For background, my favorite authors are George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher and Margaret George. My favorite illustrators are Johanna Basford, Millie Marotta, Richard Merritt, and Claire Scully (just to name a few).
I first read this book back in high school and every few years I return to it and fall in love all over again. It has been about 6 or 7 years since the last time I read it so when I saw it offered on Audible I had to give it a try. I was not at all disappointed.
This is where fans of Stephen King will disagree with me but I like Swan Song so much more than the Stand (both have that end of the world / good vs evil thing going on) but let me restate this, I like them both.
I'm not going to go into details because I don't believe in that but what I will say that if you want a story to draw you in and you liked The Stand or pretty much anything apocalyptic end of the world stories, you have to give Swan Song a shot and you won't be disappointed.
The performer does a great job with voices that did not once distract me from the story but instead drew me in further and I give him major props for that considering this is one of my favorite books of all time.
And this is all I have to say. Well other than if you listen? Get ready to fall in love with characters you can't help but cheer for and even some you will despise.
Nothing is better than reading yourself, but the narrator does a great job!
I think Sister is my favorite but Josh, and Swan are not far behind. At the same time Macland and Roland both fulfill their jobs as well.
I was an avid reader for years and years. This was the only book I purposely read several times. Now that I do not have much time to sit and read I was very excited to revisit it on audio and was not dissapointed!! STILL is my alltime favorite book. Filled with the worst of mankind and the best! Terror and hope! Good vs. Evil! Can't say enough! I enjoy reading to escape into a different world and this story certainly does that!!
I feel the author went into too much detail, and dragged down the plot line. I would try another title though, to see if my opinion changes.
I have a quilting business. Since I love to read, I cannot read a book and quilt at the same time. Now I can listen to books and quilt too.
I loved the audio version and did not read the print version.
The emergence of the characters...either for the good the bad or the ugly.
When Swan forgives 'Friend'.
I did not laugh or cry...but I was very moved by the characters.
I was a bit leary....but after I got into listening I became very involved with the characters and loved the whole book. If you enjoyed the concept of what could/would happen if we had a nuclear holocaust as in Stephen Kings The Stand, you will totally enjoy this book.
I really like McGammon's Matthew Corbett books, and I love Stephen King's The Stand, so I thought that this book was a sure thing. There were moments when I thought I might get into it, but it never happened. Sadly, I couldn't even finish this one. Talented narrator, though.
The story was so vivid that I almost felt like it was a movie. The story itself is pretty good, but where it really shines is in the character development.
I always enjoy female narrators more than male, I'm not sure if it's because I find females doing male voices much more convincing than the alternative, or if it's just that I'm female and so identify with it better... Either way the narration was very skilled: there were A LOT of characters to distinguish between and he did a very good job of it.
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
The audio is better than the print. Swan Song is very emotional. Listening to the audiobook, you are drawn into those emotions. You seem to feel what they are feeling.
For me, he delivered the emotions of Swan Song to the listeners. As the author intended I believe.
Yes once I started I wanted to keep on going. This is another one I will listen to again.
Our worst nightmare is only a push of the button away from becoming a reality. Listening to Swan Song rather than just reading it really gives the book what it deserves, the feeling of reality. This book has so many different yet important characters and the narrators are great. I don't think that the book will read as well as if you hear it. It is like you are listening to an exciting movie!
The book is so good I don't want to give away anything!
The Swan Redemption
I had read it years ago and did not remember how much detail this story had
have not reached it yet
every single one even those I loved to hate he really brought them all to life
I mostly listen While driving or taking the subway and yes I would like to listen to it more at one time but I am enjoying it very much