The first description of the ghost.
Jude. He's not your typical nice guy, but he is believably human with his flaws.
The dead drag the living down.
I loved the book; both the story and the performance. An unbelievable story is made believable by the author's fine attention to detail and descriptive abilites. After I finished the book, I immediately purchased and started listening to Joe Hill's 'Horns'. I'm officially a fan!
Lettie Hempstock. Because she has been eleven years old for a very long time.
It's perfect. Very pleasant voice, and since he's the author, he knows exactly how to present his story to the listener.
The Hempstock Women; I can't really separate them, because they're essentially three aspects of the same character. They set the story in motion and see our hero through his dangerous journey.
Neil Gaiman contnues to animate the world with his stories.
If Rice hadn't changed the story halfway through. It started out as a story about a modern day assassin seeking redemption, and ended as a story about a jewish couple being persecuted in England during the dark ages.
As a long time Anne Rice fan, I returned to a former favourite: Interview with the vampire
I like the idea behind Angel Time. It had the opportunity to be an interesting philosophical delving into eternal questions and the serach for redemption (even though very influenced by what I take to be Anne Rice's own spiritual journey) - but unfortunately, I don't think Rice pulled it off. Instead of exploring these questions more, she made the story revolve too much about a couple experiencing persecution at the hands of stupid and fanatic people. Unfortunately, this seems like an 'easy way out' of complex questions, and made me not want to read/listen more of this series.
Actually, I can't rate the story. I couldn't finish the book, because the performance was so horrible! I have read and enjoyed the other books in the series, and thought I would listen to book number 5 as an audio book. The narration was awful from the beginning.1. The narrator often paused at unnatural places in a sentence, making it difficult to listen to2. The pronunciation often was muffled and unclear3. The voices of the characters were awful - especially the female ones! All females in the book sounded like Monty Python's Terry Jones as the woman selling spam in their famous sketch....
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