I'm sorry but I just couldn't listen to this book at all. William Hurt's tone and delivery ruined it for me. I love Stephen King books and will continue to listen however, anything narrated by William Hurt I will stay far away from. Wish I had my money back.
I couldn't listen. His delivery method and pause in the middle of a sentence is William Hurt's way of talking however, for someone who wants to be immersed in a book, it is horrible.
Can I have my credits back?
Don't lose your place in the last two downloads You'll never figure it out.
I am a long time listener to audible books and as of lately Stephen King. I have listened to 15 Stephen King books over the past couple of months and this is one of his best. King is not just a horror writer he has written a few stories with great heart. This is one of those stories. I absolutely loved these stories, the narration is spot on and the music puts you in the right space of time. It is five separate stories but they all tie into one another. I highly recommend this book. Get it! You won't regret it. If you loved the Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption and The Body this is right up your alley.
The very real feelings of nostalgia I felt. I'm a little younger than Bobby, Carol and Sully-John, but their experiences reminded me a lot of some of my own.
I think Bobby as a child was my favorite. He was such a 1960's all-American BOY.
When Ted and Bobby said goodbye to each other as Ted was taken back by the Low Men. I thought William Hurt did an amazing job with getting the emotions across just right.
Although I don't usually enjoy authors reading their own work, I'd make an exception for how Stephen King narrated Hearts in Atlantis. I kind of got the impression that this was a story he was pretty heavily emotionally invested in, like an autobiography. Very heartfelt.
Also, I was afraid at first that Hurt's narration was going to put me off, but the more I heard, the more I enjoyed his style. Really well told.
william hurt is an actor with some good films to his credit, his reading skills are poor and his voice will make you want to drive an ice pick in your ears.
1) Stop with the bad music. Let us enjoy the story without the annoying music between chapters
2) The first story was really enjoyable and I wanted to learn more about Ted and the Lowmen. The entire book should have focused on them
3) The 3 other stories were total crap. Stories with no point and annoying characters. I don't want to hear about a guy playing "hearts" over and over again.
4) Great performance by William Hurt even though he sounded depressed most of the time. 2 of the stories are read by King.
I suggest listening to the first story and skipping the rest. One of my least fav. King books.
I really enjoyed thiss offering by Stephen King. While he is not my favorite author people my age, who danced to many songs by "The Platters" may enjoy this Book as much as I. While not a War Protester (an exMarine of the era) I do remember the type well. King manages to catch the times of the late 60's very well. Some reviewers did not appreciate the music, I sure did. It took me back to my 1st love, a very nice red headed Irish girl, still a very good person. Perhaps I'll try a few more of King's novels, but not the far out spookie ones. I prefer more real history & this is a creditable late 60's offering. John T. Wagner, Ohio
This series of interwoven stories and characters are pieces of single plot, a grander story that pulls the listener through a sixty year period starting with childhood conundrums, politics, true friendship, mystery and romance to dealing with adulthood, family dynamics, honor and the life long implication of the Vietnam War and ending with a delightful understanding of life and its purposeful coincidences.
The narrator is just the right pace with just the right amount of nuance, as a listener you are amongst the stories.
Eventually I accepted William Hurt's narration and put up with King's because the stories, especially the first one, sucked me in.
This is a good book. Took a little longer to get into than I thought it would. I wasn't crazy about William Hurt...seemed like he was halfheartedly reading the story. Overall, I would recommend this book.