A laborious read / listen. We listened on a cross country family road trip. The genre was right for us, but the prose is painstakingly detailed and just too slow. Could be edited by a good 20%. We made it thru eight hours and ten chapters. Are giving up. Great narrator though.
Loved this book. It has almost everything a scifi lover could ask for. Super suspenseful and lots of twists. I was looking for a thriller and got just that.
Great read and would recommend to all Cronin fans!!
Little confused in the beginning, this is a good book but you must active listen or you will miss a plot or two which can be hard to follow.but I enjoy the story line enough to stay forced.
I was a little confused about where the story was going at first, but once it picked up, it became a really great one! I'm very excited to read the other books!
Dry unsatisfying book. Defiantly not worth the money. Long winded. Horrible reader. No
I think the story starts out slow but being the first book of three it was expected, Now the way the stories come together is amazing. Overall I did enjoy it.
I actually really enjoyed this, as sort of the beginning of a poor man's The Stand. Cronin doesn't have Stephen King's talent for character, but his story and setting is gripping, and I look forward to the other books in the trilogy.
Some good story-telling/characters, but the writing is nothing special, and the scope is too wide, leading to some disjointed themes, glossed-over elements
Cronin is clearly an exceptional writer - when he focuses on a particular plot line, it's fascinating to follow the journeys of each character. The only problem with The Passage is that he skips around a bit and the sequence or connection between events isn't always clear. That said, the series of disconnected vignettes in the first half of the book give way in the 2nd half to a great storyline. The book missed out on the 5th star for me only because of the meandering first half. Be aware that this is supposed to be the first book of a trilogy, otherwise the brilliant ending could be upsetting, as it was to me.
Born and raised in New England, Justin Cronin is a graduate of Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Awards for his fiction include the Stephen Crane Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He is a professor of English at Rice University and lives with his wife and children in Houston, Texas.<br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>