I'm a visual designer. I listen to audiobooks throughout my day while I work. So, to me, a "good" audio book is one that keeps my interest even while I am not focused on it 100%.
Once I started this ride, I couldn't turn it off. I listeneded in the car, at the gym, and as I went to sleep. Stayed awake until 4am on the 3rd day- just to finish.
I have sampled ( and rejected) so many audiobooks that promise a "kick-a$$" heroine, but deliver a shrill and unconvincing performance by the narrator. Mulgrew was perfection! I believed every word as Vic, and her performance of Charlie Manx struck just the right creepy chords.
I'll look for more from Joe Hill. But I think my next purchase may be anything narrated by Mulgrew.
This was a fascinating listen! Footnotes added an additional layer of interest, although the responses from Scientology spokespersons were almost comical in their consistent and collective amnesia. I live in Los Angeles where Scientology has its headquarters and Celebrity Center. I will never again look at this organization the same way again- as sort of wacky, but benign.
Absolutely worth the credit!
Neil Gaiman's writing is of such high caliber, that for me, he is a class unto himself. His worlds are wildly creative, unpredictable, yet always anchored in honest emotion. I go back to Stardust time and again as a bedtime story. He narrates this one himself and he is SUPERB here!
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