or something like that. This is one of many lines that made me pause and think.. Gee that Mr. King really is an amazing word craftsman.
The book didn't live up to my (probably over inflated) expectations -but that is not to say it wasn't a good book. It was. the story and premise of time travel was a new one for me and I liked it.
I cant say that while driving home - I took the long way, because I couldn't bare to stop listening.
I can say I"m glad I read it - I was just hoping for a little more urgency to not be able to put it down.
The narrator was a 10.
This book is a masterpiece. Stephen King has merged fiction and history seamlessly. The story and characters are extremely well written, and Craig Wasson does a beautiful job with the narration. I hope there is more to this story in the near future!
but I can't help myself. His storytelling ability is superb, and I always end up feeling as if I know the characters he writes about. Many of his books start off a bit slow, taking time to slowly unravel the plot as we get to know the seemingly endless number of characters. This book was not like that. I was interested from the very beginning, and despite originally feeling a bit "put off" by the description (I mean, come on.. time travel??), this book is written in such a way that all of the unbelievable, far-fetched aspects of the story are really not even called into question. It no longer matters *how* this whole time travelling thing is occuring, who cares? The interest becomes focused on what is happening while the character *is* time travelling, and on some intriguing concepts that the author presents, revolving around the idea.
All of this, believe it or not, is just a lead-up to the official point of the book; you know, the JFK bit.. I am not a history buff, and I am not a conspiracy theorist, and I have not previously felt especially fascinated by the JFK assasination, in the past, or the circumstances surrounding it. None of that mattered here, either. I don't know how historically accurate the book is; I don't really care. The *story* presented was excellent. It was unique. It was creative. It was interesting.
And, at the end of the day, listening to this book kept me awake and entertained through an entire week of work. I wasn't asking for any more than that.
Well it was a 5 star listening experience. Craig Wasson is fantastic and joins Simon Prebble as one of the masters of narration.
All 3 and many more.
It was memorable and the narration just brought the story to perfection.
I work in sales for a cellphone company and so obviously love technology. I couldn't function without my Audible apps on my phones!!
Yes! It's a very long listen, but there is so much detail and layers it would not at all feel repetitive.
I have not actually enjoyed another performance of Craig Wasson before, however he is perfect for the narroration of this story.
The small time spent in Derry, Maine was the only scary part of the book.... And that stuck with me. Probably because as a child I was so afraid of Pennywise.
I have recommended this book to everyone. It's a perfect book for all types, it's not really scary, it has romance, history... Who wouldn't love it?
I am usually NOT a Stephen King fan. (Not for his work, but the content usually not my breed of book.) I was AMAZED to finally have a work of fiction I could read/listen to by him. S. King is an AMAZING author!! I totally l-o-v-e-d this book. The concept of time travel with consequence. Time travel with Coincidence. Well done!!
OF COURSE--KEEPS YOU SO INTRIGUED YOU CAN'T STOP.
NOTHING EXTREME--JUST PURE ENJOYMENT.
A STORY OF EXTREME LOVE--DEVOTION & DETERMINATION. A MUST LISTEN!
A great work of fiction interweaving a fair amount of non fiction surrounding the Kennedy assasination. The story line is both plausable and reasonably fast paced for a long book. I had never done a King novel and this was recommended correctly to me as a virgin.
Outside of the time travel element which makes it a King novel, it has a Baldacci flair to in for the sojourn of the protagonist who you know will win in the end, but dang it is an uphill battle.
Any of the Maine characters were sensational. Wasson's narration is among the best I have ever heard remarkably imitating countless regional and international accents.
Right at the end the final section, changed evidently by King at his son's suggestion, worked very well.
Couldn't stop listening!
Mr. Wasson's performance was outstanding. He took his time and read with feeling as well as created different voices for each of the characters.
At times it made me cry.
This was my first Audiobook as well as my first Stephen King book. I listened to this every free minute I had. The book has an intriguing premise and the performance pushed it over the top for a very enjoyable listen.
One of the best. What surprised me most was that it was a love story above all. A little different from other Stephen King stories but just as excellent.
The fight scene. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. And also the very last scene. Very emotional.
Excellent narration. It took me a few chapters to get into it but the narrator really brought the characters to life. A terrific story.