I've never listened/read a book by A. Lee Martinez, but I will surely be looking into his other releases after this listen. Marc Vietor did a glorious job with the subject matter, I mean I guess he is the go to guy when it comes to "robot crime noir".
One of the best I've listened to so far in 2011.
I enjoyed this book, but is it my favorite SK collection of short stories? No. It's def. worth a listen though, I enjoy Craig Wasson's narration of the first story. I say if you're a big SK fan then you have to listen, if not you're not missing THAT much...but give it a shot if you're in the mood for some darkness in your day.
I was only really interested in listening to this book due to the high praise of many of my co-workers(who happen to be female) and their chit chat about the book. I took a chance after listening to the brief sample recording and I will say that I enjoyed this book from the start. I thought this would be like any Nicholas Sparks book and just be predictable and sappy to the end, with maybe a few main characters dying in between. I was way off the mark, it's a very descriptive book from both perspectives utilizing 2 narrators to read the same character...his young self from the past, and his older self from the present. I was not only moved by this book, but I really felt for him throughout the story...I usually listen to thrillers/supernatural/mysteries but this one stood out like no other. It's def. worth a credit.
This book started off very interesting, and is the closest Stephen King has ever come to writing an acutal book with zombies in the plot. However, once the book got going and "explained" the actual reasoning for everyone going insane and what not I was a little(a lot) disappointed. It seems this book was just something he churned out just to meet a deadline with a publisher, and don't get me started on the very loose ending...far better Stephen King books to listen too. If you're new to SK audiobooks start with something like "The Shining", "IT", or "Misery" because they are far better with plot and character development.
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