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.