Being from Massachusetts I know it's spelled Haver-hill but it's pronounced Have-Rill that ruined the performance for me. The story was good, but I cringed every time the town was mentioned.
Great novel. An emotionally charged thriller that never disappointed. Great twists and turns. I enjoyed the curious and frightening look into the depths of the imaginations of all the characters. Great ending - very satisfying!
loved this audio book! Kate did an excellent job reading and kept me on the edge of my seat. She expressed emotion and intensity as if this were performed by a full cast instead of one person. I enjoyed the story itself also. I was intrigued by how powerful one's imaginary world could be.
From the moment I started this book, I absolutely could not put it down. I loved everything single thing about it. Joe Hill is a fantastic author. I cannot wait to read another one of his works. Not to mention the fact that Kate Mulgrew is an amazing narrator. She brought each and every character to life. The only disappointment is the fact that this book has not yet been made into a movie.
Involving. Original. Emotional.
Very original and very creepy. You can't help but like the characters, they are flawed and seem very real.
My First time listening to Kate. Excellent, excellent, excellent!
I'll look for more from Kate Mulgrew. She is by fare the best I've every heard. 10 Stars to her. Nos4a2 was a good read. Kept me interested the whole time. Places in peoples minds that are really there. Cars and bikes that can take you to these places. Good vs evil and many many twists. Vic can find things when she rides her bike over a bridge . She find trouble when she meets Charles Manx. Manx a 100 year old sick-o has his own means of travel, an old 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith. The Wraith is the source of Manx's power. It keeps Manx alive by sucking the life out of children. Vic must save her son, destroy the Wraith and free hundreds of children that Manx's has kidnapped over his life time. All n all a very good book. Again Kate is fantastic. What a talent.
The story was very entertaining and for the most part, the narrator's voice was pleasant. When the characters in the story yelled or screamed out words or sentences, the narrator sounded more like a screech owl and it was very annoying.
The other problem I encountered was the b ame of the main town in th es story. I have lived in this town and it is Haverhill, Massachusetts, pronounced, "hay-ver-ill". The narrator continuously called it "haver-hill "....it is supposed to be a long "a" , not a short "a". This i would have expected to have been researched.
Overall, it was a good horror story. It wasnt an epic story by any means but if you enjoy Stephen King, Dean Koontz, or John Saul, you will appreciate this story.
I listen while driving,(alone), and while on break at work. I used to read several books a week. I belonged to Science Fiction Book Club.
3 stars all around, because I couldn't finish it.
I accidentally started listening to this book in a later part,(the middle of the story), realizing my mistake, I started at the beginning. I had enough. Don't need that kind of evil floating around in my head. No thanks.
New Blues Gal
This book was good and I enjoyed it but it took me a little while to get hooked. Usually takes me awhile to get into Joe Hill's books but it was very good, The narrator was also good. Very entertaining listen!