The Green Mile was a book that I never got around to reading or listening to until well after I'd seen the movie, perhaps a dozen times. So I was a little apprehensive that this version could offer me anything new from the story I was already so familiar. Luckily, Muller is one of the best narrators of Stephen King's Material - right up there with Jeffrey Demunn and Steven Weber in my book - so I was in good hands. While I found his narration sometimes a little too dramatic and intense four other pieces of King's work, Muller fit right in with the character of Paul Edgecomb and nearly every other character in this Tale. It's always satisfying to hear him bring King's words to life. for anyone is familiar with the film version of The Green Mile as I thought I was. This is not a waste of your credit or your daughter. You will enjoy the audio book just as much if not more. I can practically guarantee it.
This story has replaced The Shining as my favorite all time Stephen King story. The characters, drama, emotion, and excitement was fabulous. I truly loved and was touched by this one.
I love to listen to many novels in the star wars series,Stephen king novels, history, and biographies as well.
This book ranks as one of the best so far due to the masterful plot, and the exellent narration.
My favorite character has to be John Coffey. Even though he is, and I hate to use the word,retarded in some ways, He has a very good understanding of what is precious. This is why he gives life instead of taking it.
Frank Muller brings an excellent narration to this novel. As the forward by King suggests, the first person narration for King is the way to go, and Frank puts feeling into this type of narration.
Life comes to death row.
This novel is a great look into the mind of a head prison guard on death row. As the novel begins, you see that Edgecomb has no problem with putting criminals to death, but as he realizes what Coffey is, and can do, He begins to doubt weather all criminals should be placed in the chair.. If you like the film, you will love this book even better. I would also recommend you listen to the shawshank redemption in different seasons.
just an amazing listen! had a hard time putting it down. saw the movie years ago and the book was recommended to me so I got it and loved it! now I want to see the movie again. you will enjoy it for sure.
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.