Have to admit that i am not part of the "Stephen King" mafia, as it regards to his fans, readers et al.
That said, this book was easily on my wife and mines' "must listen" list, and listen we did, over the post Holiday period, and in particular the Seattle winter blast storm of January 2012.
What a book. Huge in it's scope, spanning topics, time periods, people, history, et al . A big listen, that requires no small level of attention, and some previous knowledge of US history.
All that combined, this is one of the best audio books I have ever enjoyed, and it is personally recommended to you . Enjoy, as I know you will. ( But commit, because it is looong! )
Sure. Most audio books are, this one being no exception. Interesting concept that most of us have thought about at some point in our lives. What do you do when you know the end is coming, and how do others deal as well. It certainly gives the listener pause to consider their own potential response.
Each story arc had it's own uniqueness. Interesting plot device here so it all runs coincidentally. Not one thing to pull out...the story needs to be viewed as an entire package as I see it.
I have not, and I was impressed. Had a Luke Daniel like quality. I want to hear more from him.
This one had some religous overtones that were abit off putting at first, but made sense as the story unfolded. On balance, this is a unique, powerful story, maybe abit too "small " for the subject matter at hand, but worthwhile nonetheless. Recommended, with those reservations to be considered.
The plot didn't clarify itself until well into the story, and it had enough twists and nuance to keep the listener fully engaged.
The nightclub scenes were remarkable in their gruesomeness, weirdness and just outright creativity.
The bad guys were well written, but our detective hero was rather cool for his outright coolness under very stressful circumstances.
Can't but I did fire through it notwithstanding.
This is a unique, at times graphic, intense, sci fi/horror/detective story. Nothing quite like it has come along in awhile. I recommend it with all those circumstances understood.
Best...the performance by both readers but especially Gabrielle. She rocks this book. Goodness, owns the emotions, the intensity ( and there is that! ) and the story.
Least is the wimpy ending, but that is subjective.
I would for the performances alone.
This story is relatively derivative, and is dated in it's technology. That said, these 2 performers bring it to life, and the characters they inhabit ( esp. Gabrielle's ) walk through the listeners lives. Stunningly good.
Nah. Too derivative, and too dated.
All that said, a wonderful offering. Stefan is Mr. Mars, and his companion seems to be along for the journey. If you like Mars oriented SciFi with amazing reading, get this. Highly recommended, for the genre!
Didn't read it. Not applicable.
Our favourite magican/amateur sleuth Mr. Banks is remarkably well written and brought to life by the inimitable Mr. Ferrone. Well rounded, complex and unforgettable.
Ferrone is one of my favourite performers, Like all the greats, he gets into the very soul of the characters, and doesn't just read them, but lives them.
Logistically impossible, but I would, all things considered.
Look, this series, this performer, and this character are all unique, fun and very much alive. Grab this, spend the credit, and you will enjoy it.
Better editing. I think this book was written by a machine. Golemon appears to have mechanized his writing style. Constant overuse of expressions such as "cursed ", and, esp. "frozen" ( froze their blood, froze in place, froze when they saw , etc. etc. ) made this offering almost unlistenable.
The story lines are now predictable.SPOILER ALERT : No one in the Event Group will ever be harmed it appears, aside from age related issues.
That said, don't be someone from another country who gets involved with this team. Bad things will happen!
I am done with this series after this story.
Nothing jumped out. The monsters were sort of cool.
Anger at the author for the slipshod effort. Poe does his usual high quality presentation, but even he can't put lipstick on this pig.
Unless you are a diehard Event Group fan, I recommend avoiding this offering.
Of course. He is often a brilliant creative mind, and continues to produce wildly varying material at a prolific rate. His 11-22-63 novel continues to be one of my all time favourite audio books.
Several, and he continues to impress. In contrast to several other reviewers of this book ( whom I respect BTW ) I think this is an outstanding effort by Morse. His laconic approach does capture the tone, and the spirit, of this first person story , accurately and completely.
Again, I vary from what appears to be the majority opinion on this offering, and endorse this book completely. Rich, with a broad, and yet highly detailed palate, King does indeed offer his/Jamie ( one and the same person? ) thoughts on childhood, family, church, carnival life, rock and roll, teenage growing up, aging, and many more.
The "horror" aspect if more to be found in the lack of it's explicitness, until the last quarter or so. Indeed, it does get messy, and graphic, at the end, so fans of such things are fufilled.
David Morse owns the characters, bringing them to life in an odd, yet honest manner.
Highly recommended, with the caveat that I am not a massive King fan, and as such do not have the background to compare this to other works. As a standalone, it shines.
This was a unique take. Maybe some of Ben Bova's or Alistair Reynolds work. Why unique? Well, the proantagonist is a female, which is unusual in speculative fiction, generally speaking. Her take on the story line was certainly unusual as well.
The alien was unique, and well crafted. A difficult character to bring to life, and she did it well.
Not extreme, but it certainly made me think about some of the issues raised in the back story.
This is one of those stories that really does both grow on you, and sticks with you. It is also seems to set up a sequel, which would definitely be welcome. It was a credit well worth spending, and as long as you are into alien oriented scifi, I recommend this with no hesitation.
Never read it. Frankly, not sure why audible asks this question.
The resolution is touching, and very unexpected.
Many, and this is one of his finest. He fully captures the principle character, and brings him to life ( such as that is !) . Easily one of his best best.
Life, or something like it.
This is a fantastic offering. At times violent, and at times somewhat creepy, it is an adult book that is consistent with other offering from Twelve. I highly recommend this book to ANY audible listener, not just scific/thriller fans.
I don't listen to audio books again, but this one i might consider, as there is a lot of details that can get lost in translation.
Any of the dystopian/religous conspiracy/secret knowledge genre of books, of which there seems to be an ever growing number. This one is unique from a number of perspectives, not the least of which is the POV of the author/narrator.
The resolution is impressive, and very unexpected.
Actually all of it is. The POV is so compelling, that linked with the original concept,
This is a unique dystopian/nominally religous oriented story, with many twists. Well performed, and far different from most other offerings in this category. Highly recommended.
Unlikely, but i certainly have researched John Titor since listening to this book.
There don't appear to be any other in the Audible line up, otherwise I would.
It doesn't appear that I have, but I will certainly look for his work going forward. An excellent performance.
To be honest, it did make me research TITOR , quantum theory , etc. Not so much emotional, but an intellectual response.
I could have done without the author's somewhat self referential comments before and the after the book. However, the concept, and it's vary nuances, are fascinating, and certainly draw the listener in. I do recommend this offering for a variety of reasons.
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