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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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    VICTOR 07-01-08
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    "I am Legend"

    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!

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    Alora Williamstown, NJ, USA 03-12-08
    Alora Williamstown, NJ, USA 03-12-08
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    "Great book"

    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!

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    Daniel Ogden, UT, United States 03-09-08
    Daniel Ogden, UT, United States 03-09-08
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    "Timeless Horror!"

    This book has been the basis for three movies so far. It is a great vampire story.

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    Thoraro Iceland 03-02-08
    Thoraro Iceland 03-02-08 Member Since 2012

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    "haunting"

    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.

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    Luis Miami, Fl, United States 02-24-08
    Luis Miami, Fl, United States 02-24-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Darker than the Movies"

    The book was good but somewhat Science dated. But it was still a good book.

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    Daniel 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 02-20-08
    Daniel 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 02-20-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book"

    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.

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    Richard CraigavonSouth Africa 02-16-08
    Richard CraigavonSouth Africa 02-16-08
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    "Very good"

    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.

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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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