i've heard Stephen King novel 11-22-63 and enjoyed it a lot, which is why i took a second book by him. Unfortunately, n the first ~5 hours (which is what i listened to), the plot did not mature.. i kept going as i hoped something will happen but eventually decided that a quarter of the book is enough.
I love this book. I love the Maine characters he creates. And he know how to read these characters with the Maine accent.
It will be awhile before I take another bath...
I am a "constant reader" and often get on Stephen King kicks- I can't believe I hadn't visited this book yet. Really scary-and in a way that you think- man, that could happen maybe- could that happen? Are there ghosts like that? I loved the characters and will miss them and I even loved SK reading- and sometimes I don't :)
Stephen King is a master of the written word, and Bag of Bones is one of my favorites in his portfolio. I love how Mr. King uses the horror genre to speak to the deep human issues. Bag of Bones, like most of his novels, has both depth and suspense, and I always end up "haunted" by the scenes and ideas he transmits, thinking about them for a long time after I finish the book. The only problem is that, once I pick up a SK novel, I am unable to put it down until the end. That's why I love SK in the audio format - it allows me to keep reading no matter what else I'm doing.
Yeah, I probably would have struggled if I was reading it because the beginning definitely starts a little slow. I tried to read it awhile back and ended up putting it down. King's narration brings it to life.
When the main character is swimming in the lake and the bad guys are throwing rocks at him!
He does a good job tying the back story of the town, his own life and the present together and I felt like everything felt plausible in the world he set up.
This was a perfect book for King to narrate out of his catalog because the character is fairly similar to him and it was plausible.
This is a great Stephen King book but definitely time consuming. I didn't regret the time I spent on this one!
I've listened to many of King's books, some more than once. This is the only one that I found to be slow, predictable--even boring. I've got about 2 hours left in the book and I have no desire to finish it.
definitely entertaining, but the story seemed to lull at times. King does an admirable job narrating and drastically improves as he goes, but for some reason I didn't care for his voice. Good book...Not Great
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Interestingly enough, this was my first ever audiobook purchase. I was listening to this a few years ago while also reading The Dome from Stephen King. For whatever reason, it didn't completely hook me that time. Maybe it's because I had difficulty going between a book and an audiobook. What's really interesting though, is that after I started to fall in love with audiobooks giving it a chance recently, I decided to give this book another try and I'm glad I did. In fact, it's one of my favourite Stephen King stories because there's so much meat to the story.
Is it super scary, not necessarily but I was able to invest some time in this book because of my interest in the characters. The story, as it always seems with Stephen King, didn't finish exactly the way I wanted. I would suggest that it was bittersweet but there was still something nice about the ending... as if it wasn't a total loss for the characters.
I would suggest you give this book a try. I can promise that if you like good stories, you'll like this one. It was good enough that I would drive the long way to work or take detours to get home just so that I could fit in an extra 30 to 45 minutes while I listened to the reading of this book by Stephen. By the way, when you start, you may not find Stephen's performance fantastic but he does shine when you get into the book because he knows his story better than anyone and how to read it.
Stephen King evidently loves this book, and his tempo, emphasis and mix of music, sound effects, really brought this to life. As the author his insight to the story elements made his standard delivery that much more exciting.
Yes, most definitely. Because I know so few people who listen to audiobooks, and I think this one would be a great place to start. The music brings it to life. King's voice is gentle and relatable, and the story is one that keeps your attention wrapped.
Noonan. And to a certain extent, Sarah Tidwell. No, I don't approve of her child murdering habits, but the character which is created in the historical digging that Mike does is thrilling. The way she tumbles and laughs through a song, the way she understands life as a black woman in a dangerous time, yet still loves the music enough to laugh through it, and how she has a disarming friendliness about her, it all makes for an excellent villain.
King, being the author himself has the unique insight into his own novel that no one else can have. While writing a certain line, he might have imagined it being spoken in a certain way, and can communicate that to his listeners. I know that a lot of frequent listeners are skeptical of an author performing his own work, but I think King's ability is practiced enough, and to be honest, I'd like to hear him do a lot more of his own books. I listened to Under the Dome last week, and found that the performance didn't hold my interest very well. Maybe if King had done it himself I might have enjoyed it more.
Not possible. I think it took me 4 days, with an average of about 5 or 6 hours per day. I definitely listened as much and as often as I could, but I couldn't imagine attempting this one in a single sitting.
This has been one of my favorite audiobooks to date. Stephen King's performance of his own work is excited and captivating. The music - not just the fantastic blues, but also the eery music that accompanied suspenseful moments... well, it had the potential to be incredibly cheesy, but it never was. The Sarah Tidwell tunes were terrific. If more blues sounded like that, I would listen to more blues. In general, I loved the effort and imagination that went into this audiobook. Thank you, Mr. King.