A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one. ~George R.R. Martin
I got this book on a whim totally out of my norms, but it was a fun ride. I'm unfamiliar with this author but I will be buying more books with his name on it. I only wish that he had more books listed on Audible and that the reader he got read more books that were for sale she didn't incredible job you will not be disappointed the author match the book impeccably with an incredible narrator. Outstanding job I give both of you a bow.
Unable to get interested in the characters. The narration was great, but book just couldnt' hold my attention.
Kate Mulgrew was terrific.
The conversations with Bing and Charlie
The voices, heart, strength of Vic in particular.
Strong novel. I thought this would read as Steven King lite, but Joe Hill quickly showed me that he is his own man. I will read more of his work.
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.