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.
Kowalski, someone's looking at my profile. Find them. Rico, time for boom boom. Private, send the family a funeral bouquet.
The first book (The Passage) was excellent, but took a long time to explain things. For me this book has everything that was good about the first but unfolded at a better pace. Can't wait for the third book!
It is a story of how people can still love and care for each other in spite of all the craziness around us.
Yes he is by far my favorite. I look as much for him being involved in a book as I do the author.
It kept me entertained and interested in the story line.
Too many memorable moments. None really stand out above the others.
The end of the world continues, part 2
Scott Brick does an excellent job on the narration.
I love this book. I am sad that it is over, but sounds like there could be more! There are a lot of twists and turns to follow, but at the end, Mr. Cronin brings it together nicely. Awesome series with great characters, great character building and great story! I would recommend to anyone who loves apocalyptic stories or wants a twist on the classic vampire story.
Found "The Twelve" a good listen, it certainly keeps the reader/listener entertained. Provided a lot of insight into the characters and great follow-up to the "Passage". It definitely brought the story lines into perspective. It is very tense at times with lots of action, not really the best bedtime story to achieve a relaxed state of mind. Not for the faint of heart. Really enjoy Scott Brick's narrative style. Looking very much forward to the next installment.
Yes, as it delivers what genre demands, and with a level of skill approaching artistry.
Cronin's ability to weave the threads together in a suspenseful and satisfying way, while continuing to surprise.
Peter Jackson, but there are several interesting characters that Brick performs well, antagonists as well as protagonists.
Yes, as its the second installment of the Passages trilogy and there remains some messy unfinished business. Cronin has mastered this material and has the confidence to go long and deep and complicated. If there are wholes in his plotting, I was too preoccupied by the horror and spectacle to notice. He is working with well-worn tropes in a well-worn genre, but my raised hackles settled down once it became clear that he was writing his own tale by his lights and rules and not by horror conventions.
Brick's performance gets off to a slow start, but gains assurance as the author begins to exercise masterful control over the material and confidently defying expectations. Cronin quite frequently juxtaposes scenes of close-on intimacy, such as between a mother and her newborn, with savagery and degraded violence, and Brick oozes his way through it all in an unsettling tone with subtle, cumulative power.