King has been my favourite author for many years, but this is the first time I have heard him reading his own book. I could hardly stop listening. He may not be the best reader, but he *knows* when to go fast or slow, or when to emphasie a phrase. That is worth a great deal to me. I have heard too many books where the reader does not 'look ahead' and sentences sometime come in slightly jagged lumps (it's hard to explain). Not this one - smooth as silk all the way.
The story is superb (if you like King) and I really did enjoy finaly finding out how 'Ayuh!' actualy sounds!
It's almost as if he dropped by to read it to me himself (me being his 'number 1 fan' and all). When I am old and tired, I'll still be listening to this one, I reckon.
A great story deftly told, which is only to be expected from Mr King. If I do have one note of criticism, it's that authors do not necessarily give the best audiobook delivery - perhaps with another reader I'd have given it the full five stars. But don't let this minor point put you off!
I feel this King read is a bit different from many of his other books. For one, it has a real love story thread throughout and that was nice. King still keeps supernatural elements thoughout, too.
If you like the longer reads, this is for you. What I enjoyed most was that Stephen King reads it, so you get a better feel of the characters.
BONUS: after the conclusion, there is a nice interview with King with a discussion of this book.
This is a haunting, touching, funny, scary book that will dazzle an entertain you for the duration. King has been hit and miss in his earlier work, but he has truly ripened in the last 6 or 7 years into a writer who can tell a story like no other. The reading is superb, with all those lovely Maine accents so well delivered. A fantastic audiobook! King in his top form!
After "It", I think this is the best book I have read so far by Stephen King. It is a wonderful and unpredictable ghost story, the characters are so real you could almost "touch" them, and the storyline evolves really swiftly.
This would have been a 4 stars (great book, but not a masterpiece), the 5th star is coming from the narration (the value of having the book read by the Author is out of doubt: whilst not a trained actor, he is clearly the one in the best position to catch and transmit all the nuances of the story) and from the interview at the end of the book, which is really interesting and helpful in getting into the story even more. Great job, mister King!
This title is one of Stephen King's best newer titles. I found this book interesting and the author's narrative was an excellent touch. This is a must-read for King fans and those who want an introduction to the man's recent works.
Although the story gets off to an extremely slow start, the pay-off is well worth the effort. King is brilliant, after the first two CDs I found it very difficult to stop listening.
Ghost Story? Mystery? Love Story? Judging people by the cover? This book covers it all. Bag of Bones is a good book but for me it started off slow - once I got mid point it truly grabbed my interest and held me. Detailed writing and Ifound it interesting that the author read the book. He gave the story life by denoting through tone what was important and what the characters felt.
This ghost story starts off a bit slow but steadily draws you in. You're wondering, how do these pieces come together? Meanwhile you are becoming more and more involved until finally at the end you cannot go to sleep until you reach the final revelation.