Although I have not read the print version, I consider the audiobook version as a better medium for the telling of this tale as there are constant break-aways to cameras that might be confusing at first in the print version.
Excellent voice acting by both performers.
This was almost as good as the Book 1 and definitely better than Book 2. Great storyline coupled with a few surprises along the way. Loved the medical detail; I felt it added to, rather than detracted from the overall story.
The narrator's voice was the personification of the main character, George. The vocal intonations were well crafted and the voice was easy to listen to.
The most memorable moments, of course, centered around the zombie attacks, but the defection & loss of the techie character, Buffy, was a bit memorable for some unknown reason..
I beleive my most favorite scene was the unexpected infection and subsequent death of the main character. This was totally unexpected as the story was primarily revealed from her point of view. Unless the brother, Shaun, character is really fleshed-out I don't see how his narrative in any subsequent sequel could possilby hold up to George's point of view storytelling.
As a typical guy, I usually don't laugh or cry when reading, but I will say that the audiobook I downloaded to my iPod was engaging enough to make me look forward to my drive to & from work each day. That's about as extreme in the emotions dept. as I get.
Although I throuoghly enjoyed listening to this book on my iPod, I must admit that I was a bit mystified at first as I was trying to understand exactly what the employees of "After the End Times" actually did. Once I got past the 'reporter/bloggers are heroes' slant I was ok, but it did take some effort at the outset.
Raising Stony Mayhill ranks among the best audiobooks I've downloaded to date. There were no audio problems or complications post-download. I was surprised by how effortlessly I was sucked in to the storyline. I liked this rendition of the book as much as I enjoyed the "Odd Thomas" performances.
One of the most memorable moments I encountered was when Stony off-handedly described himself as having black gums & toenails. I would normally find that to be an important detail, but I suppose this was crafted to suggest that the love of one's family conquers any malady; even being a member of the LD society....
Great vocal inflection; when in character, I was able to believe that the Stony was relating the story from a first-hand viewpoint.
I'm a guy - emotions make one weak....
Great performance overall. I highly recommend this book on the basis of the more or less "original" storyline as well as the reading by David Marantz.
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