"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 kept coming up on my device while I was asleep. I would awake and start listening, unable to get back to sleep. I'd have to switch to another story. I finally started listening during the day and for the most part was totally involved. I need to hear it again.
I kept thinking, "is Steven King annoyed?" because I do think the book was very like The Stand, but I listened to the whole thing in spite of the sometimes irritating narrator. He had a lot of voices to do, but when he had to express emotion, he was not that great. His idea of a woman's voice crying . . . Not good. But it's a long book, good value for the money and the apocalyptic story came together well in the end. Although, I kept thinking, with all the bottled water in this world . . . surely there's enough of that to last for quite a long time!
in the top 3 for sure.
The obvious comparison is Stephan King's classic, The Stand but I like this book better
Josh was the best performed although the creepy pedophile in the airstream was also well done
The beautiful moment when Swan's horrible disfigurement was cured and hope was restored to the land
I listen to audible constantly and I have to say that this narrator was the best I have ever heard. He managed to make every character believable and different with assorted accents that never strayed. He was a perfect choice
Satisfied Audible listener since 2002. I mostly listen to Sci-fi and anything by Stephen King.
Hard to think of a more depressing subject matter, the misery just goes on and on! Book feels very dated as far as geo political situation goes, also about the effects of a potential Nuclear winter (not giving much away here is all happens at the beginning of the book). Feels very like Stephen King's The Stand, which I liked a lot better.
Yes Yes Yes!
When the true faces of good and evil are revealed
He captured the emotions of the characters well
Yes but I had to get up and go to work the next day
You won't be sorry-get this book-it's a classic must read of the genre...
I really enjoyed this book, except for the last couple of chapters. I felt it really needed to end before it did, but won't go into why as I don't want to spoil it for others. Maybe that has more to do with my personality than it does for the writers talent, but I thought it could have been so much stronger (and realistic) had the ending been different. Other than that, it was engaging, thought provoking, and well worth the 1 credit.
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
BEST BEST BEST!!!!!
Josh. He was amazing!
When Swan transformed revealing her new face.
I cried at the end.
Super long listen but worth every moment. This was one of the best books I've ever read/listened to. Despite how long it is I would DEF listen to it again.
They all were captivating.
Swan of course!
I chose this on a whim, because of the length. I listen to audio books on my commute to work. Wow! I was blown away right from the start. Amazing story line. What's really scary, is that this could become reality. I would love to see this as a movie. The characters are rich and full of depth. I was so sorry to come to the end of it. However, the loose ends were all tied up and I was completely satisfied. What a wonderful choice of stories for just a "whim".
I have been listening to books on tape for over 20 years. Starting with audio tapes, then CD's and now downloads.
There is a good mix of good and dispair; realism and supernatural, I had put it down after I finished the first part for a while. Once I finished part two I was hooked and listened everywhere I went.
The concept that life is a jigsaw puzzle and each piece fits together for a purpose.
I liked Josh the best. A slow acting hero who does what he thinks is best in each situation he is in
The Poem of Death
stick with it, it is worth it
Only have audio version
When she first grew the apples and the glass crown healing the boy in the drs hand
Loved it, was sad when it was over
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