I'm still not sure if I love this book because the story is so great or if I just love to listen to Scott Brick read. I think I could listen to almost anything he read. Love Him!
A long time had passed since I read the first book and I found it a little hard to remember all the characters, places and events and I really didn't want to read "The Passage" all over again. I resorted to Wikipedia to get some of my questions answered. It really helped.
I think I liked this book better than the first. I really enjoyed the story, I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
A compelling mix of back stories from the first novel interwoven into the present/ongoing narrative.Cronin proves admirably that there is more story left to tell.
Turn ons??? 1) Obedience 2) Respect 3) Learning to please Master. Master does not do turn offs. He guides and trains His little stooges past what does not please Master.
The story and characters were great. I found myself really looking forward to getting back to work so I could listen to more of this tale.
Peter Jaxon but Wolgast is right there behind him
Very well done. I would listen to other books he's narrated.
I don't think I could stay up that long. It's a very long book (which I appreciate).
I hope somebody gets a clue in Holywood and turns this into a movie. The vampire action is great and the story is compelling. It's not just action driven there's a story in there with real heart.
My impressions of this book are...mixed, much like my feelings for it's predecessor, The Passage. The Passage was long and uneven. It was basically two books melded into one. When I saw that this book was half the page count, I was hopeful that Cronin had figured out how to be more succinct than he was in his previous effort, but instead, it felt like he just eliminated whole chapters. Necessary chapters.
I spent a good chunk of the book feeling confused. Like I missed something. Listening to it on audiobook, I began to wonder if I'd accidentally fast forwarded through some relevant chapters. But no, Cronin just didn't feel the need to elaborate, only elude to certain things. Big things that left you wondering.
This book went in a completely different direction than expected from the ending of the first. All of the characters from the first book are scattered to the wind, but there is no real explanation as to how or why or what has happened to them in the interim. He just starts the book as if there is an expectation that you already know what happened. And then he brings them all back together and it's like, "Wait, what?" But you just have to go with it and pretend like you get it because he's not going to explain it for you.
He also introduces a whole host of new characters and then does something with some of them and nothing at all with the rest of them. First, they are there and then, he moves onto something else and never mentions them again. Presumably, this will all be fleshed out in the final installment of the series (I assume), but it's just a really, really bizarre way to write a trilogy.
The story overall was okay. I really waffled between giving this two stars and three. In the end, I decided on three because it wasn't awful, but because of all of the switching back in time and between characters and with the utter lack of explanation, it was just confusing.
Despite it all, I'll probably read the last book. Just to see what happens to Amy and Peter. He left them in a really weird spot and I'm curious how it will end. But I have the distinct impression that when it's all said and done, I will think that this series has been vastly overrated.
Tell us about yourself! Mystery and Sci-fi/fact reader. Audio books read to me while I'm driving or if I'm sick and can't read. Love to be entertained.
A struggle for the survival of the human race.
The gathering of the 11 was so vivid. what an image to try and sleep with. Couldn't read this book at bed time. Sleep was long delayed... to finish the book
The closing scene was my favorite. inspired. No spoiler here.
who can you trust? are you ever sure.
Fantastic story line. What a world. So much going on.
could be better
Sleep with one eye open
Can't wait to start the second novel in the series
It is a complex story with a lot of characters and time jumps, something that would take me forever to read in the short evenings I have. Listening to the book made me look forward to my hour commute back and forth to work each day.
There were several (literal) jaw dropping story twists that were excellent.
His performance was good. I prefer women readers myself, mainly because they don't try and sound like a man when reading the dialog of a male character. Mr. Brick fortunately doesn't do much of this either. There is nothing more annoying than a man trying to sound like a woman and coming out sounding like a little girl play acting.
Several laughing points, no crying, but several jaw drops.
This was a satisfying listen, I enjoyed both the first book and this one. One of the things that is extremely nice is that the listener wasn't left hanging at the end of this book. It was obvious that there will be a third to continue the story, but there was no cliff hanging story line to frustrate the listener; it stopped with a nice wrap up and was given a little hint of continuing story line to add just enough anticipation that the listener will look forward to the arrival of the third in the series.
If you are in a very quiet room just focusing on the book, maybe you can follow it better than me. I kept finding myself drifting from this book. I had to re-listen to several parts.
I found this book to be drawn out. The first book kept me very interested, but by comparison, this one is so slow. Not really exciting.
Disgust at the actions that the some of the females had to endure.
I enjoyed the storyline and the characters, both new and old. I'm excited to read the last installment!!
Probably not. He is wonderful to a degree and has a great tone. My only issue with him was The Twelve is already a dramatic story at times, then you had in his over the top reading through some parts and it lost something. There were times I stopped listening at these moments and read the book then would go back to the audio. All in all I didn't mind it but at times he over dramatized the drama and it because comical instead of the intensity I think it deserved.