I started the print version at home and started listening to it at work. I was happy with both versions. I enjoyed the audio version very much.
As with the other McCammon books I have read, I loved his in-depth detail of location and situation. McCammon has a rare ability to paint pictures with his words. Truly a 3-dimensional writer, I could even smell the nasty characters that he wrote.
Ballerini's portrayal of the characters is consistent and well-read.
I was moved by the main characters' experience at Shawcombe's.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes a subtle thriller with twists. I particularly like the fact that McCammon has presented this story as a quest for the reason to write a last song. The fact that there is an ever-present threat to this group takes a back seat to the true story.
I liked True. He is a Marine veteran FBI agent who is fighting an internal battle. He is conflicted because he needs to save the band, but wants to help the antagonist (fellow veteran) get the help he desperately needs.
I particularly liked Nick Landrum's portrayal of the country gas station owner at the end of the book. Also, the bell-bearded member of the 13th Floors.
I was moved by Terry's climactic moment from meeting the 13th Floors keyboardist to his meeting of Pett.
As usual, McCammon has given us the most descriptive settings and characters. He has given us background of characters to allow them to develop not only in our minds, but also in our hearts. He makes us hate and love the same person. This is his talent: he knows humanity, he knows forgiveness, he knows how to write people.
I would rank it high enough to make it a worthy purchase. I will listen again to the entire trilogy. It will be a good one for my kids when they are teenagers.
I liked Christopher Carrion in this one. He seemed much humbled by his prior experiences.
Yes. I Enjoy his portrayal of characters.
Alice's story upside-down and much much better.
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