A voracious reader with little time to read actual print books, I adore Audible and have been listening to audiobooks regularly for years.
I really like the firm resolution to the story.
The ending. That was the best part of the book. Also, I enjoyed how some of the background was explained in more detail.
Yes, but I don't think he was the most effective narrator for this book.
Probably not. There were definitely some boring areas that made me want to put it down for a while.
I think the book could have been a little shorter. Some parts seemed a bit forced and long.
I have read the two previous books of this trilogy and really enjoyed them, but listening to this third book was a real treat. The Narrator was excellent and the story line was just as good as the previous two. The entire series gives you a glimpse into how fragile our whole world is. It only takes a major crisis to happen and the world as we know it comes crashing around us. It's a great study in honor, faith and courage. I highly recommend the whole series.
I'm an avid reader who loves having my hands free to work or engage in other projects.
Dark. Surprising. Bittersweet.
I like how it challenged my concept of who I thought the main protagonist was to be.
Husky. Inconsistent. Monotonous.
I really began to dislike Dr. Ephram Goodweather. I felt like his understanding of his own changes came too little, too late.
This will make an excellent mini-series, but I doubt it will ever be made into a feature length film, due to the extreme gore, but one can always hope.
Ron Perlman... Vampires.. Great Story... Amazing just Amazing... well that was Book 1 ... one of my favorite Audio Book experiences... This book and this read is how I have turned so many people onto audio books
Book 2... no Ron Perlman..... at least we still have some Nazi Vampires.. So thats a plus...
Book 3... wow.. Instead of saving the series they just totally seemed to rush it and throw it all out the window.. Angels... Wango Tango Foxtrot? It seems they really just mashed a bunch of crap together to get this done and over with. Like a movie that hits production hell and has reshoots.. Its like half way through book 2 they had no idea where they where going and bit off more than they could chew. This book had aspects I did like.. wait .. no .. it didnt. . I was so sadly sadly let down. Its like they took book one and just tossed it in a toilet.
and whats with the long middle fingers and how they function with these? this was incredible frustrating to picture.. as they hold shot guns and swords.
I'm with the many others who have noted the downward spiral of this series.
This wasn't a terrible book, it's just that the trilogy never lived up to the promise of the first installment. The narration of this book was quite good, but the writing and plot were a letdown.
I was initially intrigued by idea that the Master had replaced Ephraim Goodweather as father to Zachary, and that along with the vampiric Kelly, they made a twisted little family unit. But the religious aspects made me cringe. We started with science, and then suddenly there were archangels, revelatory dreams, sacred texts and...a nuke?? It made little sense.
I agree with Gus, who wisely stated that if there really WAS a God, what was he waiting for?
OK...I made that up, but the three novels, culminating in this third, were great and cinematic, which is not a shock knowing that Guillermo Del Toro has been behind these, with Chuck Hogan. I really enjoyed these, and hope that soon, very soon, I could seen an approach to this series similar to what is happening for "Game of Thrones." Anyone out there in HBO-Land listening???
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The Strain, part 3.........not great, not even very good....skip it, you will be happier not finding out.
Fun story with nice readers. I keep saying to myself that I am sick and tired of vampire stories then I get stuck on another. This one is better than most "end of days because of vampire" stories but still a bit predictable. However the reader is good, the writing has good pacing, and it's nice if you want something light.
The trilogy was an outstanding story and a great ending. It is without a doubt the best vampire story I have ever read or heard. Great job.
I was wrong. It happens to the best of us. I gave a pretty poor review of Book 2. Mostly because, as with other series, I was jolted by the change in narrator. I let that steer how I felt about the book. But I realize now after hearing Mr. Oreskes again and the conclusion of this series that I was wrong. Book 2 was a good book and Mr. Oreskes did a good job.
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This was a great end to The Strain Trilogy. I really enjoyed all three of these books and look forward to listening to them again back to back.
One of the few comments I have though is that throughout the 3 books I kept saying to myself, "this would make a great movie." And after this book I really feel that it would and almost feel like Mr. Del Toro's life in movies came through pretty strongly in these books. I'm not saying it was a bad or good thing, it just was very palatable to me. So I hope that these are made into a movie series.