The narrator was not great. In fact it almost got in the way of the story. But then again, the story wasn't great. It started out ok, but quickly became boring, the pace was slow and plodding. The first book was fantastic. Not sure if as much thought went into this one. Sorry but I can't recommend it.
Scott Brick is the best! He really needs to watch who he lends his voice to. I loved the first book of this trilogy and looked forward to the Twelve....I finally gave up waiting for it to get better by chapter 10. It's like being inside a schizophrenic mind. If you don't believe me read the Washington Post review. Wish I would have read it first.
Wrote with some semblance of order.
How about all of it?
Not as good as the first one. But that is to be expected. Having said that I have to admit that I kept trying to sneak in time to listen to it; and anxiously awaiting the next book.
It was very interesting, though a little drawn out, on filling in the gaps from the first book. This same attention to detail caused the end to seem rushed; almost as if the author was under pressure to get it done. I hope the next book takes into account that the 'present' of the main characters deserve more detail than characters who play a minor role in the overall scheme of the storyline.
The characters that are brought in from the first book :)
Alicia and Amy...because they are awesome! Everything they do is to make things better.
The Passage. I love his voice. He does such a great job.
I can't say without giving something away. I guess I will just say when Sarah starts working for Lila
I am loving this series. The books are loooooooong, but they are wonderful. I have been listening to this one for quite a while. I only get to listen when I am getting ready or cleaning, which I love...but sometimes it doesn't offer me much time to listen. I hated turning it off every time!
This book was so exciting. There is so much going on as the humans try to get rid of the virals. There are some who think that the world can exist with both, and then there are the smart ones, who know it's not possible.
Now, having said this, there are a few of the "virals" that are not "real" virals. They still know whats right and wrong, and want the world to be returned to "normal". Alicia and Amy are my favorites of these different beings. They bring so much to this book.
I love how this book brought characters more into play from the first book. We get to find out about what happened to a few "insignificant" characters from book one, that turn out to be very important in this installment.
The fight was epic! You must read to know what I am talking about. The groups coming together was awesome. The connections in this installment are so great. I cannot wait to see what the third book brings! I am so excited for it.
I don't want to say too much because I don't want to give anything away by accident. I just really enjoyed this book and The Passage. They are both fantastic. I hate waiting for books to come out so I try really hard not to start them until they are all out. Sometimes I just can't. I must read them now...hehe
The next book doesn't come out till May of 2016...UGH! That is a long time to wait to read about the epic conclusion of this series. Well, I am hoping it's as epic as the first two :).
I love Cronin's writing and I really enjoy the narrator Scott Brick. His voice is so nice to listen to.
I hope you will give this series a chance. It has been so great so far. The second book was even better than the first book. I am hoping the trend continues with the third book.
The book seemed to drag through the middle, creating a feeling of the reader having to run a marathon. The narrator's droning voice added to this feeling of drudgery and I really just listened to the end so I could try to figure out how the third book in the series will find a toe hold.
Not sure if I'd try and find out what happened I that one 😳
I enjoyed the story but I don't care for the attempt to add to scripture. I enjoy these stories because I know there will be no vampires or zombies or the like. It just really bothers me when folks try to add to scripture. I enjoy monster stories only because I know they can not come true. I always skip the first part of this book. Christ Jesus is the one and only true God and will return some day.