I really enjoy time travel movies and books. Being a long time Stephen King fan I was happy to see him venture into this area. I have read a few of his over the last couple of years I was not impressed with so my expectations were not real high. After a few minutes into this my wife and I were hooked. A great piece of work with an alternative spin on the typical time travel stories. We found it to be suspenseful and very enjoyable all the way through. It made our daily commute go very fast. Throw in the JFK angle and you have something that is very interesting. You end up caring about the characters and what happens to them. It has enough twists for some nice surprises. Craig Wasson does an excellent job at the narration. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good fiction novel.
One of the greatest Stephen King novels, right up there with The Dark Tower, The Stand, and IT.
Draws you in and won't let go.
Jake - As the modern guy going back you could put yourself in his place... what would you change if you could go back?
I'm hit or miss on Stephen King's books, not liking the horror or creepy books, but this one drew me in and I didn't want to stop listening. I was tempted to listen to the ending about half way through just to end the suspense! As a kid born at the very end of the baby boom, it was interesting to hear about daily life in the 60's.
No. This was incredible at times -- especially in the first half -- but the second half devolved into too much dull detail about the minutiae of following Lee and Marina. The last quarter was disappointing to me.
Disappointment. If the author had trimmed out a big chunk of the following-Lee-and-Marina detail, he could have spent a lot more time on what he found back in 2011.
At 26+ hours, I don't think so.
I really loved the first half of this book. I wish a great editor had been able to take the reins after the halfway point and made me love the second half, too.
Very addictive. The story just flowed along.
The narrator did a fabulous job in every character.
He captred the emotions well.
I was moved to tears at the end, which surprised me. I listened to just that chapter on another occasion with the same effect. This bittersweet fantasy of Stephen King's was a very satisfying story, especially for those of us who lived through the JFK assassination and Oswald's live murder on TV. The time in Derry was horrific, in Jodie, was idyllic, and Dallas depressing. Craig Wasson was absolutely masterful, one of the best narrators I've heard. His portrayal of tender emotions as well as grief came through. This is only my second King novel , after Under the Dome, but this one surpasses that in its scope and portraying the gamut of human emotions. I had been afraid to read Mr. King's work, not being an aficionado of terror. I see now why his fans are legion, as he creates a world that draws you in and affects you deeply.
Fabulous writing...I'm a confirmed King fan from here on. Time travel is a genre that often gets ridiculous very quickly, but King's treatment is so engaging...a cliff hanger even as we all know the outcome. That must take formidable skill.
makes you think.
the main charater is of course a natural choice.
very good kept your attention.
can't sit still that long. but looked forward to my book time.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. King made me love the characters which is his greatest strength. The characters were strong and vulnerable, smart and foolish, loving and funny. I wanted it to last longer.
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This one is for the King fans that's can't always handle his more violent/horror type works. A lovely book that has everything a good fiction novel needs.
Kings depiction of love and relationships is amazingly real in this book. I'm glad he was brave enough to depict it.
Craig Wasson, whose performance I'm not always happy with, did a wonderful job.