.....I looked up several reviews and there were many that did not like this book.....I can understand why they wouldn't for it is a book for someone who is sensitive to mental illness and things not believed in by others. I was sucked into this book for the reason that Stephen King wrote a book much like "Bag Of Bones" which is so much more that just another one of his horror stories......"Lisey's" story was about marriage...sisters.... devotion....believing....letting go.....living up to your full potential.....This was a beautiful book and I was stunned when I reached the end.....I had to just sit and think about it for awhile to let it truly sink in.......it is and will always be one of my favorites of Stephen King.
blue lunar mom
King is a master in his craft and I really enjoyed this book. I'm still in awe of King after all these years.
Mare Winningham tells this story like the true professional she is! This is one of King's better works and I was mesmerized by Winningham's ability to bring it to life. No matter what you think of Steven King, you would not go wrong ordering this story. It is an amazing tale told my an amazing narrator. Best of both!
I think this is one his best works. I cried with Lisey many times during the story. Mare Winningham just brings all the characters to life and Stephen spins his magic and captures your heart and mind, at least it did mine. Mr. King you never disappoint!
I'm a Stephen King nut, so when this book came out, I got it in audiobook form as a gift. I loved the narration, and I actually listened to it so much one of the cds got messed up. I bought it on audiobook because I missed listening to it. The story is good. A little slow at first, but you know how everything Stephen King starts with he has a REASON for it being a little slow. It truly takes the story of a writer's death and turns it into a story of love, fear, anger, regret, and acceptance. At first the paranormal in this is minimal...or so it seems. Then it just comes out of the blue and smacks you stupid as only King can do. It's another winner for me.
I am a huge fan of Stephen King, however, i only began reading his books in the last two-three years. I was reluctant to listen to this book because it didn't sound like a typical King book to me for some reason. I was SO wrong!! If you like any of King's books, or if you like a great story, you'll love this one! i got so hooked on the story and the feel of Lisey's life/world, and the narration was wonderful. i really cant think of one bad thing to say about this book. if you don't listen to this book, you're missing out on a AMAZING story!
This is a very very good Stephen King book. I had a hard time putting the book down. If you like Stephen King this book is a must. It start out a little slow but quikly come's fast track. The ending is very good.
I know Stephen King is much more than a horror author, but he's expressed the complex emotions of grief just as well as John Irving in Lisey's Story. The plot is a perfect mix of the emotional, the supernatural, and the dramatic.
I first read Lisey's story after my husband of 26 years passed away. I related to the efforts of Lisey to try and get on with life. I listened to the book three years later.
Stephens books are always listed under horror- but over the years he has realized that horror is often perpetrated by what lies within us as people, rather than a horrifying paranormal villan.
I enjoyed the music, the story, the narration and the trip to Boo yah Moon. Stephen has gotten much better at portraying the internal stregnth of women.
Loved it. I have no idea how anyone with even an ounce of appreciation for a well written novel wouldn't enjoy Stephen King...period. Even if it was a grocery list, his stories ARE in the details. Duma Key and the The Stand are, by far, my favorites but this one is definitely worth a listen.