I did not enjoy Stephen King's narration. I like the other Gunslinger books, and have listened to most of them. I got to this one, and I couldn't get past his voice. It was grating.
I just couldn't take the nasal voice. You'd think that I'd be excited to hear King read his own work, but I was so disappointed. I really like the story, but I was distracted by the voice.
There was too much going on. I couldn't focus on Leonard, and I really wanted to--he was a compelling character, but there were too many strings, too much to follow.
I like reading YA novels, and I especially like to try to find good male narrators.
The reader was fine. It wasn't him, it was the story.
I was just uncomfortable at the end. It was an unusual shift in the genre, at least in my experience, but it wasn't really handled well. I feel like the emotions were not given full breadth.
Haunted but Hopeful.
Toby is my favorite character, followed closely by Blackbeard.
Toby's voice is so patient, so, well, motherly. She is tired, and that is conveyed, but she's not sarcastic and she isn't apathetic. The tenderness with which she treats the "crakers" is truly heartening. I loved these parts of the book.
Life finds a way...
This was the final installment of an excellent trilogy. The narrator highlighted the storyline and I really enjoyed it. Highly recommend.
It feels like Charlaine Harris just phoned it in. A whole lot of nothing happens for hours, and then it get rushed and everything is shoved into a little box with a cheap bow.
Actually focus on the vampires. We've spent 12 books with them, and this is the end?
I LOVE Johanna Parker's voice. She does a great job of portraying Sookie.
Most of the middle.
I like the narrator's voice. I've bought several in this series because of that. The voice fits the storyline. However, the story in this sequel, was ridiculous.
**Spoiler** Maybe not have the brother and sister get married? I don't know. Seems like a no-brainer.
I think she portrays the character's personality--kind of uptight but also calm. The mood she creates works for the character, Harper.
Once again, I could do without the gratuitous "I'm having sex with my brother" scenes. Really? That ruined the whole series for me, so I guess I'm glad this was the last one.
The story. They land on the new planet, and the frozen people wake up and take over? Really? They are outnumbered and yet they call all the shots. After everything that happened in Across the Universe, you'd think it would be different.
Not at all. I liked the first book, but not this one. Sequels aren't usually as good, in my opinion.
I really enjoyed both narrator's voices.
Sure. I liked Amy, but I found her to be more of a pawn of the two boys as opposed to her own person. She doesn't have the investigative spark that she had on the ship.
This had so much potential. It's sad. The first book, though, is really good.
I have tried several. I like his style, but man, it's hard to get on board with several of his storylines. This one was pretty bad.
I like that he takes really extreme things and puts them in mundane situations. In the case of this book, though, I didn't like any of the characters.
I HATED his voicing of the demon. It was so irritating.
Oh geez, over half of it. Too convoluted.
No. I generally like zombie books. I'm a fan of the genre, and I was excited about this new twist on the typical storyline. It was a little too juvenile for me. The teen romance parts undermined the philosophical moments R has throughout. The scene with zombie "sex" was also pretty weird.
The voice was a little whispery, which sometimes enhanced the work, but it also made it slow and it conveyed a tone that didn't always seem to fit. The voice shift for Julie was particularly difficult to enjoy.
I think R has a lot of thoughts about what it means to live as a human. These moments are pretty deep, and I enjoyed them.
I wouldn't say better, but it was definitely on par. I really like the narrator's voice, and I feel like it complemented the story very well.
Like everyone (probably), I loved Juliette. She was a really strong female character with intelligence, bravery, and a lot of character.
I enjoyed the physical description of the silo itself. I could envision the floors and the staff.
The scene with Lucas trying to map the stars "up top." For some reason, that really made me feel the sadness of their inability to be outside.
This was a surprisingly good book. I read a lot of negative reviews, but decided it sounded interesting enough to give it a try. I'm glad I did.
Not really. It had interesting moments, but overall, it was just kinda gross and uninteresting.
Just too bizarre which seemed to be bizarre for the sake of being...bizarre. Seemed really incoherent at times. Just couldn't follow.
I did have moments where I enjoyed David's narrative. Some of his stream of consciousness was really clever.
I tried to watch it, to see if maybe it was just the audio version that turned me off, but nope, it was the story in general. Just not for me.
I was kind of sad that I didn't like it since so many of my friends do. Just wasn't my cup of tea.
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