Rocklin, CA, United States | Member Since 2004
I read the book decades ago, but my memory of the story comes from the Jodie Foster film -- which I thought was way beyond scary and absolutely excellent. Could be that it was, but this audiobook is far superior. The story itself is extremely innovative with provocative main characters and a host of colorful second-tier players, enough to make it a great book all by itself, but Frank Muller's narration makes it simply perfect. I don't know how he does it, but in some of the unbelievably tense scenes, I realize I'm sitting with every muscle ready to spring. The pure evil Muller brings out of the scenes, just by voice alone, is amazing -- the Radio Spirits people, who talk about 'the theater of the mind' could have been talking about this audiobook. You hear the words, but because of the excellent narration, the scenes that play in your mind are better than any film could be. I know this is a book I will listen to again and again -- and I'm sure, on subsequent listens, I will discover even more things about it than I saw this first time. It's a true classic, in every sense.
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