For whatever reason I had a really hard time getting into this book. The story started off slow for me and it never really caught my attention and I found myself drifting at times. I did find parts interesting and funny, but overall I struggled to keep listening. I kept wanting to turn it off and find another book that would keep my attention.
I tried several times to listen to this book but could never make it past the first few hours. The narrator's voice just seemed to be monotone and I always found myself drifting off and thinking about something else.
I really like Dick Hill in his performances of Jack Reacher, in the Black Cross, and other books. But I did not enjoy his performance in this book.
I started off and really liked the beginning of the book. I was quickly drawn into the characters and wanted to know more about them. The plot lines were good and they kept you guessing, but somehow at the end of the book, it just couldn't hold my interest. At first I thought about downloading the second book but now I am glad I waited. I really have no desire to continue on as I just barely made it through the last hour or two of the first book.
I am somewhat torn about this book. I thought the reader did a good job with the book and the different voices. I thought the reader definatly brought the BoneMan to life in the story. I liked the pace of the book and really enjoyed it up until the very end. I just felt like the book came to a very abrupt end and there was to much left hanging. Also, at times Ryan Evans rantings about how much he missed his daughter got a little old. So I am a little torn. Overall the first 7/8 of the book was good but the ending was horrible.
I really liked Salem's Lot. The first hour or two was pretty confusing as the story jumped around from the perspective of multiple characters in the book. And at times there was no pause between the shifts and this was a little confusing. But once the story centered on the main characters it became much clearer and was easily followed. Overall, I really liked the book and did find it suspenseful at times. I am now going to try to get my wife to listen to it. She also loves scary books.
I started reading the dragonlance series when I was in high school and I have really enjoyed all of the books. I have read this book before I was looking forward to listening to the audio version; however, the narration was horrible. At times I felt like I was listening to my daughters preschool teacher try to read the book with different voices. I have never stopped listening to a book simply because of the narrator, but this was the first. The voices were horrible and very annoying. I will not listen to anything with this narrator again.
I wanted to like the book, but I found it to be very slow and it never hooked me in. I did finish the book, but I kept wanting to turn it off and start something else that would hold my attention.
I have only read a few Stephen King books (Bag of Bones and The Talisman) but this is by far my favorite. I would say this is one of my top 3 books I have listened to since joining Audible 4 years ago. I loved the book and the story of Edgar Freemantle sucked me in from the start. I do admit the end wasn't as creepy/scary as it could have been, but the overall I loved the book.
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