The last book I enjoyed this much was The Help. If I could go back on my reviews and just give 5 stars to books I enjoyed this much, there would only be 2- the Help and 11-22-63. I have never been a Stephen King fan. I don't like horror books. I don't care for scare, and blood and gore. I would not even consider myself a sci-fi fan or anyone remotely interested in time travel- though I do enjoy Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. I bought this book because of so many good reviews. I was blown away. I loved listening to it. I enjoyed the chemistry of the characters. I enjoyed how the story moved along. I enjoyed the cultural references to the 50s and 60s and giving that time and place such reality. I've gone to 5 bookstores trying to find a copy for my husband to read as I SO want to talk with someone about this book.
I never liked Woody Allen movies and then along came
I would recommend this as Audible's ultimate adult summer listen.
Jacob ... er, Jake ...well, George!
Every single character -- and there are a good many of 'em - was spot on!
I'm still listening to it! So far, there have been very Stephen King moments detailing exceptionally graphic moments of violence ... and tenderness .... and nature ... and shock ....and an extraordinary sense of the protagonist's immediacy, commitment, presence and personal conflict with
Stephen King pulls no punches, historically, politically, emotionally, physically, psychologically. I like that! A master craftsman and teller of tales, King's 11-22-1963 novel deserves WINNER status on every level.
The Character's! As always Stephen King is a master at developing his character's in a way that even though there are so many of them, and so much going on, you can still keep it all together.
One of the most memorable moments is when Jake meets up with Bev and Ritchie in Derry. I love it when King alligns a new story with an old one. It's a treat for those of us who have read all of his books to see these little tidbits and know they are just for us, his devoted fans.
I have not heard on of Craig Wasson's performances before. I thought he did a good job.
King never makes it easy for you, like in the Dark Tower when he kills off Roland's Ka Tet, but we still love him anyway. Knowing that Sadie still get's hurt no matter what poor Jake does is a little disheartening but it's all necessary to help the story make it's point.
I love Mr. King and I can't wait for the next one.
Stephen King has done it again. Time travel and suspense. Great mix. Couldn't stop listening. Worth every penny!
I am a recent Stephen King fan. Some consider his writing to be too detailed, not me!
I enjoyed the research, facts and fiction. All together. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in a solid read. Craig Wasson is truly a remarkable reader.
I really enjoyed this audio. At times it seemed a bit long but I really enjoyed the story. Especially since a was still a little young when Kennedy was shot. I remember the shooting but it was fun to get some background which isn't spoken about that often.
I think King got the ending wrong.
He had no way of knowing that the world would have been more peaceful.
I loved the way he described what the pollution was like in '58.
Plus the costs of everything.
Including the Derry killings was brilliant.
But I do not think Oswald acted alone.
yes -- Narrator did an outstanding job--
Lots of time travelers, as in Gunslinger, all with their catch 22--
Both, lots of humor in the right places --
Very thought provoking -- stirred lots of emotion from anger to joy and laughter to tears. I feel the book did exactly as it was intended -- was to entertain the reader (listener).
This is my first Stephen King novel. I found it slow going at first, but gradually became involved with the characters and the story. It is, in its way, a morality tale, but not a heavy-handed one. It blends the Platonic idea (did King get it from Plato?) of the harmony of the universe with the drives and desires of individuals, and in doing so is, on one level, a good exploration of the tension between the overarching needs of nature and human drives. It's also a great illustration of the best intentions of the individual being (inevitably) blind to larger consequences. Oh, yeah, and there is a plot, too. A good one. Really recommended.