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.
Strangely, I've never been a big fan fan of Stephen King, and the time-travel aspect of this book initially put me off. Not my usual cup of tea. But I gave the audiobook a try because of the stellar listener reviews. I was not disappointed. This is an engrossing novel and I became completely hooked. It's a long listen, to be sure, but I never felt the story lagging at any point. I was enrapt throughout. I'm now recommending the book to all my friends.
Love a good book. Don't listen alot, but when I do I want it to be a GREAT book.
Surprising, intriguing, captivating
His voice and changing of his voice for the characters kept me interested. Maybe a little too much Jimmy Stewart on one guy, but that is just nit picking! :)
Maybe not the laugh or cry, but definitely had me on the edge of my seat.
King's novel is complex and long and scary and funny, and Craig Wasson is the perfect reader for King's particular kind of writing. When I heard Stephen King himself speaking, in the postscript, I was taken aback because I thought Craig Wasson sounded so much more like "Stephen King, storyteller," than the author himself does!
This Audible book is broken into four parts. It's very captivating and interesting in the first part as we learn how the time travel option works. Then it gets boring for long stretches while our first person narrator describes his daily life. The funny thing is, even the main character starts spying on Lee Harvey Oswald, it's still boring.
It's very frustrating to see a writer set up a great premise, then have his characters behave like idiots. Still, I was interested enough to stick with it until the end.
The narrator did a great job with the text and characters he was given.
I'm a corporate training consultant and adjunct professor who loves to read! I'm always looking for the next big thing.
Stephen King is a master storyteller. We have probably all heard about the Kennedy assassination many, many times, so King's twist on this watershed moment is outstanding. The overall story and the characters are terrific. One of the challenges I have with any kind of time travel is the (necessary?) repetition. There were a few chapters (or scenes) that I think could have been cut back a bit without hurting the story, yet it was still masterfully done and it was a great reminder of why King is so great!
I really enjoyed this story. The concept was very imaginative and intriguing. A fun and exciting story that got me into the main character's head, and involved with the rest of the characters and scenarios of the novel. I'd highly recommend it. Definitely one of my favorite audio books so far.
Stephen King books are meant to be read aloud. This is a great story. I would have given it 4.5 stars, but since that is not available, I rounded up as I'm a big fan of Mr. King. At first I wasn't crazy about the narrator but he grew on me :) He did a great job with the different accents in the book without going overboard. He's believable as the women characters as well as the men.
This book is very long and I found that I had to take a few breaks from listening to it. At times I forgot the basic time travel premise of the book and got caught up in the love story between Jake and Sadie. It's a fine story with a fine ending. I find that Mr. King's endings are sometimes a bit of a letdown after a great buildup, but this one does not disappoint.
Stephen King's brilliant plot and Wasson's flawless narration dazzled me in so many ways, I could not stop listening to the story. At first, I thought the novel would be too long, with many hours of reading, but once I started, I could not let go of it. Now, I'm left wishing I could go back in time and listen to it as if it were my first time!