I loved this book, I listened to it at every opportunity and totally engaged with the characters, I found it easy to place myself inside the story. The characters captured all that is good and bad in our race, with good triumping over evil. The authors description and story telling worked increditbly well and I was sorry that the book came to an end.
Loved it!!! Great story. the light and dark, good vs evil story line had me gripped from start to finish. Such a beautiful tale of light, love and the dark side of humanity. How as humans we always have a choice. feeling blessed after this read. 😇
this story has so many parallels with Stephen King's The Stand, but while there are some interesting angles, it doesn't reach the same heights.
narration was excellent - a wide range of distinctive but consistent accents and voices helps with immersion.
This is one of the best story's I've heard it takes you from the disappear of drat
"Bad bad bad v good"
Banal effort to be honest. 30 hours of banality. Did I really listen to that?
"Outstanding, moving story"
This is shy of a masterpiece that I gladly wasted many hours listening to.
What started out as a senario from some kind of corney eighties pulp novel, all be it, well crafted, heightens to an intricate unfolding plot and an eternal struggle between good and evil. The characters are real and the landscapes panoramic, painted with painstaking detail.
My only misgivings are that the quality of the plot seems to diminish and become too unrealistic, splintering the continuity, around the last few chapters and the ending feels rushed.
Still, Swan Song is definitely a gem.
"Slightly cheesy but so well written."
Really enjoyed this book and narration was fine, would recommend, well worth it.Never seen before.
"Amazing! My First Robert McCammon novel."
Narrator was excellent. Brought the characters to life for me. An epic story . If you're a Stephen King can you will love this too.
"Loved this book - still do"
Yes. Its standard fare Good vs Evil, told in a post apocalyptic America. The characters are well rounded and develop well. Some of the plot and development is a touch cheesy in places but that doesn't detract from an overall damn fine book.
Sister was just brilliant. Tough, fiesty, hard as nails and a deeply loving homeless woman who recovers from her pre-apocalyptic issues to become someone you really loved and admired.
The Nuclear attack was written and narrated in such a vivid manner, visualisation was automatic and not at all hard to accomplish. It struck an equal measure of awe, fear and relief. Awe and fear from the terrible destruction and visceral descriptions and relief from knowing it's just a book.
Oh yes! Both! I laughed and especially for Sister, I cried.
I can only give 4 stars for the story as it does rattle on a bit over details it shouldn't really dwell on, not to mention the cheesiness in some places, but I still love it.
It's a huge read (or should I say listen) and special mention MUST be given to Tom Stechschulte for an absolutely incredible narration. Every character was individually voiced and each was given their own life. It's worth listening to just for the narration.
All characters I felt were really done well but Josh Hutchins was my favorite it was a great performance.
I cried my eyes out don't want to spoil it for anyone but there are lots of moments the this book where you'll be reaching for a hankie.
This is one of my favorite audio books ever I was sad when its ended I just wanted it to go on forever. I loved all the characters each were performed amazingly. I will defiantly be listing to this again maybe wait a year or two though.