Not his best work. I heard people rave about this and,went into it hopeful and as a fan of King figured it would be worthwhile. I didn't hate it but it had an oddly disjointed feel to me. There were few charters I cared to follow which to me is the trademark of King.
Not necessarily. I read Tommyknockers when it was first published, and couldn't put it down. The audible edition just gave it depth-- Edward Hermann brought exactly the tone it requires.
What I always enjoy about Stephen King-- he brings magic-- as well as horror, dread and cheap thrills-- to everyday items and occurrences. He also nails the interior chatter that we all experience.
As noted above, he brought the exact tone necessary to make the story come alive. What I enjoy about audible versions, when done well, is the added dimension they bring to a story I may have (often have) already read.
Movie made, with Jimmy Smits. So-so.
I would like to recommend the "Oryx & Crake" trilogy by Margaret Atwood, it is so superbly done-- and very applicable to our current world!
King contains inappropriate language, blood, gore, and sex, yet his writing is amazing, and the narrator was fabulous.
My two favorite page-turner moments was the entry into the shed and into the ship.
I enjoyed the Tommyknockers, but it felt a little sluggish at certain points in the story. Some of the threads kept going on and on and started to lose me in what I considered a bit of a yarn stretched out too long.
I kept saying to myself I get it, please move on and wanted to skip through to another chapter.
I have become accustomed to Mr. King's wonderfully ambling style that walks you into a world and shows you around, even peeks under the rug to show the dust and litter accumulated bye the bye, but these seemingly mundane strolls often hint at deeper mysteries. Those meanderings sort of lose focus at times in this book.
Overall I liked the story and having read quite a few of Mr. King's books, I still liked it. The characters, as always, were developed and felt real to life.
The Narrator gave a great performance unlike others I have listened to in the past that just grated on my nerves. Mr. King's books have some of the best narrations I have come across on Audible. The late and respected Frank Muller comes to mind, along with Eli Wallach, George Guidall, John Slattery, and Steven Weber's amazing narration of IT.
If it wasn't for my determined nature, this one would have gotten the boot after chapter 5. 30hours of painful listening to alien invasion. Stephen King, really?