Absolutely incredible performance of this wonderful book by the incomparable Stephen King. The interwoven tidbits from past King books was a delight to the true fan.
I did not want the story to end and was in a funk for days after I finished listening to this tale. I'm not one to re-read books or re-watch movies but I will indeed given this another listen in the future.
I bought the Audible version of this book without listening to the sample narration first. That was my first mistake, because the narration was not done well. Technically, I suppose it was fine, although in some chapters the narrator's voice sounded like he'd had a rough night. The accents were painful and cliche and when the narrator put emotion in his voice he just sounded corny and inauthentic.
My second mistake was continuing on after the prologue. An entire prologue of "I am not a man who cries" should have been a warning to me, but it was recommended by a friend as "King's best work ever", so I soldiered on. For 30 hours and 44 minutes I soldiered on, with only the briefest moments of being transported into the story, but hours of wondering when it was going to pick up already.
This book is really two books: an early-sixties romance set in Texas and a (not well done) thriller about the murder of JFK. If King had stuck to the time-travel romance angle, it would have been OK (and definitely better than The Time Traveler's Wife), not my cup of tea, but OK. If he had written a thriller about the assassination of JFK, and had ramped up the tension and uncertainty, well, I would have liked to read that book.
I had never read (or listened to) a Stephen King novel before this one. Two of my friends recommended it at the same time. I was interested in the JFK assassination angle. But as you read the book it becomes so much more..and more. Stephen King has one amazing imagination! And the reader is terrific. He is one o the few male male audio book performers, whose women characters don't sound like a Dan Akroyd impersonation of Julie Child. Warning: You won't be able to stop listening!
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I have been listening to audio books for a long time and it's been a long time since I had truly bad narration but this book is my all time tops when it comes to narration. The voices and accents that the narrator uses are perfect for the characters. I wouldn't have said that I could tell the difference between a heavy Massachusetts accent and a lighter New England one but I guess I know it when I hear it.
I also enjoyed the references to King's other New England set books (listen for them).
Best "time-machine" book I have ever read. The high degree of detail is great but may get a bit boring at times. The narration is awesome.
It was an interesting storyline which had many twists and turns. I thought it went on a little longer than it needed to but that's what you can expect from Stephen King.
This story is excellent and the story speaker - Craig Wasson - makes it a real treat. Most people on this site can read; few can read out loud and compel people to listen. But Mr. Wasson - he brings such colour to the narration that I am now convinced that the work in the hands of a good artist can change and become something else. Well worth it!
Good narration, and a somewhat different King than what you might be used to, though nothing radically new and exceptional, originality-wise.
Yes, wonderful treatment of a brutal event to a sitting President. King hits a homerun with this engrossing, most readible chronicle of the Kennedy assassination.
How time travel can be a disaster, when the main character had the opportunity to visit the revamped future.
The main charactor, but can't remember his name.
Back to the Future and Back Again and Again!