Rusty Wooden Robot
As this story neared the end, I felt sad that it must. I am a big fan of King's, but this is the first time I have ever enjoyed his work to the point that I wished I could write him directly to thank him for putting the work into this amazing novel. King has mentioned before that reading is a journey, not a destination, and this book scores huge there. But the ending (the destination) could not have been better crafted, either. Very, very satisfying - not only for those who enjoys time travel stories, but for lovers of history and romance as well. Profound, and unique to any other I have read.
Craig Wasson did such an amazing job. The only other narrator that I have enjoyed listening to more is Humphrey Bower's work on Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts.
This book takes you everywhere.
This brings you back to the classic King stories of his early career. I wasn't surprised to find out that he began writing this story in the early Seventies. All in all, his best book in years!
absolutely I would, in fact, i'm thinking of listening to it again!!
Jake and his alter ego George,he cared enough about his country and his fellow countrymen to give up 5 yrs of his life to change the course of history.
He did a great job of bringing the other characters to life, especially Sadie. He made you feel like you were right there, he did a very good job
the very end when he was dancing with the elderly Sadie,I cried !
I think that anyone who gets this audiobook will be highly entertained. And Stephen King is a master!!
This was a fun listen. I was 11 years old when JFK was assassinated, so there is a enjoyable nostalgic element in this story in the descriptions of life in the early 60's. And, that's what hooked me in the beginning. I'm, also, a science fiction fan, so the time travel element is very compelling. The narrator does an excellent job conveying just the right tone at the right time. I laughed, and yes, I cried a little, too. There are many short stories woven into the larger narrative that are in themselves compelling and enjoyable. And, in the end we are reminded that everything is intertwined, a change in something here can have a major effect on something there. And, the outcome is not always what you might hope for or expect. Recommended!!
Like most of Mr. King's works, this novel is a great story. Mr. King's ability to bring a story and its character's to life is well showcased and I enjoyed it for the most part. Craig Wasson does a good job as narrator, however towards the end of the novel I think he ran out of character voices and lapses into an impression of James Stewart.
However, as much as I liked the book there are a few areas where Mr. King's politics show through and mar the story somewhat. He glosses over the strong feelings against JFK in his time as bigoted while pumping up the late president as the second coming. Also, he passes over the fact that the civil rights act was supported by a much higher percentage of republicans than democrats. If you can get passed that, the novel is a great listen. The alternate future where George Wallace and Hillary Clinton eventually are elected president is truly horrifying.
Mr. King narrates his own afterward, which I enjoyed, however I have to take exception to one comment. Regarding Dallas as a terrible place, being from the area, it's hard to disagree. I work on Greenville avenue and even live off of Highway 77. I commute, because Dallas is a disagreeable place, but probably not for the same reason's as Mr. King seems to believe. The illustration Mr. King uses to point out the bad in modern day Dallas (and by inference all of Texas) is regarding a sign he saw at a local bar banning the carrying of guns inside. Guns in a bar is a bad thing. I'm sure what Mr. King really means is the very fact that guns are allowed to be carried by everyday citizens is a bad thing. However, he has no problem with his own characters carrying and using guns. Apparently, equality only goes so far.
I have not read the print version so I cannot accurately answer this question.
I am a huge fan of time travel stories. There are a ton of bad stories, but very few treat the topic with such respect as Stephen King does in this one. The story is engaging and thought provoking from start to finish. I'm just sad there isn't more.
I have not listened to Craig Wasson's performances before, but he has a great voice. This was a great audio book.
YES!!! The only problem with wanting to listen to all of this book in one sitting is that you would loose sleep. There is a lot of great content in this story.
Highly recommend this book to all of those who love audio books!
I used to read a lot of Stephen King, until his storylines started to deviate a little too much from the norm for me. I thought Under the Dome was very good (until the very end, the part about the aliens...) so I decided to give 11-22-63 a shot, pun intended.
This audiobook was excellent. I highly recommend it to seasoned King followers and newbies alike. If you've never read a King novel but liked Time Travelers Wife, listen to this book, you will like it.
Intriguing, engrossing, and memorable. Great narration, I would sit in my car in the driveway just to hear 10 more minutes.
The top 3
The characterizations by the narrator were fantastic, the story was rich and deep.
It was like listening to a movie!
I found myself totally absorbed by this book, so much so that I would listen to it during tv commercials.
I listen to about 80 or so titles a year and have done so for the last 5 years, so I have had a lot of experience listening to different narrators and authors, this was by far the top 3 books I have ever listened to. I am not a big Stephen King fan, but this book was a big departure from his usual horror genre. It was a great idea for a book, well written and the 30 hrs. went by way to quick, one of the few books I did not want to end.
This story is a decent listen and I generally enjoy “Time Travel” tales. Although I thought this particular effort suffered from some pacing issues, I really enjoyed the story. Typical of a Stephen King book, I thought the ending was somewhat rushed and I would have enjoyed a little more exploration of why it wasn’t a complete reset every time he went back in time.