Make Cannie not such a spiteful, unlikeable person. She truly was awful -- self-pittying, entitled, bratty, obnoxious and rude.
I think each book is different, and would like to think that an author brings something different to every story they create. However, based on this book alone, no, I would not.
The narrator did a fine job. Nothing outstanding, nothing terrible.
The last half of the book. Truly...it was depressing and I nearly quit around then. I kind of got to the point where I just didn't care what happened to Cannie because she acted like such an awful individual.
I haven't read the print version, but absolutely loved the audio version.
The description of Christmasland...Hill uses such rich, descriptive language, it's hard to not get a completely clear picture of it in your head.
Mulgrew is phenomenal. Each character has a unique way of talking/voice, and it added so much depth and richness to the story. Her voice for Charlie Manx was creepy, unnerving, and perfection.
It was a little slow at first, but after the first few chapters it really started moving. All the details Hill includes in the beginning is absolutely necessary and he really goes into a lot of depth in terms of character developments. In my opinion, not a single word was wasted in this book -- every sentence had meaning and impact to the story. About 1/4th of the way through, I was hooked, and truly did not want to stop listening...I pretty welcomed traffic at that point, since I listen to it driving to/from work.
Phenomenal story. What a treat for us horror fans who like something a little twisted and darker. Kate Mulgrew is amazing at the reading, and I would love to listen to more audiobooks done by her. I finished NOS4A2 about 2 weeks ago, and I still can't stop thinking about. Hill is a master at what he does, and I would love to see a film made out of this simply to see if the visuals translate into what I had in my head while I was listening.
Absolutely recommend this to anyone who lives for thrillers/horror/something a little darker. Flawless.
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