©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)
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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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.
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.
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.
A slow book but a wonderful story line. I would listen to another like it. The characters were well thought out and a well detailed shabby world in which they roam.
Don't be discouraged by the third Hollywood attempt to film this story. I Am Legend is a classic and a must read/hear.
Since it was made into a Movie (three times), I figured this would be a good book. What I didn't expect was just how much this story held my attention. All three movies based on this book do not follow the original very well, so you really need get this book to get the story.
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