An avid reader that has run out of time to read and has turned to audiobooks to get his daily bookworm fed.
Many people complain about this books ending, personally I liked it, it was more of how real life investigations go. The actual story is really short, but King still excels at it. The story itself isnt really creative but is still interesting. DeMunn did a decent job, not a five star performance but still ok. I havent had a chance to experience Kings other Hard Case works so hopefully Joyland is better.
This isn't a typical Stephen King book. It's good... but in a "gets you thinkin'" kind of a way :-) Nothing supernatural about it.
It's a nice little story, but it doesn't really classify as "Hard Case Crime". It was slow and there's no closure.
Look upward and see the wonders I've seen
It was a pleasant story. I think I expected more from the story, but it was not bad.
No, not really.
He was okay.
I like the way this one was put together. I could picture myself sitting on a porch listening to these two guys weaving their tale. Very well written... typical Stephen King imagery... VERY well performed.
A decent listen from my all time favorite writer. Ending was not what I expected which made me question why I listened to the whole book. Truly, on of those that the joy was the journey not the end
I like King's stuff. It is fun to see what the television and film screenplay writers do with his work. Usually it falls short. This is an exception. The television series "Haven," inspired by this short work, is very creative. This is worth listening to, if for no other reason, than it is an interesting to see what the script writers had to start with ... and not much more.
Unless the audiobook left out alot of the story from the print book, I was very disappointed in this story. I dont mind some things being left to ponder, but there was way too much left out here to be entertaining. There were way too many questions left unanswered and not much info to speculate upon. I got this book because I like the SyFy series Haven, which is supposed to be based on this. Very loosely based, the only similarities are the place, and the 2 newspaper editors.