Loved this book. Sat in the car not willing to turn it off. The story is a beautiful love story with a scary, creepy underbelly. The characters and settings are vibrant and real. I was scared. And I cried at the end.
I struggled to get through some parts and tuned out some, while others were easy enough to pay attention to. A couple parts nearly put me to sleep while driving. I finished because I'm a fan of the man and hate not finishing a book one I've started. The narrator was ok.
As so many other reviewers have noted, Lisey’s Story is Stephen King at his best. It blends in the supernatural, dark places of the imagination and the murky depths of insane horror with an engaging love story, rich beauty and characters that come alive. Like many of King’s works it is a long tale but I like King’s stories to be long because once I enter into his world I have little desire to leave. King expands our perception of reality with this book and allows us to enter into his imagination along with Lisey, the wife of King’s alter ego, who does so literally. He also ties up all the loose ends of the story, so that in the end you have a neat literary package that makes sense in its own strange way.
This story works at many levels. Not only is it an engaging story but it challenges your brain as well. There are many allusions and references to other works and authors, which adds to the richness of the story.
The narrator, Mare Winningham, does a superb job of translating the written word into an audio performance that brings the story alive. Each of the characters was vocally unique and believable, even when she was voicing the part of children.
This is a story that I enjoyed very much and recommend to anyone who has a taste for a tale by Stephen King.
The story started off a bit slow and was very confusing actually. About Mid story it picked up and started to make sense. It ended very good though. Not my Favorite King book but not terrible either. Middle of the road. 11.22.63 is still my favorite. If you haven't read it, go read it instead of this one!
Really enjoyed. Not FANTASTIC as MANY of his books are but very good story & telling.
Starlight Thunderbolts Rainstorms Blissful Exhilaration Ocean Swimming Painting with my Hands on Wood. Life Is Worth it.
The Narrator is superb, truly threads life's blood into the story.
Lisey's Story takes listeners into a wonderworld. This novel is diverse and surprising. Widow Lisey, misses her deceased husband and writer, Scott. Also Lisey has sister issues...some of which eerily relate to her departed husband's past.
Scott Landon's prose came from an actual other world, (my supposition is a world possibly superimposed within our own) it is a dace-ingly dangerous, yet beautific and beneficent dome of existence.This is a mostly unknown place, few have the knack to access it.
This book gives real life glimpsed into utterly believable characters as they find themselves "lost", crazed, and hunted.
Also it is a very heartwarming tale...
Stephen King continues to amaze and surprise me with his ongoing wit and absolute nightmarish creepiosity.
Although I can appreciate the depth of imagination it took to create this story, I did not find myself truly engaged with the characters or their lives. I tired of the whole extended premise and the time it took to tell this tale.