So, apparently I am not a Stephen King fan. This is the first Stephen King book I have read and both my husband and I listened to it together and both had the same opinion. It is hard to write a good review without giving the plot away, so my review is vague but I wanted to mention that the book starts out wonderful. The first several hours are exactly what I expected, full of suspense and imagination and interesting characters...and then the book just falls flat and goes off on a (very long) tangent and then the book just ends very abruptly. The premise for this book is so exciting and imaginative but the conclusion is exactly the opposite of that. Even now, a month after finishing this book my husband and I both will randomly remark about how it just left a bad taste in our mouths and how disappointing it was. If you want a good review of why you may not like this book, check out the one star reviews on amazon, but be aware, many of those are spoilers. That said the narration was excellent.
I've never been much of a Stephen King fan - mainly because his books are so frightening. But after the first ten minutes of this book, I was hooked. 11/22/63 is not scary so much as it is thought-provoking. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good "read".
As for the narrator, he was great too. The fact that he is so good with voices made the story come alive. The one thing that made me laugh was his Jimmy Stewart voice for one of the cops.
A masterpiece for King, and much better than his normal fare. The conclusion is more like what you'd expect from King, and is incongruous with the rest of the story. Nevertheless, I was thoroughly entertained and will listen to it again.
197 listens and this is one of my favourites ever - I loved this book, highly recommended.
In the top 10 so far. Enjoyed this book very much
Great narration of the voices and characters. Awesome reader
The premise was very intriguing yet I found the book repetitive and too long I only made it through the first 16 hours because I thought it had to get better after all the rave reviews it received and my car trip was 16 hours.
Cut it in half
Craig Wasson was excellent and the best part of the experience.
Disappointment and sadness that I had invested so much time in it.
I am in the minority, but sadly I never got wrapped up in this book.
Every time, it resets!
The end of course!
Awesome, just awesome! I really loved this one, I laughed I cried. I couldn't wait to start working in my shop so I could listen to the story and like work and stuff ;) I alway like time travel!
I love Stephen King novels and have listened to others but I did not like this narrator at all.