The story was fantastic, the narrator first rate, but mostly the wanting to know more about the times. I was 21 and at Fort Ord CA for Basic Training on the day of the shooting. In fact we just had arrived for train fire to learn how to shoot our rifles. Before going in the Army I had seen JFK in Seattle campaigning. Years after the Army I was in Dallas and saw the building where Oswald shot JFK from, the grassy knoll and the monument. This novel
Fascinating, In Search of Lost Time closer to home. But no reader can do so many character voices, not even Craig Wasson. Here the Southern Belle sounds like a South Beach trannie in The Birdcage (La Cage Aux Folles). Distracting!
A valiant attempt.
I am a web site developer and SEO specialist who likes to listen to books while brewing beer. Crazy I know.
There are so many books on time travel that are mired in the scientific paradoxes of Time Travel.
I liked this story because of the character development. Deep detailed and all with their own troubles. Each one has a motivation in this story and their past has a deep influence on their actions and reactions. Great characters make a great story.
I have not listened to Craig Wasson before but I will look forward to more books that he has narrated. One of the best no doubt. My favorite is Scott Bric, Craig is a close second
I really did have an extreme reaction to this book. Many touching scenes with a beautiful love story mixed in. There are several moments where our hero deals with the pains of his actions or inaction, feelings we can all relate to
Time travel is a messy subject to write about, so many loose ends. This book handles them in a way that it does not get in the way of the story. At first I felt that the premise of the story was ridiculous but as the story went on is was all handled in a way that worked. Great book fun read.
Love mystery, Favs-Clancy, King,
Great story with great storytelling. I was on a break from Stephen King books too! He is in his best on this book! GREAT listen!
Stephen King Rocks!
Mr. King has a way with words. You feel connected to the story and the characters.
Craig Wasson is an excellent reader. He keeps you wanting to listen until the entire book is finished!
One of the best books I've listened to in a long time.
Great story and very plausible plot. Gripping, sensitive and intelligent sci-fi, and an amazing, heart warming love story! Narration spot on!
If King would have dropped all the dirty language. We are not talking about an occasional word...it was awful. Plus, what does it add? I couldn't make it through the 1st part without shutting the book off and it was an interesting concept. Being a kid in the late 50's , I know that no one ever talked like that (and I had 5 older brothers). I'm not a prude, it just ruined the whole story for me.
I loved IT and Tommyknockers and all his old books. Once his writing changed, I stopped reading or listening to his newer works because of his language. Since this was set in the late 50's, I thought he'd honor the way people talked and I could listen to this book which I thought would be interesting. Guess not!
Anyone - I thought Craig Watson was sooooo slow. Found myself thinking, would you speed it up????
Anger at the language. Found the story very interesting as far as I got. What a waste of my credit.
Audible needs some kind of rating system. There was a time where you could play a book in your car with kids or company and not have to cringe. Now I'm hearing more and more language and it ruins the books for me.
Craig Watson's "voices" distracted me from the book. Sadie sounded too mannish. I never really liked the main characters too much. The reader emphasized too many little words, like the flyer on the character's car window for a church group, where even these words were given too much pause and emphasis. SK commended Larry McMurtry in his memoir that LM never said "'...' he screamed", but rather always "'...' he said". LM let the words and dialogue speak. Well, in this reading, CW is basically always saying "'...' he screamed".
I was shocked at how gripping this book was. I couldn't stop listening. Stephen King does it again and Craig Wasson was a wonderful narrator.
I thouroughly enjoyed this book. It was my first Stephen King and I just loved the quality of the writing, the narration (great diversity in accents and voices) and the story. I was taken in from the first page and was really sorry to see it end. I was touched by some of the memories from the period that this book triggered, from the details of the hair tonic to the twist-o-flex watch. I had them both!
The approach to time travel was very clever and I particularly enjoyed the way it was used to achieve a "do overr" when plans did not go right the first time. I heard that it is being made into a movie and can't wait to see it. No doubt they are aiming for the 50th anniversay of the assination.