Great book. Cronin has the ability to put me in the story... The Twelve is great.. drags a little in some areas, but still a great read. If it's been a while since you read The Passage, I definitely recommend re-reading it (or at least skimming through) before you start this... Otherwise, you may get a little lost with some of the characters (since there are so many!!). Narrator does a great job as well.
The reason I did not like this one as much as it was harder to follow the different time periods before and after AV. To many places and names to keep track of. But all in all it was a good listen and the narrator is absolutely great. I thought it ended well too.
Found the book to be very entertaining but felt like the plot-lines were forced to meet, not very organic.
I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.
I am not sure about the ending... I am left a bit confused. Is their more? But up until the very end I was completely engrossed in the book. The narrator was perfect and his inflections greatly moved the story along. If you listened to the first book, you must hear the second.
As the follow-up to The Passage, we were very disappointed in this book. It was difficult to follow the time, characters and places. The reader didn't help matters as the same voice was used throughout the book. We listened to this on a long auto trip and basically kept hoping it would improve. I am not sure if we will read the 3rd installment upon it's completion.
Would and have! The beginning was a little slow but managed to bridge a long gap of time between the first and second books. Once you get past that though, Cronin does another masterful job of bringing you into a world that exists in and of itself. I was entirely consumed and equally disappointed when I found myself arriving at the office and having to pause it until the ride home!
This trilogy had me from the get go. Number two did not disappoint. I can't wait to read the third!
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I loved The Passage and was really looking forward to this sequel. I guess when you write such a great book; the bar is set very high. Perhaps if I had not read the first book I would have liked it more. But I found myself comparing the two books and I was very disappointed.
It was just too hard to follow what was going on in an audible format. This is a time when I needed a hard copy. And towards the end I was thinking..."Will this never end?"
He is a good performer.
Nope. I wouldn't go see it. But I would love to see The Passage.
Where I don't recommend it, I didn't hate it. It was OK, but way too long.
Good narration. Story started slow but picked up. If you enjoyed the first book you should read this one.
Their were really too many to pick one-it was nice in the first half that he finished and filled some of the character stories of the first book but then kind of dropped them again leaving you to imagine what may have happened-and then when you assume someone from earlier was dead, they suddenly reappear...
All-not a lot of voicing.
Amy's becoming and relationship with Wahlgast..., the rest of Anthony's story, and Lila's final re-ravelling...Trying not to give too much away.
Long book-like the last one but it was good. Hope the next one comes out before I forget this one-lots of details.
I would recommend this only to someone who has nothing to do but read, and only if they had finished everything else on their shelf.
Finishing up the 2nd book, which I am sure will leave me poised to read yet another book.
I think the Passage (Book 1) did not need a follow up book!
The premise of the story was intreguing, and the fact that a publisher had agreed to 3 books caused me to bite and purchase the 2 available books. The basic story is good, but the author insists on dragging on details that conribute little to the plot. I was bored in many places in the book and found my mind wandering. The entire story could probably been written in one good book instead of 3 mediocre ones.
This was a nice reward for slogging through the first volume; The Passage, which was good, four stars in my book, but this is a high five. You need to have read the first to keep up with the characters but The Twelve gives more detail on the history of this viral vampire epic, while leading towards a viable conclusion. The reading, character detail, action sequences, and editing all combine to move the story along at a brisker pace while having me looking forward to daily drives. If or when it becomes a movie, I hope its given the Peter Jackson treatment versus the Underworld series versus Resident Evil franchise. Not that there's anything wrong with the Underworld series and if you can't get Peter Jackson its not a bad series to emulate. The epic scope of this tale deserves a gritty seriousness that is more in line with 30 days of Night. Either way both books combine to make a complete feature film.