It is in the top tier due to Mare Winningham's performance.
The combination of a woman;s story by Stephen King and Mare Winningham
All of it. The reading is amazing. Mare as the young boy is just heartbreaking.
I wouldn't change it.
This purchase was definitely worth my coin and time. Thank you Audible!
I think the audio book may be the better way to experience this story. This book is King's love letter to American idioms and the narrator allows you to experience not only the words themselves, but also the unique pronunciations and sounds. Her performance allows the listener to experience the rich flavors of the Appalachian dialect. It's a wonderful book made all the more special by Marriott Winningham's performance.
I've read a great deal--almost all really--of King's novels and this one was the most hauntingly beautiful. From start to finish I was hooked and at no point did I feel bored, lost, or annoyed with the story. The final chapter had be choked up and bawling, so much so that I had to pause the story to regain my composure lest I missed something during my crying. That's saying a lot because I am not the type of guy to start crying while reading a book. As well, I almost never write full reviews here on Audible. So the mere act of writing this is further proof of how much I liked this book and how much it meant to me. The characters are believable, easily liked, reluctantly hated, and painfully relatable. I saw so many reflections of my own marriage in the story and of my own wife in Lisey (though not so many of myself in Scott)... I will cherish this story for the rest of my life. It easily surpassed "It", "Duma Key", and "Under the Dome" as my favorite piece of work by Mr. King. Don't skip reading this one. I can't imagine it disappointing anyone (though, obviously, every person's tastes differ).
NOTHING, THE STORY DRAGS ON AND ON AND IS VERY IRRITATING.
I ENJOYED HER PERFORMANCE.
TERRIBLE BOOK. SKIP THIS ONE.
Love books, listen to 3-4 books a week, thriller and true crimes favorite.
put this one a way several times just couldn't get into it. king gets a pass on this.
The book was long but the twists and turns were very interesting.
I am not sure I can pick one. As I recall, I found the ending strange. It almost did not make sense but that is stephen king for you.
I loved her voice and no i have not listened to any of her other performances.
No it was not...Way to long for one sitting.