Top 20 percent.
That is hard. Each character is well thought out and described. I guess Sister would be high on the list. There are so many levels to this character.
All of them. It took a long time for any of them to get a decent meal!
The first 1/4 of this book was slow and failed to capture me. The book is from the late 80s, so there is a gap in current cultural fears. I wouldn't currently consider this a "horror" book, although there were gory scenes, but in the 80s, this would have been truly scary. I walked away from this book and went to another Audible..but when I came back, the story picked up and I couldn't stop listening. The ending was completely satisfying at the end of a long listen.
I have read the Robert McMammon hates being called a "poor man's Stephen King", but I think that is probably the best description. Don't get me wrong, Swan Song is not a terrible use of credits- I like long books, you know, get the most for my money and all. The author's writing style is not terrible, but somewhat "simple" and predictable. If you have not read "The Stand" yet, read this book first, that way you will be less disappointed with Swan Song. If you enjoy post-apocalyptic books and long books, Swan Song is not a terrible use of credits, but far from the best.
I really enjoyed this, a lengthy read but well worth it! I looked forward to being able to listen along...
Sister ... the narrator seemed to do a great job of getting inside her head ... a feisty chick and not your typical heroine!
He was a true gem when it came to switching out voices... it didn`t matter if I had to put the audio book aside for a couple of days, as soon as I turned it back on he had me right back into the characters. A great narration right up there will Will Patton.
Post apocalyptic with a touch of fantasy ... a great read. No regrets!
couldn't stop listening !!
All kinds of emotions
i would highly recomend listening to this book. I loved it .Best book yet.
A somewhat surreal journey through the end of times, can be a little long winded at times, and some of the characters lack real definition or drive, but overall a good book.
Just looking for an enjoyable story! Books are my passion.
I would definitely recommend this book as it caught my interest and I couldn't stop listening.
Couldn't put it down.
Too many to describe.
His use of different voices for each character.
The decriptions of the aftermath of the nuclear war.
I liked the fact that Audible is now labelling the different parts, i.e., part 1 and part 2. I wish you did this in all your books.
YES! I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS AUDIOBOOK TO ANY AND EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF NUCLEAR WARFARE WAS TO EVER REALLY HAPPEN... WITH ALL SCIENCE FICTION ASIDE, THIS WAS AN AMAZING BOOK A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN I READ IT.... THE AUDIOBOOK MADE MY COMMUTES TO WORK A BLAST...! THE HARDEST PART WAS TURNING IT OFF...!
Chapter after chapter of interesting character development.
It is amazing that Tom Stecshulte was able to perform so many different characters and personalities. Most of them will remain with me for some time.
While this book is no "tear jerker" , it is so well done that I cried at one point, laughed at others, felt joy, and fear.
This is the highest rating that I have ever given and Audible book.