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Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, Bird Box is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world—a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh Malerman.
Something is out there . . .
Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.
Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat—blindfolded—with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?
Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey—a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motely group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside—and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?
Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman’s breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Since much of the terror in Josh Malerman’s horror phenomenon Bird Box revolves around sound, an audiobook is the ideal format for the story. Narrator Cassandra Campbell is more than up to the task, creating fine distinctions between the book’s brave female lead, two terrified kid characters, and a wide array of supporting roles. As the blindfolded Malorie makes her way through a postapocalyptic wasteland—escaping an unknown terror that will kill her if she catches even a glimpse—Campbell does a great job ramping up the dread. Listening to the book was scarier than watching the Sandra Bullock movie.
The story was captivating, I was hooked from the beginning! The only reason for 4 stars is the voice for the main character sounds whiny the whole time and towards the end of the book it really wears on you. But overall it was great! The reader does an amazing job at bringing life to the novel. Listened to it on a 10 hour car drive, couldn’t stop!
I listened to this and then watched the movie afterwards and WOW!! The book is way better! Can’t wait to listen to the sequel!
This is better than the movie bc in the movie they have running water and in the book they don’t