Stephen King is one of my favorite authors, and a better narrator couldn't have been chosen. As the story focuses on two older folks, it's perfect that it's Brandstaetter by an older gentleman. It's all very well done and comes together nicely.
the narrator was great, the story was enjoyable but the random horrific noise they play ever little bit was awful. it was loud and grating and made the book unbearable to finish. i had to buy the written copy to finish as this was just unlistenable for me. i tried to get passed it but after 3 hours i just couldn't do it.
it was a good story. a bit slow but good character development. you learn to care for some and to dislike some.
i loved bill mcgovern. the voices were all done well and i think the narrator did a wonderful job.
the book was great! the audio version was horrible. the random noise/music was so loud i couldn't hear the narrator but i couldn't turn it up because the horrible music was too loud. it made listening to the book impossible.
i was so very highly disappointed in the audio version. the book was good and i recommend but the random noise in the audio recording made listening to this too painful to finish.
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.