It is hard for me to rank any book, but I definitely would rate this as one near the top of my list. While it was written years ago, the reactions of the characters still are valid for our times, provoking thought and introspection. But what really made it enjoyable was the narrator.
I enjoyed watching the growth of the main characters juxtaposed with the descent into base animalistic living of others.
I can't single out one character, but rather want to say Patton has one of the most pleasant, engaging voices of all the narrators I have listened too. I will be looking for other books just to hear his presentation.
When the little girl discovered the hidden room, and music came back into their lives, was one of my favoirte moments. She became the hero she wanted to be just by being curious little girl.
This book also struck a chord for me as I grew up near Omaha and the other bases and missile silos in the area. The reality of living near a definite target area helped me begin to fight the fog of addiction and draw closer to a Higher Power, which eventually became God.
I was hesitant to purchase this book, but on the recommendation of a friend I took the risk, and I am very happy that I did. I liked that Death was the narrator of the story as it is an interesting perspective. It brought me back to childhood days, of first loves and how time moved at a different pace. I also brought memories of childhood pain while presenting an interesting perspective of Nazi Germany. The loyalty, the sacrificial love, and the hope that even death can't destroy all touched my heart. I plan on revisiting Himmel street in the future.
informational, exciting, frustrating
Finding the agent in the hotel room.
His style of presenting the story just gives it a wonderful flavor.
a modern Lancelot begins his journey
I described this story as frustrating in the beginning because it just made me more eager for the next in the series.
I do plan on listening again because I enjoy the characters I have come to know and the fast pace of the story.
All the twists of the plot keep you guessing who will betray who this time.
As always, his narration brings he story line to life, but there are some technical problems and the music that was added didn't help in anyway.
I like the series and the narration is great
His emotion while reading draws you into the scene, and paints it beautifully
the oracle of now
enjoyed it and glad Monk is back!
Yes, as it is fast moving, with a good story line that twists well.
When we are told that sometime a door is just a door.
The narration was wonderful. Fernandez has a special ability to bring the story to life.
This was in interesting approach to the vampire genre, but I can't really say I 'loved' any aspect of it.
The best part of the book is Milgrew's performance of the characters. They added a depth that was lacking for the most past in the book.
At first, the detail seemed to be overdone and draining to listen to, and then it broke free of the words and came to life, engaging me, leading me to look within as I journeyed along.
He is excellent in giving voice to the various characters, a voice that in my minds eye matched perfectly.
Not at first, but then I was trapped by the golden chain!
Truly a wonderful surprise.
I will listen again because I thoroughly enjoyed Pendergast interacting with Corey!
At first I thought I had a good idea of where the plot was going and who did what, then the twists set in and it was a wonderful roller coaster ride of a story.
I have come to enjoy Auberjonis voice and he makes for a very pleasant listen.
Who does the White Fire chill?
It was great to hear from Corey again, and the hint of Constance's return.
No, while I enjoyed the story on a whole, the narration was horrible. Generally I find any excuse to listen to my current book, but while listening to this one - while I enjoyed the story as a whole - I found excuses not to listen.
I enjoyed the blending of fact with fiction.
Meagher should have learned correct pronunciation of clerical terms since they were so central to the story. Whenever he came to a difficult church word, it was horribly jarring to hear it butchered by him. I will probably avoid any other book narrated by him.
At the very end, when he poured the orange juice down the drain accepting his father as he is.
This book has spurred to reading about monatomic metals, which seems quite interesting.
I wouldn't necessarily say the audio is better than the print, it is just more convenient for me to listen to recreational books than read them.
While I enjoy listening to Will Patton, I don't think he really hit the mark with this book. His half whisper style, while gentle to the ear, seemed to fail in capturing the suspense of the story.
As a recovering alcoholic, King really nailed what it is like to fight the urge to drink even though you are sick and tired of being sick and tired. I enjoyed when he revealed his deepest secret and no one seemed to notice. It is so true to form for an alcoholic.
It was good to continue where The Shining left off. I have been hoping for years King would do the same thing with The Stand.
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