Fascinating story from beginning to end. Unusual characters who are fully explored. Real heroes come in all packages( but not Christmas presents!!!)
There are so many to choose from. The first child revealed from Christmas-land with her tiny little rows and rows of hooks instead of teeth.... gives me chills just thinking about it.
WONDERFUL narration by Kate Mulgrew.I couldn't have been creepier or more powerful. Each character was richly realized.
This is a toss-up for me between Lou, the obese yet noble man who is braver than the fiercest warrior, if that warrior were a comic book loving nerd. And the the Wraith itself, a car with the chilling and pathological intelligence of the most evil spirits ever.
This was a good story. I enjoyed it very much but what made me write a review was the narration. This was by far the best narration I have ever heard. Absolutely masterful!!!
She absolutely brought these people to life. Amazing job
No no no! It was the worst book I've ever listened to! Can't believe the reviews were so good! Couldn't even finish it!
Not that I could imagine.. Really twisted
It was just horrible! Can't believe I actually paid money for this waste of time
near the good end.
Sure, I would.
She had kind of a raspy smoker's voice which lends a bit of extra understated spook to the tale.
I loved the small parts in this book that pay homage to Stephen King. King is not one of my favorite writers, however, I have read alot of his stuff. The small easter-eggs of "king-isms" hidden in this book were fun. There are several nuances and niches in this package that made it rather hard to pull away from...especially when you are working all weekend!! BB! )o(
NOS4A2 is a well-written book and the narration is superb. But I couldn't finish it, had to stop with about 4 hours remaining, I just didn't really care about any of the characters enough to have to know how it ends. The very beginning was excellent, downright terrifying. But I didn't encounter that degree of creepiness again. Even the very suspenseful sections didn't really grip me. I confess I don't listen to this genre much so I may not be representative, clearly this book has gotten lots of rave reviews and if you are a horror fan I wouldn't discount those reviews. I'm disappointed that I didn't love the book more, I was hoping for a good scare for Halloween. With 4 hours remaining it just felt like it was losing steam rather than gathering it.
Couldn't finish it so can't comment on the ending.
She did a fantastic job. Her performance definitely helped shape the characters.
The writing is good enough that I would check out other books by the same author, definitely will check out books by the same narrator.
The performance is excellent. Normally, I don't like female narrators when they read male characters, but Kate Mulgrew nails it. I'm a fan now. The story is great, worth your time. If you know the father, this story will be familiar--tone, pacing, characters, complications and cross-pollinated references to the King universe--but the prose is better, much better. This is my first Hill book, but it will certainly not be my last.
So many outstanding reviews for this book. It is not for me. I did think the artist did a wonderful job with the various voices, but the story matters. I was disappointed. Thank goodness you have a return policy. J.Gilbert
The narrator had a good command of the various voices.
The narration is spot on. I didn't read the print version so I can't say which one is better, but I loved listening to the audio version.
I though the narration of the audio book was spot on. Kate Mulgrew does a outstanding job of keeping the listener intrigued and wanting more.
This is the first Joe Hill novel that I've listened to. After this listen, I can't wait to hear more of his novels.
I don't know that I can finish this book because of the narration. Not only is it way over the top, but, the name of the town is pronounced wrong. Do they not check into these things before they do a whole book??? The second H is silent. Apparently neither Joe or Stephen listened to this before it went to publication.
I believe in putting your own twist on things and giving the characters interesting voices and quirks, just not to the extremes that are gone to here. It's totally unnecessary.
Guess I will read this book instead of listening to it. I love the concept and would like to finish the book.
Kate Mulgrew's performance was great!
Charlie and Bing were some creepy dudes. Very effective.
Joe Hill certainly has a similar style as his dad, but he retains his own voice. Good stuff, I say!