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!
There is so much to like about the story... Joe Hill's characters seemed like real, flawed people. AND the little easter-egg nods to his father were fun!
She seemed to understand the characters. Perhaps it is the actress in her, but she is able to differentiate characters for the listener just with an accent or tone so that you can tell who is speaking. Sometimes dialogue between characters can be confusing and I don't know who is saying what, but Kate Mulgrew made it much easier to follow. My only minor criticism was the way she used the word "Dude." One of the characters uses the word frequently and the way it is read is not how I would imagine it being used in a conversation... but like I said, it is a MINOR criticism. Overall I think she did a terrific job!
Take a trip to Christmas Land! Be sure to pack your gas mask!
Be sure to listen all the way through to the credits or you will miss the hidden ending. Or is it a new beginning???
Joe Hill, who as it turns out is the son of Stephen King, has outdone dear old dad in this one. I have always loved King books and this rivals the best. Joe has a real talent for creative imagery much like his father and this story is a nailbiter and real treat. Even if you are not a King fan this is one of the best reads around.
Chilling, heart-pounding gold
Kate Mulgrew has a way of changing her voice with each character, changing even the tone of the narration until you're deep in that character's mind, feeling their pulse pounding in your veins with every moment that passes.
I have not, but I love her acting. She's phenomenal as Captain Janeway in Star Trek Voyager, as Red in OITNB, and as Jane Lattimer in Warehouse 13. I knew I had to listen to this story and I don't regret it for a second.
Tabitha Hutter. I love that despite her status as an FBI agent, she was able to sense that there was truth in Vic and Lou's story and tried to give them a chance. She's a geek, she's smart, and she seems pretty awesome.
I knew I wanted to read this, based on the summary and the reviews, but the second I saw that Kate Mulgrew was reading it I had to listen. The story is compelling on its own but I don't think I would have enjoyed it nearly as much as I did, would not have been as immersed in the story as I was, without her voice in my ears, telling it to me. It's a screwed up, terrifying horror story, I knew it would be, but every moment of adrenaline pounding anxiety was worth it.