The entire concept of this book, once I got into it, kept drawing me in. I couldn't stop listening to it. I couldn't get ahead of it by guessing. Mr. King kept me in suspense.
I loved the "realness" of Jake/George. He was a real person to me. Someone I would have liked to hang out with.
I had resistance to listening this book. I couldn't figure out why Steven King would be writing about the Kennedy assassination. Once my husband finally suggested it for the 50th time, I downloaded it thinking I would never listen to it. Then I ran out of books for my 45 minute commute, each way, on country roads, 3 days a week. Once I began listening, I found myself making excuses to drive somewhere ALONE just so I could listen. Honestly, my rating is 10. This from me who will stop listening to a book for very little reason and only write a review if I dislike the book.
I love this book. Wish it was longer, it kept me from speeding on my Oregon back road commute...in fact I would find myself driving slower.
Faced with mindless duty, when an audio book player slips into a rear pocket and mini buds pop into ears, old is made new again.
Horror fiction is not a genre that interests this critic but Stephen King’s “11-22-63…” and the unforgettable event of John F. Kennedy’s assassination breaks a prejudice laden misapprehension of King’s writing. King is so much more than a writer of fictional horror like “Cujo”, “Carrie”, and “The Shining”.
Mid-twentieth century human nature, its evil, its good; and big and small town’ smells, tastes, crimes, and passions are revealed in King’s book. The eerie quality of cities, neighborhoods, industries, and buildings are described with leaden details that set the stage for a time traveling adventure that begins in a diner and ends near a red brick building in Dallas, Texas.
If one ever considers listening to an audiobook, “11-22-63…” is as good as it gets for a great story; written by an excellent writer; told by a master narrator. (Craig Wasson’s voice evokes emotions that many will miss if King’s spectacular and imaginative story is only read.)
Yes. The Narrator (Craig Wasson) is wonderful and makes this story come alive.
Time and Again by Finney - That, like this are great, epic stories utilizing Time Travel.
Have not listened to others...but I will!
Past Present and Future...together...again.
Do not let 30 hours dissuade you from listening to this fantastic novel!
Mother. Wife. Daughter. Friend. Sister. Hard Worker. Grateful. Happy. Peaceful. Bassoon Player. Reader.
This book is an engrossing, thought-provoking story with layers of delight! I was initially hesitant to read the book because I thought it would be all about JFK. Boy was I wrong! JFK is certainly a central part of the story, however it is the amazing details of life during that time and the relationships of the characters that pull you in and keep you there.
I enjoyed every minute of this read and was sad to see it end. I'm an all-the-time listener - getting ready for work, commuting, exercising, cooking & shopping.
This is one of those stories that kept me in the car, at the store, on the treadmill just to see what happens next.
I highly recommend this book - it's on my top 10 of Audible Listens.
I am NOT a Stephen King or horror genre fan. So why did I buy this book? I am enthralled with the numerous theories about the JFK assassination. I immediately got caught up by Mr King's extraordinary story-telling ability. I spent an entire weekend listening to this every waking moment and even went to bed with the headphones on! Of course I had to back it up the next morning since that sleep osmosis learning stuff doesn't work despite what you are let to believe in high school. I loved being transported back in time numerous times as cars, places, events and culture ware described. Almost made me want to buy a pill box hat--well not really but it was fun remembering all that. (If you don't understand what I mean, then you probably won't appreciate the references to the fifties and sixties like us "old" people.) I loved this and will probably listen to it again sometime.
I always listen to books while commuting, but this one I listened to in the house (I never do that). Reminiscent of Shawshank Redemption. That good.
We thought we had the answer, Listen Do We? The story is constantly retold.
Behold an Ashen Horse. We are living that book as we write.
Description of going to the restroom facilities. When told the lead character could not use
the facilities of the drug store fountain bar, this returns thoughts and sickly feelings of personal need. Body demands are lifted, all rules go away when the clock control is lifted.
Albeit sickness & health rapidly loses ground to need for speed and need to bleed that horrible 24 hour bug.
Stephan King, The Magic Bullet Life Returns for JFK
When the green card man explains how things work!
When Jake and Sadie dance ... again.
Jakes decision after talking to the green card man.
This is a great book and I could see myself reading this over and over! This would make a great movie as well ... if they didn't mess it up that is!
This is not a typical Stephen King novel/story, but it still has the incredible skilled writing characterized by great character development - you feel like you know them and a story that twists and turns but never loses you. This really pulls you back into your past, if you remember what you were doing when you heard about the assassination.
I ran the gamut of emotions as I became entrenched in the characters, their lives, the era, and remembering what I was doing during those years in elementary school!
Yes. This book is made me reflect on the notion of going back in time to correct some perceived wrong. We don't know if the correction would result in even worse consequences for the future. I came away with believing that we probably shouldn't try to change the past even if we could.
This is one of those books that I had a hard time interrupting to do something else (like go to work or sleeping).
Jake Epping (George Amberson)
He had just the right voice for this book and could narrate all the characters, both male and female, in a way that made me feel like I was there in the story.
This is a long book but the story moved along at the right pace. I continually wanted to find out what happened next but I didn't want the book to end.