Hung on every word thanks to fantastic narration Frank Muller combined with some of Kings best story telling. I am always amazed by how Muller can bring characters to life. You'll be hard pressed to hear a man reading a book for a taped audiobook, you'll almost immedietly begin to hear the words of the story's narrator telling you a story of his own life. Kings writing is very good, but without someone as talented as Muller (there are others that read his books and do a fantastic job as well) the story doesn't hit you the same way, and it all feels like a book, even when you are entrenched in your own imagination. You don't need to hear "John said" to know who is talking, every voice is unique and inflection is realistic almost beyond belief. Try and imagine yourself reading to your child the way Muller does in all of his work and you'll be just as impressed, I promise!!
Basically, the Green Mile is a story of a man's time spent working as a prison guard on death row, which they call The Green Mile due to its color, and the interesting characters that come through, both employees and condemned.
Many of you have probably seen the movie with Tom Hanks. It is a very good movie, at least I think, but this audiobook is even more enjoyable despite knowing what is going to happen ahead of time!!
This audible book deserves all the best adjectives: enthralling, engrossing, entertaining, terrifying... The list goes on and on. Frank Muller's performance is incredible in every respect; each character is so believable that a listener forgets it's only one man reading into a mike. The Green Mile is truly impressive and utterly believable in an audio form.
I saw The Green Mile movie before I read the book, about 6 months ago. I enjoyed it so much I downloaded the book on audible. Even though I'd seen the movie, the book still held me with suspense and kept my apt attention throughout. I am actually glad I saw the movie first, and I actually recommend it. I suggest seeing the movie, then reading the book a few months later like I did. I didn't remember everything from the movie that way.
Frank Muller's performance in this audiobook is fantastic. His voice is soothing, strong, and believable- even when he's reading as a woman. I highly recommend this book to Stephen King fans who enjoyed From A Buick 8 and Hearts In Atlantis.
This is a great story and the narrator does a nice job, but I had to play it at 1.25 speed because he was just too slow for me, but at that increased speed the story read really well, so no major complaint.