No Music. Seriously... it was absolutely obnoxious. There wouldn't be any music... then boom... some ridiculous bullshit music would start playing and scare the hell out of me. I listen to these books on my commute... when you start playing shitty music.. with weird notes... it made me think there was a cop with his siren on.
He's not bad... considering the book.
I'm guessing this was written right when King started getting sober. It was incredibly loquacious.... to the point of being irritating. If I wanted loquacious, I would have bought a Tom Clancy or Ayn Rand novel.
An avid reader that has run out of time to read and has turned to audiobooks to get his daily bookworm fed.
Yes, Im a die hard King fan and Wallach did a great job
Maybe, I would only recommend this book to the most die hard fan or if you wanted a lot of background stuff involving the Dark Tower series.
No but I really enjoyed his performance.
Maybe, I cant see how they could make this one into a movie though.
In regards to the "loud' music and noises its no louder than the music on Bag of Bones and Hearts In Atlantis.
I ordered this to hear it again. I had heard this on tape back in the 90's and have thought about it all these years. I enjoyed it then and I know I will enjoy it now. It has a haunting ending. At least I think so. Surprised it never was made into a movie. I think this is worth a credit for anyone who is unsure.
I liked the fact it was Stephen King and the setting was Maine because I am from Maine. I thought the story line was a little "far fetched"..
This has not dissuaded me from listening to more books told by him.. Just not too thrilled about this story.
Yes but not this book
Music is annoying
Sorry it has no redeeming qualities
It was nothing like I expected. I was looking forward to another great read from one of Stephen Kings books. This one had me lost and uninterested the longer it went on. I only finished it because I was hoping it would get better.
Maybe a 7 on a scale of 1-10.
Well, yeah, even stuff I've read already.
He was an excellent actor, and he reads the text very well.
I don't think I'll give anything away here.
Good book overall, but the narrative is occasionally interrupted by discordant, really irritating background music. Totally unnecessary (doesn't enhance the story at all), but if you can stand it for a minute or two every so often, it's worth a listen.
Stephen King - Yes
Eli Wallach - No. Voice too soft.
No. Story was good as is and ending does not lend itself to follow-on.
I really liked the story by narrator was hard to hear at times so I missed parts, especially when music was overlaid, which was too frequent.
This book was great. I read it when it first came out and was very excited to see it in Audible. Eli Wallach does a wonderful job of narrating this book, but....
I read the other reviews before I bought the book, but I thought "how bad can some music be?" I was thinking about all the music that Stephen King has referenced over the years in his books and thought that would be what they would play.
Instead, they played some jangled, badly mixed, horrible and tonally insulting mix of sounds. That noise is both jarring and annoying and ruins the mood in several places of this book. What a shame! This could be an amazing book, read by a gifted actor..but noooooooo. Instead its an amazing book read by a an actor who's gifts are wasted because you have to endure teeth rattlingly bad noise interjected into the worst possible places of this book.
My only remark is: how soon can I return it, and what the heck possessed you (whoever you are, Mr. Producer) to do this to a perfectly great book???
It is completely different. The reader gives such personality to the characters in the book that it makes it so hard to walk away from.
It is amazing how Insomnia touches on many of the other stories. There are hints to the dark tower series, pet semetary, and IT just to name a few.
I haven't listened to any of the other stories that the reader has completed but I am just waiting for him to complete more Stephen king books
very much. I would only caution to listeners that while it was great to have music in the background, it sometimes over-rode the spoken words. maybe it was just my iPhone speaker, but there were times when I was not able to hear what was being said