Oh yes! I will listen to this book many, many times. I loved it so much. Great story & characters.
For me it was when one of the main characters died. This is the first time I've been moved to tears by reading/listening.
His change of characters was very well done. Usually I find that distracting, but really enjoyed him.
Oh I tried! For 3 days I did nothing but listen to this. Usually when I listen to books I craft, or clean, or play a video game, but with this book I was completely absorbed into the story.
You must read this book! It is so well written, and so enjoyable!
Im a busy Mama, always on the go! Lover of historical fiction and Sci fi horror.
Swan song is worth every hour! I couldn't put it down. Frightening but well crafted and beautiful.
Overly dramatic, cliche after cliche, in-your-face "foreshadowing", inconsistency in the characters. The narrator was great with the male voices, absolutely terrible with the women's voices.
This was a long book. It was well written. The author took you on a trip similar to King`s The Stand. Only it wasn't disease but nuclear. Great characters. Definitely ranked high on my list for a good read.
The diversity of the characters and the reality that good trumps evil.
Yes I would recommend it because it explores the meaning of the human experience. If we did have a world wide catastrophe how would we respond? Would be be "civilized" or not so much?
Yes I would try another of Roberts books because he tells a good story, also incorporating lots of thoughts on good, evil, meaning of life, hope and so on.
Josh, no question.
Yes, except that you can't! It is too long!
The character definition and vivid descriptions.
There are many facets to the story and it was nice to see it all come together. It was also nice to listen to a book that did not have a single zombie in it.
For the Overall rating, I gave it 4 out of 5 since there was a lot of unexplained "magic". Otherwise, it was enjoyable as any other end-of-the-world books.
The way the characters grew some, changed some, and loved each other.
The least... I hated the way he made the one gay character a pedophile, the dwarf a joke, and the prostitute so cliche'. The author has a problem seeing through stereotypes. IT would make his writing so much better if he could leave some stereotypes behind.
The way he does women's voices is awful. He makes every female sound so whiny and awful.
No, probably not.
The story was a bit weak, though it had good points. The way the narrator did women's voices made the weak story painful.
I love to read but I have begun to enjoy listening s little bit more...I may 'read' another novel again but then again....
I struggled with this answer because I have read this book(5times) and when I discovered that it was in the Audible library I had to get it- and I made a excellent buy! Love, Love this storey - but I think reading it is best for this epic!
What I liked about this story-was the 'un-veiling' of each character-I can't stress enough that you have to read this book- it just ROCKS!! This is McCammons' Opus!
I've only just lately begun to 'listen' rather than read a book, not really having anyone to compare his performance to, I can only say that I have been really enjoying this 'read'
READ IT !! It's a fantastic story written by a Master story teller, look out King, you have a worthy opponent in the world of words and stories!
I was worried when I downloaded this book that it may be too long and I would either lose interest or I would become confused, but I'm happy to say that neither happened, this book was great once I started reading I didn't want to stop I think this book was one of the best reads I have had in a long time and I would recommend it if you are into the end of the world apocalypse type of story
It's not often I can't make it through an audiobook but this is so thoroughly depressing and a dragging on story I gave up on it halfway through