I love the personalities of the main characters. They are so different but the same in some ways. That makes for a good relationship. I love the story of the imagination coming to life as it does for children all the time, we normally forget about that as we come to adulthood, it's still there just different and we don't give it the thoughts we did. But some are evil as well as good. As in this book.
Everything about it was awesome! The story is scary, the characters flawed and realistic and the narrator brings them all to life in a unique and interesting way.
i found this book to be very scary and i don't scare easily. not sure i would recommend to the faint of heart. Kate Mulgrew did an excellent job with the narration. The story line was creepy and it took me over 2 months to finish it and it has never taken me that long to finish a book
anyone else - her male voices are terrible - overall I'm going to be avoiding Kate Mulgrew
I've given Joe Hill a try only because of who his father is, but after two books I'm convinced that he's NOT worth my time at all. If his father is capable of genius, it did not get passed down, there is NO comparison whatsoever.
I admit the narrator didn't effect my decision to buy this book, but Kate Mulgrew's performance greatly enhanced my enjoyment of it! I'm so impressed with this book on all fronts.
The "Bad Guy" is all that - a horrible, sinister character. I wish there was more of an explanation behind the Rolls, though.
Not at this time. I'd have to read more reviews, do some more research. I'm not into this genre, I bought more to hear Kate and get an idea of the story / genre.
Kate makes a point to try to bring each character to life. She does a good job showing you, by her performance, the differences. Kate does have a distinctive voice, though, and it works for this story.
Yes - this book inspires me to delete it from my library!
If you really like horror, and evil character stories, you would most likely really like this book.
Kate Mulgrew does an amazing story such justice with her emotional and enigmatic reading. Truly wonderfully done, I've even listened to it several times.
I've been doing a lot of reading and listening lately (59 books over the last 8 months) and NOS4A2 ranks pretty high in my growing catalog. The story is sagacious, imaginative and astutely envisioned. NOS4A2 surges to life in the first few pages and careens ahead at a mercurial pace to an epic finale. The story never slows or wanes from its nimble advance while deftly shaping an escalating tale of Gothic tension, horror and suspense.
Ok, let me first say that I might be biased. I love Mulgrew and have since she was installed in the captains chair of the Starship Voyager. Her warm, knowing tone and gravelly voice are like coffee and cigarettes. In NOS4A2, she doesn't disappoint. Her Performance is astounding. She owns the story and pours life into each character cultivating sentiment and evoking anxiety and suspense. Her thoughtful performance constructs a sympathetic heroine and loathsome villain, while enriching and ameliorating an enchanted, macabre odyssey.
If I could rename NOS4A2, I think id title it Wrath.
So many novels and movies in the Horror genre these days are wan fables that adopt abundant gore and carnage to garner their Horror classification. NOS4A2 however, is a true tale of Horror in ever sense of the word. If you enjoy well crafted fright, you'll likely appreciate NOS4A2.
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I really loved this book. Great imagination, characters and narration. Do it! And here are eight more words to meet the stupid retirement.
Audible is better than TV
At first I was put off of this book because Hill is the son of Stephen King. This was because I thought he would probably be a fair writer, but he was only published because of his father. I was wrong, and if this is a thought of yours as well you are wrong.
Hill develops characters as well as his father, and his imagination that he puts on paper is wonderful. It is my belief that Hill has the tighter prose when a comparison is made with his father's writing. I am a fan of King so this is a compliment.
Kate Mulgrew did a great job narrating the book. Her emotional tone was spot on and drew me into the story without distraction. So why did I rate the performance at only 3 stars? It may be too low of a rating, but I found her male voices to be fairly weak and poorly differentiated. This may be typical of a female reader. This is the first time I have listened to a female reader that did both male and female voiced. After I listen to more female readers I will probably grow just as antiquated with females reading male parts as I am with males reading female parts. I have just talked myself into changing the 3 stars to 4. I would listen to Ms. Mulgrew read more stories.
I will get the rest of Mr. Hill's books and short stories. This was a fun and original piece of fantasy that is perfect to read during the Christmas season. If you like King you will like Hill at least as much. I actually liked Hill's book a bit more than his fathers current offerings.