Good but not great, really a big fan of the Walking Dead books and how they were narrated, and the Hunger Games trilogy.
Her voices, although the Bones voice is a bit of a love/hate, it's almost irritating at times but you come to enjoy it and wait for it.
The end, great set up for book 2!
Maybe, if he turns into a Zombie
Wasn't chased by a Zombie
The part where he wasn't munched on by a Zombie or maybe a Vampire...
If you like Zombies and/or Vampires don't listen!
Yes, it's a captivating mystery and full of intriguing characters... BUT you must make it through about 5+ hours of Blomkvist dragging his feet and Henrik Vanger blubbering on and on, after that it gets good.
Blomkvist is a pimp. Also enjoyed watching Salander turn into a badass.
No, can't say.
Salander's character development can take you through a range of emotions especially during the things that happen to her. And was on edge a bit thinking Blomkvist is a dead man...
The book really goes out of its way to give you a back story, which I usually like in a book but a bit over done here. It gets very lengthy with Henrik Vanger's conversation with Blomkvist that I'm not sure really helps the story. The time lines also jump around during the book which I found the narrator to pull off very well, as long as you're paying attention he shouldn't lose you. Probably the hardest part of the listen was keeping everyone's name straight, who they are and what did/do, all the Vanger's, Dirch Frode, Berger, Bjurman, etc... the pronunciations and spellings are very different as well. Set the hook enough at the end to interest me in other 2 books and plan on watching the movie to see if it did the book justice.
Unlike the one that stays in your library and claims to be your first audio book, this was my first audio book :) And glad it was. Never been good at finishing a book, where were audio books when I was in school! Since I'm giving a review after I've been through several books now, I'd still rate the Hunger Games Trilogy 2nd only to the Walking Dead books as a listen.
Unlike the movie, Katniss Everdeen's constantly being on the brink of death during the games. The dehydration, being burned by the fireballs, the tracker jackers... everything was so much more intense, harsh, and brutal in the book. Rue was the most memorable moment :( with Cato/the muttations from the capitol not far behind, one of the many scenes the movie ruined and glossed over.
The acid trip from hell after the tracker jacker attack and just about anything to do with Haymitch
There's lots of unexpectedly funny moments, but even more dire, tear jerking ones. The back log of all the characters never seemed over done but just enough to build feelings good or bad for them. Forget what you think you know if you've only watched the movie!
You've heard it a million times, well here's a million and 1... the book is better than the movie. In this case it's a gross understatement! None of the emotion, desperation or underlying hope expressed in the book is captured and conveyed by the movie! And the next book is even better... enjoy!
How descriptive it is, and if you've not read the graphic novel or even if you have, it gives you the scoop on the Governor :)
Road to Woodbury, as it's the second book in the series, WHEN IS THE 3rd ONE COMING?!?!
Philip Bake taking on the highway zombies.... "I GOT THIS!"
Nah, no crying but when they're helping to clear out apartment rooms it had me on edge visualizing the tight quarters, imagining the stenches, and what might lurk on the other side of any given door. Disgusted at the things Philip did towards the end...
Outstanding listen, I believe its better than the Road to Woodbury, as it's a much more focused book, though I also gave it 5 stars across the board. Philip Blake's strength, rage, and insanity combined with Brian's transformation makes for a gut wrenchingly addictive listen. I have about a 45 min ride to and from work each day and often found myself sitting in the drive way at the end of the day, even after I'd arrived home, to finish a chapter or get to a stopping point.
Yes, the multiple character story lines, the brutal descriptions of everything taking place
Rise of the Governor, it's part of the series, other than that possibly Halfway to the Grave since it's also dark and brutal at times.
As performed... The Governor, tho my favorite character was Josh Lee Hamilton, just wanted him to Hulk Out and beat the piss out of everyone like he knew he could.
Will you turn dead inside, or out?..
Love the character building, story lines, and the never redundant ways things are described. No matter how many creepers are killed they seem to be described in a new way each time keeping the imagination vivid. I've also listened to Rise of the Governor, and my only knock (which oddly is also its beauty) on the series, and maybe this is because I haven't read the graphic novel, is it gets lost in all these characters. There's an endless world of story lines in the apocalypse but not since they were at the CDC in the TV series has there been a clue to what caused it all or a goal other than self survival. They could come out with a book about every Tom & Jane in left in the zombie infested world and how they made it or didn't and I'd read it. But I'd like to hear more about the cause, is there anyone or thing left trying to figure it out still, or is everyone that's left just spiraling the drain together?... Guess that's why I'll read the next one too, can't wait for the 3rd book!
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