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Swan Song Audiobook

Swan Song

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Publisher's Summary

"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.

Please note: Two chapters were originally missing from Part 2 of this book. We were alerted to the problem on 11/21/11 and have corrected it. We're very sorry for any inconvenience. If you had already downloaded the book, don’t worry - your library has automatically updated with the corrected version. Simply re-download from your library, at no additional cost, to get the complete book.

©2009 Robert McCammon (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Mike China, MI, United States 09-27-12
    Mike China, MI, United States 09-27-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Poor substitute for Stephen King"

    I have read the Robert McMammon hates being called a "poor man's Stephen King", but I think that is probably the best description. Don't get me wrong, Swan Song is not a terrible use of credits- I like long books, you know, get the most for my money and all. The author's writing style is not terrible, but somewhat "simple" and predictable. If you have not read "The Stand" yet, read this book first, that way you will be less disappointed with Swan Song. If you enjoy post-apocalyptic books and long books, Swan Song is not a terrible use of credits, but far from the best.

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    Julie 09-23-12
    Julie 09-23-12
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    "A post apocalyptic story of good and evil"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed this, a lengthy read but well worth it! I looked forward to being able to listen along...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sister ... the narrator seemed to do a great job of getting inside her head ... a feisty chick and not your typical heroine!


    What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was a true gem when it came to switching out voices... it didn`t matter if I had to put the audio book aside for a couple of days, as soon as I turned it back on he had me right back into the characters. A great narration right up there will Will Patton.


    Any additional comments?

    Post apocalyptic with a touch of fantasy ... a great read. No regrets!

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    ansley NICHOLLS, GA, United States 09-11-12
    ansley NICHOLLS, GA, United States 09-11-12 Member Since 2016
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    "superb !!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Swan Song the most enjoyable?

    couldn't stop listening !!


    Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

    Josh


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    All kinds of emotions


    Any additional comments?

    i would highly recomend listening to this book. I loved it .Best book yet.

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    Jedd 09-11-12
    Jedd 09-11-12
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    "Good Book"
    Where does Swan Song rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A somewhat surreal journey through the end of times, can be a little long winded at times, and some of the characters lack real definition or drive, but overall a good book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Extinction


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    DebaDeb Houston, TX 09-10-12
    DebaDeb Houston, TX 09-10-12 Member Since 2010

    Just looking for an enjoyable story! Books are my passion.

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    "Awesome!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book as it caught my interest and I couldn't stop listening.


    What other book might you compare Swan Song to and why?

    The Stand


    Have you listened to any of Tom Stechschulte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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    09-10-12
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    "Totally Engrossing"
    If you could sum up Swan Song in three words, what would they be?

    Couldn't put it down.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Swan Song?

    Too many to describe.


    What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His use of different voices for each character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The decriptions of the aftermath of the nuclear war.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the fact that Audible is now labelling the different parts, i.e., part 1 and part 2. I wish you did this in all your books.

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    Winston 09-10-12
    Winston 09-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story"

    Good story and for the most part, very realistic sounding to what actual event may be like (the magic parts aside).

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    david United States 09-07-12
    david United States 09-07-12
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    "INTENSE THRILLER"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES! I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS AUDIOBOOK TO ANY AND EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF NUCLEAR WARFARE WAS TO EVER REALLY HAPPEN... WITH ALL SCIENCE FICTION ASIDE, THIS WAS AN AMAZING BOOK A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN I READ IT.... THE AUDIOBOOK MADE MY COMMUTES TO WORK A BLAST...! THE HARDEST PART WAS TURNING IT OFF...!


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    Tino Orsini 09-04-12
    Tino Orsini 09-04-12 Member Since 2010

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    "If you liked The Stand, you'll love this book."
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Swan Song?

    Chapter after chapter of interesting character development.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

    It is amazing that Tom Stecshulte was able to perform so many different characters and personalities. Most of them will remain with me for some time.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    While this book is no "tear jerker" , it is so well done that I cried at one point, laughed at others, felt joy, and fear.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the highest rating that I have ever given and Audible book.

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    Wendy ny, NY, USA 09-03-12
    Wendy ny, NY, USA 09-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "listening AND seeing"
    Where does Swan Song rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    rocked out on this one


    Any additional comments?

    unfolded like a movie...it was a full on experience. great story cool imagery fascinating colorful characters...you could smell them...lol

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