I'm a stay at home mom in southeastern KY. I LOVE audio books....especially ANYTHING by Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb!
My favorite King novel, for sure! You know Steven King's intent in every character, situation and scene was clearly conveyed since the man himself narrated this book. Such a pleasure!!!
I haven't read/listened to 'tons' of King's books (yet) but have made my way through quite a few as well as numerous other authors in the same genre. I purchased this audio book because the description sounded great and the reviews were pretty awesome. I AGREE 100%. I literally listened to this book twice, back to back. The details, the story...the amazing music played throughout...LOVE, LOVE, LOVED it all. I was completely invested Mike's emotions, thoughts, plans....all before the 'weird' began. Excellent characters and twists. Would listen a third time, no question!
Nerdy analyst, Tory Episcopalian and former Marine
Not much. The theme was weak, characters mediocre, several long sequences that added nothing to the book and finally King is an awful narrator
Used a professional to read the book
King is one of my favorite authors, but this is one of his forgettable works.
I love King but I do not love to listen to him!!! He has a very nasaly voice and needs to stick to writing only!!! Haven't even finished the book because I don't enjoy listening to him
Yes - he's an awesome author
If I see the word "ghost" in a book summary, I stop there & move on. Don't know why I got this one-- maybe just because I like Stephen King. Anyway, it turns out, it's not about ghosts & poltergeists. but about how the past lives on in families & communities until somebody faces up to it. Also that it can't be done alone. But there is so much more there, getting deeper as the story moves on. There are thoughts and truths that don't immediately impact the story but King interweaves them in a way that strengthens it -- they aren't just appendages used to propound some idea... he makes them part of the whole.
Lol, there are so many reviews that I doubt anybody will see this one at the bottom of the pile, but I just had to talk about it a little :)
It is scary and has a sufficiently large number of surprises.And it's Stephen King himself as the narrator only makes it better.
There is not only one part that makes the story good.
It is the general experience that makes the book great..
Yes, I have read "hearts in atlantis". Which I thought was the best of Stephen King. But this is just as good. And I like the music that comes into the story.Which occurs in both books
It is a must read of Stephen Kings books.
Say something about yourself!
Stephen King should really stick to writing and leave the narration to the professionals. His voice is very nasal and distracting but the story is good. Sorry SK :(
Adventure and suspense please!
I like about half of the Stephen King books I read or listen to. This one has completely failed to capture me and I just have no interest in what happens next. I am several hours into it. Also, Stephen Kin himself narrates the story and his voice is quite monotone and inspires daydreaming. Maybe if I read instead of listened and could skim to the good parts... .
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 :)