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
Yes, I typically love King books, both his earlier ones and his most recent works. But I found this one dragging and I had trouble keeping interested.
The narrator was very good. Good casting and good performance. But, whoever decided to add the loud, horrible music during transitions in the book should get a demerit. It was screeching and loud and literally gave me a headache. I started turning it down when it came on, but then I missed part of the narration, which was less loud than the music. I had a similar negative experience with his short story collection, Everything is Eventual.
Enjoyed the listen
Ralph Roberts. Eli did a great job capturing Ralph's emotions throughout the book. I read this book when it was originally released and remember thinking it slow in areas. I much preferred the audio version.
The soundtrack is shrill at times. At no point did I find it so loud that I couldn't understand the reader. I almost didn't buy this because of the negative reviews regarding the soundtrack. I'm glad that I did.
The narrator Eli Wallach does a fine job with the voices, you can really tell them apart.
This Is one of the best horror/sf novels I have enjoyed in some time.
The story is very Steve Kingie, in other words excellent! I could do without the darn music though. It overpowers the voices often and is quite screechy and weird. Now the story calls for weird, but the music gets loud enough for me to have to turn down my headset while it plays, and up again when it stops. I enjoyed this book, and I would highly recommend it to all Steven King fans, I do hope that this music doesn't persist in the industry though!
deletion of the music that has been added for dramatic effect. The plot of the story was feeble and broke down midway by adding sentient forces.
The performance was very good.
Of course the story is great but Eli Wallach was fantastic! I wish he would do all of Kings books!
Mr. Wallach is great at all the different voices required for this story. I just enjoyed the whole experiance very much! I will listen to this over and over again!
It made me both laugh and cry and allot of that had to do with the quality of the audio performance for this great story!