Started out engaging then went 100 yrs in the future and went totally flat. I also hated the abrupt ending. I won't buy a book again because Stephen King liked it. Live and learn.
This is one of my favorite books. Great to see Audible produce it. Extremely well done. If you like Post-Apocalyptic fiction, this is one of the best!
I wasn't sure I would care for this as the plot is similar to Dan Simmon's Children of the Night (Recent listen). I found this about as logical as a vampire book could be. I liked the involvment of the CDC and was drawn in by the characters. The best test -- I wanted to continue listening after I reached my destination!
The characters are well drawn and endearing. I enjoyed this so much, I thought I would purchase another fantasy book -- well, that made we realize how good this book really is. I ended up giving up on The Swords of Shanarra because it was so repetitive and the characters one-dimensional. I look forward to more by this young writer who already outshines seasoned veterans.
I just listened to this while vacationing on the beach in Florida and it was a perfect "listen" while walking up and down the beach. Beautifully narrated, this tale was totally engrossing from the beginning. As a fan of post-apocalyptic fiction, I was thrilled with this very original plot. I found the writing extremely visual. It just ended too soon! This work compares to "The Handmaid's Tale" and totally outshines Atwood's "The Blind Assassin".
I typically enjoy Atwood. However, this was too distracting. I literally had to work my way through this book. While Alias Grace started slow (Unabridged), it gained momentum and you eventually became involved. I never reached that point with this book. I do have high hopes for the new Sci Fi though.
I loved this book -- I found the characters interesting and the reader excellent. If, like me, you are alway looking for unabridged titles, check this one out.
I too, have listened to many audible books and yes this was the worst! Don't waste your book club purchase on this -- stupid plot and redundant.
A joy to listen! Christopher Hurt is my favorite narrator, so I decided to give this book a try. While, this is out of my normal genre, I was mesmerized. The narration and pace keep you involved throughout. While the depiction of females is antiquated, there is plenty of food for thought throughout. I like Atlas Shrugged even better!
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