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
Yes, very good story another great success from Stephen King!
Loved the story line how many of us wish at one time or another in our lives we could have a do over!
Not really the whole thing was pretty captivating.
Big Audible fan since 2007. Love all types of books from sci-fi, mystery, thriller, bios, science, political analysis, and classics.
Time travel adventure
The comparison of life in the 50s and 60s compared to the present day demonstrates how far our morals, technology, and society have changed in the last 50 years. You can argue whether those changes are for the better or worse, but the change is quite striking.
Al, the diner owner, was the most interesting performance. But really, Wasson is the best narrator I've heard on Audible as far as playing different characters of all ages, voices, education level and character background. He truly acts out the narrative that brings the words to life.
I could never sit through 30 hours at once, but this book was a "page turner" for me. I listened every chance I could for a week to get through the whole book. I never lost interest in any part of the book, which is rare for me.
I found this book highly enjoyable and recommend it.
I am 69 years old and the period of this book - late 50's and early 60's - was my coming of age. There are things about that era that I had forgotten over time - both the simplicity and complexity of that period. I could relate to the time traveler wanting to stay.
King is also showing his age and he obviously has a better memory than I do because it was an honest portrayal of the time. It truly felt genuine. Beyond the question of what would have happened with another road traveled, this is worth reading as a period piece.
I stalled for awhile before I downloaded this 30+ hour novel. My attention isn't usually held by a story of this length. But I listened to every incredible word and was sad when it ended. I waited to start another audiobook because I wanted to savor the emotion of the book that lingered in my mind for days. Thought provoking, mind bending, and totally credible, I can still hear Craig Wasson's voice in my mind capturing the essence of an ordinary man doing extraordinary things. This was a book that was enriched by listening vs. reading the written word and will be long remembered by this listener.
This is the 3rd time I've listened to this book. After watching the series, I had to go back and listen again. I wish the series had followed the book a little closer, but it was still great! So different from Mr. King's usual books, although I'm a big fan of those as well. He writes in a way that you can almost taste the root beer yourself. Craig Wasson reads, PERFORMS so well that you not only believe he lived this tale, but that you were an active party as well. This is by far, my favorite book and I've shared it with many people. I just can't get enough!
Really loved the narration. Craig Wasson brought the characters to life. It has been awhile since I have read King. I forgot what an edge of your seat storyteller he is.
I loved Mimi, but obviously Jake/George and Sadie were amazing. I also liked the guy and his wife who owned the pawn shop in Derry.
Too long for that.
Initially, when reading the overview of this book, I was a little turned off by the subject matter. JFK and time travel have both been overdone. However, I had faith in Stephen King to deliver something awesome and he didn't disappoint. This book has an interesting twist on time travel and tackles the loop holes that commonly come up with this plot device. Even though many historical details about the JFK shooting are covered, the book focuses more on the consequences of action and the fragility of what creates the daily events of our lives.
As my headline states, the narration is superb. Craig Wasson has an amazing vocal range, does various accents, and even historical impersonations. He also read with great emotional depth. This is one of the best narration's I've heard.