The Twelve os one the best, most wonderfully emotional stories I've read. Cronin's amazing talent bringing the reader inside the story and Brick's wonderfully read narrative make this book a great read for anyone!
I've listened to the series 3 times now and have never been bored. I'm still hoping for another book in this series. The characters are so alive I just want to know how their lives move forward.
I encourage anyone who loves epic stories and deeply crafted characters to go ahead and spend your credits on this book and the first of the series titled "The Passage". You won't be disappointed. It's a well rounded story with no one element overpowering another. The action is descriptive without being gratuitously obnoxious. The relationships are solidly built in a way that doesn't bore me with a "bucket" of background information being dumped onto me all at once. The relationships are built and described smoothly throughout the story. The writing takes me away from my life into another place and time and for me, that is what great storytelling is all about. Enjoy this series. It's well worth your credit!
It's a good story overall and the narration was great. A concentrated effort is suggested as there are many characters at various times and locations to keep track of. In the end it all comes together well.
I get all the post apocalyptic stuff, but I find it difficult to get any real sense of just what is left of the world outside the bubble that is focused round the main characters. But I have to admit, he does a masterful job of developing those characters ....except his habit of killing them off just as you are getting to know them!
I'm not a vampire novel fan, generally, but these books transcend the genre. Great narration and a compelling story - couldn't put it aside.
This is another very long book, but so worth the time. I grew so attached to his characters, and completely immersed in this crazy new world, I didn't want the story to end. Great narration, again. As in the first book, I found myself sometimes wondering "what does this have to do with anything?" only to realize hours (chapters) later that it was indeed important. Just fantastic. Can't wait for #3!