The book started fairly slow. The first 18 or so hours were interesting, but that last couple of hours really kicked me in my butt and got me to go out and buy the book. One of King's scariest stories since Salem's Lot and It.
Awesome story, and I loved the narrator. I have not read Stephen King since the Pet Cemetery days. This one does not disappoint. I felt as if I was living Edgar's life and experiencing everything first hand. Highly recommended!
This is one of those books that actually benefits from the audio format. Stephen King's books deal with the real world and real people, but then things begin to shift into the supernatural. This being the case, his tales begin somewhat slowly so that you get to know the characters and their lives. I know some people who get frustrated with this, but he's not writing traditional horror novels. Without the background, the "spooky part" wouldn't be that meaningful. With John Slatery's fine reading, the characters come even more to life. You really feel like someone is recounting a part of their life to you. Very well done.
I purchased the longer version of this book. I really enjoyed it, but it started to drag toward the end. I still have about an hour worth of audio to listen to and I just can't bring myself to finish.
An enjoyable SK novel I thought. A little weirdness, a little horror, and located in the keys.
Not as "heavy" a novel as his in the past or maybe I'm just getting older.
A nice listen.
So this was overly long for no apparent reason. Great book to muli-task with as there is a long stretch inbetween "actual story points" to which I ask myself "what was the point." Luckily I was at work concentrating on an excel file so the book served as chatter in the background. For those who use audio books to make your gym cardio go by...skip this book as it will add to your torture.
The light and easy dialog and narration at first are enjoyable. Later, when things get heavy they just seem flip and kind of stupid. King is a great story teller but his commitment to throwing in gratuitous horror is his ball and chain, to our deficit. He's done this before in books 5-7 of the Dark Tower series and it annoyed me then as well. This book also reminds me of book 7 of the Tower series in that in ends weakly.
I don't really recommend this audio book and if you're new to King (especially), don't start here.Sample his pre-accident (1999) works first to get a sense of his brilliance.
hot glass lass
I listen during my 20 mile each way commute. Made me want to go to work, just to hear what was next. Thoroughly enjoyable, from beginning to end.
I found myself drawn into this one, my first audio book experience was a really great one! John Slattery's reading of this was amazing, a perfect fit. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good Stephen King book.