I got through The Passage, the first of three, but this one is like the author took some lsd or something and it is psycho babble. I won't finish it and I won't get the 3rd one for sure. The narrator was too slow also.
Fantastic...fulfills the promise of the first novel and the writing is excellent. Cronin is a master of narrative construction and each character is so compelling...even the vampiric monsters are uniquely horrific. I HATED to complete the book because nothing else in my library is anywhere near as good. Thank you Mr. Cronin and get number three done!
I didn't read it
The Passage - it's the second in the series.
yes, when Amy made the change
A former globetrotting surf punk turned homeowner with ecclectic tastes. Classics, horror, crime, biographies or lectures? Yes please!
I enjoyed this book very much. Although I enjoyed "the Passage", as well, I think this book was a little tighter in terms of writing and story-telling. I think the writer struck a better balance between the "slices of life" character development stories and the continuity of the overall storyline in this installment.
I was especially impressed with how the past and present story-lines tied together in order to give more depth to the motivations of the "adversaries". Cronin is very simply an excellent writer, so he brings life to material that could easily be one dimensional in the hands of another. I am very much looking forward to the next installment of this series, in addition to future projects he undertakes.
Very well done
Great. Nothing annoying about the narrations. Did a good job changing characters
This is a great follow-on to the original novel. The characters were well developed in detail and tied back to the first novel. Not so much so that this book could not stand on its own though. Hopefully there will be a new novel soon that extends the adventure of Lish and Zero.Great read.....
The Stand by Stephen King. Primarily because it is a play on good vs. evil and how humans react to that grand drama
Scott Brick was consistent and emotive in his narration. It really added to the story.
The dark future man has wrought....something like that I suppose
If you haven't listen/read the first book, Prelude, don't get this one. It would be too confusing. While the first book was excellent, this was not. The story line was hard to follow at times and some of the material didn't make a lot of sense in light of the first book. I was excited to read this book but it didn't just stand up to the first book. It is Ok but not great.
I will probably listen to the third book in the series.
I think he does good on the male voices, maybe not as good on the females. I often wish they had two readers for a book, one a male and the other a female. I like to listen while I am doing something else, like walking the dog or doing a hobby, you can't read.
Not overly, but it is fine, the first book definitely is worth it, hopefully the third book in the series will be.
yes i would it keep you going
whan amy change
no i would not
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.