I will definitely listen to this book again. The story was possibly Stephen King's best - full of suspense, twists, and turns. Memorable characters and a depth of plot that is seldom found. Craig Wasson is magnificent as narrator - he brings the story and characters alive as if he wrote the book himself. Perfection.
This book is unique and stand on its own, it really has no comparison. A complete detour for Stephen King, actually, a departure - but it is perfection. Stephen King proves he is simply an exceptional author, regardless of the genre.
Everything - Craig Wasson is tremendous. This is the first time I have listened to him narrate, but I will most certainly seek out other books done by him.
Not sure of a tag line - but I truly hope this book makes it to film. As complex as the book is, it lends itself to "pruning" that will undoubtedly adapt easily to a screen play. I would say that Stephen King's films are batting less than 50% for good screen adaptation - I hope the right director/producer/cast works on this project as the film could be magnificent.
All in all, one of the best audio books I have listened to to date, and I am an avid listener.
I felt immersed in the period and very involved with the chararcters.
The ending is wonderful
The small details that King brings to life is great but this book is overall great
the whole book
He brings a passion that is wonderful
I love thrillers, mysteries and historical novels. I do most of m listening whilst driving - the car, the ride-on mower, the tractor ...
I ambivalent about Stephen King - I have read many of his books and have enjoyed about half - didn't finish some of the others, so it was with some trepidation I started this one, especially with this subject. How can you change history?
The story was gripping from the outset and I enjoed every minute, all the while wondering how it could possibly end - I already knew the ending, right?
King weaves his magic so well that you really believe history is about to be re-written.
Don't miss this one - Craig Wasson does it great justice - his narration is excellent.
I enjoyed the book, but I got it just because it's Stephen King and kept hoping it would get scary. It never did, but still a very good story.
A combination of historical fiction and mystery. Very suspenseful and engaging. A detailed description of the late 1950's and early 1960's incorporating a detailed biography of Lee Harvey Oswald into the story. Find out if you can change the future according to Stephen King.
I wasn't really sure how Stephen King and time travel would mix. This novel is the best Time Travel book I've ever read. I was very surprised. A man, Jake Epping, goes back in time to see if he can stop the JFK assassination (among others) but history doesn't like to be changed, the bigger the change the harder history fights back against the changes and it fights him all the way making for amusing, interesting and unexpected twists in the story.
“The past is obdurate.”
It's hard to call it just a time travel story because it's also rich with historic voyeurism, facts and he frequently paints pictures in your mind from the 60's that are amazing and long ago forgotten. There is also an emotionally and moving love story that I won't spoil.
The big surprise is the ending. Accordingly, you find out after the story is finished that Stephen King's son (Joe Hill) suggested the ending. Do not skip through the book and read the ending no matter what you do.
The unforeseen surprise ending is perplexing, extraordinary, emotionally haunting and unforgettable.
This damn audio kept me up for two days straight and when I wasn't listening to it I was thinking about it.
lost in words
Yes for those who like King.
I got tired of the performance. Seemed over acted unrealistic.
No no. Science fiction covers this subject already ..
I was initially concerned about the book being focused on JFK, but was pleasantly surprised. King's twist on time travel was refreshing and thought-provoking. The main characters were developed enough to make them distinct and believable. This is a long book, but it didn't feel like it. Probably my favorite Stephen King book and even one of my Audible all-time favorites. After a string of 'meh' books, a refreshing change. Worth the credit, no question.
King captured the period well, painted a wonderful picture and also illuminated some of the modern conveniences we take for granted at the same time.
The performance wasn't intrusive. Considering he had to handle male and female voices with Southern accents, that's no mean feat.