The narrator - Craig Wasson is OUTSTANDING in his ability to create different character voices! The story is typical Stephen King which means good, but that goes without saying. For those who think all King writes is "horror" be warned this is not that kind of novel. I love to see Craig Wasson go back and narrate ALL of King's work because he truly makes the listening something to eagerly look forward too!
To me the Stand and The Tommyknockers are very similar in that neither was particularly "horrific" (nor intended that way I suspect), but contained a LOT of detail and character development.
The part where Jake and Sade are on that final mission to stop Oswald is absolutely filled with suspense yet also encompasses events which one cannot help but find amusing - if not hilarious.
Yes...I even held my iPhone as I stood outside watering my lawn so I could keep going....this is hard to put down.
I would encourage anyone on the fence based on other reviews to do as I did and take the plunge. Stephen King has NEVER written a disappointing book and this one is superb!
The narrator of this book is one of the best I have heard. His ability to change his voice to reflect the characters was amazing.
This was an excellent story.
No, I appreciated the time to step away from the book and digest certain parts.
I highly recommend listening to this book on audio
Yes, I would, the narrator has done such an excellent job in bringing this book to life.
I love Stephen's use of words, when he paints the world with his words, and then easily flips the world upside down in a matter of sentences.
Jake Epping, simply because the world revolves around him. Aside from him, Harry Dunning, really feel for him.
Yes! I certainly had moments where I gasped, smiled and nearly cried, especially at the end.
I didn't want it to end. I enjoyed the little details of the 60's era. The book was exciting I couldn't wait to hear more of it. The audio reader was very good. Stephen King was excellent.
Terrific story line, great characters, engaging narration. This audiobook actually made me look forward to my drive to and from work!
An Audible veteran with more than a decade of commutes listening to audiobooks.
The story and the characters were incredibly engaging. I really couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen next.
The characters and the circling around real world events and people.
I will get another book with Craig Wasson as narrator. His performance was really excellent.
Most books I only listen to in the car. This one I had to keep listening after my commute had ended.
I would recommend this book to anyone. Having lived through the period depicted in this novel, I enjoyed the references to products and life in general in the late 50's and early 60's. But anyone should enjoy the history as well as the truly engaging characters and story.
Craig Wasson doesn't just narrate the story, he ACTS it out. His performance is spot on perfect.
I would have loved to listen to it in one sitting, however it's too long for that. I did find myself making time to stop and enjoy a chapter throughout the day.
Yes. I was captivated by this book. Not usually a King fan as I don't like horror, but glad I risked this one.
Great oration. He is believable as the main character.
The best book I have read in ten years hands down. The story grabs you in the first couple of chapters. I found it a little strange but couldn't stop listening. Unlike anything I've ever read.
I am a person that tries and get through 1 book a week if possible. I am Dyslexic so this is really the only way I can get through a book. I have listened to more book in a year than I read my first 20 years of my life. I found the joy of audio books in the early 2000 and have been a audible customer since 2000 or 2001. I have over 490 books in 2 different accounts and listened to 90%.
Yes the performance made the story for me. Craig does a great job on accents and his JFK is very good as well.
I think jack picking at saving the world over his true love shows how string of a character he is.
No first time and I will listen to more now.
Nope it is very long book with a lot of historical information to take in.