...then this is the book for you. Always trying to figure out what's going on in the meandering maze. The author loves to from on a little much for me, and the melodramatic performance by the reader is like listening to Commander Kirk for 25 hours.
Like a Detour bar: marketed to be healthy, but really just junk food pumped full of whey protein.
I've completed both books, The Passage and The Twelve and can confidently say that the story here is decent, but stripped down and predictable in a 'made for the screen' type writing. I commute a lot which was one of the only ways I was able to get. Through it all. The narration is superb yet at the same time a bit over the top and a bit melodramatic- especially during the one-linear passages which repeat for emphasis. There are elements of the story which are simply put, 'too thin' and character development is often times poor. I was left with the feeling of regret over the 50 hours of listening time devoted to both books.though at times compelling, I just hoping for a richer, more concrete story.
I may be mistaken, but the writing felt poised towards the 'young adult' crowd,
Justin Cronin's writing and Scott Brick's performance are an incomparable collaboration. Haven't heard a better team yet.
The adjectives and analogies used to paint the picture that brought the story to life.
The depth of Cronin's story line and the depth of his characters is absolutely remarkable and captivating. Scott Brick was once again masterful, giving life and living detail to this wonderful novel.