Story was bland and uninteresting, but the worst part was the narration! It grinded on my nerves to the point that I could only listen in short spurts. Very unrewarding experience!
Yes, loved 11-22-63
her voice and inflections.
All of them
Don't know - the reader was very good.
The book is full of memorable moments - watching Tricia work through one obstacle after another is pretty amazing. As a former 9-year-old girl, I found myself pretty astonished that Stephen King did such an amazing job with Tricia's character. She is very completely and lovingly drawn. It was fun to hang out with her through this entire book.
No, I don't think I've ever heard her before. She did a wonderful job on this.
Well, it's pretty much just us and Tricia through this book. She is a remarkable character, and watching her cope with her situation was fascinating. She was talking to Tom Gordon throughout the book - I found myself talking to HER throughout the book, cheering or commiserating or giving advice.
I didn't read any Stephen King for a long time - I'm just not much of a horror fan, although his stories are fascinating. I've been catching up lately on his later work, which seems more thoughtful and interesting to me than his earlier, pure horror stuff. He is an amazingly skillful writer, and this book was a great pleasure!
This story got me from the start. Anne Heche was a terrific narrator and the story was just the right combination of suspense and wonder. Stephen King is great.
In "On Writing," Stephen King has noted that most of his novels begin with "what ifs" and proceed to grow as he writes. The GWLTG is an example of how that method can fell miserably. The "what if" at the center of the story is familiar and interesting: What would a young girl trapped in the middle of the woods do to survive? Basically a toned down version of "Robinson Crusoe." King, however, fails to follow through. The characters are flat, the journey seems pointless and redundant, and King does a poor job of blending the neurotic (his way of inserting a horror element) with the mundane.
Even if you like King, you won't like this.
I love Stephen King, but this book was exhausting. It was a lot like Geralds Game (one I'd also pan), only one character for most of the story that just doesn't seem to end. When its all over you wish you had read your computer owners manual instead.
Also Anne Heche as a reader is difficult to tolerate.
The narrator was really ok, but the sound effects were extremely annoying! How is that part of the story? It would definitely not be in the written book!
It really depends if she still included the sound effects. Her reading is really not bad.