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.
I am not a huge horror fan, especially being a Christian. I have enjoyed other King works but this is totally different from his horror genre. He is a master story teller and Craig Wasson is the perfect narrator. He is brilliant at ebbing and flowing from a Savanah drawl to a Texas Twang to a New England accent as well. Normally I hate it when a man narrates a woman's role... but Craig is flawless.
The story itself is fiction based upon a ton of research and it really does take you back in time to the late 50s and early 60s. I live in the Metroplex and for me it is surreal to listen/read this story and imagine the area the way King does back in the 60s. Like the Book Depository.
I won't spoil anything, but I do know the ending was changed after Kings son suggested it. I am glad he listened to his son. If you have a Monster commute or time on your hands, this is a great story.
The perfect narration and brilliant story line make me wish there were more than 5 stars to rate this one. I literally could not put it down. Hats off to SK and Craig Wasson!
The story is great but to much detail. You can lose interest after so many hours and just want to get to the point and end. I could have done with at least 2 hours less and it would have been a better listen.
If I'm not reading, I'm listening.
I haven't read the print version
I loved Jake Epperly. He was a deep and complicated character.
I had forgotten how patiently and masterfully Stephen King builds characters. You don't just get rushed into a story-Slam! Bam! Thank You Sucker. It's a true character building. There is patience and detail in this book. It builds and builds and you have no idea how it's going to turn out and whether Jake will go through with his mission. Ultimately, you end up not caring whether or not Jake saves JFK. You just want him to be happy, have love, and you want it all to work. PLUS-I love the fact that Stephen King brought back Derry in the Summer of '58, just shortly after the Losers' showdown with IT. As soon as this book was over, I downloaded IT so I could see those landmarks and meet those characters again. The nostalgia just made the book all that much better.