1/4 the length. SOOO much filler writing that was not needed.
Makes a lot of the characters sound mentality disabled or like a stroke victim.
Craig Wasson was fantastic. He did a number of accents very well, which served the story well since there were many characters to keep straight.
There were times when I forgot that it was one person reading all of the voices. He truely transported me.
I was moved by the love story embedded in this detailed, historical novel. Any more than that and I would give it away...
I like this calmer version of Steven King. I used to read his scary stuff a long time ago but I can't stomach it anymore. This story had such feeling that I had no problem getting through the somewhat disturbing parts. The story had a definite destination and I couldn't wait for King to get there. Now I want to listen to The Dome.
The story just grabs you and keeps you wanting more.
He did the accents perfect and made you think he WAS george/jacob.
Stephen King is a great story teller. This was hard to stop listening too! Craig Wasson did a great job narrating.
intriguing story line, living in the past you remember only from history books and news accounts. For those of us who lived in that era, a fine walk down memory lane. and food for thought, about how fragile our interactions with each other are. one encounter can change the course of history.
the love story and the interruption of a life altered by a horrendous act by a family member.
the lovely ending
His voice changes for different people, hearing the differences instead of your own voice.husky whispering, soft inflections of Sadie, and so many others.
Really change History??
I have recommended this book to all of my friends. I've never read a Stephen King novel before because I'm not a fan of horror books. But this story is completely engrossing. The main character is funny and I can't stop thinking about it when I'm not listening.
The narrator does a terrific job. He handles all of the character voices so well that I can picture in my mind what they might look like. I don't want this book to end!
I listen to Audible books while training for half marathons. This book makes me want to keep running longer so I can find out what happens!
Awesome Awesome Awesome!!!
The history around the assanation, I learn a lot about what happen, during one of the darkest days in American history. And also about the pass not wanting to be change, and what could happen if we could change the past. Made me think, things happen for a reason.
Very good job, Mr Wasson really made the story come to life, I found myself hanging on to every word, I laugh out loud some times and I found myself getting choked up at times. I think his performance is one of the reason, I enjoyed the book so much.
I thinks it would be very hard to make a movie about this book, maybe a mini series. Like they did with the stand!
Love it, Thank you Mr King!!
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. It is a story with a considerable number of twists and turns to make it enjoyable to listen to all the way to the end.
George Amberson. The story is told with him as the center support to everything. He was the kind of person you would hope you would be given the situations he was placed in throughout the story.
All of the dance scenes and the time spent with the boys and girls at the high school. I truly wish that the youth of today was more like back then.
Time is like a big machine with big jagged teeth.
I really enjoyed the narration by Craig Wasson. I would hope that everyone listening to this Stephen King novel recognized the impersonations Mr. Wasson was using to create some of the characters. I at least noticed "John Wayne" and Jimmy Stewart" as a couple of them.
This is my third Stephen King book and it confirmed what I suspected which is that I'm not a Stephen King fan. He is outstanding at bringing you into the story quickly and having you care about the characters. However even in this "lighter" book there is a darkness that he presents doesn't appeal to me.The narrarator Craig was amazing - i loved the different voices and accents he provided for each character... especially liked his Kennedy. The FBI character sounded a bit Jimmy Stewart like :)
It's hard to choose because he breathed so much life into each one but would have to pick the pawn brokers and their wife/daughter.
I kept thinking it would make a great movie because of the great characters but ultimately decided that either the movie would move to slowly or we would lose the depth of the characters.
The book was exhasting... it started out great and then dragged too long as it was building to the ultimate moment of histoy. Finally it wrapped up where I thought it would all along which made me feel like I went on a long trip only to find myself back home. I love time travel stories and playing with the concepts of "what if" but it's hard to classify this as a time travel story. I also love history and that part I liked as it had me going to Wikipedia often. I especially liked it because I live in the Dallas area so was familiar with much of the areas that he wrote about. Ultimately this is a love story which I'm not a big fan of ... so overall I don't feel like I want the hours back invested in the story but do feel drained and could not recommend it except to those who want a love story.
I coudn't finish the book. I became so frustrated by having to adjust the volume to hear some characters and being blasted by others that it became an exercise in frustration. I liked the story once it finally got going but I still couldnt' finish it. I am glad I didn't have to pay for this.
The concept of time travel.