The story was creative and enthralling. I haven't read Stephen King in many years -- this story reminds me why he is so great. The book was chugging along really well but then got bogged down in the middle with an overly protracted hokey love story. It ended well, however, with a tasteful and emotional loop back. The detour in the middle could have been much shorter and made the book better.
I've not always been a great fan of Stephen KIng, but this novel intrigued me and when I started listening to it, I just could not put it down until I had finished. Not often does a book stay with you for days after you finish it. This one does. I spent many days speculating on how I would have handled many of the situations the protagonist in the story found himself in. Sometimes I think I would have done things differently, then after some thought, maybe not. It's a fascinating look at an alternative reality, and a most interesting look into the minds of human beings and the things that drive them to do what they do.
A most interesting trip into the past. Makes me want to search for my own secret passageway to the past. But then, maybe not.
I would listen again to catch the details I missed the first time.
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His characters have life and make me feel like part of the story.
The performance was just magnificent. I'd never heard a book performed by Craig Wasson before, but intend to find others based on this. The story itself was outstanding as well, but with King I sort of expected that.
He was simply excellent. I really felt like someone was telling me a story, not just reading it. He came through with the right emotions at the right time, and his different voice characterizations of the different players made it easy to distinguish who was speaking.
This is a very long book - not one I would listen to in one sitting, and hadn't planned on it. Books like this I enjoy over a course of a couple of weeks
Once again, Stephen King would benefit from a good editor to trim up the manuscript, but I truly enjoyed the book anyway. The narrator was one of the best I have heard.
Great King. Interesting people in unusual circumstances with off beat twists and an underlying theme of the macabre. Time travel thoroughly explored from the travelers point of view -- the great stuff about being in 1954 with ripe fruit, real cream and no cell phone or computer. Great listening.
I think the audio version was great. The narrator did a terrific job!
It is difficult to pick one. He did such a great jb!
I did not want to stop this book.
Craig does a good job as narrator. The story is one of King's best. When I learned of the premise I thought, time travel, yea right! As King himself puts it you can make a bad story good with good writing, but you can't make a good story good with bad writing. ( Or something like that). This is both. I went out and bought the book after listening to about 3 hours on Audible. I wanted to taste his writing alone w/o distractions. Sorry Audible. In summation the story is another King great like Duma Key or Bag of Bones.
I have always loved Stephen King's movies but when I tried reading a couple of books, I just couldn't get into them. I don't know if it was the stream-of-consciousness thing or what, but I was very reserved about the audio version. Oh my gosh, I am SO glad I gave it a try. I LOVED the narrator!! So talented with the voices, but mostly it was his interpretations and inflections that made me love the book. And the story wasn't exactly what I would have expected from King (no real blood or scary intensity and very few immediate danger scenes) but an incredible story of some great characters. I wondered all the way to the last half hour how he was going to wrap it up.
Every time I got in the car, I was glad I had this to listen to. I loved that it was so long - made the fun last!