I am normally a big Stephen King fan and love his books. However, I could barely get past the first hour in this one. Something about a father coercing his 14 year old son to kill his mother is just too wrong for me.
I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I have loved Stephen King's books for many years. I do feel that there was a period of time that his books just did not hold my interest any longer. This book made me feel like he was back to his old writings. Any King fan of the early stuff will like this one.
This was a thrill because it has a fresh hard edge to it that I wasn't expecting. There are some callbacks to other King speckled through here but he tries some interesting twists and turns and it is dark and new. A nice refreshing punch in the face. A+ "and he wished for more"
I enjoyed all the stories that were told in this book. Good thrillers, that keep you thinking until the very end.
At his old tricks of writing a book that you keep on listening to right from the start. I have dropped so many books after 1/2 hr and never his and not this one either.
OOOH I loved this collection. This is much better than his other ones. The narration could have been better; Ms. Hecht's voice is a little "wheedly" and irritating like she has no brains at first in her narrations. But then she tends to turn out later sounding like a "ha-ha I caught you" sarcastic feel--which is more fitting for the plot--"Big Driver" was my favorite. King's newer full-novel audiobooks are too wordy,have stupid music and sound effects( and they go off-tangent) but most of his collections really keep me on my toes. Craig Wasson is good too, though I didn't care for "1922" too much--it was over-acted. But all that aside, once again, Steve, you are back with that virtual butcher knife, slicing right through to the hilt! Way to go!
Hard to follow and very, very slow at times. Couldn't finish it and tossed it to the back of my Ipad playlist. King has done better!
I cannot begin to describe how much I enjoyed listening to this latest of Stephen King's. I made the mistake of listening to it at work and would find myself stock still for hours just listening and not believing where the author was taking me. I did find it challening at times to listen because of the darkness, but it was well worth the journey. This novel was past scary for me....it went beneath my skin and well.....you'll just have to read it for yourself. I have to mention the narrators fit the characters completely, espcially the second tale with Jessica Hecht. Just her voice alone made the tale that more creepy. I don't believe I would have felt the same chills without listening to what she can do with her voice.
Excellent Stephen!!! Thank you for the tilt-a-whurl ride. Can't wait for your next one :)
I'm a huge Stephen King fan, going all the way back to The Shining, but I didn't care for this book. It was a horror book that really didn't rely on much supernatural, but the horror that resides in people. Murder, death, rape, tragedy . . . this is about all this book was about. It's a well written Stephen King book, don't get me wrong, but if I wanted to read/hear about this kind of terror, all I have to do is watch Nancy Grace and see the very worst in man -- Full Dark, No Stars. I'm sorry Mr. King, I know you put a lot of work into this. I am really looking forward to 11/22/63.