fabulously told tale
King manages to make two plots become one without any confusion. He does this by putting one before the other.
Al sends Jake into the pantry for the first time. And boy is it an experience of a lifetime.
If I could have done it in one sitting, I would have. However, this one is a title to savor. I found myself saving it for later, never wanting it to end. I wanted Jake to have another objective.
Do yourself a favor. Let Craig Wesson read for you. Especially this one. For, his voice never gets old like mine can.
I've been listening to books on tape/cd for going on 20 years now..this is easily one of the top performances. I'm not the huge King fan that many here are but this story has something for everyone...ironically maybe not as much for those that enjoy the horror genre. As someone else mentioned..maybe due to the books length I felt like I've returned from a trip (in time I suppose). I used the android app for the first time and found myself listening not just in the car but walking the dog..kayaking..puttering around the shop. King does allow his political leanings show but not nearly so much as in 'Under the Dome
Excellent book, highly recommended.
King makes time travel seem believable. I'm not a big Steven King fan, but this book is unlike any others of his I have read. The character development is very well done. You really feel part of the story because you understand the characters so well. Like most unabridged books there is a lot of detail that adds little to the story. I guess that's why some people prefer abridged.
The lead character was believable and suitably flawed. Not the super hero type by any means.
Craig Wasson is the best reader I have heard. Dialects, inflection, all perfect. He seems to be telling a story, not reading it. I will buy more books merely because they are performed by him.
I loved listening to this and would consider listening again just to hear the narration again. However, if I revisit this book, it will more likely be the print version so I may experience that format as well.
This is a 40 hour narration that I listened to in one week - and I work full time and have two small kids. I would have listened to it in one sitting if I could have.
I wish I would have skipped the afterword by the author. I wanted to let the ending resonate and King's thoughts brought my thoughts to a screeching halt. If I could do it again, I wouldn't have listened to that immediately after finishing the book.
Pretty far up, and I've listened to quite a few. I'd say in the top 10 of at least 50 that I've heard.
It's comparable to any of King's longer books, in the sense of character development and world-building. The plot, however, isn't terribly similar to anything else I've read.
Wasson is amazing. I first heard him in King's
Life turns on a dime.
I'm not really into historical fiction, but this was great. A little long-winded at times, but King fans will recognize that he's making the listener believe that the characters actually exist through mundane events and extensive detail. This works well, as there were at least two points in the tale that I was genuinely moved, which is exceedingly rare for me. If you've got 30 hours to burn, get this audiobook. You won't be disappointed.
This book was stupendous, start to finish. The 'voice' of the story was perfect; right amount of enthusiasm without going overboard; enough inflection; appropriate pauses...simply a well-presented story. The content of the book was excellent; pace was very good, historical references sensible; characters filled out and believable. Plenty of food for thought. Try it; you'll like it.
I can listen at work.
Hummm there were so many!
My family teases me that I'm in love with Stephen King. His writing pulled me into the story from the opening pages once again. The Narrator really brought all of the characters to life. The premise of the story is nothing new, but there were some fun twists along the way.