I found this book hard to follow. This is my first time reading/hearing Poe and it was probably and overly ambitious first shot. This isn't a read/listen that I would recommend if you've never had any introduction/experience with Poe as some listeners may have to grab a dictionary for reference quite often.
If they are already familiar or would like a challenge, sure.
Not sure, I think someone with a voice like James Earl Jones, since he's got a deep,commanding voice that would fit for Poe's dark poetry.
I didn't finish the book so I cannot say what I'd delete/edit.
I've been following the Odd Thomas series since the first book. The first 3 books were the best. The last couple of books seemed to just drag and have little climax. This book seemed to have no climax at all. When the book ended, I found myself saying "What?! That's it?" the entire story is very disappointing.
David Aaron Baker has been constant throughout the whole Odd Thomas recordings that I've listened to. He is how I'd heard Odd in my head for the first 3 books (which I read years ago).
No, not really.
I've never physically read this book. I've seen the movie, but it was like they weren't the same. I remember the movie, but the book for me was better.
I didn't think King is the best narrator, but I do think that he gave the characters and scenes just the right touch.
Yes, the book wasn't terrible, nor was the narration.
Yes, I've read 2 books by Graham and they've been ok reads so far.
Interesting good read.
No one moment stands out.
I don't have a favorite. I think Luke Daniels is a GREAT narrator and did an awesome job bringing each of the characters to life.
Yes, I would have if I could have.
This was my first Heather Graham book. I think it was slow in some spots, but for the most part kept the story moving. It wasn't as spooky as I'd hoped for, but nonetheless a good first Graham read.
Better than movie!
Scott gives each character their own voice, each one is very different. Some narrators aren't good at giving the different characters their own spark and personality, but Scott does.
No one character stood out more than the others.
I think this book is awesome just as all of the books in the series are (not including the mini Plum books).
I liked the whole story. I think Stephanie and Lula are hilarious and the narration is great. I laugh from start to finish.
Lula of course!
If you haven't picked up a book in this series you should. They all have great plots, character narration and tons of humor. They keep you listening and coming back for more, every time I finish one I can't wait for the next. I wish they were longer.
I'm not sure, the last 2 in the Odd Thomas series were a little far out there for me (if that's possible for Odd Thomas). I didn't like the story line of this one at all.
A whole new plot could have made it better.
Completely captures Oddie!
I wouldn't have included the whole computer/voice guy from the secret lab.
I have been a fan of the Odd Thomas series and a growing fan of Dean Koontz for the past few years. The first 3 books kept me on the edge of my seat, but these last 2 weren't so captivating for me.
This book was enjoyable to me because there were several narrators and not just one person struggling through the various characters.
I think for the most part it did. I don't recall being bored with the book at all.
There were several narrators, they all pretty much fit the characters well.
No extreme reaction.
I'd recommend this book.
I don't think I would recommend this book to friends. This book didn't have me at the edge of my seat, waiting to hear what was going to happen next, it just barely kept my attention. I found myself waiting for that big "ooooohhh" moment and it never happened.
This is my 2nd book by Gardner, the first was The Neighbor. I think The Neighbor had a better plot and a little more intrigue and was a better attention grabber for me. This one "kept moving" but always at the same pace.
I didn't like the voice for the main character. I think she was too docile and boring. I wanted someone a little more rough around the edges. At times she used certain phrases like "ain't" and it wasn't fitting for her.
Overall I wouldn't say this was a terrible book, just not for anyone who wants something fast paced and full of excitement.
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