"We're about to cross the point of no return. God help us; we're flying in the dark, and we don't know where the hell we're going."
Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the president of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival.
Swan Song is Robert McCammon's prescient and shocking vision of a post-apocalyptic nation, a grand epic of terror and, ultimately, renewal.
In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity. They include Sister, who discovers a strange and transformative glass artifact in the destroyed Manhattan streets... Joshua Hutchins, the pro wrestler who takes refuge from the nuclear fallout at a Nebraska gas station... and Swan, a young girl possessing special powers, who travels alongside Josh to a Missouri town where healing and recovery can begin with Swan's gifts. But the ancient force behind earth's devastation is scouring the walking wounded for recruits for its relentless army, beginning with Swan herself.
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This book was just too depressing and slow developing. I don't mind developing the plot, but I feel like it was just wasting my life.
The story was excellent. I kept wanting to hear what happened next.
I think I liked Sister the most. I wanted to know more of the glass ring & I like her "no crap even though I'm just a small woman" attitude. She is such a survivor.
He takes the time & effort to give each character a different voice. Some people's reading is so flat, emotionless and dull! The story can be really good but it takes away from it so much. He did a great job.
Interesting story and kept my attention.
Tom Stechschulte has the ability to quickly take on the voice of the different characters bringing the story to life. He made me feel as if I was there.
So many times in an audio book I feel like I get lost either in the story or the characters. Not with Swan Song this is a very long listen but I had no trouble staying in the story. I like audio books that I can enjoy while doing other tasks, if I have to sit and concentrate on the story I might as well as just read it. This was an excellent AUDIO BOOK. Well done by both the author and narrator!
Listen to books EVERY DAY driving in Atlanta traffic! I love exciting non-fiction, mystery, series and lengthy books. Every once in a while I will listen to rock start autobiographies to break up the routine.
Great characters. Loved them more at each development of the story. It was believable and honest. I especially liked the way the book introduced the characters and showed their journey so completely.
Loved when the Colonel was in trouble and the little guy saves him. Great turn to the "evil side"!
Just the scenes of all the different characters and what they go through during the initial nuclear holocost was great. Every one had different circumstances and you find yourself either cheering them on or hoping something very bad happens to stop them. Depending on the character.
Oh, Swan - most definately. I have some plants that need tending. LOL
I didn't know what the purpose of these characters were for. After 8 hours into the book I still didn't know what they were heading towards except to survive, which doesn't make for an exciting book. I gave up when it got to the part about the hooker. I don't like sex in books.
I didn't have a strong connection to any of them.
This book was definitely not for me. I tried to like it, but just couldn’t get into it. I think this is one of those books that readers either love or hate, and for me it was the latter. Hate that I wasted my credit for this one!
I'm not a fan of Robert McCammon's other works but this was actually one of the best audio books I've heard in a long time. The author does a great job of setting each scene and all of the characters are well developed and interesting. There is a lot of symbolism in this story and it would be equally as entertaining for a 15 year old as it would be for a 45 year old. Totally worth the credit, I would love to see more audio books by this voice actor.
a must read
I will recommend this book to everyone. It was entertaining from the beginning to the end.
Absolutely! I plan to listen to it again immediately! It is rather long, but it keeps your interest. So many times I wanted to go to the end of the story just to find out what was going to happen. But as hard as it was I did not. It is a complete story, not the kind that leaves you wondering "so what happen to the people?" The writer Robert McCammon did a wonderful job. Cheers to him on this fine story.
I enjoyed the whole book.
Sister - the story was about Swan and she is a lovely character, But Sister and Josh are the story.
Can wait to see what else this writer has written - hope they are all as great as this story.
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