Long, winding, anti-climactic.
Happened too fast. There was so much built up in intricate detail only to get a rapid fast-forward to a rushed ending. It wasn't amateur or just horrible, but I was left wanting for detail in the ending. There were so many good things...so many poignant connections and moving stories, but it felt like the end was just a footnote to those stories. As if JFK were only the background and not the center of the story.
Sounds too old.
The story of Harry Dunning.
Craig Wasson did a good job of bringing this story to life, but I couldn't help thinking that he sounded like he was obviously 15-20 years older than the protagonist in the story. Other than that, the characters were lively and interesting and there was just enough performance to lend some storytelling bravado to what otherwise can sound like well...a guy reading a book into a microphone.
I used to read every Stephen King book that came out, but I haven't read his stories in years, as I grew away from the horror genre. I loved this book, though. It is not a horror story. While the plot revolves around the idea of time travel (and some very interesting possible implications of what would happen if it were possible), I really liked the character development and the story of their lives the best. In some ways (at least for me and what I liked best about the book), the love story took precedence over the time-travel theme, but the two were woven together beautifully. The book reminded me of Different Seasons, not because the themes are the same, but because it is another example of King's ability to write wonderful fiction that is not in the horror genre. I highly recommend this book!
I don't read Stephen King very often, but whenever I do, I am thoroughly entertained. His attention to detail is unmatched. He has a natural ability to tell the story at the proper pace- not too fast, not too slow. This is a great tale that has something for everyone.
The performance by Craig Wasson was equal to the writing. He brought the characters alive with his flexibility and was able to nail every accent thrown at him. As good as the book was, Craig Wasson made the story better.
Yes. I'm a boomer who grew up in the 60's, worked on JFK's campaign and remember exactly where I was when I learned of the assination. This is a splendid mix of history, fact and fiction. It is also an intense love story, a fact I had no idea would be relevant to this book when I decided to download it.
There are many memorable moments in this book. Among them was the first time George enters the rabbit hole with his cell phone and coins that were minted after 1958. Another was the first time he uses a roatary phone and cautions himself to avoid phrases like "dude", "call 911" "hang loose", ect. Overall, I just injoyed the look back to the 50's and 60's. How far we have come, yet sad some things we have left behind.
Hard to pick just one. Of course, when the first shot was fired from the book depository was an edge of your seat event. JFK survives, Sadie dies. End of story, hardly
That would be impossible due to the length of the recording. However, like King's. The Dome, I listened to them in my car. Miles and miles of entertainment!
I've never been a big fan of King's horror stories, but enjoyed his departures from them, such as this book and The Dome
Intriguing, Capturing, Heartbreaking
The most memorable was the most graphic when he saves Harry's family for the first time.
The last scene when Jake visits Jody, TX.
When he was writing his "memoirs" about his experiences and he realizes that he will go back and "reset" it one last time without returning.
The amount of research that went into this book is an amazing undertaking, I am not a history buff and King pulled me in with the tangible details and possiblities! Thank you!
I had to keep telling myself this was fiction. It felt so real! As always, King sucks you in from the first page. Great characters and wonderful reader!
George. He's just a regular guy swept up in an amazing adventure and he remains humble and keeps his moral compass pointed at 'trying to do what's right'.
No, but will watch for his readings.
Fascinating premise, well delineated characters and superbly performed.
I found myself looking forward to listening every night and getting lost in the story
Yes. So many details and plot directions that I didn't expect. Being able to go back and walk in the steps of Jake Epping would be exhilarating every time. The suspense and raw emotion that jumps out of the story had me pinned. I couldn't stop listening.
Believable, and don't I wish you could save history.
I cried about the paper written by the janitor, and then I was hooked.
Who wants to ride an emotional roller coaster by themselves? Not me.
Yes...and I accepted the out come...
Have you ever wondered, what if JFK lived?
I found the story interesting and the trip through history to be thought provoking but there was just too many sideline stories that were irrelevant to the main story. Eventually all the deviations from the main story became a bore and waste of time. In fact, I skipped a big portion of part 2 and, in the end, found that I really didn't miss a thing.
Yes, I like Stephen King but I do find that his books generally contain much more detail than is necessary. It's almost as if he spends a lot of time researching and then has to include every bit of it in his books rather than just that which is relevant.
Unlike other reviewers, I wasn't wild about the narrator either ---- he just sounded like he was completely exhausted. Made for a tiring listen!
Yes, interesting story line/concept and enjoyed the trip thru history.