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.
Gripping from cover to cover...once you’ve started to read it you cannot put it down.
Brilliant! One of my top 5 favorite books EVER! This is only my 2nd Stephen King novel. I haven't been a big fan of his primary genre. But 11-22-63 has me seeking out more non-horror SK books (I'm just starting The Stand). Stephen King's ability to write descriptively without the overuse of adjectives is what pulls you into the story. He makes it easy to not only imagine the unimaginable, but has you standing right there next to the protagonist, smelling the same air. In response to other comments of the story being slow at times... I did experience a few points when the story seemed to drag and I wasn't as engaged; however, I realize now that there were a lot of little details in those sections that are referenced later throughout the story. I wish I had paid closer attention during those 'slow' parts and I will... when I listen to it again.
Say something about yourself!
I've read nearly all of Stephen King's books and this is the one (along with the Dead Zone) that I will recommend to my friends who don't like horror. The premise, going back in time to kill Lee Harvey Oswald, sounds gimmicky, but in King's hands, the story moves quickly towards its exciting conclusion. Craig Wasson does a good job narrating too.