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I Am Legend Audiobook

I Am Legend

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Publisher's Summary

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Every other man, woman, and child has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive in a world of vampires?

©1954, 1982 by Richard Matheson; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"One of the ten all-time best novels of vampirism." (Fangoria)
"The most clever and riveting vampire novel since Dracula." (Dean Koontz)
"I think the author who influenced me most as a writer was Richard Matheson. Books like I Am Legend were an inspiration to me." (Stephen King)

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    Christopher Centerport, NY, USA 01-19-08
    Christopher Centerport, NY, USA 01-19-08
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    "Very Good!"

    I'm not usually a fiction fan - especialy sc-fi but I downloaded this one because I wanted to see the new movie and knew I wouldn't be able to catch it while in the theaters. Fortunately this was quite interesting and I found myself looking for excuses. The naration is a bit overdone at times but well done on the whole. Enjoy!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory Bartlett, TN, USA 01-17-08
    Gregory Bartlett, TN, USA 01-17-08
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    "Great Book!!"

    I listened to this book after I saw the movie. What I really enjoyed about it was that it was nothing like the movie. It was so different, but yet, just as good as the movie. Fantastic book and well written. I most definitely recommend it.

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    Carolyn Fort Worth, TX, USA 01-17-08
    Carolyn Fort Worth, TX, USA 01-17-08
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    "Dark, A Classic of its Time"

    I became interested in this book after watching the movie of the same name. The vivid descriptions in the book were really moving and helped convey the sense of desolation and isolation. That being said, I felt that the ending was a bit of a disappointment. I don't necessarily think that every book/story must have a happy ending but IMHO this one just didn't seem to fit in with the rest of the plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Euryleia Buena Park, CA United States 01-16-08
    Euryleia Buena Park, CA United States 01-16-08 Member Since 2007
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    "requires use of FF button"

    The story starts off well with an intriguing plotline and good narration (except for when the narrator read the female parts. It would have been immeasurably better if he had not tried to change his voice). Unfortunately what could have been a great action story, or a good horror story or a decent science-fiction tale... isn't. Once you get past the very beginning the story is... boring. I wound up fast forwarding through the last hour and a half just hoping to find a part that was even moderately interesting. I failed.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Pomona , CA, USA 01-14-08
    Daniel Pomona , CA, USA 01-14-08
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    "classic story"

    I have listened to many audios of silent intrigue. This reading was very informative for books of its time (1954).
    Having been written before computers and televisions could have an effect on writers of contemporary tales of sci-fi and horror, I can appreciate the slow pace of the story to reach a meaningful end.
    After listening to this reading, I went to see the movie "I Am Legend" and I can also appreciate the changes that were made to fit the year (2007) and how we view action in our entertainment. This audio was so easy to listen to that my 14 year old son took time to listen also and now questions the life and depth of stories made for the big sceen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marina Lebanon, OR, USA 01-14-08
    Marina Lebanon, OR, USA 01-14-08
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    "A Slow And Wonderful Story"

    A slow book but a wonderful story line. I would listen to another like it. The characters were well thought out and a well detailed shabby world in which they roam.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jenniffer harrisonville, MO, USA 01-13-08
    Jenniffer harrisonville, MO, USA 01-13-08
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    "First class audio book"


    The narrator did a first class job. I was not anticipating an entertaining listen, after all it was a story of vampires. But I found myself lost in the story line. It was artistic how the author converted the vampires to creatures then to core characters. The book was sharp and live wired with action. The end was imaginative.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Doraville, GA, United States 01-10-08
    Matthew Doraville, GA, United States 01-10-08 Member Since 2007
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    "A classic"

    Don't be discouraged by the third Hollywood attempt to film this story. I Am Legend is a classic and a must read/hear.

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    John Grovetown, GA, United States 01-08-08
    John Grovetown, GA, United States 01-08-08
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    "Surprisingly Good!"

    Since it was made into a Movie (three times), I figured this would be a good book. What I didn't expect was just how much this story held my attention. All three movies based on this book do not follow the original very well, so you really need get this book to get the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Bedford, MA, USA 01-08-08
    Steven Bedford, MA, USA 01-08-08
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    "Omega Man"

    I wanted to read this book before going to see the movie recently released with Will Smith in the lead role. I decided to try the audio version because I was already in the middle of another book. I could not have been happier. The narration was excellent. I thought that I may have felt robbed not reading the book myself, but nothing could have been further from the truth. Highly recommend this audio book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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