We were worried that it might be...but this is it's own story. It is not a story about a bad car. Moreso this is a story mostly about a police barracks and a little about human nature.
I like King so much better on audiobook than in print. He tells a story well. You've got the likeable good guys, the bad guy that we're not sure about, the twist, the turn, the heart-tug, and the ending we can all learn to live with.
The reader was good (there were some guest readers in there briefly, which was perhaps unecessary). Characters all had their own inflections and accents, and you could always tell who was who.
Let me preface this by saying I am a huge Stephen King fan. However, this book is pure trash. It's slow, the characters are uninspiring, and worst of all nothing ever happens. You wait, and wait, and wait for something exciting to happen, but the only thing that does is you finally finish the book and can move on to something worth listening to. Even at free, that's too much to pay for this book.
This book was not worth the time required to listen. Character development is deep, but the plot is shallow and negates the vivid characters. Sorry Mr. King, but this novel just did not do anything for me.
I am an avid King reader...I mean everything. This book was boring, a rewrite of at least one previous novel, and not even close to suspenseful. Come back to us Stephen King, because this sure seemed to have been written by a stand-in.
that a Stephen King book could be boring. I have almost every King book and have reread most of them several times. His amazaing character development in gone-I've finished the book and I still don't "know" the characters. a bad idea, a bad story, and such a disappointment. :-(