The story is very good much as you would expect from the King family. But I write this review for the narrator. He is absolutely outstanding. In my opinion one of the 2 top narrators I have listened to in more than 100 books. He could probably make one cry at the reading of the declaration of independence. His inflections are spot on every time. Love him.
William R, Dempster
Fred Berman has a speech pattern that has always grated on my nerves. He cannot say contractions, so the performance is filled with didit, wouldit, couldit, rather than the correct didn't wouldn't and couldn't, etc. It is so distracting that I had to ditch the audiobook and go to the print version of this excellent Joe Hill story.
From Wilm., De. Love reading and audiobooks. Other interests include cooking, attending cultural events, my dogs, birding, music and movies.
A good storyline, plenty of interesting characters, but a little long winded and drawn out. Many shifts in time from present, past and future -, made it difficult to follow. Still a worthwhile read for all Hill fans.
The story was somewhat complicated at times but resolved itself quite well. It really made you think about the definition of right and wrong.
To my memory I have never read anything that could be rightly considered "horror". While I will admit that this wasn't downright scary or anything, it was still a first for me. To my surprise, I loved it! Suggested it to a friend of mine and she loved it as well. I really love Joe Hill's style of writing and his ideas are completely original. I would seriously consider reading more of his works (some of them may be a little too scary for me, so I'll have to wait for one similar to Horns).
p.s. skip the film adaptation.
I found this book to be very slow paced. Much slower than I had expected.
The ending was good. It was well wrapped up.
He really did well on the female characters.
No. Things are tied up nice and neat