YES! This is not your typical Stephen King horror story. It’s a great “what if things could be different”... Makes you think.. The use of historical details is amazing, in just the right places.
Cant pin down a memorable moment yet, I'm just at the very end..
I have to say, I've listened to a LOT of audio books, and Craig’s reading of this one, is like no other! His timing, his character voices, his accents, all right on! I felt as though I was not being read to, I felt as if he were telling me this story because it happened to him. A true talent!
I DO hope they make a film of this one. Tag line "If you could change one thing..."
This has to be the best audio book I've listened to yet!
Even if you're not a Stephen King fan, this story will astound you. Time travel is always a hard genre to get across but this one works.
The whole notion of trying to change history.
The portrayals of the early sixties.
Way too long for that. I listened while I gardened.
yes because the reading was done so well in this book, it captures the imagination very well and you don't have to carry a really big book.
I enjoyed the scenes of hearing about lee Harvey Oswald when George was watching him. Of course the play stands out as well.
I cried at a couple of parts. The Play, the reading of The janitor's story.
I just hope iit is turned into a mini series. I don't want to lose the detail from the story.
29 year old truck driver.
This was my fist Stephen King novel and i loved it. Story moves quickly, thought provoking.
Made impossible believable!
Superbly intricate perfection!!!
His delivery was perfect==It made me wish he could have narrated the next book I listened to!! I found myself comparing the narration of the next book to his narration!
I listen during my commute, and I didn't want to turn my car off when I got to work!!!
Imagine the concept. A decent everyman has an opportunity to fix a horrendous wrong. It seems to be an honorable thing to do, right? Mr. SK again shows us we should take a few extra looks before we leap. Our adventurer is Jake, a good but lonely man. He is an educator by profession and he willingly goes on the strange trip. It is fascinating to accompany him and wonder when the past will begin to buck its invader. The story is also filled with accurate historical nostalgia. Our modern day guy, sans cell phone, goes back to the early 1960s. Did anyone NOT smoke back then? Everything plays a role - the music of the day, the fashion, the cool cars. Does anyone else remember Howard Johnson's 28 flavors? One of King's best. He grabs the snow globe of your imagination and shakes it for 19 hours.
Maybe the VERY BEST of Stephen King. If you love 'Alternate History', grab this (Unabridged) Novel IMMEDIATELY!
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Maybe the greatest two 'Alternate History' Books ever written.
Too many to list!
The past is obturate.
If one can get past the hokey idea of a "rabbit hole" time portal, then the story is actually pretty good. Craig Wasson's talent shows with the many regional accents necessary for this audiobook. I'm not sure I'd say that this was Stephen King's best, but it isn't bad.
Time travel is a trademark of many King novels. This is another example of King's ability to have us travel through time and wonder how things might be if we could change the past. Would the world have been better or worse if J F Kennedy had not been killed?
As usual, King's typical liberal leaning political views are evident but if you can overlook those the book is entertaining.