I like Robert McCammon to begging with, but I am especially fond of his Matthew Corbet books. He transports us back to a time in U.S. history that we don't learn about in school books. The daily lives of the citizens in the early 1700's was much different than our own. And, in addition, these books suck you into the story and their adventure. I would recommend any of them.
I had very high hopes about this book. The beginning was great, but it went down hill from there. The author obviously did a great job researching the material. The descriptions are good, but it gets tedious. Very tedious. Every now and then there is a nice nugget, but the book was overall very repetitive and should've been cut in half. Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to like this book, I ended up not even finishing it.
The book is well written, but has no plot and goes nowhere. Had to give up at the halfway point. I am highly disappointed because I am a huge Stephen King fan and also really like Joe Hill, but Owen King just doesn't seem to have their skills at drawing you into the story.
I enjoyed Ghost Man very much. It is always fun when you get to root for the bad guy...well, the least bad of the bad guys anyway. The time went along quick and I was sorry for the book to end. This is one where I would definitely like to see the main character again in future books.
I was looking forward to this book. It turned out to be only okay.
The worst part though, was that two narrators were used. A male and a female. I found myself cruising along to the male narrator when all of a sudden the female narrator would deliver one line of dialogue. It was very jarring and took me out of the story. Likewise, later in the book, when we are learning about the female heroes, the male narrator would jump in and deliver a line or two of dialogue and then disappear. It made for a very choppy listen in my opinion. The narrators were competent, but the way the book was set up was poor. If every other chapter was narrated by one or the other, it would be fine, but as it is, it was just annoying.
The story itself was okay. Nothing special. I have no desire to read the follow-up books in the series, but if you like Zombies and Super Heroes, you'll probably like this.
For me, this listening experience was a big disappointment.
I like most of Mitch Albom's books. This one was no exception. Good story with an important message about life. I was surprised that the narrator had a British accent, since all previous Albom books were obviously set in the U.S. This did not in any way hinder the story. Highly recommended.
I was really looking forward to this book because it sounded so good. Unfortunately, the actual story was nothing like what the book description made it sound like. Just not a good story to me. Only made it about an hour in, hoping it would get, better, it just didn't.
This is by far the worst audible book I have ever purchased. I was expecting so much more from Rowling. I kept listening as long as I could, but didn't make it past the first section. It''s not that the writing is bad, it is that the story is horrible. I can't believe I wasted several hours of my life on this book. Too bad that I can never get them back. I would rather watch those stupid X Factor shows with my daughter than have read this. At least then, I would be spending mind numbing time with my daughter. My advice - stay away from this one!
Since Stephen King's accident he has turned more from pure horror to suspense and straight fiction. This one is both. King has become one of the best writers of our generation. Those who still call him a hack should read this and the short stories he has published in the New Yorker. I am one of those who are happy that King's talk of retirement has never come to past.
This is a great story and really opens our eyes to the reality of the early 1960's.
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