gripping, intriguing, satisfying.
For me, Dr Sleep compared to other favourite King books including It and The Stand, but unlike those two it actually had a satisfying ending and didn't start running out of gas in the last quarter. I often find King novels to have wonderful beginnings and middles but deeply unsatisfying endings. Dr Sleep maintained its pace for the duration of the story.
Too many to mention, but I particularly liked the idea of young Dan learning how to use the 'lock boxes' in his mind.
This book had me sitting in my parked car (I listen to my Audible books mainly whilst driving) more times than I can count, because I HAD to listen to the end of a chapter - always a sign of great book to me.
Initially I wasn't sure that I was going to enjoy Will Patton's narration, but after about 20mins or so I really started to like what he was doing with all the characters. Overall, I think he gave a masterful performance with such a wide variety of characters - young, old, male, female, - he was pleasure to listen to and his voice work really made the story come alive for me.
Haven't read the print version, but can say i loved the audio version. The narration was perfect and every character felt separate and well developed by the voice artist.
This story was very much in the vein of the Hunger Games trilogy and I enjoyed the unfolding of another dystopian future with harsh choices to be made and strong, intelligent teen characters having such an impact on this future world.
Have also listened to the sequel to Divergent and found Emma's performance just as captivating. Am certainly hoping she does number three!
The storyline held my interest across two books in a planned Trilogy and I felt disappointed when I got to the end of number two and realized that number three has not yet been published! I did laugh and cry (kind of embarrassing when you mainly listen to audio books on your daily work commute!). Thought provoking story, interesting, well-written characters, and wonderful voice performance.
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