Reader nearly put me to sleep more than once, though the story is pretty good.
Fantastic tale that trumps Stephen King ("The Stand"), Frank Herbert ("White Plague") and Brahm Stoker for telling a good contagion-apocalypse-vampire story. Surprise ending and unfinished business left this listener hoping for a "what went on in the rest of the world" sequel.
I can sure do without this narrator - he seems to have one voice throughout most of the narration and manages to find voice suggestive of any female character only toward the end. Otherwise his presentation is sing-song and lulling, not much change of tone or expression even for the bits that should be read be *so very dramatically*. Maybe the director was out to lunch during recording?
Narrator scotches a 5-star review.
But not really. After the obligatory violence within the first chapter this story settled into a sing-song recitation of an enslaved woman's daily trials and tribulations. If you need to have background noise running while you do other things go ahead and download this book. If you want commute-time entertainment pass it by and grab something else.
Great story! Without having read the printed word there seem to be some rather large discontinuities between sections but otherwise this book is just as fine as "Pillars of the Earth". Moved my knitting project right along...
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