I wish I hadn't seen the movie first! It would have been fun to see how long it took to figure out the twist. Very interesting story, well read. My only complaint is that the narrator used a very low voice (for dramatic effect) on several occasions, and it made it very hard to hear in the car.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. The narrator was excellent and the story line kept me glued to my car seat and made me take long detours, so I would get to listen some more. The ending is very inconclusive and turned into a lively debate with my co-workers. How do you prove your sanity when someone wants to drive you insane? What is real and what is imagined? I really liked the main character and the end hit me like a sledgehammer. Highly recommend.
Really a great "listen". Tom Stechschulte is one of my favorite narrators and he is just terrific with this book. Couldn't stop listening. Everything Lehane writes is worth reading/listening to.
I've thoroughly enjoyed both the book and movie, Shutter Island. The book goes into great detail in building the characters and scenes, but is never boring, as the story unfolds. It is a mystery about a Federal Marshall and partner sent to an island near Boston that houses a facility for the criminally insane, to investigate the apparent escape of one of the inmates/patients. Things that are originally portrayed as real are not always. The trail is littered with subtle clues, and interesting side stories, while the ending ties them together without being anti-climatic. A good listen
"Dennis Lehane is the author of the New York Times bestseller Mystic River; Prayers for Rain; Gone, Baby, Gone; Sacred; Darkness, Take My Hand; and A Drink Before the War, which won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel. A native of Dorchester, Massachusetts, he lives in the Boston area."