11-22-63 is one of those non-stop wanna stay up all night listens. The plot catches the listener early and keeps the attention with both true historical details and fictional elements. Definately a top ten listen.
The best I've heard yet.
The only other place I've read about tinkering with changing history is in some works by Robert Heinlein (e.g., The Door into Summer). But this gets so much deeper into that concept without actually being science fiction. The dipping into the past was a TASTY treat, coming from King.
Mr. Wasson does a great job with making each character unique and sticking to the roles. His emotion came through at very appropriate times, as well. And no distracting throat clearings or bothersome extraneous noise.
Wanted to - no way I could.
This was the first King book I've read/heard in a long time. I love the way he's maintained his style through the years, and continues to captivate with his story-telling.
My first Stephen King... and what an introduction. The plot moves swiftly, holds together and keeps throwing thoughtful twists and turns. Two criticisms: The plot line gets strung out and tiresome by part six. Also, Craig Wasson played the voices waaaay over the top and his performance and voice quality was inconsistent.
Still, don't let that dissuade you. It's a great read!
This is without a doubt the best audio book I have ever read. The reader, Craig Wasson is phenomenal.
All of them, I did not want this book to end. I loved the characters.
His ability to change characters. I felt like I was in a play with a dozen different actors.
I have not read anything by S. King in some time, and was pleasantly surprised at how engaging this story was. It was thought provoking and masterfully told. I remember the time just before and after JFK was murdered and King completely captures the attitudes and the overall condition of the country. For the most part, the dialog is spot-on and the narrator does a very good job. I recommend this book to any and every one.
This book made cleaning the garage far less of a chore! I was so interested in the book, the cleaning was done before I knew it. Will keep you entertained from the first page until the last.
Honestly, I was a little worried. I am big King fan, but was hesitant. JFK assassination sounded like it just wan't my thing and a time travel book (I love sci fi, but King writing about time travel)? Fortunately, I took a shot and gave it a listen. The story is so good and so well written.
If you have never read Steven King because you think he just writes Horror - READ THIS BOOK. It is not scary or gory, it is just a beautifully written book with King at the top of his game.
Craig Wasson does a wonderful job of bringing the characters alive through inflection, accents and pace.
One of the best Stephen King novels I've
I really enjoyed this novel. I skipped needed sleep to find out what happens next. I really cared about the characters and their goals. However, the ending was really disappointing--it was a lazy ending. It's almost as if the manuscript deadline was looming, so the end was thrown together.
Sure, but there are not that many hours in a day--literally.
I rounded my overall rating up to a 5.
King writes best of the human condition. Aspects of being alive that everyone can relate to at a basic level. Love, loss, friends, dreams and frustrations. Craig Wasson superbly conveys the emotional range of the book. When the book ends, you'll miss it.