The Border Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
World Fantasy Award-winning, best-selling author Robert McCammon makes a triumphant return to the epic horror and apocalyptic tone reminiscent of his books Swan Song and Stinger in this gripping new novel, The Border, a saga of an Earth devastated by a war between two marauding alien civilizations.
But it is not just the living ships of the monstrous Gorgons or the motion-blurred shock troops of the armored Cyphers that endanger the holdouts in the human bastion of Panther Ridge. The world itself has turned against the handful of survivors, as one by one they succumb to despair and suicide or, even worse, are transformed by otherworldly pollution into hideous Gray Men, cannibalistic mutants driven by insatiable hunger. Into these desperate circumstances comes an amnesiac teenaged boy who names himself Ethan - a boy who must overcome mistrust and suspicion to master unknowable powers that may prove to be the last hope for humanity's salvation. Those same powers make Ethan a threat to the warring aliens, long used to fearing only each other, and thrust him and his comrades into ever more perilous circumstances.
A major new novel from the unparalleled imagination of Robert McCammon, this dark epic of survival will both thrill listeners and make them fall in love with his work all over again.
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|Listening Length||15 hours and 40 minutes|
|Author||Robert R. McCammon|
|Audible.ca Release Date||June 01 2015|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #64,499 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#2,213 in Horror Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#4,644 in Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#6,978 in Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
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He is a master at story telling and he is one of the only authors I have read who manages to terrify and shock with his amazing vision, description and imagination enabling you to recoil in horror at what he describes and evokes. Great great characters and the plot itself was highly original and exciting.
The Border is a brilliantly written book, very original and completely mad variant on the Apocalyptic and Aliens invading Earth theme and the story unfolds and powers along leaving you breathless - utterly brilliant (and it is NOT predictable in the slightest)...apart from the Ending - Rushed and abrupt and very unsatisfying leaving me feeling short changed and frustrated as there was so so much I wanted to know about things (you'll know what when you read it) .
There wasn't enough character development, and the whole overlying plot and factions and factors weren't fleshed out satisfyingly as in Swan Song and his other books - this book has so so much potential - enough to have turned this into a true Great.
The novel is also very short compared to his others and lacks the depth and detail his others have - hence the 4 rather than 5 stars.
If he had spent more time on it, and worked at it longer, giving the reader more to digest and know then this would have been be a Masterpiece.
Overall, well worth reading and brilliantly written by an Author who deserves far greater acclaim.
What a tremendous disappointment:
His description of characters is incredibly superficial, but in a massively over written manner. He spends a page describing the face of a character, but you know nothing, absolutely nothing about them apart from that they have "deeply wrinkled eyes" along with a million other completely irrelevant details.
His description of the martial abilities of the main character Ethan is utterly, utterly hopeless.... to the point of being embarrassing. I literally cringed when I read them.
Finally, and only because I don't have all day, he didn't just "jump the shark", but invented a whole shoal of them and leapt back and forward.
In a word, the book is...... Infantile.
Could have done as well with some pauses to reflect on the implications for the likes of Ethan at certain key stages; it all felt a bit rushed.
Then we have an unfortunate ending which is a standard trope in a lot of sci-fi shows and which is rushed in at warp speed to get the book over with in a very perfunctory manner.