I've read the moving and thrilling print version of the Gingerbread girl, which in itself is a great read, but narrator, Mere Winningham, brings a wonderful new dimension to this story. The novella speaks to a woman's struggle to overcome her own grief and deal with marital issues that on the surface, appear impossible to resolve, only to be overshadowed by a life and death struggle for survival. Ms.Winningham's interpretation, tone of voice and cadence of her narration bring to Stephen King's heartfelt story, "Em's" personal torment and strength. I've read this story twice, but admittedly have listened to this audio book at least a half dozen times--each time the experience brings a new perspective on what it means to be human, for both the good and the bad.
yes, I enjoyed the thrill, anticipation and story overall
Although I had a feeling on what was about to happen, I still wanted to hear more.... but that's Mr. King's talent, isn't it? :)
This should be a movie. I think Morgan Freeman would be great as the drawbridge operator. Leonardo DiCaprio could be the villain and the starlet could be Kate Upton.
I think Mare Winningham did ok, but parts of her narration were weak. the story by King was excellent... most excellent!
Stephen king is a true master.he never disappoints me.never read a book by him I didn't like!!!
And Buffalo George
Fun read. It followed the typical formula of a hostage-taking nut-case killer. This type of story can be thrilling when well constructed and has a few plot twists. A good audio book--the reader made the story a lmost believable. I thought that I had the ending, then it changed.
The narrator was the absolute perfect choice for material, she exuded strength and wounds and really embodied the character. It was the kind of story that makes you twist, and consider the reason behind misfortune, but not in the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow kind of way. It's more like dominoes. One falls and the others fall in the particular way they do because of the first one.
Not sure what I'd compare it to, but it was fantastic.
She's superb. She is strength, femininity embodied, by exuding that same felinity and eschewing the things about her that make the character a traditional "lady" she leaves the marriage, the baby she describes as defective is lost, and her fire and fight when trying to be reduced to a female play thing by Pickering are all to me these dual existences of the feminine. Mare Winningham's dedication to embodying that made this story so identifiable.
Stephen King is a grand artisan and discoverer of adjacent realities and he does not disappoint with this.
Nothing wrong with the story but it lacked completeness. Too many possibilities exist for expanding or continuing or prefacing. Kind of like going into a store and not being able to make up your mind because there were too many options. It made it feel incomplete - like it was published because it could be, rather than it should be.
Mare Winningham gave her normal very good performance for the material she had.