I read this book in the late 80's and loved it. I was afraid this 'read down memory lane' would be disappointing or terribly dated but it wasn't; it's still a gripping story. It's a science fiction classic and deserving of that title. The reader Tom Stechschulte does a great job with multiple characters.
One of the best books I've listened to. Very good story that has many climaxes throughout. You never know what's going to happen next. Well worth your credit!
I couldn't get the connection at first be the writer brought it together in the end. Good Book
This book is a good way to kill time. Got a long car ride and a semi-diverse (non-academic) audience? This story is engaging, so the time will fly by, but any book that equates external "beauty" with kindness, generosity, and "goodness" will never feel very sophisticated to me.
I love me some audiobooks
The author creates an exciting story around disparate characters. Following the journey of these characters compels the reader toward an ending that seeks justice amid the chaos. The apocalyptic theme adds interest to the situations these characters find themselves in as good and evil is met with each step along the way. Though I think the author went too far with the supernatural elements it didn't take away from a wonderful story about the will to survive at any and all odds.
Josh. He would be a very usefull friend in this setting.
The time the main characters were at Mary's Rest.
Yes, and the narration was very good.
I'm not a fan of fantasy fiction but I am a fan of apocalyptic themes. After reading the positive reviews of this novel I decided to take a chance. I just finished Lucifer's Hammer, which I liked, but I thought the characters of Swan Song were better. If there wasn't the Stephen King -ish supernatural aspect to Swan Song then it would have been very similar to Lucifer's Hammer. I guess it takes supernatural elements to have a happy ending in a story such as this.
I don't review many books. I have to say this book was amazing! The narrator was great! His voices were spot on and never missed a mark. I normally only listen to books on my commute to work. I drive about an hour each way to work so I get around 10-12 hours a week to listen. This book had me listening on my off time...which is not common.
After listening to this book I actually started appreciating more of the small stuff we take for granted every day like clean drinking water, and electricity. I wished there was a movie made about this book... I found myself watching movies like "Book of Eli" and "The Road" just to add to my mental depiction of the settings in the book. I imagined Swan looking like that actress from "Hanah" for some reason.
Yes I did get choked up at some moments of the book, I don't want to mention them as I don't want to spoil the story but I will admit I did almost shed a tear.
This was one of those rare books that you want to listen to while getting dressed in the morning, hurry home from work to listen to in the evening and fall asleep listening to at night. Complete escapism. I really enjoyed it.
In 1986 ; this author had a revalation of a story line that wouldn't ever seem trite or dated. If you like hear about the forces of good and evil and the degrees of separation between the two to fight it out. If you're hopeless optimist who no matter how bad it gets you'll find the one glimmer light in a sea of darkness; you will love this book.
The charActers were unpredictable; the Heros unlikely; and the evil; vile. A perfect analog for mankinds view of what evil and good should be. If you don't find yourself experiencing the hope, fear, and longing while listening to this; you aren't breathing.
Despite his limited ability for voice intonation ; he more makes up for it by giving each person in the book a careful emotional dimension that is so real it leaves no doubt that these people are real.
Sister ; cause she'd be a lot of fun for conversation.
This book ranks around the top 5.
The battle in the ice field.
Ha-Ha! No way, this audiobook is 34 hours long.
A great listen. :)
With all of the hype, I thought it would have been better! Really long, really strange and really boring. Started out alright and then went down hill from there. Also a ridiculous amount of foul language where it just wasn't called for.