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Gary

Naugatuck, CT, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Full Dark, No Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2403)
    Performance
    (1154)
    Story
    (1148)

    "I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

    Parusski says: "Eerie, honest, frightening!"
    "ony two stars"
    Overall

    I agree with everything that Ron (an earlier review) said. OK stories, not Kings best, but still King. I too had a hard time with the readers, the book version would have been better. Audio is tough like that. An unpleasant reader can ruin even the best book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7198)
    Performance
    (3554)
    Story
    (3557)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "I tried to like it"
    Overall

    Coming off of Stieg Larrson's trilogy, I really wanted to like this book. In fact the first third looked very promising, great characters that I really cared about, good plot to look forward to, but then it fast forwarded to the future with characters I could care less about and the further long in the story, the less I cared about them or the plot. I'm afraid I don't care enough to finish this.
    Any recommendations out there for the "post Stieg Larrson blues"?

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful

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