"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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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.
I really enjoyed this, a lengthy read but well worth it! I looked forward to being able to listen along...
Sister ... the narrator seemed to do a great job of getting inside her head ... a feisty chick and not your typical heroine!
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.
Post apocalyptic with a touch of fantasy ... a great read. No regrets!
couldn't stop listening !!
All kinds of emotions
i would highly recomend listening to this book. I loved it .Best book yet.
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.
Just looking for an enjoyable story! Books are my passion.
I would definitely recommend this book as it caught my interest and I couldn't stop listening.
Couldn't put it down.
Too many to describe.
His use of different voices for each character.
The decriptions of the aftermath of the nuclear war.
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.
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...!
Chapter after chapter of interesting character development.
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.
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.
This is the highest rating that I have ever given and Audible book.
rocked out on this one
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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