This story is incredible. I have read Stephen Kings novels before, the long one's. Under the Dome, IT, they were good and I never got bored. This story has got to be one for "Great Novels" list. The narrator, Craig Wasson, does an excellent job, he tell's the story with the ability to make you feel like you are the main character, or are there watching the story unfold. Great Job on the narration, you won't want to turn it off.
Stephen King writes this book after years of,at the desk research and on the actual scene research. He takes this story to the limit none of his other books have gone. This is a GREAT story. It will keep you guessing every step of the way. I don't know whether to say it's a mystery, action thriller, sci-fi, fiction, non-fiction. SK does it all in this book. He takes you on a journey that you wish to never end. Great Job Sir! You have out done your own excellence. Thanks to Stephen King and Craig Wasson for the superb entertainment!
I'm not keen on horror genre. While checking out bestsellers, Stephen Kings's creation rocketing to top within a month made me double look and get. This book is my portal to Stephen King now.
Brilliant audio. Brilliant.
Someone who needs the obvious spoon feed to them again and again. Someone who's intelligence is not easily insulted. Someone who has a very high tolerance for boredom.
No. I have really enjoyed and been intrigued by S. Kings work. But to quote a comic strip I saw about him...
Well, he had not to much to work with, but a little overdone.
Contempt. As in roll my eyes and you have got to be kidding
Still a fan....we all have our off days.
Best of 2011!
This book brings you back to 1958-63 in vivid detail. It feels like you are sitting on the edge of your seat for the entire book.
Craig did an amazing job.
This would have to be a mini series because 2 hours would not be enough to do it justice. Tag line : The past might change you more than you could change it.
Buy this book and call in sick for the next two days!
I hadn't read or listened to any King in quite a while and decided this book sounded interesting. As a baby boomer having lived through the infamous day at Dallas, I found the look back at society in the 60's very entertaining and revealing. We tend to forget what life was like, particularly the negative things about that period of time. Equally interesting was King's story on time travel and its impact on the future. I won't spoil the plot, but found his deviation from typical
Craig Wasson is a real professional he brings the written word to life.
I looooove Audible :) My first language is French, but I love the English language too, that's why I'm here ! I love reading passionately.
I loved every minute of it. Craig Wasson nails it all, and the story is just great!
I have always been fascinated with the events surrounding the assassination of JFK and so was intrigued by the release of this novel (by one of my favorite authors). The story unwinds with great bends and characters, never losing the reader. The onyl thing that kept me from rating the story a 5-star was the the ending seemed a little rushed. After all of the investment to get to that point, I wish there had been a little more there....
I really loved this book when it started! The premise certainly was exciting - could Jake go back in time and save the JFK (and the janitor)? I loved it all through the beginning, through Derry, through Florida, through some of Texas and then.....Jake gets stuck in Jodie, TX.
Then Stephen King turns into a frustrated romance novelist, and I suffered through *many* hours of school dances, school plays, variety shows (for good causes, of course!) and Sadie's non-stop offers of "pound cake." If this were a physical book, I would have jumped ahead; given that this was an audiobook and skipping is harder to do, I sat through it all. When you're able to listen to about half of a (very long) book and the plot hasn't advanced at all, you know you're in trouble. And then there's the amnesia!
The story *finally* gets back on track (though my least favorite character pops up again just when I figured I was well and done with her), and the book ends reasonably well.
A good book, but could have been great (with a lot of editing).
This story is AMAZING! If I were reading it it would be a page turner. I would get nothing done becuase I would be reading. The naration is perfect, the plot is gripping and the characters come alive.
I miss it already! Loved this book, I love historical fiction and I love Stephen King. I never thought I would get both in the same book. Still the master storyteller, King develops characters that we can connect with, love, hate, cheer for - he definitely evokes emotion from the reader. It is rare that I mourn the end of a book- this one I was sad to finish.