My affection for and usage of audiobooks has been snowballing at a steady rate.
If you look through the many Stephen King titles available audiobook, you might also notice that he never narrates his own words. I mean, I can't say that I blame him. He's a writer. Not, necessarily, a performer. I was still very excited to see that a book that I had been already looking forward to experiencing via Audible, was told by the author. I'm relatively new to Audible and don't have anywhere near the amount of titles under my belt as most. Of the upteen titles that I HAVE listened to, I'd say that 1/3 were read by the author. For me, it gives a great deal more to the narrative.
Anyway, the first quarter of the book is autobiographical. That's all well and good, I was just hoping for something a bit more technical. Well, my friends, be careful what you wish for. After Mr. King speaks a bit about his humble beginnings, his unexpected success and his addiction problem, he gets VERY technical regarding how to write a book.
With sentences like "The comma is NOT your friend.", you might want to find him waxing philosophical about wiping his own ass with Poison Ivy leaves, as he mentions more than once in the first 50, or so, pages.
Otherwise, this is an audiobook that I will wear the "F" out. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE to hear my heroes dissect their craft. This is a great one, no matter HOW MUCH I criticize it in order to sound smart. Everyone who wants to write fiction should read and/or listen to this book. - BOB
I'll bet I've read a hundred books on this general subject, and I just don't think there is another one as good as "On Writing" at explaining - in a humble and matter of fact way - how the craft and process work. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Stephen King is doing the explaining. I flat out love this book and have listened to or read it multiple times. If you're interested in the subject, I am about as sure as I can be that you will love it too.
This book is priceless. Stephen King uses candid accounts of his life story to give writing advice.
The book is entertaining and informative. A must read for all authors of any genre.
It was a special treat to hear his own voice reading his own book.
Hi! I´m a feminist-nerd-artist-batman-geek from Sweden. English is not my native language, which might appear in my book reviews.
I am not a writer but an artist that makes prints and drawings. Still, this book was the perfect handbook for my creative mind. I loved it!!!
Yes. Stephen King gives helpful insights into his writing process and how he develops stories.
Stephen, of course.
The inflection and tone were just as he intended and therefore gave the best opportunity to get his true meaning to the text.
Stephen King explains how he ended up being a writer and has inspired me to revise the two books I've drafted to date and to carry on with more writing. I have gained respect for him and now want to read some of his "classics." The biggest take home messages are to be honest, read a lot and write a lot. Read the book to learn more or to confirm what you already know.
King keeps you captivated with his narration and his voice is as good as his story telling skills. part autobiographical and part "on writing" it keeps you entertained the entire time.
King sharing his experiences with addiction and his struggles to become a successful writer.
I've read a lot of his books. This is the 2nd audio book of his and I like that he reads his books.
Yes! I started listening to it again.