Characters that did not warrant being hunted by a murderous drug cartel. Three hours in I was beginning to side with the bad guys.
I will be more careful with the author since he has shown he can go from absolutely excellent works, to something like this.
With the material, he did the best he could. His narration was what kept me listening as long as I did.
I would have handed it back to Mr. Winslow, and reminded him of the bar he set with The Power of the Dog, and The Winter of Frankie Machine.
Seven Billion people in the world, I am only one, and that's how much my opinion counts, but given the rave reviews I read about this book, I think this needs to be said.
One of the reviewers referenced Alas Babylon, one of my favorites and one of the best of this genre. I'm amazed at that, there is no comparison between the two works. The characters in this book seem far more interested in their love lives than the reality of billions of people on the outside of the bunker dying or about to go through a living hell. In all fairness, I only got four hours into the story, but I really couldn't justify any more time on so very many one dimensional characters and such bland story telling. For an end of life as we know it story, there really was no emotion passed from the writer through his words.
I don't know, but probably not for some time to come.
Sure, he seems like a good narrator, it was a weak piece, not his fault.
I'll tell you the one I would keep. The man in the jeep that saves the astronomer and his girlfriend. He was the only believable character to me and he had heart, I felt an emotional connection for the couple of minutes he was alive.
To each his own. But I believe I will stick with the classics for a while.
Someone who is new to King possibly. Who comes to the book without expectations and ignorant of the over the top ratings this book managed to get. Someone just looking for a dark story and slow pace.
Another Steinbeck maybe, or Koontz, who remains my favorite.
Probably not. His voice on this audiobook was a very long and difficult listen for me.
Boredom, waiting for the punch, waiting for anything really. Disappointment definitely, I looked forward to this release for some time.
Sample before you buy, pre-orders can be risky even with the best authors.
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