Cannington, Australia | Member Since 2011
What a story
It stands alone, with over 100 books in my library to date this is by far the best written book and narrated I have had the pleasure of listening. There are some great non-fiction but this is the best.
The best reader by far, he has a pleasing voice, a great ability to adapt his voice to the scenes and makes you feel as addicted to his narration as the written word. He seems to give the emotion, the tension and the horror that perfect weight. No reader could feel that emotion so perfectly.
Yes, addictive, so very descriptive and so wonderfully interwoven I think I would scream if I never heard it. The story is brilliant. I have heard that Mr king does not think this his best, it may not be but to me it is. I feel a strong emotion at his descriptive abilities one of awe, one of jealousy at such power and one of pleasure to be guided by an incredible writer and ably assisted by a suburb narration. I feel the evil in Harold, the confusion in Nadine, the fear in Fanny expertly expressed by Grover Gardner. The story does anger me for some events I find shocking but then that's the greatest ability of a writer to bring out not theirs but your own emotion.
This should be in every audible member's library. It's long but it's as Tom might say 'M O O N and that spells incredible'
Absolutely and will, the story is so well woven, so well interloping that I need too so to ensure I got every inch of the story out.
Most certainly Stephen King's The Stand. I had thought nothing could compare to that book but Swan Song does come close. How close? Very close.
Leave as is, this is perfectly titled
Did you love the Stand, then Swan Song is a book you must read/Listen too.
I came across this after the author's Yesterday's Gone Series which I enjoyed however not as much as I would have liked. However, I took the plunge and purchased Z 2134 and was pleased I did so. This is the sort of book you just knew from half way through there would be more and I had the hope it would keep me interested and this book does it. I am now into book two and am glad I started.
Several, I like some of the back stories, some of the characters
Enjoyable and easy to listen too.
I can see this as described 'Hunger Games with Zombies' but also a little Brave New World or 1984. That look of the future we all hope does not happen.
Yes, I will listen to all three again as I enjoyed each twist and turn
I enjoyed all the characters, although Pritt stands out as does the cat. Boy did that cat go through a lot of pain too.
Very enjoyable, he has a good voice for different characters and although he could have done I think he played the reverend particularly well
zombies, pirates, a nun, mad reverends, white supremacists and North Koreans this has it all.
Very enjoyable and I have enjoyed all three books and will very soon listen to all three together for the thrill of the journey
This is a three book saga and kept me interested. It is well written and a fun ride. Emily is tough, fun and someone you want around at the end of the world. our narrator Emily Beresford does an excellent job. Enjoy this three book story as one long ride, it is worth it.
Duke Fontaine is excellent he made the journey enjoyable
This is book three of the series and I highly recommend getting all three and enjoy them together. They are interwoven, well written and well narrated. I was cautious at first driven off by the author name but the lesson learned, never judge a book by the cover is how I felt after listening. Three very worthy books with worthy narrator. I hope there is a book four.
What is there not to love about this story, inspired so many copies, so many versions in book and movies. It has an imagination that inspires.
I just love this man's voice. It always sounds like he is having fun.
Another great book read by a great narrator.
I must say this is a good story, I listened to the first 'The Infection' and then immediately on to this one and very much enjoyed the journey through the two. Mr DiLouie created some interesting characters and they were well presented by Peter Ganim.
The 'baddies' those creatures were very well described and believable although I think the screeching Mr. Ganim did of the creatures had me rushing for the volume control, but still a good effort.
I found the human characters to have a variety of different personalities which I could believe in. (read/listen to the book to understand that comment)
Overall, I enjoyed the ride, the story is excellent and the narration excellent.
I got this on a whim, my books of late have been on the Zombie type, disasters and such like so I thought something lighter would be a reprieve. It was although I did have the thought some Zombies would act a whole lot better than some of the dumb in this book. It did as I expected give me something lighter, a giggle (barely more) and a sense of 'Oh my God' really!!!
Do not expect something heavy, hell the book title tells you that it wont be but go into this with a giggle factor and you will get it.
Yes, I at first found the different storylines a little hard to follow but got into it. I will listen again as the season is worth the second listen.
Enjoyable, I like the format and recommend to my fellow audible fans on the genre
Lou Diamond Phillips was excellent. Having listened to other of his performances I am glad he did this too.
I was sorry to finish this as it was Tom Clancy's last. I have enjoyed the wild ride of his stories particularly the John Ryan (Snr) stories and was dubious of the John Ryan (Jnr) trail yet I have grown to love the sagas. Tom Clancy will be missed by this reader/listener and will wonder if Mark Greaney will take on the mammoth steps to continue the stories on, I don't know.
This is a long way around to say this was as great book as expected, a well written, well told book and one that deserves to be in my library. I will listen to this again and marvel at how the past and present, the injection from other Ryan books and the characters have grown.
Why the regret, I just hope maybe, there is something more. If not, I will just have to read and listen again and enjoy a master storyteller.
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