Excellent .. from beginning to end!
LOVED the ending!
Kate Mulgrew's voices were chilling - amazing reader!
Yes! I listen while I run, a true testament is the fact I wanted to listen to it in the car, in the kitchen.. even while getting ready in the morning!! ADDICTING.
I don't have the print version, so I cannot comment on it. However, I will say that Kate Mulgrew's reading of this book is one of my all time favorites. Ms. Mulgrew caught the essence of each of the characters effortlessly and and brilliantly. I hope to see more readings from her in the future and would listen to anything she has recorded. Her accents were interesting and switching from male to female was also flawless. She really gave a true audio performance.
The book itself was very, very enjoyable. The characters were those with human struggles in very unusual circumstances. I liked the theme of the book of both living in one's creative thoughts and the human world which all of us do. It was one of the few books that I really did not want to out down! It's also nice and long, which I enjoy. I didn't want it to end.
And kudos to Mr. Hill for writing a believable and touching story about a woman and motherhood.
I had previously read Joe Hill's story- " Horns", but enjoyed this book much more.
She had so much courage and mother energy even though she didn't so much have a model for how to be a great mom.
Bing, Bing, you malevolent thing! Ms.Mulgrew captured the childlike qualities of this crazy man but also his evilness. Loved it!
Lou. He had a big role to Olay and was s loving and supportive under ver chalking times.
Go read it!
The heroin Vic, starts her story as a young girl with the dream bike we all wanted in one way or another. Her imagination becomes a form of reality and her adventures bring the reader right back to their days of adventure out on their bikes as kids. The supernatural elements are well done and believable, and nothing is over done. It is a story of adventure, redemption, and heroism that exists in many forms.
While the main character, Vic, has the spotlight, Lou was my favorite. He calls everybody "dude", and is one of those extremely nice people who you root for throughout the story. He is a hero in his own right in all of the ways a good parent can be.
The voices and expression were very well done. She does a great voice for our evil Charlie Manx and the stammering Maggie Lee. She even pulls off a convincing Boston accent without missing a beat. I am and audiobook addict, and this is one of the best narrators I have encountered.
There are moments of laughter and moments that tug at the heart strings, but again, nothing was overdone. I would recommend not listening to the third part alone in the dark, however.
For a long novel, the story is so well done that it holds the reader's attention throughout without the dry spots or dredging unneeded details. This is my first book by this author, but it wont be my last.
Although main heavy Charlie Manx is creepy enough, the much mentioned Christmasland where he takes his child victims never really comes to life (or death, if you will). Heroine Vic McQueen can travel between this world and Manx's dimension by riding a bike or motorcycle at high speed across an imaginary bridge. Well, that's too much of a Stephen King gimmick for my taste. The story may interest you from time to time, but it's never truly scary or suspenseful. At 19 hours, it gets tedious.
One word about narrator Kate Mulgrew. While she does a mostly fine job, especially in bringing the Manx character to life, her reading of some characters who find themselves in deadly situations can border on the shrill.
Good, fast moving tale of a different kind of vampire. Mulgrew's narration brings to story alive. I would definitely recommend this title.
Love to read and listen to audiobooks! Want books/audios to take me away into the story.
Yes. Loved the story ... author has a way of making you feel you are there! Narrator was perfect. She makes each character have a unique personality, fitting to the story!!
The narrator is so good at making you feel part of the story!
Want more of the same from Joe Hill and Kate Mulgrew, please.
Good chance. Enjoyed listening to this book.
Story was original
I loved the performance. Charlie Manx`s voice was perfectly creepy. Lou`s was simple. Kate Mulgrew was superb.
This book put you through an array of emotion. I liked Vic. Her anguish over Wayne & Lou were written & performed so well I found there were tears in my eyes. Altogether a good listen.
Loved finding a new author and I will definitely buy his books again.
Excellent writing and narration
Lou, he was such an untypical, everyday hero.
This book scared the heck out of me but Kate Mulgrew's narration just kept drawing me back.
Can't remember laughing much but did my share of crying.
I was hesitant to read this book despite several friends telling me I'd love Joe Hill's writing. Based on their recommendations I downloaded it and while it creeped me out in several parts the writing skills and narration kept me returning. I'm very happy I stayed with it.
The story in NOS4A2 is interesting enough, but it's far outshined by Kate Mulgrew's narration of it. I've heard many narrators, but none has ever seemed to draw me into the story like Ms. Mulgrew did. Combined with the original and intriguing storyline, I'm very glad that I purchased this book.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
My favorite character is Lou. He's the rock we all want in life.
There was nothing I didn't like about it! I have listened to many books and she had me riveted. She brought out the best in this book. TBH not sure I would have liked this book if I had just read it. She brought the world to life. Every minute detail.
Excellent story made even more excellent by the amazing narrator