The story seemed very unreal and the dialect and writing totally not plausible.
This book did not appear to be written in the era that it claims.
The narration was very poor; it seemed as if she was reading a grocery list. No feeling or emotion based on the subject matter.
Disappointment. Expected more.
I'm not sure if I can listen to another narrator after Oliver Wyman. It's like magic in my ears The series is amazing that I don't want to stop listening.
Yes I would recommend this book but only because its from Stephen King; I would caution any potential reader to read it on their Kindle instead of going for the audiobook. Mr. Morse monotone performance sounds like he was hung over the entire book.
For the very first time a Stephen King book did not keep me riveted and longing to keep listening. The plot was more worthy of an inexperienced writer and not the seasoned veteran Mr. King is.
To me the very worse part of this book was the performance. It was such a mumbled, drawn out boring performance that even though the plot was not Mr. King's best, it was decent enough but that was truly destroyed by this performance. I have never started a Stephen King book that I did not want to continue to listen through to the end. This performance was so bad that I had to force myself to continue listening and still tuned out many parts. Dry, monotone sounded the same for every character and through the entire story.
None stood out but mainly due to the performance. They all sounded the same sleepy old man's voice.
I waited with bated breath and longing for this new Stephen King only to be crushed with disappointment by the horrible performance and shallow plot. I have read and/or listened to every book and story Mr. King has written and will continue to do so; while I do not want to discourage someone from his work, I would suggest getting the Kindle edition so as not to be ear tortured through this performance.
Yes I would listen again; the travels, the trials and triumphs of the group made for an amazing journey. Such a compelling story that made the reader feel as if they were on the journey.
I would compare this to Company of Liars because it contains the same sort of journey of trials and hardships.
Steven Crossley is a master of narration and he gives you the emotion of each character that you could not get from just reading.
Not anything especially moving but it flowed so well that you did not want the story to end.
Would definitely recommend this book. Great characters from Robert McCammon and as always a fabulous job of narration by Ray Porter makes this book a very worthwhile listen.
This kind of epic vampire horror is not the current rage as now vampires are more of a girlish fantasy. This book reinforces my love for the horror genre. McCammon brings together a wide cast of characters, both good and bad, and puts them through hell.
Andy Palatazin was an awesome character and while Ray Porter made the entire cast great; he was my favorite.
At times this book made me laugh, cringe and above all else kept me listening.
Sorry that it took me this long to finally listen to this book. I’m a huge horror fan but there are so many new reads that don't measure up that I am happy I found this 80’s horror which is now one of my favorites.
A better more original storyline. The characters were one dimensional and the story was very trite.
Come up with a more original plot.
Ray Porter is always great but this trite story did not do him justice.
all were uninteresting.
Stephen King is the pinnacle of horror writers. I read this book years ago and now listening to Mr. King when he narrates it makes it that much better.
Norris Ridgewick was my favorite; he succumbed Gaunt's poison but managed to redeem himself in a big way.
Aunt Evvie was my favorite although just about every character was spot on.
Name is perfect - would not change it.
Stephen King's work is always great but the narration made this over the top.
Story was so seamless that every part was memorable.
His narration was so realistic that it made me feel as if I were sitting in the office with them listening to him tell the story.
No extreme reaction; just enjoyment.
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