©1954, 1982 by Richard Matheson; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"One of the ten all-time best novels of vampirism." (Fangoria)
"The most clever and riveting vampire novel since Dracula." (Dean Koontz)
"I think the author who influenced me most as a writer was Richard Matheson. Books like I Am Legend were an inspiration to me." (Stephen King)
Although it's a bit dated at this point (at least in terms of technology), the story is still excellent and well-worth the time.
I have not seen the movie, so my views of this story have not been tainted. I really enjoyed it although the medical jargon is sometimes difficult to follow. My only complaint is about the narrator. It seems most people liked him, but I found him to be difficult to listen to at times, particular when he reads female lines.
I liked it up to the ending. The character seemed more like the Heston version than the Smith version. The story was a little different than the two movie versions which was nice since I've seen them.
Well worth the listen!
Had me in my seat. I am a little disappointed on the ending but it fits with the title. Must listen book. Worth the credit, worth the money!
This auidioversion of I am Legend is well read and very enjoyable. The haunting loneliness is well conveyed. If you have just seen the movie I recommend the book, it's so much better.
Thouroughly enjoyed it. Some great suspense in parts and a fascinating take on the vampire legend.
If you like plausibility in your sci fi fantasy, you'll like this one.
The narrative is excellent. The book is written is such a way that you feel as though you are with the main character, struggling through the day to day horror of being alone ... fighting to survive. Many new and unique ideas of what it would be like to live after the destruction of man-kind. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent book. The only criticism is that the ending is so disappointing. I sequel would be great.
This book and the movie are basically 2 different stories that revolve around one theme. A new virus that infects people. Other than that it's not even the same story. The audio book is based on the original novel and the movie is a big Will Smith picture. I have listened to one version in the car, and saw the other at the cinema. Both are very good.
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