I have loved sci-fi from childhood and actually remembered one of the stories. A great way to spend some time while driving. As there are 3 stories, there are natural places to stop and take a break if you like.
50 + years ago, when I read this as a child...I did not understand it one bit. So at the age of 67, I thought I would give it another try. Just as bewildered. This is one of the few books I just gave up on and did not finish.
There is wonderful imagery in this story...unfortunately the imagery is usually completely unrelated to any story line.
I never like to criticize a narrator, so I won't, but I will not compliment him on this performance either.
I have read some of the other reviews, and " a lot" of people like this book...I'm just not one of them.
I love listening to books after I have watched the movie. The story is always great and the differences...what was left out and what was added in...are fascinating to discover.
This is a well-narrated book that is completely different from the movie. Just about the only thing the two have in common is the title.
If you like zombies, and who doesn't, you cannot pass this one up!!!
I love listening to books that have been made into movies. These classic stories are great fun no matter how we enjoy them. Noticing the differences between the two stories is always entertaining. In this case, the endings are wildly different!!! Great fun.
The Humphrey Bogart movie is so ingrained in my mind, and I suspect yours, that, at first, hearing someone else's voice speak the famous lines is jarring. But after about 30 minutes or so, that went away and I was able to enjoy a nice narration.
There are actually 3 movie versions of this story; and I am going to track down the other two for fun.
These little episodes are meant to be listened to...not read. It is a challenge to longtime Dr. Who fans like myself to discover that the 'universe (of Dr Who) has expanded'. I will never ever get through them all....but it is great fun trying!!!!
It is always fun to listen to or read the book that inspired the movie. Visualizing the movie as I listen to the book it was interesting to see the change in characters and scenes. You could almost hear the writers. say well we can't do it the way they did it in the book but we can do it this way. This is a case where at this point in time the movie is definitely better than the book. The plot loses its way considerably And the ending is a letdown. But the author indulges himself in some fantastically described scenes that make up for that loss. All in all, a fun listen.
The story was a bit long this time but the narration that is much been criticized was actually quite enjoyable. There is a bit of a jar every time a new character starts to speak but that goes away very quickly.
I had forgotten this book. The language is fun because it is so quaint and old-timely. But the messages and ideas still work today. A fun listen.
The listen is better than the read. Each book just gets better. If a sci fi and mystery fan you will not be disappointed.
This is an author that it is better to listen to than to read. When reading this book, and I have several times, the temptation is to speed up and skim...listening however is an entirely different experence. The time he takes in describing a scene is best enjoyed by the forced slow pace of hearing.
And of course this particular book has all of the pleasures noted by the other reviews.
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