Have not read the print version yet but I don't see how it could be better than the audio edition
There is no other book to compare with this book. It was the best of the 285 books I have downloaded.
The whole book was my favorite
Jake/George -- likable guy you'd want to hang out with.
sucks as Sadie
the end was a little corny...but I still LOVED it :) How do you not love anything Stephen King has his hands on?
I have loved Stephen King stories since I was a kid. Though I'm partial to his more horrific novels, this one was a nice change. I felt like I was actually running around with Jake/George throughout the story it was so realistically told (typical Stephen King drawing me so deep into his stories I have nightmares....I LOVE it!). The narrator was a bit annoying as Sadie but it did not distract me much from the overall enjoyment of the story - though he was a great voice for Jake/George. Stephen King is a genius and thank him for continuing to produce such brilliant work. Listen to his afterword at the end of the story...has some nice dedications and more insight into the topic of the book.
I already have - this is my first book to ever
Hmm....I guess I would compare it to the movies Back to the Future because it does talk about how you can change the future when you do things in the past. The book refers to it as the
The character voices he does is just amazing. He brings to life the characters and reads their parts superbly. I think I would of skipped over some of the speakings of some of the characters just because I wouldn't understand their meaning, but he narrates them so well that I got a better feel of the character thru his narration.
It did make me think and wonder, there were times when I did chuckle too. It made me think of all the what ifs, and wonder what it is was like back then....and I did get a lil taste of what life was like in the 50s.
I soooo hope that this book becomes a movie, I would love to see it on the big screen. I have told several people about it and they have also bought it and are reading now. It was a great story, not only about history and time travel, but a love story. I was so surprised to think that Stephen King was writing about love but he does he. It also made me look at the events of the JFK shooting differently and wonder what if it never happened, how would the world be. This is a great novel, it will definitely take you to a different place and make you wonder
I read a review for this book that claimed it was just like living through the early 60's and while I wasn't alive in that time period and cannot say if it does fulfill this quote ornot I can say that I had no idea how boring, repetitive, and pointless the early 60's were. This book had a great idea and had all the potential in the world to be great. I tried my best to ignore the fact that it was written by Stephen King and just listen to it as if it were a normal book. The thing is though that I cannot ignore the fact that it was written by him and therefore have to judge it more harshly. King should deliver a tighter more well-put-together story. He has written some meaningful novels and the fact that this book uses his name in every bit of marketing he should be held accountable for writting something a pointless as this. It barely brushes on the interesting things that could have developed and the ending is both predictable and surprising. When it finished I thought "Seriously? That was it?" - SURPRISE. An afterword by Stephen King tells you that themain character didn't really travel back in time and change the past, which was a load off of my mind because I was worried that he had. Thanks for pointing out that fiction is ficticious Mr. King, we don't want another War of the Worlds situation. All in all it is ok, but Stephen King should be great and not merely OK.
I wasn't into the idea of a JFK book by king!!
But; sure glad i did buy it!!
very well written book, great detail, lots of twist n turns... I couldn't wait to hear the ending, Yes a LONG book... BUT not too long at the end was wishing there was a book 2!!
You will just love this book!!
the ending was well done!!
both was wel done, in fact this was my first time to ever review a book and i have listened to about 200!!
so it really is good!!!
Fantastic buy it!
I kept wanting to listen to this book. Kept me interested. I was engaged and interested in the characters. I am not usually a Stephen King fan, but this may have changed my mind. Reading was very good.
At the top of the list! I would only compare it to
He was AMAZING! A good narrator can make all the difference. I felt, like other reviewers, that I was a part of the journey with Jake, and all of the other characters in the book. I can't say enough about what a wonderful job Craig Wasson did with this book.
I listened in every bit of free time that I had. Driving to and from work, and around the house doing this and that. I put it on in the car while we were on a family drive. Unfortunately, the book was at the part with the slaughter of the Dunning family, and my entire family decided that they didn't want to hear it. Sigh... I guess it probably wasn't appropriate for my 10 and 12 year old daughters. Ha ha! Spent the entire day with headphones for the 4th section of the audiobook. My husband and kids thought I had lost my mind ;o)
LISTEN TO THIS BOOK! You will not be disappointed! I never write reviews, but just felt the need to say something about this book. It is amazing.
I'm not a fan of Stephen King, and some of the things I dislike about his writing are present here: the over-reliance on brand names as a way to create realism, the lack of real beauty and craftsmanship in the writing. But he's come up with a great story, and pretty quickly I was grabbed by it. By the end, I walked all over the place with my earphones on.
The premise is silly; the idea that the whole world would have been better over the last 40 years if JFK had not been assassinated way overstates his talents as president. But it's quite entertaining riding along with the reluctant hero, Maine schoolteacher Jake Epping, as he tries to understand the rules of time travel to stop Lee Harvey Oswald. Some characters are really irritating--chiefly Al Templeton, who gets Jake involved in the mission--but Jake himself is a likable narrator. Jake finds love and purpose in little Jodie, Texas, as he waits for the fateful day in the title. The past throws obstacles in Jake's way, as it does not want to be changed. But Jake trudges on. Fun read.
Craig Wasson does a great job handling the many characters.
I liked the book. It had enough history and fiction wove together to make it interesting.
What can I say that hasn't already been said in the million reviews of this book. I have been a fan of Stephen King for almost as long as I have been reading books. I wasn't sure what to think about this book. To be honest I wasn't even sure it sounded interesting. I'm glad I decided to give it a try.
This book is entirely first person, something I can't remember King ever doing, as least not off hand. It makes the book special, and you go along for the ride with George the main character. The book is more about him, and his quest to change the world, than it is about Kennedy or Oswald, and you can't help but to become hooked on the story and George's plight from the beginning. The book is something of a departure for King. Like Under The Dome, King appears to be broadening his writing to include more fantasy and Sci-Fi, and all in all, I think it is a good direction for him to go. I would love to see more Stephen King novels like the Dark Tower series. He is good at it.
There are a few slow parts in the book, but you don't really mind, as they help you become more involved in George and his unintentional love for another character, Sadie. Also, as with many of Stephen King's books in the last decade, he interjects a lot of his own political beliefs into the story. An author who sells as many books as Mr. King does should know that not everyone who purchases his material will agree with his political beliefs. He either does not care if he puts off many of his readers, or thinks that they are simple minded enough to be persuaded by his ramblings.
With that being said, I really enjoyed the book. when I wasn't listening to it, I couldn't wait to be listening again. When it was over, I was both happy, and sad that the story had come to an end.