Carrion Comfort felt like voyeuristic observation of sadism without any real literary payoff. I get what the author was aiming for, but (in my subjective experience) he didn't hit the mark. I couldn't even finish it. I don't mind graphic violence or disturbing imagery - it just didn't feel like it was going anywhere worthwhile in this story. If you're going to exploit the suffering of the Jews during the Holocaust and the rape of women (for example), I feel like you owe the reader some pretty serious rationale as to why those topics are justified. It just felt like Simmons thought that rape and genocide were good examples of bad stuff for bad guys to do.
I would tell anyone get ready for an unexpected ride. Character driven reading, everyone distinct and compelling in one way or another.
Urban warfare between humans and vamps.
Well both narrators did a great job. I really got drawn in with the voice changes and commitment to character from both, however, I am a Southern woman and the antagonist that sounded and further more acted VERY Southern just opened up the book for me.
Really nothing, they are both very talented and gave each character they represented a different feel.
Sucker punched into the story and WHAM! it gets even better.
Except for the male narrative and Natalie's voice- it was a solid recording
Well built story and developed characters. Saul did not seem "tortured enough" about his role in the deaths of Aaron's family. Also, not sure why Melanie did not just control Natalie at the end. Maybe she wanted to run and hide from Nina, but that did not seem the direction she was heading.
A fantastic epic in a great cinematic style Carrion Comfort has remained one of my favorite novels for years. The performance of the two readers was really great especially the Fuller segments.
This may be my single greatest audiobook experience. While very long (perhaps average for ASOIAF fans) Carrion Comfort moves at a brisk pace. It is truly epic horror that spans decades and hosts numerous characters you will root for as well as those you will detest. The voice acting (a more apt phrase than narration in this instance) is truly superb. I cannot recommend more highly.
the female narrator did an excellent job. the male narrator did great with voiced. but when reading parts that were meant to be action and more intense, he just read the way he read the rest of the book. and it's really really long:-) I fell asleep listening for eight hours and I don't think I missed much.
Fun, unbelievably imaginative for its time and fun. Great since of adventure if not a wee bit long. For its length though the pacing is really good and the characters are very entertaining.
You can really get your listening value from this one. loved it all! 5 stars from me., and looking forward to reading another.
A fascinating concept with an incredible array of really good characters and Bo does this story pick you up and move.
Melanie is an old broad you will learn to both admire for her crazy like. Fox, daring without caring and I don't think I've ever met someone as self centered and delay duded in such a crazy, scarey and brutal way you can't help but both marvel and laugh. She is beyond amusing. So many characters who have a depth , if so someone told me I'd know this much about so many I would have said no thanks, but they come upon you or you them for a meaningful and interesting purpose...not hard to manage at all.
Great performances! I heard Melanie and the others this way in my head when I. Read the print version ages ago!
Sweeping beyond what you thought possible...riveting and great fun with characters you hate to love cause they are just that badly good.
Absolutely, besides the length, of course. The narration was splendidly delivered, and having the woman onboard for the POV chapters made this already engrossing story even harder to put down.
It's almost nothing like Stephen King's IT in plot, but the feel of the story is very similar.
Melanie, by Laural Merlington was superb.