Evocative, unique, dark.
Wow. It feels like I was right there all along. The characters felt so deep and complex, the places felt so real, emotions really struck a nerve. The atmosphere was creepy, always superbly orchestrated, and every time I thought it couldn't possibly get more suspenseful, it did.
S. Vance's name sounds familiar, but J. Bailey was new to me. Nevertheless they were freaking amazing!! I mean, I am stunned!!! And believe me, I really dislike women's voices, be it in real life, music, or audiobooks, but Ms. Bailey was damn perfect, and I might just look for other audiobooks she reads. Characters came out to life much more then if I were to just read the book. Top notch work for both of them with the accentuation, foreign accents, speed of read and pauses. Goes to show not anyone can just read a book.
I actually find this title to be perfect. I much prefer it to the original "Tokyo" under which it was published in Europe.
I rarely find books this addicting, this riveting, creepy and beautiful and sad and with well- developed characters. I stayed up till 7am just to finish this book. Give it a shot, you won't regret it. As for me, I'm definitely off to check out other work by Mo Hayder. How did she slip by me until now?
Definitely yes!!! MacLeod Andrews was AMAZING at performing this book, with just the right voices, intonation, emphases, silences and emotions. Wow!!!! Audible, thank you for this lovely book. However if you are reading this, I highly recommend you change the book's sample to the prologue. The very first scene is fast paced, draws you into this page-turner thriller, and I knew I was hooked from the very beginning.
Scott. His PTSD ached so bad, and his pain lingered in my mind.
All of them were spectacular, but I especially liked Maggie. I find it an original take to incorporate the dog not only as a character but also one with episodes and thoughts. I love dogs and I don't doubt for a second their intelligence, but I've never seen it done before in a book, not like that. Very well-done, both the writing and the performance.
Most of the book did. Especially the comments from the tough sergeant Leeland. A dog is man's best friend, and he knows it.
I can't believe I waited this long (nearly 2 months) since I bought this to have a listen. All the positive reviews here are right. Can't wait to check out other Robert Crais novels.
I dont know. Weak story. There were some (very few) interesting underlying scientific nuggets incorporated towards the end, but not much otherwise. I did not feel any connection whatsoever to the characters. It is a short listen but sadly, I would hardly call it "creepy".
Shadow divers. Even though it's non-fiction it is a lot creepier than this book.
She did quite well with the voices, the kid's, the landlord. Really good job.
I'm not sure. I did listen to the whole thing, so thats a good sign because if i'm bored with a book ill drop it without thinking twice. But I kept thinking the story is going somewhere and it didn't. The final ending was unsatisfying, a typical, positive, fairy tale ending, which was a 180 degree change from where the author seemed to take it in the middle/end part. Oh and, I would hardly call this book scary like some others have. Not if you are a grown up.
Definitely will not be listening to this again.
Not sure I will but I think so. I just now finished it so I remember it all quite well.
The downwards spiraling of Rob's emotions when things take a turn for the worse about halfway through the book.
The narrators were excellent, they really conveyed emotions well, and it made it easier for me to just close my eyes, sit back and imagine the scenes, their expressions, the future.
I did think I was getting a bit teary towards the end, or better yet, I got very emotional. I felt the characters' pain, and I know what it's like to have things not work out in real life, so I found myself very much wishing it could all work out for them at the end.
I just recently heard somewhere that in life we often pick up just the right book we need at that time in our lives. True, this was just what I needed. In fact was looking for something like this for a while, only it actually combined two topics: a profound love story (but not the horrible porn-ish so called "romance" books), and a sci-fi books dealing more with the neuroscience aspect (minds, clones, AI, existentialism, etc). What a breath of fresh air.
Not sure I will. Apparently, I should not have trusted the numerous positive reviews for this one, and will be more cautious if I ever consider her other books. The narrator was ok.
Well let's see, an unpredictable plot would have been nice, a main character who's age actually fits her childish behavior and thoughts would have seem more realistic, and a creepier atmosphere would have been, well, creepier.
The ending was clear to me almost from the start, and I kept wishing there would be some cleaver twist revealed in the end. But there was none, and I doubt a sequel could change things.
I will say Ms. Jackson writes well, and the book does flow. But I HARDLY would call this horror or scary in any way. This is the typical american novel they would make students read in high school and whatnot. It was more of a tragic story, and while I did feel very sad and sorry for the sisters, it was not what I had hoped for, what I was lead to believe by various authors and reviewers.
The pace seemed a bit slow. I get that it is a psychological thriller, but a lot of the time it felt like the story was just not going anywhere.
Yes, definitely. Because this was a VERY unique idea. I've never read a (fictional) book about an amnesiac. It was certainly an original and suspenseful idea.
Never, but she was amazing in this one. She is so good, I never needed to be notified of which character is doing the talking - I knew automatically just from her tone.
Yes. The ending was shocking, but in a good way. I totally thought I had it figured out, and it completely threw me off. Overall, a very unique story.
I do recommend this book for a good time, an unusual mystery. Seems to move slow but it will definitely keep surprising you. Apparently theres a movie adaptation about to come out.
Probably one of the best, if not the best. I absolutely LOVED it. Had to pace myself quite from the start, constantly fearing it's coming to its end soon.
Yes, it is a creepy, and at times, a surreal mystery. It was built so well, I honestly couldn't stop thinking about it. Definitely mesmerizing. When not reading it, all I thought about was this audiobook. I was never into mystery books (weakness for horror and sci-fi) but I am definitely now.
All of them were just amazing! What a ride - through the loneliest, dark and abandoned places and human psyche, that ironically can sometimes even be found in a lively busy city like Manhattan. The end felt a little like the author gave several options, or several endings, consecutively, instead of just choosing one - but that is my only complaint, if any. But otherwise, I was sooo involved in it, I kept thinking in my head, telling the characters "No! Don't do that! Don't go there! Are you crazy?". I love being scared but unfortunately, I don't scare easily. Really riveting. Images easily flew in my head. Funny thing is, now that I finished it, wherever I look I see someone, some object or some place that instantly floods my brain in how it would have fit in the Night Film world. I guess that's why they call it the Cordova withdrawal... Descriptions were amazing, and I felt deeply involved throughout the entire journey.
Hopper. Although, all of them were stunning. Feels like real people I got to know. I've gone to miss them now...
Breathtaking, grabs you in and holds you tight, just right :) It has been a long, LONG time for me since I enjoyed a book this much. I had severe difficulties putting this one down, and trust me, I put many, many books/audiobooks down. It will distract you from your life, and I suggest not beginning it if you have something serious going on. I messed up on a few exams in graduate school because I couldn't care less if the world had just ended, i just had to listen to this book!! Consider yourself warned...
By Alessandro Juliani definitely, Zelazny, not so sure....
Sadly, even though i am into sci-fi, I was never into fantasy. This did not help.
All of them. Gaeta's baritone voice is simply amazing, be it singing on battlestar, reading solaris, or doing characters here. Really a wonderful job.
All of them. The dialogue is nice but nothing is happening!!
Regret using a credit for this. Ugh
I am for sure planning on listening to this again. It was quite a ride.
I liked the characters a lot and the soundtrack was amazing.
The conversation between chocky and the dad was mesmerizing.
Definitely a good story, highly recommended.
It just really stroke a chord with me since all of the advice made so much sense to me and is so practical.
You can listen for 10mins and already be well on your way to improve any aspect in your life.
Hard to choose, so many goodies in here.
Just the idea that belief manifests into reality is so positive and powerful encouragement.
I highly recommend this audible. I'm in school and reading time is limited but i LOVED listening to this when going out for jogging. Makes you feel empowered. Thank you audible for making this book into an audible version!
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