Great story. Great reader. This question is like asking 'what is good about chocolate?'!
Maggie then Lou. If I weren't a man I would have cried. (I did but sssshhhhhhhh)
Not gonna say because it would spoil things.
Charlie because he's psycho
This is my first book by Joe Hill. He has jumped into my top 5 fave list if not top 3. Reading everything he has wrote. This book was that good. And more.
The kept me listening, very entertaining and a great villain
the narrator was claearly not from new england. It drove me bonkers to hear her say "Haver-Hill Mass" which if you were just reading words might make sense, but the director or someone should have taken into account the region of the writer and location to adhere to common tongue. To pronounce haverhill correctly it is said more like "HayvRill". It is like when people say "Fah Kade " instead of "Fah Saad" for facade. nails on a chalk board
This will more than likely be my fave of the year 2014, and it's only just started! Chilling, I can't stop thinking about it. Kate's voices were the BEST! Joe Hill....bring on more!
This is a very fun, engaging story. You get sucked in very quickly, and it is a quick finish. My only complaint is Kate Mulgrew's voice for certain characters. I'm sure there is rhyme and reason for the choices. But dialog between certain characters can be audibly taxing.
Careful editing might have reduced the slow pace of the story. It dragged out needlessly, sometimes seeming to imitate Stephen King's style, but without success.
Gratuitous obscenities. Gratuitous vulgarity. Gratuitous violence. It was as though the author set out to decide what behavior and images would be most repulsive, sickening, offensive, disgusting, or distasteful and, then, put it all into his book. The fantasy was not fantastic--it was unrelenting nightmare.
Yes. The narrator was not the problem. The problem was the story and the author's conception.
The whole book is flawed, and so are the characters. Even the main character was not a particularly pleasant person. Normally, that would not bother me. I've read many dark books with dark characters. But this one offers no relief from ignorance and bad judgment.
This was in interesting approach to the vampire genre, but I can't really say I 'loved' any aspect of it.
The best part of the book is Milgrew's performance of the characters. They added a depth that was lacking for the most past in the book.
The narrator did a great job with this story that i find believable. This is a horror story definitely and it gave me chills with the children but enjoyable. This reminds of stephen king or dean Koontz. I will spend another credit this authors way for sure.
I would compare somewhat to Stephen Kings IT. The imagination of bridging into other worlds that are intertwined thru pure thought and childish horrific imaginations brings this comparison.
The scene nearer the end at the HERE library, and wayne trying so hard to warn adults but being unable to get thru the veil of un empathetic glee in the face of Maggie's pain.
I would like to take out VIck to see the Search engine books.
This was advertised as others have bought this. I took the chance and have a new favorite author:)
I haven't read the print version, but absolutely loved the audio version.
The description of Christmasland...Hill uses such rich, descriptive language, it's hard to not get a completely clear picture of it in your head.
Mulgrew is phenomenal. Each character has a unique way of talking/voice, and it added so much depth and richness to the story. Her voice for Charlie Manx was creepy, unnerving, and perfection.
It was a little slow at first, but after the first few chapters it really started moving. All the details Hill includes in the beginning is absolutely necessary and he really goes into a lot of depth in terms of character developments. In my opinion, not a single word was wasted in this book -- every sentence had meaning and impact to the story. About 1/4th of the way through, I was hooked, and truly did not want to stop listening...I pretty welcomed traffic at that point, since I listen to it driving to/from work.
Phenomenal story. What a treat for us horror fans who like something a little twisted and darker. Kate Mulgrew is amazing at the reading, and I would love to listen to more audiobooks done by her. I finished NOS4A2 about 2 weeks ago, and I still can't stop thinking about. Hill is a master at what he does, and I would love to see a film made out of this simply to see if the visuals translate into what I had in my head while I was listening.
Absolutely recommend this to anyone who lives for thrillers/horror/something a little darker. Flawless.
I am a married 53 year old mother of 2 adult kids. I started listening to audiobooks for entertainment while driving to work. I am hooked!
It has been one of my favorites, I was on the edge of my seat listening to it.
It was so unique! it has such interesting characters.
every time they talked about the bridge. I liked that concept.
I like the title, I would not change it.
I really hope someone makes this into a movie, it was very good. Kate Mulgrew did an excellent job of narration.
I'm a Registered Nurse. I've been an avid reader all my life. I love Audible books. I'm able to enjoy books and still keep busy!
i like the development of the characters, the heroine comes to life as do her parents and husband, imagery is excellent, akin to King. i thought the plot line fizzled in the last ten minutes.
Kate has a mastery for reading, you can actually tell each character is different from her reading and not just the content of the narrative.