United States | Member Since 2011
I do not feel sorry for purchasing this book and listening to it, but I probably won't remember listening to it 3 years from now. Two forgettable stories by some great authors. Still, it was a good way to waste a couple of afternoons.
Performance was very good. Narrator got the tone of both stories just right.
"Duel" is the rare case where the movie was actually better than the book. But don't hold it against Matheson: it's hard to compete with young Steven Speilberg.
A better story.
All signs point to no.
The first chapter.
Though I listen almost exclusively to scifi and fantasy audio books, I just could not get into this one. Too much like a game of dungeons and dragons for my taste. To many fantastic elements just for the sake of being fantastic.
If Douglas Adams and Chuck Palahniuk's had a literary baby, it would have grow up to be David Wong.
If you are not hooked by the end of the first 10 minutes of this book, there is no need for you to continue. I love how a series of absurd and seemingly random events coalesce into a cohesive plot. Plus, you can't go wrong with exploding meat monsters.
Thorne does an excellent job of making each of the characters distinct. His performance of John is hilarious. He nails the slightly indifferent tone of a twenty-somethingstoner of [UNDISCLOSED] America who has become slightly jaded by video games and the 24 hour news cycle.
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