Yes - Craig Wasson was awesome!
Let me say I loved the way Craig Wasson narrated this book and the story was a wonderful nastolgic story. I think i may have been striken with some overhyping on previous reviews so hence I thought I should weigh in. First of all I am not a huge Stephen King fan (definitely a scaredy cat) but thought the story sounded intriguing decided it was an awesome value for one credit at over thirty hours. I am now thinking maybe thirty hours for the story was too long or that maybe the story was really not that interesting in the first place - not 100% sure. While I'm not certain of the culprit, I can assure you that I did not end this book thinking my "value" for one my credit was achieved.
For anyone who has ever wondered "What if . . .?" This outstanding work from the mind of Stephen King provides an entertaining and riveting journey through one man's quest to alter a defining moment in our nation's history.
Listening on the go!
No, because I heard it all the first time through.
Leaping through time and the differences in time and locations. The reasoning and thoughts.
He did a fantastic job and the voices helped keep the characters straight in my head.
Yes and I'm not telling which.
A great story.
Random isn't random.
Jake it was tough to accept the reality of one life after tasting the sweetness of the other.
Imaginative, Colorful, Dark
Any book where someone goes back in time to change history.
The successful play production
The loss of love. If you read it there are numerous interpretations of this.
This was a fun book to listen to.
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
This is a fantastic book!! I have only read two other Stephen King novels, and this book does not follow that macabre/horror genre that his stories usually fall into. A little science fiction, maybe, because of the time-travel subject, but even that seemed normal. The story is well thought out, and progresses beautifully--twisting and turning along the way. It is long, however, it does not seem long as you are listening. And by the end, you just don't want it to end!
In terms of overall quality and entertainment this is one of my favorite audiobooks I've listened to so far. Craig Wasson does an outstanding narration and Stephen King lives of to his usual hype plus some!
In terms of narration, Craig Wasson's quality of performance reminds of the excellent performance of George Guidall's narration in American Gods (by Neil Gaiman).
King's story was original and fresh, which is impressive considering the time travel concept is old as dirt and occasionally unimaginative.
Certainly from SK, but not so sure about Craig Wasson
I like a lot of Stephen King's books, they tend to be wonderfully well observed and detailed. In this case I am just not feeling the love.
I didn't like the way this was read. Maybe it's the way SK wanted it read, I can't know that, but it was much too heavily emphasised for me. Like I was being told to care about things that should be left to me to decide. The point of reading a book instead of waiting for the movie is that you get to envisage things yourself and choose your own level of emphasis. SOmetimes this delivery just made me want it to be over and done with.
I expect it would make a decent movie, but there'd be an amazing amount of editing to get it down to a couple of hours.
For me this book was just too slow. There was too much that was just way off track. Too much dumb behavior too. The main character was too unbelievably dumb. I can't give examples without also giving spoilers. It's not so much the cost I resent as the wasted time. When I got to the end I just felt like I had wasted a lot of time paying attention to this.
Different take on a time travel fantasy is a home run. Historically correct as far as I can tell. A bit winded at times but it didn't take away from my overall satisfaction. Had me up late many nights not wanting to stop. One of his best to date.