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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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    Chris 11-25-16
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    "Kept waiting for it to get better"

    The book was slow, story was slow. Narrator was ok, but in todays society where action is the order of the day, this was a letdown

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    Amanda 09-06-16
    Amanda 09-06-16
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    "interesting enough"

    it was much shorter than expected. I'm not sure if I liked the tone the reader or of the book. kind of wish there was more to it. left me a bit unsatisfied

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    Marcus 08-23-16
    Marcus 08-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Simply amazing"

    This is one of the best stories I have ever read. There are not many books that I return to over and over again, but this is one of them. Every time I listen to this book it gives me chills. It has the greatest ending of all time and is suspenseful, touching, scary and brilliant all at the same time!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mario 07-23-16
    Mario 07-23-16
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    "Deleite"

    Esta historia es un deleite de ciencia ficción. La historia es atrapante y la narración es muy profesional.

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    Sleezy mcleezy 06-16-16 Member Since 2017
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    "My all time favourite."

    I found this book on the bus during a particularly lonely point in my life, and few novels have grabbed me by the soul like this one.
    Those final words still give me chills all these years later.

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    MrRedBeard Arkansas 06-16-16
    MrRedBeard Arkansas 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Better Than The Movie"

    Yeah imagine that better than at least two of the movie adaptations.

    I can't believe this book was written when it was. I bet it was controversial.

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    eddy 06-16-16
    eddy 06-16-16 Member Since 2017
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    "loved it"

    classic sci-fi tale, exploring humanity and the irony that comes with it. truly amazing work.

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    Darren 06-15-16
    Darren 06-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty cool"
    Any additional comments?

    This book puts the supernatural alongside the mundane in a wonderful way. A nice updating of the vampire legend, complete with scientific reasons why vampires can only be killed in certain ways. I was immediately hooked and pulled through the book at lightning speed.

    Lots of cursing, which I didn't appreciate. Otherwise, this would get five stars in my review.

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    Me-Me 05-05-16
    Me-Me 05-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliantly written, brilliantly read!"

    I'd seen the movie version with Will Smith, so naturally I wanted to read the book but since my eye surgery I can't read so well so I gave the audio book a try. While it isn't exactly like the movie, it is still just as compelling and just as interesting. The movie took a lot from the book but I have to say I think I like the book just as much. Its's a different kind of story but no less interesting.

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    "it's really is too bad the book isn't longer."

    It's no wonder this book is such a classic. if you buy this one you regret it.

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    Delightful Dorset
    3/19/16
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    "Excellent"

    I loved this book - a great story and I found myself with my earphones permanently attached.

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  • Michael Weddell
    3/19/16
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    "Robertson narrates I Am Legend with unique skill"

    Loved it! The book captures all aspects of emotions when dealing with isolation. Must-Read/Listen Masterpiece.

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  • Mark
    Enfield, United Kingdom
    3/12/16
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    "sometimes the film is actually better"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I thought this would inform me but after a while its phony intensity just bored me


    Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Matheson again?

    probably not


    Was I Am Legend worth the listening time?

    not for me


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  • G. Rance
    Hertfordshire, England
    3/12/16
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    "Not my usual genre, read for a book reading group."
    Would you try another book written by Richard Matheson or narrated by Robertson Dean?

    No, found the book ok but not my thing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Quite tense at times and frightening, gripping. But a bleak world and no one could be trusted.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Robertson Dean?

    No


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Might do.


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  • Julie Johnson
    3/11/16
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    "legend!!!"

    brilliant story well told and well researched. totally believeable. i loved it. narrated brilliantly too.

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  • Scott
    3/1/16
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    "amazing"

    everything was fantastic. the actor really added to the atmosphere. definitely give this seminal book a listen.

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  • toveyc1
    2/14/16
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    "A modern spin on a classic tale."

    This book is one of my favs. It's much better than the film of the same name. One man's struggle as the (seemingly) only person left uninfected in a world overrun by vampires. Chores by day and maintaining sanity by night. I applaud the effort made by the author to offer a realistic attempt for his character to understand the 'vampire' by means of scientific study. You can easily see yourself in that position and the hardship to interpret fact from fiction.

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  • LiamDS
    2/9/16
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    "Great start to a genre"

    The story is all the more compelling when you remember it was written in the 1950's. Good yarn, well read and short enough to listen to in one sitting.

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  • Amazon customer
    2/6/16
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    "A story I've always wanted to read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of I Am Legend to be better than the print version?

    Yes, this is an old style story which would be too short to read but listening is really enjoyable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I Am Legend?

    The ending is really good.


    Have you listened to any of Robertson Dean’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any other performance by Mr Dean but this one is really good. I will seek him out.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an interesting story well told. enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle Dixon
    2/5/16
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    "GREAT. DIFFERENT ONE OF A KIND?"

    This was the very first audio book I had ever heard, and that was years ago on the radio and it was half hour each night. But even though I dont like vampires or anything like that I loved it! So dont judge a book by its cover.

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