No, it is not pronounced "Don Quicks-Oat." Go to jail.
Endearing, captivating, deeply satisfying. Protagonist Jake Epping is the kind of character Stephen King creates with such a deft hand: the reluctant hero, grounded in his reality and ours, who is handed terrible power and the chance to right horrific wrongs. A Frodo Baggins in khakis and a sport coat.
Like Tolkien's Frodo, ordinary Jake embarks on a quest fraught with dangers - not the least of which is the temptation that power brings. Like Frodo, Jake navigates his path with terrible grace, besting supernatural forces but forced to accept heartbreaking truths.
"Hearts can't break," Jake tells us. "If only they could."
In this epic journey of the heart, the most terrifying monsters are the If-Onlys.
Highly recommended, even if you have never been a fan of horror. There are horrific events in play throughout 11/22/63, but in spirit this novel is reminiscent of King's sweetly nostalgic short piece, "Stand By Me," which Ron Howard turned into a memorable film.
Actor Craig Wasson gives distinctive voices to dozens of characters, and does credit to familiar voices like JFK's. A few of the characterizations seemed a bit too comedic for the circumstances. But Wasson brings such clarity to dear, brave, unassuming Jake, it would just be mean to score the performance with less than 5 stars.
I loved this book. The performance was awesome!
Living in the DFW area, I wasn't a fan of the way Dallas was depicted. I asked my father-in-law about the description & he said it was somewhat true but it was the times. The people in Dallas are friendly.
The town of Dreery was typical Stephen King even before I figured out that it was the home of It!
I loved the ending! It was perfect & brought tears to my eyes.
After reading the book, I am taking a trip to the Sixth Floor Museum.
Foreign voices become dear friends, whispering in my ear. Some last long after the story has ended, heard, then, by all whom I touch.
This is my first Stephen King novel; He's an engaging, effective writer..i listened to the whole million-hour story but after each listen was left feeling glum. Interesting but I
resented that it was both riveting and upsetting.
Soggy In Washington
I'm the quintessential "Constant Reader" and have become "Constant Listener" as well. This book has displaced The Stand as my all time favorite. AND Craig Wasson is out of this world! My new favorite narrator. He has an amazing voice and does both women's and men's voices beautifully. This is also a great novel for people who don't care for scary books. No gore, no boogie men here! This is a must!
Engaging, spellbinding, extraordinary
The love story of Jake and Sadie
Craig Wasson is the best narrator I have ever listened to. He made each character come alive. Of course Jake Epping, the protagonist, stands out. But his interpretation of Al Templeton was superb!
It made me laugh and cry. Stephen King is a genius of a writer. He manages to take you through an intricate plot and keep you engaged. He draws his characters and brings them alive like no other writer.
I'm a writer and I love books of all types
Love this book, written in such great detail.
Wonderfully full plot and well described characters!
a true great book to add to the King Collection!
Yes, made me laugh and cry
when he sees his love again
He reads like he really enjoyed it and the story.
Love and enjoyment, laugh and cry.
This is a really good read for all.
This is a VERY impartial review, as I'm only 3 hours in. I can very comfortably say, even at this early stage, that this is hands-down the most incredible story I've ever 'read'. Craig Wasson's performance absolutely makes the story even better, but honestly, Ben Stein could read this and I would still be just as intrigued.
I'm not normally a Stephen King 'reader'. I've read the Stand, IT, Kujo, and all of his other greats. I enjoyed them, but never really found them special. Just not my style of writing or type of story. This, however, is entirely different.
I honestly wish I had nothing to do in the next 27 hours of my life so i can just listen all the way through. It is THAT good! Do yourself a favor, and make sure to add this to your collection. You will not regret it.
I loved the narration and the premise of this book which was time travel to change history. I do not like horror stories and mistakenly thought that was what Stephen King wrote. Was I ever wrong, this was not horror but more like science fiction. Interesting premise to want to go back in time to change major events. Well written and well narrated. I would definitely recommend this. Both of my daughters said this was their favorite Stephen King book.
very fluid book, each part kept me in suspense
hard to say, it was all very memorable
very broad range of character voices
yes, i listen to books while travelling to and from work. i found myself taking my time in the car more
great story, great narration