Stephen has the uncanny act of placing the reader (ok...me) in his stories. This one was no exception. I felt like i was traveling along with George and his journey to "save JFK"
Sadie and George and their dance..
Stephen King is now an overrated writer-his politics are too obvious in his recent books-Craig Wassons accent was very annoying- gave me a headache
Yes- Steven Kings recent novels have had a pronounced political slant- JFK's Presidency was too short and apart from the Cuban Missle Crisis not much happened under his watch -certainly no groundbreaking legislation was accomplished-obviously Steven King along with the media continue to remember JFK's mythological "Camelot" as far more significant a presidency than it really was. It's ridiculous to include JFK in the top tier of Presidents - he was a media creation due strictly to his family background and superficial media reaction to his wealth and his good looks along with his beautiful wife- his wit was the best part of his persona at his press conferences but that hardly makes him worthy of all the slavish praise and attention his Presidency and life have been given for the last 60 years. Also with the recent book written by the young intern JFK slept with in his and his wife's own bed, we have become aware of just how sleazy and creepy JFK really was. So 11-22-63 is not as important a time as Steven King would like us to believe. In my view this book is much ado about nothing, it's way too long and boring and unbelievable. I slogged thru the whole book and found it to be tedious and self important. Most of the reviews are laudatory, I guess there must be still be a lot of JFK fans young and old who really haven't read up on their history and just love Steven Kings liberal worldview and mythology of the Kennedy years. Time travel has never seemed so boring!!!
A well done imitation of an extremely annoying accent!!
Just boring disappointment
The book is way overrated - JFK was way overrated- liberalism is overrated -what a waste of time and money!!
I held off reading this book because I do not care for time travel genres....highly recommend this book. I am so glad we bought it and I envy those who will be reading it. A great story, Fab reader. Thank you, Mr. King.
The examination of the Butterfly Effect was awesome. I really enjoyed seeing the ramifications of George's/Jake's actions in the past.
I really liked Sadie, but the whole crew from Jodie was great.
I really liked to final reveal and I kindof wish that the book had ended there with a poignant "but what did he choose!?" sort of ending. The ending was good though, equal parts happy and sappy.
Character development was superb. They were all "alive" enhanced by an awesome audio
Choosing a scene from this book as my favorite is very difficult, perhaps when Deke comes to Jake's aid to rescue his lovely now scarred lady.
I would love to have enough time to read in one sitting, but one does have to stop and go to work so they can afford more audibles!
The narrator for this book is undeniably the perfect person for the task. His ability to use varying regional accents in reliable form is great. He sounds just like I thought Jake would sound.
I expected more from Stephen King. I believe it was to much of a love story. I remember 11-22-63 very well. I also met Jackie Kennedy years later on many occasion. I believe the book should have paid more attenation to how people felt at that time. A very dear friend of mine was an airline stewardess at that time, she lives in Dallas and saw the presient and 1st lady leave love field that day. I've also been up to the 6th floor museum and to Dealy Square. I believe more attenation should have been paid to discribing the area and book depositiry. This was a good concept , but little attenation was paid to the "what if" factor.
yes as I do like and read many of his books before.
Not at all.
I enjoyed the back to the future comcept and I was very interested in that time in history. I was very young at the time. As I stated above, more history less love making.
Perfectly written and perfectly read, this is the best book I've ever had the pleasure of reading or listening to. Despite its length, my attention was held for the entirety and I'm even left wishing there were 4 more parts to listen to! I'm no history buff, and was not alive during the JFK assasination, but do find time travel a fascinating subject. Having said that, I wanted to point out that not knowing all the historic details in no way stopped me from enjoying this book. When selecting it, I thought that might be an issue so I wanted to pass that tidbit along to anyone in a similar situation.
Another reviewer's headline said something like "The book Stephen King was born to write!" which was what pushed me in to buying this book, and I'm sure glad I did!
My husband and I listened to this together (an advantage of audiobooks). We loved the performance and felt drawn into the story, though at the heart of it, I had a hard time imagining that it would be worth it to anyone to give up years of their life to stop something from happening ages ago. Perhaps I'm too young, or perhaps it's just that I already believe the past simply CAN'T be undone, but the premise itself was a little flawed. Still, it was a delight to listen to and gave us lots to discuss.
I'm interested in audio as art form -- always in search of the memorable literary listening experience.
Characters' interactions over the story's slightly twisted timeline gave it a believable feeling. The protagonist's awareness of his "guest role" in other people's lives added an unexpected poignancy to the dialogue.
King's writing about writing -- and teaching -- added a layer of interest for me.