It did waste away my commute time but I often found myself wishing for a 15-second skip ahead button. Some of the descriptions are given over and over and over.
Yes. Generally I like his writing. I thought parts of this book were just too predictable.
Overall entertaining, A few. Minor annoyances aside it was a good book.
I spend about 55 hours a week driving and really enjoy having a good book to pass the miles.
Just finished this one last night. I wasn't too keen on the narrator Kate Mulgrew. She's a little too over dramatic but otherwise the story was good. I found it to be a mixture of Christine and Salem's Lot. Considering he (Joe Hill) is Stephen King's son that's not surprising.
I think Joe hill is going t be one of my favorites, and this book was excellent. I found my self very wrapped up in the characters, excellent.
Probably in the top 20.
the children in Christmas town!!
She doesn't try to inject drama, and she does a great job on both men's and women's voices.
Oh, for sure Mr. Christmas!
I highly recommend this book to anyone--lovely to listen to, excellent story, and just plain edge of the seat!
Fear Christmas Land!
Wild imagination and what the worlds it can bring to life.
Kate did a wonderful job on this book, I have never heard her read an audio book and highly recommend her as a reader.
It is a good book, but I did find it tough to get through the whole thing... I'm not sure where but it could have used some trimming, pacing something... (why the 4 stars not 5.)
Books and music make my world go round, and I have 9 nieces and nephews and one chihuahua who rule my heart.
Christmas land of course
Lou. He reminds me of a lab puppy who doesn't know 60lbs is too big to sit on my lap. Loves his family beyond anything else.
I can't say enough about her. She put her whole heart into every character. I could imagine the spittle flying from her mouth during some really angry scenes and her actually crying during the emotional ones. Kudos Kate!!
No I needed breaks. Kate made this way more intense than if I were reading it myself. Some nights I was worn out!
Overall good book. I was entertained from beginning to end that's for sure. If you like creepy kids horror books, it's definitely worth your credit.
I couldn't enjoy this story with its underlying theme of abuse of children
don't think so
She was what made me listen as long as I did. Couldn't save it though.
I like edgy, offbeat books. All of my audiobooks are mysteries because I listen in the car. I prefer to read more literary works.
I put the three words in my headline
Having just listened to Dr Sleep, I see a connection. There is even mention of the True Knot in this book. There is a need for suspension of disbelief, and once you accept that you can roll with the action and feel part of it.
Her voice was appropriate for both male and female voices. She exaggerated the voices of Bing and Charlie, but they came across as appropriately creepy.
We'll take you to a place where it's Christmas every day…….and you can stay forever
I am happy that Joe Hill has the skill to continue his father's amazing work and to give it his own personality. I look forward to reading much more of his work.
Joe wrote a good book and Kate did a excellent job of narration. It never got boaring I actually took the long way home a few times just to listen a little longer.
Yes, I would. The narration by Kate Mulgrew is great! She really brings life to the characters and pulls you into the story!
I don't think I have ever read a book like this book. The closest would be Stephen King's Salem's Lot. I think the parallel there is obvious. :) I plan to read more of Joe Hill and Stephen King after listening to this great book.
No, I haven't. After this though, she is a narrator I will keep my eye out for.
Triumph through the static.
This book definitely has it's share of twisted and creepy. It was also sad and funny and sweet in some parts too. It completely pulled me in. I normally only listen to audiobooks on my daily drive but I found myself listening to this at home when I did the dishes or the laundry. Any excuse to keep listening. I finished the last 3 hours in one sitting because I just couldn't stop! So worth it!