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I Am Legend Audiobook

I Am Legend

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.
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Publisher's Summary

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Every other man, woman, and child has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive in a world of vampires?

©1954, 1982 by Richard Matheson; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Richard Springfield, OH, United States 02-09-08
    Richard Springfield, OH, United States 02-09-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Not the movie version..."

    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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    Sean Moulson Las Vegas, NV United States 02-07-08
    Sean Moulson Las Vegas, NV United States 02-07-08 Listener Since 2006
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    "Good...."

    I picked this up after seeing the movie, like most people I think. However I thought that the book was a little slow. I enjoyed it but just be aware that it does take a little time to get into it.

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    Bonnie Taylor Salt Lake City, UT, US 02-06-08
    Bonnie Taylor Salt Lake City, UT, US 02-06-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent"

    Listen to the book, then see the movie - the book is better by far!!!

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    SA Alabama 01-29-08
    SA Alabama 01-29-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Good Classic"

    This story is still very good after all these years. Better than the Movie.

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    Robert S. Waggener 01-26-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Obvious why"

    "I Am Legend" is a gripper. Powerful and intense. It's obvious why this one is classic.

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    James Swampscott, MA, United States 01-22-08
    James Swampscott, MA, United States 01-22-08
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    "Great book"

    Well narrated, a great story, much better and much different than the movie. A tale of desolation, depression and loneliness. Can Neville find a reason to live through the terror that surrounds him?

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    F. Girlando Santa Barbara, CA USA 01-21-08
    F. Girlando Santa Barbara, CA USA 01-21-08 Member Since 2012

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    "Saw Movie First"

    If you saw the movie first and liked it (which I did), you probably won't like this Audio Book. I've noted the other reviewers either liked or hated the narrator. I hated the narrator. Compared to the humor and portrayal of Will Smith, this guy is a terrible "actor!" His expressions of anger were incredibly bad. But the story was interesting in its differences from the movie. I didn't even realize the creatures were supposed to be vampires. The book really does emphasize all the vampire legends. So if, like me, you are not really into vampires, that aspect isn't as good as the movie either. I hoped to get some insight into the story and the mysteries left by the movie, but the narration just got in the way too much, and the stories were just too different.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory Bartlett, TN, USA 01-17-08
    Gregory Bartlett, TN, USA 01-17-08
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    "Great Book!!"

    I listened to this book after I saw the movie. What I really enjoyed about it was that it was nothing like the movie. It was so different, but yet, just as good as the movie. Fantastic book and well written. I most definitely recommend it.

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    Carolyn Fort Worth, TX, USA 01-17-08
    Carolyn Fort Worth, TX, USA 01-17-08
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    "Dark, A Classic of its Time"

    I became interested in this book after watching the movie of the same name. The vivid descriptions in the book were really moving and helped convey the sense of desolation and isolation. That being said, I felt that the ending was a bit of a disappointment. I don't necessarily think that every book/story must have a happy ending but IMHO this one just didn't seem to fit in with the rest of the plot.

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    Euryleia Buena Park, CA United States 01-16-08
    Euryleia Buena Park, CA United States 01-16-08 Member Since 2007
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    "requires use of FF button"

    The story starts off well with an intriguing plotline and good narration (except for when the narrator read the female parts. It would have been immeasurably better if he had not tried to change his voice). Unfortunately what could have been a great action story, or a good horror story or a decent science-fiction tale... isn't. Once you get past the very beginning the story is... boring. I wound up fast forwarding through the last hour and a half just hoping to find a part that was even moderately interesting. I failed.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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