King is known for his horror, but 11/22/63 exemplifies his ability to tell a story that hits on all themes of the human condition. This book is not only a fantastic King tale, but a fantastic example of American fiction.
This was one heck of a story, the ups downs twists turns, it was honestly one of my favorite SK books and i have read too many of them. I think SK has matured as a writer, there were no long descriptions of meaningless things, just the awesome story of a guy out of time. My favorite SK book since drwwing of the three for sure. I recomend it to anyone, SK fan or new to him, or just ANYONE!!! Great read.
This book was well thought out and well written. I am a big Sci Fi fan but typically stay away from Steven King as I would think of him more as a horror writer. This book had so many positive reviews that I thought I would give it a shot. The story starts out strong and stays strong throughout the entire book. I would say there are really 3 or 4 stories backed into the story, similar to Time Enough for Love but they are all solid in my opinion. You will not regret reading this book.
Mr. Wasson's narration is fantastic. He does a great job of adding
I first heard Mr. Wasson's narration in Stephen King's
I have never read any of Stephen King's novels (just don't care for the genre). The description of this book grabbed me and I was not disappointed. He is a born storyteller and although this is a long book, it kept me interested the entire way. The characters were endearing, the foreshadowing was just enough and the ending was perfect. The performance was also award winning.
Sure. This one was just a total miss for both of them. Boring, unrelatable story and uneven narration.
Burned the manuscript
I don't know how old Wasson is but his voice certainly sounds MUCH older than the mid 30s of the character. A wonderful age-appropriate pairing as in Duma Key would have made it so much better.
I can't think of one. I'm the same age as King and as a lifelong fan have read his books at the pace which he wrote them. I've seen and understood his transitions in subject matter and style but this one leaves me in the dark. I can't imagine why he finished it never mind published it.
I haven't finished this book yet but since I bought it I am forcing myself to listen to the end. I listened to it during a two hour dentist appointment yesterday and that seemed appropriate. It was a toss-up which was the more painful experience. Well, the dentist DID give me Lidocaine.
I don't understand why ppl 5 star this. I kept listening and hoping something interesting would happen but nuffin. Storyline was boring and its too bad I can't return it for a credit refund. ;(
This book was excellent! I haven't read Stephen King in a while, although I've always been a fan. He just gets so wordy and goes on and on and on at times. Well, I didn't feel that way about this book at all. I was 9 years old when JFK was killed, and it had a huge impact on me. Fast forward 40 years, and I had a chance to visit Dealey Plaza and the Book Depository, etc. Nothing had changed from what I'd seen in the old black and white clips. I could really imagine being there on 11/22/63. Well, the same thing happened reading this book. I thought King did a great job of describing life in the late 50's/early 60's and it brought back so many memories. When I finished the book, I was sad it was over. My husband is listening to it now and enjoying it also.
Loved every minute
Jake thought out things and moves very carefully
Was very good. Very many voices.
Back to the Past
An engaging story, well-narrated by Craig Wasson. I found myself making excuses to listen. The story just draws you in. You can't wait to find out what happens, to see if Jake can defeat the past and change history.