As many other people have pointed out; the main drawback, at least for the initial duration of the book, is the narrator. The deep eerie voice and speedy narration is good for the dramatic parts, but what`s irritating is the fact that he seems to be using that same voice and pace regardless of the situation.
But as also others have pointed out; You do get used to his style of narration. And once you get past that, you`re in for a good story. Not King`s best, but definitely worth reading.
My father gave me this book when I was 12, the same age as the book's protagonist. It both thrilled and frightened me and sucked me deep into its pages. I remember thinking "This must be what it was like for the boy in 'The Neverending Story'."15 years later I had all but forgotten it, and came upon the audiobook while searching for new books here on Audible. I downloaded it, expecting it to be a book that I would enjoy for the memories if not the content. I was wrong, I immediately connected with it again as an adult. You won't be disappointed.
Native Californian, but lived in TX for 2.5 yrs where I joined a neighborhood book club and never looked back! I listen and read books! After 5 years of raving about audiobooks, I finally got my husband hooked!
This was probably the most disappointing SK book I've read to date. I wasn't the huge fan my Mom was (for decades) until recently. I listened to the entire audiobook, but was never so glad to get it over with. Only the very beginning was interesting to me. After that, I just slogged through. Maybe it was b/c it was cowritten, I don't know, as I have never read PS before. I also did not like the Narrator, may he rest in peace and I mean no disrespect. I just didn't like his "breathy" read.
I would have loved this book if the narrator hadn't been so horrible. I see he is narrating the sequel as well. What a drag!
His voice drops on the last word of EVERY SENTENCE!
Plus he always sounds like he is sneering. Like he is doing a poor imitation of Jack Nicholson.
He can't do voices, and with his sneering dropped tone at the end of everything, it was really hard to tell what was actually being said and what was a thought in the mind of the character.
In the future, I will avoid making a commitment to anything Frank Muller narrates.
I have read this book twice and listened to it twice. I love it!!! I also thing Frank Muller is an excellent narrator. When I see his name along with Scott Brick and George Guidall I know it will be a great listen. Jack is a unique individual and he is determined.
The story was often funny, interesting and intriguing. However, the overkill on the constant droning narrative of evil beings was a turnoff after a while. I just wanted to get to the end.
Story was way too long. Narrator has an annoying habit of drawing out his word at the end of sentences.
Narrator has an annoying habit of drawing out his word at the end of sentences. But he's able to change the various voices well.
The only reason I didn't give this story 5 out of 5 stars, is because I'm still not over how much I LOVED 11-22-63. I'm not a big fan oif books with kids as the main character, but this was pretty good. I could actually relate:-) I recommend. Great story about good and evil and faith.
Stephen King - YES!
Frank Muller - NO!
The Stand. Another cross country adventure that is not so much horror as much as downright good entertainment.
Too much breathing and strange phrasing. I just finished 11-22-63 and the narration was awesome.
I really like this one as a book. A good bed time tale to read over and over again.
Love Stephen King, was looking forward to listening to this book. The narrator was so bad, so overly dramatic - over pronounced almost every word, hisses his esses. Awful. Wish I could get my money back and I cannot continue to listen.
This is one of my ALL TIME favorite books- I have read it many times. I love Jack and Wolf and it is so easy to
The narrator reminds me of the guy who does the big action movie trailers-he has the breathless emphasis on the words at the end of his sentences. It drives me crazy. Will not download any more books he does no matter how much I love the story, it is just too hard to listen to.
Yes, I would love to have a follow up in the Territories.