involved story with many characters. It took me a little while to get used to the overlapping stories and I couldn't always remember who was who but despite its length (dare I say the longest audio-book I've every listened to?) it was interested right up until the end. I don't know if I would have liked this book as well had I read a hard copy but the alternating narrators really kept it from becoming monotonous. What keeps this from being a 5-star is there were a few spots that seemed overdone and unnecessary.
This is my first Dan Simmons novel and I plan on reading more.
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, based on the synopsis given, and I confess, at the beginning I was a little confused about what was going on, but once the story got going, I found it to be mesmerizing and fascinating at the same time. I thought the narrators were quite wonderful, and the historical background of one of the main characters was both gripping and educational at the same time and gave the story an international flavor that was unexpected. I found the book to be a very pleasant surprise.
As noted above, I felt that the character (Sol) brought a historical backdrop into the story that served as a very satisfying foundation of sorts for the entire book. The antagonists, had powers that were described with such believable detail that they were menacing presences up to the very end!
Can't really describe it without giving away too much, but the disastrous conflict in the city of Philadelphia was awesome in execution, and in its dismal outcome.
It is much to long to even consider doing at one sitting. I am primarily an audio book listener for my long commutes to work, but in the case of this book, I found myself listening at other times around the house. Always hard to stop and put it away.
The narration was exceptionally performed but jumping back and forth in time with each character had me replaying a lot. It is a good story, so I did get through it but I'm thinking I might have Rio listen to it again....
interesting story, I thought it would be boring, 38 hours is really a long time. In the end, no, it kept my attention during the entire book. Original story as well. I'll give it a 6 1/2 on 10.