I enjoyed hearing Stephen reading the stories as he intended them to be heard. Especially the yells/etc.
They kind of stand out on their own in the short story category. I mean, it's Stephen King…
The crazy maître d' was pretty wild. As for why? Just listen. :)
I'm not an avid reader of King's novels because they are simply too long. These stories are condensed, to-the-point, and just as horrific and entertaining.
I am a huge King fan. I was eager to hear these stories, but King is not a talented reader. I found it nearly impossible to pay attention. It was almost a monotone.
If you are interested in the stories, get Everythings Eventual. They are all published in that work.
Short but satisfying tale from the master. Had all the elements I have come to love and expect: humor, wit, New England (island) culture, and of course, dead bodies and creepy stuff. King sprinkles his writing with characters I think of as the "cool old guys", stalwart Yankee heroes who may be getting on in years but can still think on their feet and most especially tell the young folks a good story. There are 2 such in this book, and they are lots of fun. Great reading performance also.
First, Mr. King should not narrate. Stick to writing where you generally shine, BUT,this time not so much. I had already read "1408" and knew that to be a good story but the other 2 "pad" strories seem like they were just thrown together and tossed in to create this alleged collection. Pile of time suck is what it should be called. I had a difficult time listening to it. If you want a good SK collection on Audio, try Full Dark No Stars. Great stories and narration.
Yes, but only based on reputation, not on this collection of shorts. It was awful! the stories all started out great, but then they just fizzled out!
I really liked the beginning of the first 2 stories, like they had a lot of potential to become great stories, but then they just ended, leaving the listener to think "what was that? why did I listen to that" I have no idea what the first story was about, the second left many open questions and desire to have known more, and the third was short and boring.
He has a great voice for story telling and knows how the lines are supposed to be delivered.
The first and third stories all together and expanded the second story.
I really enjoyed the story lines. Great reasons to quit smoking. However, as much as I enjoy reading and listening to Stephen King's books, he should stick to writing them and give up reading them for us audio book users. His voice and reading style lacks conviction and convincing.