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I Am Legend Audiobook

I Am Legend

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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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    Mary Nunaley 01-03-08 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the best Vampire novels"

    My 13 yo son and I have been enthralled by the story. What would you do if you were the last person on the planet? How would you react? How long would the alcohol last? The style is gripping, the pictures painted in your mind are vivid. It brings back memories of listening to the old radio shows with my dad (via CD and tape). This was so much better than the current movie.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Guttman Atlanta, GA United States 12-31-07
    Joshua Guttman Atlanta, GA United States 12-31-07 Member Since 2014
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    "Stupefying"

    Not only is this the best audio book I've ever listened to, its the best novel I've ever read. The narration and sound quality was incredible.

    I'm laying here in my bed staring at the ceiling as the last paragraph of the book spills out and the full horror of the its reality is revealed. Stupefying.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Knoxville, MD, United States 12-14-07
    Bruce Knoxville, MD, United States 12-14-07 Member Since 2007

    Poet, Writer, Novice Planetary Scientist, Musician, Hooligan, Former Audience Guy, Protector of Stupid Princesses.

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    "A"

    Being a fan of the movie, "The Omega Man," I finally got around to reading "I am Legend." I enjoyed the story very much. I was surprised that it was a "vampire" story as well as a post -apocalypse tale. Now I am even more interested in what Hollywood and Will Smith come up with for the new movie adaptation being released in December 2007. I think that Robert Neville is probably one of the most memorable characters in Science Fiction. The narration is excellent.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    David 03-26-12
    David 03-26-12 Member Since 2012

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    "One of the very best vampire stories"

    A SF/horror classic that has aged surprisingly well. I really enjoyed Matheson's prose: it has a rich, vibrant, grimly humorous and vivid style that is almost pulp fiction and almost literary. The story itself is nothing new to fans of the genre, but remember that Matheson did it first. There is action and suspense and, of course, vampires, but there is also a lot of introspection. The main character, Robert Neville, is sometimes clever and inventive, sometimes a hard-boiled survivor, sometimes a brilliant researcher, and sometimes a half-mad a-hole. The ending is bitter and ironic, but perfect. This is a quick read/listen, so if you're a fan of the genre, you really owe it to yourself to see what inspired all the imitators that have come along since.

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    Marcus 08-23-16
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    "Simply amazing"

    This is one of the best stories I have ever read. There are not many books that I return to over and over again, but this is one of them. Every time I listen to this book it gives me chills. It has the greatest ending of all time and is suspenseful, touching, scary and brilliant all at the same time!

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    eko3484 08-08-16
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    "Way better than movie!"

    Of course it's better than the movie. When it ended, I was left wanting more.

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    Suzzette S Lopez 08-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The psyche of survival"

    Like someone telling you their thoughts as their last day approaches. It's empowering yet grounding.

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    Elizabeth Lavender 07-31-16
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    "loved it"

    the narrator reads this brilliantly. Incase you are wondering if the book is like the movie - it's not. I actually enjoyed the book more.

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    Mario 07-23-16
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    "Deleite"

    Esta historia es un deleite de ciencia ficción. La historia es atrapante y la narración es muy profesional.

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    Sleezy mcleezy 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My all time favourite."

    I found this book on the bus during a particularly lonely point in my life, and few novels have grabbed me by the soul like this one.
    Those final words still give me chills all these years later.

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