If you loved the movie Stand by Me, then you must listen to this book. Get some additional background and insight into one of the best movies ever made. Frank Muller is also one of the best narrators for Stephen King. Very enjoyable.
Probably more enjoyable for men than for women.
I really like the movie that is based upon this book. I just found that this book seemed to drag and I didn't even make it through the whole book. Part of that was the swearing. I found it distracting and almost like it was put in just for the sake of having swear words.
I didn't seem to connect with the characters (maybe because I am a woman). I really didn't care what happened with them.
I may try to listen to this another time. I just didn't enjoy it enough to delay listening to other books that I want to listen to.
Just BADBOY being BADBOY
Movie was better kinda cool I saw the flick before the book cause I could put faces to the people.
This is one of the few Stephen King novels that never really grabbed me. The dialog was good, but that was not enough for me to get into this novel. I stopped halfway through. Maybe the second half would have gotten better.
I like to listen to adventure stories and funny stories. I have a real preference for travel tales and sometimes even enjoy a good mystery. I love fiction, but also like to learn facts. I like all kinds of stories. Follow me, if you do too!
Just a good, quick read that brought back childhood memories - both good and bad! But, somehow still remembered as the "good old days". This is the best Stephen King book I've read (or listened to). When he's good, he's "oh, so good"!
I was looking forward to read this book after the great adventures of Stephan King in The Eyes of the Dragon.
However this one is in slow-mo, with break outs to other unrelated sub-stories.
The narrator is doing a decent job, however you wait for something to happen - but nothing ever does, except in the last couple of chapters, and even then there is not much meat there.
Maybe, if you grew up in the south during the 60's - 70's you will relate more.