if its uber popular, than i'm probly gonna read it. yeah, i'm that guy! sorry. unless its stephen king. DARK TOWER baby!!!
the way SK takes you through the events on duma key is amazing! slattery's voice separated the characters perfectly.. but by far his rendition of Wireman was the best i've heard for any character in any audiobook... by the end, even i thought wireman was the coolest guy ever just like edgar did!!! all thanks to slattery.
the constant sense of mystery kept my earbuds glued on. always wanting to know more or find out SOMETHING!!!
never heard him before...
S. J. Swan
The characters were well developed.
The characters and their relationship to each other.
I've not listened to John Slattery before, but I am a stickler on narration and I enjoyed his narration.
You never know what you'll get with a commercial writer like Stephen King. Sometimes his books are great, other's you wonder what he was thinking. This book was not hyped like many of his other books and honestly, I didn't know about it. It was a very good book with great characters and it didn't flop at the end like so many of Mr. King's books do.
This is a great suspense/ thriller. It kept us engaged and excited for the next development. We 'read' this during a 13 hour drive and it was wonderful! The story kept me awake and on the edge of my seat. This was also good for mature youth/tweeny who do not scare too easily.
I would definitely recommend this book for adults all ages and mature youth.
I have absolutely been enthralled with this book. For one I love King and this is one the most enjoyable stories I have read thus far. For me its the characters, the story, and of course the performance. John Slattery is my new favorite narrator. Definitely creepy, and really absorbing, I have completely lost myself in this story over the last few days. However, Im always like that with King's books.
Im a busy Mama, always on the go! Lover of historical fiction and Sci fi horror.
Thrilling, fresh and Creepy!
Fun and lovable characters, and fast paced until the end. Classic King with a fresh feel.
I totally enjoyed this book. John Slattery is a talented voice actor and his ability to give every character depth and belivability made the book that much more enjoyable. I found that this was a bit different from King's earlier books, but is right in line with The Dome; I look forward to his next book very much. I highly recommend this book for listening.
I am one of those people who actually likes books that keep building up to "what actually happened" so this book was perfect for me. I found it slow at some parts but overall it was a great King read. It wasn't as scary or twisted as some of King's other stories but still had some spookiness to it. I liked the setting of the book on this island - Duma Key and I loved the characters. Edgar, Wireman & Elizabeth were my favorite of course! If you're looking for a King novel that isn't full of gore and won't keep you up at night - go for this one. Oh and did I mention the narrator is fabulous? He's probably the best narrator I've heard so far other than the ladies who read for The Help.
John Slattery captured the voices (as close as a man can a womans LOL ) wonderfully, just as i had them in my head when i read the book. A+
rich players, deep story line, full circle. three of my favorite things to say about a book. i can say all three about this one. i recommend this book to everyone. i cant call it a slow starter, and i cant call it horror. plenty of time to get to know these"friends". a few spooky moments ( it is King after all ) and over all one of the best book i have "read" . experienced in the most enjoyable and convenient ways ever. oh, and dont let me forget, the narrator, greatness! im no writer, this review will show u that. i will say that i love a good story, and this is a great one.
I normally like a Stephen King book read by Stephen King, but John Slattery, who narrated here was wonderful. The story was good, that built in intensity and was a mix of humor, sadness and horror. The narration really brought the book to life.