This story kept me on the edge of my seat. And yet, I wanted to listen to it a second time because it was a wonderful story.
This story had love, imagination, suspense, and great study of personality.
Craig Wasson delivered this book like he felt every word. It is easily to become absorbed in the story and feel like you are "there."
I wanted to listen to the book all in one sitting, over and over!
This was a fantastic audiobook! I'm buying the hard cover for a friend who is having a birthday this week and is a huge King fan too. This story is different than many of his others but it is NOT lacking. You fall in love with the characters, you get swept away by the story - it is one I will never, ever forget and have been recommending it to anyone who will listen. If you don't take a chance with this one, you're really missing out.
My favorite character was the main character of the book. He was real and down to Earth and you could very much relate to him. I was SO wrapped up in his life, his issues, etc.that would think about them and couldn't wait to get back to the story to see what was going to happen next.
I have never listened to any of the narrator's work before but this was quite good. At first I wasn't sure, but as I listened, I fell right into it. Being from New England myself, the NE accents weren't the BEST, but they're weren't bad either. Not at all. It did NOT take away from the story for me, which it can EASILY do. A bad narrator ruins the the audiobook for me every time.
I LOVED this story.
The history and the message to me was "It is not always wise or better to relive the past. Leave it where it is. No matter how painful that may be."
He was great except I did not like Sadie's "voice"
I dont read Stephen King or care a thing about JFK but I bought this on a whim and enjoyed every second of it..thanks reader and thanks Stephen King. I may have to try more of your work in the future.
Reader and character became one
King's Best Book
I enjoyed the main character...the everyday man
Love the narration..kept me drawn in
I was moved often by the things you could change in history and how the results are not what you always think
VERY GOOD JOB...Just a little long on the romance part...I GET IT THEY LOVED EACH OTHER! Could have shortened thatt section a bit,
This was my first fiction book, the others I have listened to were all business books for work. This book, despite the long length, just flew by. I wanted to listen to more everytime I had to turn it off. And the narrator was great. This is not the typical genre I read or listen to, but it was awesome and I would highly recommend it.
I enjoyed the nostalgic look into the past. I think most people have wondered about "the what might have been" at some point in their lives. The story give you the opportunity to look at the past and even think about your own. The author gives you boundaries to which you can think about what you would or would not want to change or even re-live.
Most of the story centers around the main character Jake Epping/George Amberson. I liked the George Amberson character the best because he was the one living in the past and making the changes in the "future." He had to really think about how to interact with people in 1958 because they wouldn't understand the phraseology of the 21st century. It was evidenced in how some reactions people had in his automatic responses.
He was genuine in how he handled situations through actions and responses. He was truthful as much as he dared be because of the cause and effect of what could have been depending on how much "truth" he shared with those around him. He has a romantic heart with seems to be a rarity these days.
There were many scenes I enjoyed but one particular scene always sticks with me. I love the interaction with the two pre-teens dancing the lindy...or trying to learn. His ability to relate to them through words and then his dancing abilities proved his character to be a teacher. I found myself smiling as he taught "Bevy" the steps and how to lead her partner to the next part of the dance. The author did a wonderful job of taking the reader/listener to the past with the character that were there and you could almost see them dancing.
A very enjoyable read. I found myself wanting things to go a certain way and when they didn't it upset me. The author had my emotions on a roller coaster ride. As I look back on the story and think about how he told the story, his conclusions seem to be right on target. That butterfly effect can be a real pain in the ass.
Biomedical entrepreneur. Lifelong Libertarian. Yoga enthusiast.
A book full of fun, a sprinkle of sci-fi, a love story to pull the emotions, and the end result is a very enjoyable book.
Somesthing might happen more frequently
NO I like time travel books but this one is silly ..... another reviewer called it bloat ... I call it boredom
I like time travel books. The reader made the 20 or so hours I listened tolerable. At this point I don't care what happens .... I've had enough endless details about nothing. I have never read a book that moved so slowly. If you like endless nothing going nowhere then this book is for you. I'm just bored with this one.
Just a normal guy.
A riveting story of what if. The possibilities of time travel and the effect on history is really compelling and King does an amazing job in pulling those possibilities out is a realistic way. Crain Wasson does an amazing job in narrating the book, it felt like a fireside conversation with a good friend. Little disappointed in the ending, but overall this was a fantastic journey well worth taking.