Books are for dreaming with eyes wide open.
I can't really compare this book to the 1st one as the story develops! The story just keeps getting better and better, and now we get to know the ones that are left. Outstanding character development and after 24 hours, I care about these people and "non-people". This is very far from my preferred genre, but I'm so happy I decided to pick up the first book in this trilogy! And you will too! Give it a chance! It is so NOT what I imagined it would be! This author has a great imagination that would have you thinking and wondering "could this really happen?" Atmosphere was so well developed that I can literally see where the story is taking place.
I can not say enough about the narration, but should just say it is fantastic! Mr Brick can sure tell a story and he does this in a cadence voice that can only make this book better!
I am really debating getting the next and final book NOW, with my last remaining credit and 20 days left before I receive 2 more, or taking a break so the story doesn't end so soon.
Unfortunately in this book the male author so predictably goes the sexual torture route to progress the female story lines. Two go through this while none of the main male characters suffer anything accept pangs of moral conscious. I'm reading si-fi, not bad male sunff smut.
Performance was great!
This is not a stand alone book. You really need to read the first book for the second to make sense. The second book was not quite as good, but a very, very close second. The story was a bit disjointed at times and didn't flow as well. The narration is excellent.
I love long books that I can really become engrossed in and neither book has disappointed in that regard. I'm looking forward to listening to book #3.
absolutely love the book amazing better than the first little too good though seriously little too good. and if you're a Fox News fan then if you love freedom Jesus and America then you're going to love this book
I don't have too many books in my F'ing Awesome shelf, but this one is definitely in. The Twelve is book two in The Passage trilogy, and it is simply exceptional story telling. This book hops through time a bit, from day one of the Vampire Apocalypse to the "time before" to 80 years in the future. The author does this with such mastery that I easily followed the story lines and the time traveling came at exactly the right time.
So we pick up five years ahead of where The Passage left off. Our heroes have moved on with their lives, at least the ones still living. They know that they can kill the Twelve, and doing so will kill their drac followers, so they set out to do just that. But the powers that be continually impede their efforts. Several tertiary characters in The Passage are brought to light in The Twelve and take thier places in the final battle. I was reminded of the high priest in Raiders of the Lost Arc when Guilder thought he could control the twelve. It didn't work out for him either.
Most of the loose ends were tied up at the end of this story, AND the set up for the final book was very well done. I will be starting book three (The City of Mirrors) immediately.
Scott Brick is absolutely awesome.
I know there are a lot of negative reviews of these books. I think if you don't analyze it over our world, it will take you to someplace different. Over The Passage and The Twelve, I've grown very attached to some of the characters and their stories. Since its been four years, I had to go back and read them so I can move on to The City of Mirrors. Here's an idea though-if you don't like the narrator, read the book without audio. I'm kind of meh about his voice but didn't let it stop me from devouring both books in a week.
J and D Blessings
The writer sucker punches you each time he gets you to fall in love with a character only to have something happen. Never have I cried and whooped with joy and felt pain and anger as I have as the story unfolded around these characters I could almost call family as I listened to the audio book. The story combined with the audio actors were excellent.
I think Scott Brick did an excellent job in narrating The Twelve and the Passage. I had a hard time getting into this book and didn't feel like it kicked in till about the middle, but well worth the read.
The Passage was so engrossing that I couldn't wait to start on The Twelve. Alas, I found that I was annoyed with some of the characters always meandering and thinking and over-emoting. This could have been Scott Brick's tendency to mournfully emote at times, which I found eye-rolling.
I also found the insertion of a magical horse ridiculous. I have horses and do understand how they communicate with people, but I could find zero reason for this horse to be inserted into the story line.
I struggled a bit to continue with this one. I wanted to like it as much as I did The Passage, but a lot of times I just wanted it to get on with the story.