This awesome book came out at around the same time as Stephen King's THE STAND, which is another classic I would love to see in Audible. Athough Swan Song is totally different to 'the Stand, it is somehow along the same lines, although Swan Song is more original and totally engrossing from the first to the last word. There are many surprises and nothing goes the way you expect it to. It is the best fictional book I ever read.
I was so excited to finally see Swan Song added to recordings! I read this book about 8 years ago for the 1st time and it scared me to death! I have read it several times after that and it gets me ever time! If you like sci-fi then don't miss this one. Yes, it's long but you are gripped by the action from the very beginning! Narrator does a great job as well!
Wonderful book. I enjoyed every minute of this novel. I only wish Robert McCammon had more unabridged works here at Audible. I hated it ended because I had grown attached to each character that was fleshed out to feel like someone you came to know and love. If anyone is looking for a post apocalyptic story of the struggle of humanity and the battle of good and evil, look no further. If you enjoyed "The Stand", then you'll love this future classic.
Climbing since 1995
Its one thing to talk about what would happen, its another to go into detail of the sounds, textures, and smells as people crush each others skulls for the last scraps of food. Yick. I could stand it for once or twice, but every 10 minutes or so it got too gorey for me. I also didn't care the fantacy side of things. The shapeshifting satan character, and the dream glass ball, were too dumb for me to enjoy.
Here I am a grown man, father of 4 and I felt like I needed to take a shower after listening. I only got through 10 hours then called it quits. Don't know how it ends, don't care. Yick, yick, and icky.
I will say this. The actor that read this book should get an award! So many voices, and with such natureal tallent. WELL DONE.
The narrator's voice is terrible. His straight ahead voice is fine but everything else, especially women, ranges from horribly annoying to downright awful. I have loved this book for years and was excited for the audio. Such a disappointment.
I read this amazing story back when if first published in 1987.
how pleasantly surprised I was to find it on audible!
the three or four paperback copies I've owned are long gone with broken spines and tattered pages.
as others have said, if you enjoy The Stand, you will enjoy this story also.
in my opinion, even more so.
the characters will draw you in, make you feel like they do, you will care about them by the end and emotionally drained when it's over.
albeit some parts are a little over the top, the masks (listen for yourself no spoilers here)
they still leave you amazed how well it's written and formed.
this book was a happy accident for me back in 87, in a Wilson farms book rack, and became one of my top 20 favorite books of all time.
Yes, for myself, yes.
Too many to pin it down to one.
No. But I was very pleased.
Glad to have this book in my collection.