I remember loving this book when I was in middle school and wanted to enjoy it again now that my children are nearly that age. While I enjoyed the memories that this book brought back I found I didn't enjoy it as much as an adult as I did when I was younger. At times the way Ray Bradbury described the boys friendship and connection which I once so enjoyed seemed to wordy and distracting. However it is still a very solid story which is well written
I have not read the book, only listened to it. However Rene Auberjonois does a wonderful job as always narrating the book. In my mind his voice IS Pendergast and I think the expirence would be diminished without him.
He does a great job with narration. My one complaint being he sounds a bit awkward with some of the less refined characters particularly where cussing or crassness is concerned.
I liked the hospital scene even though I'm a nurse and some of what was described was preposterous.
Also. The segment about Margo in the museum basement had a nice Relic throwback moment
I was surprised by Margo. I thought Margo Green died in 2 books previous although I was glad to hear of her again. Also I was somewhat distraught about Alban.
Yes, although this is novel of significant length it was a interesting listen and built intensity well. Clancy made technical descriptions tolerable to listen to without being terribly dry, not an easy feat.
Narrator did a good job, although Russian pronuciation and accent is painful at times.
No, due to it's length I listened to it on a long car ride over the course of 2 days.
I came across a random review of this book and thought I would give it a chance. While this story does a good job of outlining social decline on a massive level in the event of a crisis it managed to do so in a pretentious way that comes off as preachy rather than informative. There were parts of this story that were poignant and touching, the effect was overshadowed by the stereotypical and predictable characters and actions presented by the author.
The narrator did a great job and made this book much more palatable. I can say in honesty I would not have made it through this book if I was reading it in print.
This is a very fun story, appropriately creepy, paid homage to Lovecraft's foundations to horror but expanded on the story concept in a way that was both interesting and satisfying. The characters were relateable and I found myself easily envisioning the situations as they arose. I really enjoyed this book
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