I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was intriguing and a little bit creepy. It definitely kept me interested. In a few places he did more describing than necessary so I was happy to be listening rather than reading it. Plus the narrator did a great job.
It's almost two books -- a really terrific mystery with interesting plot twists and characters and an incredibly tedious philosophical novel on the meaning of life and truth. I mean "show, don't tell" is one of the first writing lessons, isn't it? If it had just stopped at the obvious end point instead of going on for another six hours, I may have given it five stars, though.
So awesome! The different settings and characters are so vivid and fun I just wanted to continue hanging out with them. Also, just as you think the guy has a handle on what's going on, a new detail flips everything and resets the investigation! Even up to the last half hour of the reading!
the interactive features don't work. the app isn't available on iTunes or Google play, so you can't see the bonus videos.
It's so good omg pls read this! recommended by Joseph Fink of Welcome to Night Vale and I'd like to that his bc this book is so good and the guy who narrates it has a voice that feels like a crisp fall morning like so beautiful!!!
I listened to this audiobook as soon as Joseph Fink recommended it on his podcast Welcome to Night Vale. I was expecting a gritty NYC film noir version of the desert world he'd created.
I was not disappointed. Night Films is the quintessential film noir mixed with subtle surrealism intertwined with the darkest dreamlike realism of the best of film noir.
The narrator captured the ambience perfectly, so much so that I'm leery of reading the book myself for fear the narrator in my head won't compare. That's a risk I'll have to take. Night Films is so huge in breadth that it demands rereading. Though the novel is finished, I'm not finished with it.
The world of Night Films encompasses some of my favorite blurred lines: sanity versus madness, magic versus wishful thinking, dreams versus waking. Real Baba Yaga shacks on chicken legs versus mythology. Where does reality begin and end? Does it?
Engrossing, thought provoking and emotionally captivating, I've fallen in love with the world of Night Films.
I got the hardcopy at the library and browsed thru it. All the art work and visuals are interesting but I loved have the spoken word deliver all the info, including narration of newspaper articles etc. Jake Weber just brings his character and the story to such life.
I can pull this up and listen to it in the dark, start anywhere in the book and immediately be immersed in this absolutely original tale.
He is the perfect narrator for this.
Please don't ruin a great listen... I wouldn't want to see this made into a movie... they always f*@$ it up.
This was not a horror book and was not once scary. The accents done by the narrator are very bad. I'm actually really disappointed after hearing this book. It was interested but was never exciting and left me wanting my time back.