Thursday, September 13, 2018

Books from the Backlog #25


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book

Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon

Publication Date: October 18, 2011 (Kindle Edition); first published 1987
Publisher: Open Road Media
McCammon’s epic bestselling novel about a girl psychic struggling to survive in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust

Something flashes in nine-year-old Swan’s brain, telling her that trouble is coming. Maybe it’s her mother, fed up with her current boyfriend and ready to abandon their dismal trailer park and seek a new home. But something far worse is on the horizon. Death falls from the sky—nuclear bombs which annihilate American civilization. Though Swan survives the blast, this young psychic’s war is just beginning.

As the survivors try to make new lives in the wasteland, an evil army forms, intent on murdering all those tainted with the diseases brought by fallout. When Swan finds a mysterious amulet that could hold the key to humankind’s salvation, she draws the attention of a man more dangerous than any nuclear bomb. To rescue mankind, this little girl will have to grow up fast.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12972591-swan-song

Why did I add Swan Song to my bookshelf?

I bought Swan Song for my Kindle back in November 2012 and added the Audible version to my collection more recently in July 2017.  I have heard so many good things about this book and really do want to read it.  I will most likely end up going with the audiobook version of this one.  It is a longer audiobook at just over 34 hours but I think it will be worth it in the end.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?






36 comments:

  1. Bram Stoker award? Wow! It sounds very end of the world dystopian wasteland.

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  2. Oh wow, sounds like an intense one. I'd never heard of this so thanks for sharing. I hope you get to read it soon.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  3. Wow, the premise for this one sounds great.

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  4. Drop everything and stick that audiobook in your ears!!

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  5. Sometimes it is easier to get to the audios with an engaging narrator. I've found that true over this last year with a couple of my older ebooks that just sat. :)

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    1. I usually have so many books to review that I can't keep up but I listen to whatever audiobooks I feel like so I tend to be able to fit books in a little better in that format.

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  6. I've never heard of this book. Since you spent the money purchasing the audiobook, you should probably read it ;) I hope you enjoy this one.

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    1. I bought the ebook and the audiobook...I need to get busy reading!

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  7. I read this a long time ago. It seems to be making a come back recently. Took me a while but i did finally find a paperback version and I hope to read it again soon.

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  8. Hmm this sounds like it could be interesting! I like that she's psychic- that's a neat angle to go with the end of the world scenario!

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    1. I do think it sounds like it could be very interesting!

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  9. My dad used to be a fan of the author but I've never read any of his books-at least, not yet!

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    1. I have several of his books that I need to get to at some point. I am happy to hear that your dad is a fan!

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    1. I have listened to one that was 58 hours so I can do long audiobooks but I have to be in the mood for a longer committment.

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  11. I don't think I've heard of this, but it does sound good.

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  12. Oh this sounds great with the dystopian and the psychic aspects. I'd love to hear what you think of it, and I'd like to try it, too. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. Hopefully, I can work the audiobook in sometime soonish.

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  13. I'm not familiar with this book or author, but does sound interesting. 34 hours is long, but wouldn't be the longest book I've listened to (that would be IT and The Stand).

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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    1. I have listened to quite a few long books. The longest so far would be A Breath of Snow and Ashes from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon which was almost 58 hours.

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  14. Haven't heard anything about this one, but if you've got yourself two versions, I hope it lives up to your expectations!

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    1. Since I have two versions of it, I should probably actually read it :)

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    1. I have so many old books. When review books took over my life, I didn't stop buying them for my shelves so I have a ton that needs to be read.

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