I loved the Talisman and couldn't wait to jump into Black House but this sequel like most fell short. Without giving away anything, I will say that except for the main character and a few brief references to a few others from the Talisman, this is a completely different story. Unlike the Talisman, a book filled with adventure, this is a detective novel with a few twists. It was interesting enough that I didn't abandon it as I have done with a few books, sequel or not, but it simply could not hold a match to the Talisman. Would still recommend to anyone who wants to find out what happens to Jack or who likes derive stories.
This book started off pretty good and the reader was great but the story itself was all over the place. I will say that it held my interest which is a plus and the reason I gave it three stars, but what the heck was it about? It's like the author didn't know what the heck he wanted the main character to be. I mean was he a zombie or some kind of god or what? Were we supposed to be for the zombies or the breathers? Not to mention that the story went on about four hours longer than needed. I tried to like this one and even though I didn't hate it, I wouldn't recommend.
Wow! That was one of the best stories I've read in a while. The reader was awesome, the story was well told, and the characters were well rounded. What I liked best was the ending. It actually had one! I am sick to death of reading stories or should I say listening to the stories that just cut off somewhere in the middle leaving a number of unanswered questions. It's not cute! Well, this was honestly a good one. Would definitely recommend.
It wasn't a bad story, in fact I loved the beginning. It became very much like a Goosebumps episode about mid way through however and although I like Goosebumps, I was hoping for something more than a couple of kids who wanted to rule the school. Mr. Stine should probably stick to writing for tweens. If he does attempt another adult novel in the future, perhaps it will be more interesting if he actually centers the story around adults instead of children. It might go over better than this one did.
Mr. Hill is a very good storyteller, no doubt there. I'm sure Mr. King is quite proud. The reader was also really good. The story itself was interesting enough and kept my interest for the most part. The characters were well rounded and it ended with a little something extra. Would definitely recommend.
Wow! This book was amazing. I have downloaded so many supposedly scary books and found myself disappointed on about 90 percent of them. This one was not only exceptionally written, but it was actually scary! The reader was terrific, the atmosphere was eerie as heck, and the characters were believable. This was my first experience with this author but I am anxious to try a few more of his works.
This book took me a while to get into. The narrator did a great job with some of the characters making them quite memorable. The story itself was just ok for me but that is largely because I don't care for werewolves. Still, the characters were great and kept my interest through the end. I would recommend to those who like a good werewolf story.
This was a pretty good story and the narration was nice enough. It wasn't my favorite by SK but it was definitely worth my credit. I did not realize until after listening for a little while that this story is tied to Desperation. I wasn't a huge fan of that one either but both stories are worth the listen. Of the two, I think this one is best.
I like to listen to fun stories here and there and this was jut that. I have read better, Evanovich has written better, but for my hour drive to work each morning, this was a nice lighthearted story to pass the time.
Not what I expected but not bad. I don't really like stories about aliens so I was a little disappointed when this one turned out to be just that, but the characters were so interesting that they made up for it. I don't think I will care to listen to the next on, maybe, maybe not, but this one wasn't bad at all.
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