This was a wonderful example of his work. Is was full of drama and suspense as well as heart felt emotions. I really felt connected to Em and felt that I could relate to her story ....up to a point. Any one who has ever lost someone knows that the good dreams are worse than the bad. Just when you get to know her and like her she is thrown into turmoil. I will not let anything away of this wonderful book but I would highly recommend it. It was definately one that I will listen to again. I wish it was out in paper version as I am not normally a audio fan. I can not see the action when I listen but it was worth it to have the chance to experience Em's story. This is the only reason that I gave audio another chance and I am glad that I did. Mare Winningham did and excellent job at narrating and made the characters come to life. I will definately look for more books from Stephen King on audio as well as those that are narrated by Mare Winningham.
Defintely a quick listen. Not as suspensful or detailed as usual. I've read some of his other shorts and they did not leave you thinking there should have been just a little more.
After reading "Duma Key," which was wonderful, I had high expectations about "Gingerbread Girl." Sadly, I was disappointed. Even considering the fact that it is a short book, I was hoping for a story with a little more depth. There were some exciting moments but they were few and far between.
I always feel guilty about disliking any of King's work. However, I disliked this one because the characters were not developed enough for me to care one way or the other. It reminded me a lot of Dean Koontz's "Intensity," and Intensity, also available on Audible, is a better buy in this case. Unless you want a quick, brainless story to get you through a car ride or a run at the gym.
To me this story felt like a bad Dean Koontz rip-off. It was really just your typical "girl gets captured by crazy guy and has to escape" story. There was really nothing special about it. The only Stephen King about it was his name on it. It just did not feel like his work to me. Very disappointing.
King usually developes his characters better. Lots of chatter from the main characters' head, but very little background on the 'bad guy'. Overall, just not that interesting. It's one of those listens that has you saying to the book..."Ok, ok....move along!", and "When do we get to the good part?" Graphic, but just didn't have the tension and suspense that one comes to expect of Stephen King.
This is the first King audiobook I've listened to that I hadn't previously read. An awesome read that kept me captivated! The reader of the book did an excellent job.