Though not among King's best work its worth a listen thanks to great narration. The concept behind the story is intriguing, and will keep you wondering where its going
Excellent story. If I put down a book to go to work and then wonder what the characters are doing all day I know it is a good read.
It's any given chapter over and over again. If you have to read it, listen for a few minutes and then skip ahead. You won't miss a beat. To make matters worse, the narrators take this slow story and make it even slower. If you were going to download this, save the money and go out for a decent dinner.
I have to agree with the other one star raters. This book was simply lackluster. The characters are boring and lifeless and stay that way thruout the book. The only reason I bothered to finish it was that I had paid good money for it. In most of King's books there are character's that you love, ones you hate but in this book, I could care less. Can we say B-O-R-I-N-G. The "Great Storyteller" can and should do much better. Reading this book is comparable to watching paint dry. I have better things to do.
I'm a S.K. fan and I love just about everything he's written. Perhaps he should have only written one book about cars (Christine) because while there are "moments" worth reflecting; on the whole, it isn't a very good book at all.
A friend recommended this book, but I was put off by the title. I decided to try it anyway because I like Stephen King. I liked the fact that it was read by several different people rather than one person trying to speak in male/female voices. If you liked Insomnia and the Tommyknockers this will appeal to you. It is not horror, but an indulgence in "realistic fantasy" if there is such a thing.
this book is so boring that it is sad. I am a fan of Stephen King but this book is bad. It took me a month to suffer throught it to the end. it just drags on with nothing really happening a wasted 12hrs of listening.
This is not SK's worst book(Rose Madder was worse) but close. I am a huge Stephen King fan but this was just plain boring. Nothing really happens through most of the book and when it does its not that interesting. Listen to the Dark Tower series instead.
Retired Army, avid listener
I was looking forward to this book as the last two I listened to from King were very good. I usually listen to my books while working out in the gym- this book was not worth the price, it did help pass the time on the treadmill... Most of King's books drive you towards a strong conclusion- this one wandered towards the ending, and I was disappointed. In short- it was a boring book. Since I usually find his books great, and the movie renditions poor in comparison, maybe this time the movie will be good...
How nice to always be pleased by S. King, to always be taken along for the ride. Being in an audio format really allows the listener to put themselves into the book so much more. Good story line, very different, and a pleasure to experience.