I Am Legend

By Richard Matheson
Read by Robertson Dean

5.33 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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The basis for the film starring Academy Award nominee Will Smith, I Am Legend is a classic of horror and suspense. In I Am Legend, a terrible plague has decimated the world, and those who were unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into bloodthirsty 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? Richard Matheson’s chilling tale is a white-knuckle ride into a world of darkness and terror.

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Summary

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A New York Times Bestseller

An iTunes Top Seller for 2008

The basis for the film starring Academy Award nominee Will Smith, I Am Legend is a classic of horror and suspense.

In I Am Legend, a terrible plague has decimated the world, and those who were unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into bloodthirsty 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?

Richard Matheson’s chilling tale is a white-knuckle ride into a world of darkness and terror.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The most clever and riveting vampire novel since Dracula.” Dean Koontz
“One of the ten all-time best novels of vampirism.” Fangoria
“[A] sink-your-teeth-in vampire masterpiece. It will change the way you look at yourself and the amalgam of the world around you right now…If ever a book was made to read in one sitting, this complex horror novel is it.” SFsite.com
“The incomparable talents of Robertson Dean shine as he becomes Neville, and the listener can only follow his lead ever deeper into this nightmare world. Dean has a unique voice and manages to make the storytelling a personal experience. We are there with him, panicking one minute, sighing with relief the next, aching with intolerable loneliness, then facing terrifying clashes with the vampires. This is one of those magical audiobooks that you simply have to enjoy in one session, so be sure to set aside the time.” AudioFile
“In a tale that plays with the slippery slope of sanity, Dean makes the perfect choice for a narrator. His powerful performance proves chilling and haunting. As Neville teeters on the edge of sanity, Dean manipulates his tone, speed, emphasis and projection accordingly, making listeners tremble with his narration.” Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)

Reviews

Reviews

by KenKlean 9/13/2017
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The Movie was good but the book is better!

I think this book is 10x better then what the movie did to it. I don't give away plots in my reviews but I will say this, other than the title, the movie does not follow the book at all. Listen and enjoy. Narrator does a great job too.
by Erik 9/13/2017
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Fantastic

I will usually try to listen to the book before the movie, as I think most people do. This book on its own merit was creepy. A good old survivor, surrounded by the creatures of the night. No spoilers, not even the movie could spoil this ending!

Robertson Dean was great. The pain, sorrow, loneliness, perfectly portrayed.

Loved this book's ending. Better than the movie (which I enjoyed just as much)!
by AnandaRyan 9/13/2017
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Great book

Robertson Dean is one of my favorite narrators and he doesn't disappoint on this book. A great story and great narration.

Author

Author Bio: Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson (1926–2013) was born in New Jersey and started living and working in California in 1951. In addition to novels in the mystery, science fiction, horror, fantasy, and western fields, he wrote many film and television scripts, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” from The Twilight Zone. He also wrote episodes of Have Gun, Will Travel, Night Gallery, and Star Trek. Several of his novels and stories have been made into movies, including The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and What Dreams May Come (starring Robin Williams). Over the course of his career he won the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement, the Hugo Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Golden Spur Award, and the Writer’s Guild Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 5.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English