I read raved reviews about this audiobook but was extremely hesitant because of the poor audio quality in the sample I listened to. I had a bad experience with Pride and Prejudice and just didn't think I could suffer another book with bad audio quality.
But it's great! And I second all the great things that people have already said about this book! The narration is excellent and you're easily able to keep track of the character's thanks to Frank Muller's amazing performance!
I'd never seen the movie but I'm so glad I listened to the book first!
This audiobook is what makes Audible so great! A MUST listen, for sure!
A long time reading junky that has moved to audiobooks to continue the addiction despite the busy work and family life.
Frank Muller was made to read Stephen King novels. He is able to project the right amount of creepy into the story. I imagine that is why Stephen King loved him so much. This story is great, I love how you can tell it was written in short installments. There are a lot of mini climaxes. I saw the movie but still enjoyed the book even more.
The Green Mile is not my favorite of all the books I have either read or listened to by far, however it is a good story and I don't feel I wasted my money by purchasing it. Sorry, I can't give you a rank thou.
I have not read anything that I really can compare to The Green Mile. I found it to be original, but then again I have not read over 500 books in my lifetime....
I find this question hard to answer but I suppose I better get used to it when filling out these review formats. There were several favorite scenes, but that of Percy pissing his pants made me let out a "well, you deserved it son of a b*tch" sort of a smile.
Yes, but once again work and showering got in the way. I managed to listen to it in less than 48 hours thou. Had it not been for the empty refrigerator and a trip to the grocery store I would have listened to it in less time.
For once, the movie is very close to the book. So if you have seen the movie you might want to save a credit and rent this one from your public library. The narrator is fine, but just fine not great. The way he dragged his words at the end of every sentence reminded me of an accent I have heard before maybe from the south but I am not sure. Not unpleasant by any means, just different and tired...tired from living too long perhaps.
I am echoing the review from Jeff in Silver Springs- " you are in good hands with this one." The story, (even if you have seen the movie), the narrator, and the superb writing that only Stephen King can create. Do yourself a favor and spend your last credit on this one and enjoy.
Such a warm, beautiful story. I've seen the movie but I still got a lot out of listening to the book. The grace of the story and the audio presentation brought tears to my eyes by the end. Mr Jingles lives on...
I usually avoid listening to Stephen King because he is a true master of the craft and can put things in my head that I'd rather not have in there. Sometimes though he writes something that is not horror and when he does, it is brilliant. If all you know of The Green Mile is from the movie, which is excellent, you are missing a layer of story. As so many books do, it captures things that the movie just couldn't include. By chance I watched the movie a little while after I finished the book and got things that I'd have missed otherwise.
Stephen King can write some seriously disturbing stuff. None of that is in this book. He focused energies in a totally different direction. Go get this book!
I loved this book when I read the print version. In the Stephen King tradition, there is a element of weirdness in the story...but it works. What I enjoyed most was the narration. He really brought the characters to life. I could sense the anger and shock and all the other emotion that the characters were experiences. Although the story is super long already, I didn't want it to end. This is one of the best audiobooks that I've listened to. I once listened to an audiobook (read by the author) where the author had to keep stopping and correcting herself. I couldn't believe that kind of stuff wasn't edited out. It really distracted from the story.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
stephen king's great story and the way frank muller portrayed percy was so right on!
i thought i had but maybe it was on a cd not audible. he is wonderful.
the squeaky wheel is sometimes the meanest.
this was a great book. when i was able to read i read the paperback series. i like everything about the book. it was well written, muller was great, and it outdid both the print book and the movie by far!
I live in Central Florida. I work part time in Orlando doing landscape. I am married and have two grown sons.
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend, it is hard to quit listening to. I hated that it had to end.
It made you think about your own position on a lot of lifes decisions.
Frank Muller was perfect. My husband will listen with me if Frank Muller is the narrator.
It made me laugh and cry.
Definately a book everyone should read.