I really enjoyed his take on time travel. It was not the typical or one of the three main thoughts used in TV & movies. I also enjoy how it's near impossible for any person not to get involved with the people with whom he comes in contact with whatever the time period might be. Lastly, I did like the end result of Jake's ( aka: George) time travel and 5 years in the past from 1958 through 1963. I'd elaborate, but I don't wish to leave any spoilers for any who wish to check this book out.
I may not agree with his piles of research that gave him his conclusion, but everyone is entitles to an opinion and it does not diminish the quality of the story. After all it IS just a story and one of his better ones since his horrible incident with a van several years ago.
I hope "Under The Dome" and a few others I've got on my reading/listening list willbe be just as well done and as interesting - whatever the topic of those books.
Just my opinion,
Nothing I can think of and the JFK movie is nothing like this book.
No - but really enjoyed his performance.
Yes - the reality of the love between Jake (George) and Sadie and just to what extent his love of her meant to him and what he'd consider be willing to do to change things for HER and his personal happiness although it would be the WRONG choice. Very real and a bit gut-wrenching if you're a bit overly sensitive about works of fiction.
I recommend this book. If you're a fan of good audiobooks - this is a winner in all aspects.
Very interesting, true to the history
Sadie, she was real and had a number of facets
Oswald was brought to like as a real monster in history
The story when they did the benifit to help the young girl.
NO. It's WAY too long, and Stephen King goes off on too many tangents. I fast forwarded through half of part 4 just to get it OVER with and hear how it ended.
Take out all the "fluff". I don't enjoy abridged versions, but in this case, I think it would be beneficial,
I reallllly enjoyed Craig Wasson's voices and how you could tell the different characters apart. It's unfortunate that he seems to mostly read for Stephen King, because I won't be listening to another of his (Stephen King's) books.
I attempted to read this book, and only got 1/4 of the way before I lost interest. But I thought if I LISTENED to it, it'd make a difference. It did, a little bit. But I still lost interest. The "twists and turns" of the plot weren't interesting enough to keep me engaged.
The book was a good suspense yarn that kept me guessing.
I enjoyed the historical accuacy and the emotions evoked by the main characters decisions regarding the woman he loved.
I enjoyed the scene where the hero had to make a "Lady or the Tiger," type decision
The effects of tinkering with the past to effect the future.
The third part of this story seemed to go on forever and I felt it took away from the story as a whole. The ending was a bit of a surprise and I enjoyed that. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was interesting to have fiction that is based on true history.
Absolutely. It's an exciting interesting book.
I heard Mr. Wasson perform two stories in "full dark no stars". I thought he was a little overly dramatic there, but I thought he did a wonderful job with this book. I think he does better with a "larger venue"
Yes, I wanted to, but 30 plus hours is a long time. On the other hand, I enjoyed it so much I almost didn't want it to end.
If you are a fan of Stephen King you must add this book to your library. You won't be sorry.
It might be his best one yet.
Gripping, poignant, memorable
Under the Dome, as I think King also re-worked that book and released it recently.
A wonderful Jimmie Stewart sort of voice for the narrator, a real ability to convey regional accents -- and he handles female as well as male characters adeptly -- and some superb mimicry of famous voices. (I do think he should try to speed up a bit when doing Cronkite or JFK -- he put in so many pompous pauses that both sounded like spoofs of themselves. Also, he needs to work on Russian and German accents, both of which were rendered as Arnold Schwarzenegger's Austrian intonations.)
What would happen if you tried to stop JFK's assassination?
A beautifully researched book, which taught me plenty I hadn't known about Lee Harvey Oswald and the events leading up to the assassination. King's mastery of the period is almost perfect, with only a couple of minor anachronisms. As usual, it is a good story, too, one almost impossible to leave. And the ending is heartrendingly sweet, an unexpected denouement in a Steven King novel.
I've not read a lot of Stephen King, but do appreciate that he's a very engaging storyteller. I was a bit daunted by the length of the book, particularly in audio, but was drawn in from the very first by the story and the incredible narration by Craig Wasson. He managed to slip seamlessly in and out of each of the several complicated and recurring characters in this sweeping reinvention of history. I'm a child of the Kennedy area, so the topic had more relevance than perhaps it might to younger listeners, but in the end it is both a thriller and a love story that should resonate with anyone.
On a scale of 1 through 10, this book rates a 10.
When the main character returns to his own time after being in the past for years and finds everything different.
The narration builds a sense of foreboding which is greater than if the book had only been read.
A good book with a clever story, though as with many King books, could have definitely used some editing. The narrator did a good job. Recommended.