I'm not sure. The first story was great! The second was pretty good. The last 2 were just plain weird!
I like his novels, but am beginning to feel like his short stories aren't worth getting. I loved his earlier short stories, but the ones I have bought lately have been too strange.
Odd characters, mildly interesting story. I found myself looking for excuses to stop listening. Wouldn't recommend unless you are a diehard Stephen King fan.
Above average but not the best
Ted because he had wisdom
A depth and the characters voices.
The depth of the characters.
Ken Follett's book are very good too. The characters are so interesting that the reader is kept so interested throughout the entire story.
All of them were very interesting, but I enjoyed Bobby the most. I wanted to hear more about him.
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.