Big SK fan but I just couldn't get into this one. Too slow for too long... like 3/4 of the book and then once the pace picked up it just wasn't very interesting. I do enjoy, however, listening to the author of the book read the story. His reading is decent and not distracting.
More of a 3.5 star story. Good pacing, spooky and interesting. I liked the story. I cared about the characters. That being said - I didn't get really sucked into the story. Sometimes I hear a story that makes me want to continue to listen or read in one sitting. This is not one of them. Perhaps a bit too long...however I'd still recommend. No terror - just spooky.
He must have been on a deadline because this has to be the worst King book I've heard. The ending sounded more like King saying Good Bye to his readers than a part of the story. But since Audible isn't getting any new horror books (maybe they're getting abridged,but that's like reading half a book or watching a TV show) I guess I'm going to have to end up with worse and worse. I've already changed my membership to the lowest you can get so I can keep my library. Maybe a lot of Audible (the older ones anyway) members are doing the same. Wonder when they will notice that older friends are more valuable than new ones.
I generally don't like Stephen King audiobooks when it's some other narrator, but Stephen does a fantastic job on both writing and narrating this story! Highly recommended!!
Again another great book from Mr King. He does an excellent job as a narrator. I have read his books for over 30 years and they are excellent stories to listen to.
Narration of this incredile work by Stephen King dramatically increased my enjoyment of this novel. Not all authors should narrate their own novels... However, this is NOT the case with Stephen King! It is amazing to experience the story exactly how the author intended - with all of the undertones, meaning and complexity of emotion that can be expressed through his voice, pace and diction. I wish that more Stephen King novels, narrated by King, were available.
With a fairly lengthy interview with King at the end of the audio book. It doesn't get much better than this. I'm a voracious King reader, and found such a deeper appreciation of this incredible story by listening instead of reading. Highly recommended!!
I've been a fan of Stephen King for a long time and this is by far one of my favorites. King weaves a mystery world that you can't help but get caught up in. In typical King fashion the story sucks you in and keeps you enthralled. I also love the fact that King himself reads the story,it seems that this is the best way to get as close as possible to understanding the author's true intent. I found myself haunted by the end of this book for days after finishing it and piecing together the multi-layered elements in my head. Why is it that King's characters can never be happy in the end ...alas
What a treat.