An avid reader who cherishes my time with a good book!
I was an instant fan of Joe Hill after "Horns", and his latest efforts have only solidified my affection for his style, his amazing characters and his plots - which are both highly imaginative but also very grounded. This book has his distinctive creep factor coupled with his amazing talents for storytelling and descriptive verse. His gut-twisting villain is just as engaging as his brazen heroine, Vic McQeen. There is humor, there is terror, there is humanity. This book is scary, action-packed, moving, funny and simply...great.
I LOVE to listen to audiobooks - the Audible ap is by far the best thing that's ever happend to my iPhone.
I'm not sure if "intense" is a good way to describe this book - but I will tell you that I had dreams of vampires for a week! It was creepy - it was brutal - it was GOOD. Joe Hill did a great job of taking the reader into the world of mental imbalance. I didn't give the book 5 stars because I just couldn't wrap my brain around a world that exists in the mind but causes real bodily harm...
Kate Mulgrew did a great job narrating. Her voice is distinctive - and good.
Definitely less cruelty.
This was my first purchase of a Joe Hill novel.......probably my last. I love frightening...I love mystery....I love scare my socks off. I do not love having my stomach churn and having to turn off my player for it to settle down. Describing cruelty for entertainment purposes is not my cup of tea. If you enjoy this sort of thing, that's your choice and this would be a good one for you. I, however, will not be listening to the second and third segments. The first third was enough for me. Also, the narration left a lot to be desired. Too many of his voices sounded alike. They all sounded like they had a severe mental problem.
EVERYTHING tied together. No loose ends. Very tight storyline. And it was just fun and, of course, horrible, like a horror story should be.
She made it come alive and gave each character a believable voice. She did Mr. Manx especially well. Very talented reader. I would get another book read by her even without knowing anything else about it.
Victoria McQueen. Very modern American Heroine.
I really think Joe Hill is starting to be better than his dad. For me anyway ;-)
Kate Mulgrew knows how to tell a story. Narration can make or break a story. I listened to Joe Hill's Heart-Shaped Box a while ago and didn't like it much. The narrator did a competent job of reading the story, but he didn't *act* it, and the characters never came alive for me. Kate Mulgrew can ACT. The voices she creates for the different characters are realistic and, for Charlie Manx and Bing, absolutely chilling. She is amazing.
This book kept me awake at night wondering if N0S4A2 might be coming for me.
It was long and at times hard to follow. I will not listen to this again, got it on the high reviews and excepted more as I listened but never came, but may have been better if it had different narrator. Want to return!
In my top three. I loved it! I will go and listen to his other books, this was my first book by Joe Hill.
Really not sure.
I have not listened to her before, I did enjoy her though.
I liked the idea of the book, I found it unique.
Joe Hill is following in his father's footsteps while making his own. This book scared the crap out of me! I loved every minute of it and wished it went on forever.
The wonderfully crafted dark beauty of the setting in this book may inspire you to channel your inner tortured artist and paint the Christmas Town of your own nightmares. A five star horror novel for sure; Joe Hill has just ensured that I will pick up everything he pens from here on out.
I guess Hill is not for me. I did not like this book any more than Heart Shaped Box.