This eerie ghost story, by the award-winning author of Hell House and I Am Legend, inspired the acclaimed 1999 film starring Kevin Bacon.
©1986 Richard Matheson; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Perhaps no author living is as responsible for chilling a generation with tantalizing nightmare visions." (The New York Times)
"One of the most important writers of the twentieth century." (Ray Bradbury)
"Matheson is one of the great names in American terror fiction." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
One of the subtle things I loved most about "Echoes" is how this starts to affect this man in his everyday life and his family/wife. And the unexpected turns things take. Twists and turns have become in a way cliche, but this is done well and predates so much of this "genre" of "esp" story. And you can see the groundwork for things like King's Dead Zone etc. Looking forward to more Matheson.
The summary sounded interesting, but the narrator's exaggerated, breathy style killed the story for me. I struggled to get to the end and wouldn't want to put anyone else through the pain.
There is nothing more enjoyable than getting lost in a good book!
I wanted to like this book and maybe if I had been reading the hardback version instead of listening to the audio version I would have liked it better. The narrator's performance was just too over the top. It seemed like everything was exaggerated. It just was not enjoyable for me.
In my short time listening and reading Matheson, I knew half way through this one that it isn't one of his best. I appreciate the "supernatural" side to the story but it isn't keeping me enthralled enough to yearn for more.
all books horror. especially zombie
Yes. I love Richard Mathesons writing and Scott Brick is one of my favourite narrators
I love Scott Brick!!
Love mystery novels, especially co.y and historical content. Enjoy James Rollins, Dean Koontz, James Patterson and Dan Brown Novels.
Probably not. It was hard to get into. But will admit, had a surprised ending.
The ending. Took me by surprise.
One of the main reasons to listen to this book was Scott Brick narrated it and I do like listening to him.
Older people maybe would like it, I don't know, I just felt like nothing was ever going to happen.
None, I would add more
Scott Brick's performance killed my interest in the book. He had the same tone throughout the story and it didn't fit the book. It was read so poorly, I had to make several attempts in short segments to even give the story a try.
Nothing. This book was just poorly written. No performer could carry that kind of crummy material.
It was fine.
I found most of the dialoge goofy.
"Scott Brick's brilliant narration of a Great Story"
Only seen the movie and listened to this
The descriptions of losing your mind to another power
Excellent character voices and superb use of temprement and tone
and very good at first person narrative
Yes it is one of the best stories in the ghost story genre
I consider the author to be one of the greatest writers.
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