I only listened to the audio version and did not read the print version so I cannot comment on this.
When Jake is in the past and is given a phone number starting with letters instead of digits. It brought back memories of my younger days and I actually quite suddenly remembered my phone number when I was 8 years old that started with the letters GE.
Jake of course.
Some parts made me laugh out loud. Others were disturbing. Tended to have some very violent parts, but they were quite necessary to the story.
An interesting idea of time travel that made me think for a long time after finishing the book. I really think this is Stephen King's best work.
Historical - Fascinating - Romantic
Really no other book compares.
When the main character - Jake - goes back in time for the first time...and also when he first met Sadie.
Both laugh and cry!
Exceptional book and ther narrator was perfect for this book--really didn't want it to end!
Fascinating story - could have been edited in places, but very enjoyable. The narrator had a difficult job, given all of the regional dialects and characters, but overall, he was wonderful!
I loved the love story strands. The idea of time travel and how simple changes could affect the future is an interesting concept, which King built on so well.
He was an exceptional reader.
No, but it was mind-bending in places!
I only review my more favorites here.
Great time travel and a look at that period. I thought I would not like it at that length - but jeez it was gripping the whole way. A big 'yes' on this one.
King has the abilityto draw marvelous pictures evoking a nostalgic age in transition. He asks probing questions about the nature of time and our place in it.
the plot and characters
Do you wish you lived in another time
Yes. It was both factual and entertaining.
It was moving and believable.
No, but I would again.
It did make me cry.
I am a mother and a SW engineer. English is my second language.
The performance added real value: Accents and an interpretation of the characters diction
The author didn't leave ane loose end.
Relation to historical information, time travel, and narrator's performance.
No, I have not, but enjoyed his performance.
No extreme reaction.
Suspenseful; Interesting; Emotional.
The best narration that I have yet heard. Craig Wasson's performance truly made the story come alive. He gave the characters a personality and a depth that was nearly three dimensional. The story was brilliantly written and held my captive attention throughout.
I listen to audio books while training for marathon races. I need the story to take me away since miles 2 through 25 become long. But I don't want a technical self help book - too much to think about. Stephen King's books have become a main stay in taking me away while training - I don't even turn him off while cooling down. This book as with "Cell" kept me wanting to train longer - it was that good. You begin wishing you too could find the stairs to the past.