I don't really know what I expected from this book. It was okay. Not much action, but a lot of character development. There seemed to be a lot of build up to the actual epidemic. This was not a "scientific" book, but more about how people reacted to the crisis.
Speak up please!I was not so impressed by Morton's performance. I understand why he performed in the manner that he did, but sometimes it was sooo difficult to hear and understand him. His voice was so low in parts. I would have to rewind and turn the volume up a lot to hear him. This was the most frustrating part of the book. And it happened a lot.
All in all the book was okay. I kept hoping for something more...or that events would speed up. It was interesting enough that I wanted to keep listening. I must say that depiction of the main character's family was the most interesting. It was a very close knit family, and the interactions between the parents and the kids were superb. I mean, they were not a "Stepford" family, but the crisis was handled and everyone knew how to conduct themselves. Maybe the author should write a "building better family communication" book. I think listening to the family events were my favorite part of the book.
It was a little confusing at the end, but I am sure the next one will clear things up.
I am a long time fan of Stephen King, and have either read or listened to just about everything by him. I enjoyed this story, however I feel that I kept waiting for the "monster". The story didn't feel rushed, nor prolonged. The subject matter and characters were interesting, but I just didn't get that satisfied feeling at the end. I guess on the whole it was a bit anticlimactic. At the end I just felt, "Oh. Okay."
I don't write many reviews, even though I rate every book I listen to. Speaks the Nightbird is a very long book, but I was riveted throughout. Every now and then I find a book that I want to tell everyone to listen to, and this is one of them. Edoardo Ballerini did an excellent job of voicing all of the characters, building and maintaining suspense, and his pacing was perfect for the story. McCammon's writing style displays a dry wit, and a tremendous depth of emotions. This book is an exciting whodunit surrounding a witch trial, but is about so much more.
There are a few disturbing graphic depictions of sexual situations as well as gory deaths. With that said, those scenes have their place in the book and are not gratuitous.
A fine job was done creating the character of Matthew Corbett, and I will definitely listen to the other books in the series.
But I just couldn't get into this book. I gave up after half. Some parts were just okay, others were completely forgettable. Which is a bad thing when all parts come together. I would reach parts where I knew I missed something, but didn't care. Just couldn't bare the thought of going back. I love Luke Daniels and Nick Podehl, but even they couldn't help this book out.
Listening to this book was like coming home again. I didn't realize how much I missed Mike Talbot. It was very easy to step back into the Talbot's world. Mark Tufo and Sean Runnette are fabulous together. There truly cannot be another person to bring Talbot's humor and person to life. I love the combination. This story is fabulous. The new twist with the zombies opens up so many options. Finding out more about the evil Mrs. Deneaux and things that happened prior to the zombie apocalypse brought a sense of completeness and fullness to the story arc.
As usual the humor and action are exceptional. The only drawback is that I have to wait for the next book. But, I await eagerly.
As with most books made into a movie, this book far surpasses the movie. There is so much fullness, depth and emotion to the book that could never come through in a movie. The narrator was fabulous, the story IS fabulous. The situation that leads to the end is far more complex than the movie.
This is not meant to be a slight on the movie, which I enjoyed very much. This book is a completely different experience...and one I much preferred.
Okay, so usually I don't listen to books of this type. I usually listen to horror and science fiction, with a little fantasy and non-fiction. I usually scoff at books of this nature. In fact, it was an accident that I even downloaded this book. What has happened to me? I was taken in from the beginning...and couldn't stop. And I couldn't believe the...um...feelings the book..um...made me feel. I want my husband to listen to it.
And oh yeah, I could probably listen to Robert Petkoff read a dictionary...if he read the way he read this book. :-)
Run is one of those stories where you wonder if the horror will ever end. These people really went through hell. The book kept me on the edge of my seat and was absolutely thrilling! The ending was a twist that I didn't expect. I like the way the book wrapped up. Very satisfying.
This book is on the same level as all of the Iron Druid books. They are always exciting and fulfilling to listen to. A great mix of action, humor, and the plot is never boring. I have listened to all of the Iron Druid books and I have always been pleased.
The fight the Morrigan was in.
It is a toss up between Atticus and Oberon. I love them both!!
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