Pretty far up, and I've listened to quite a few. I'd say in the top 10 of at least 50 that I've heard.
It's comparable to any of King's longer books, in the sense of character development and world-building. The plot, however, isn't terribly similar to anything else I've read.
Wasson is amazing. I first heard him in King's
Life turns on a dime.
I'm not really into historical fiction, but this was great. A little long-winded at times, but King fans will recognize that he's making the listener believe that the characters actually exist through mundane events and extensive detail. This works well, as there were at least two points in the tale that I was genuinely moved, which is exceedingly rare for me. If you've got 30 hours to burn, get this audiobook. You won't be disappointed.
This book was stupendous, start to finish. The 'voice' of the story was perfect; right amount of enthusiasm without going overboard; enough inflection; appropriate pauses...simply a well-presented story. The content of the book was excellent; pace was very good, historical references sensible; characters filled out and believable. Plenty of food for thought. Try it; you'll like it.
Fantastic audio book. Great story, great reader, great everything. One of the best I have heard and I have heard many.
I can listen at work.
Hummm there were so many!
My family teases me that I'm in love with Stephen King. His writing pulled me into the story from the opening pages once again. The Narrator really brought all of the characters to life. The premise of the story is nothing new, but there were some fun twists along the way.
I felt this wasn't your typical Stephen King novel. It diverged from the
Reliving the sixties!
One of the best performances I ever had the pleasure of hearing!. Wasson is a truly talented narrator! He brings the characters to LIFE! His regional accents were believable with the impersonations of the real people in the novel (Walter Cronkite, John Kennedy) being spot on. I could not imagine a better Narrator for this novel
You won't be disappointed!
The narrator is exceptional. Was hard to stop listening to the book!
Besides the narrator, Stephen King does it again! Another fantastic story!
You HAVE to see this movie!!
The narration was brilliant for such a long audiobook.
King did a masterful job of developing an intriguing conspiracy theory, adding a dash of science fiction, and a tragic love story. I loved that he did not skirt around the negatives that went with the positives of the era.
Mr. Wasson is the best talent I have experienced on a audio book. His southern female voice was fantastic! He struck a perfect cord for me of giving each character an individual voice, but not to the point immitation. It really made a long audiobook go by quickly.
If it were possible to listen in one sitting I would have! But it was so well written I did not feel the need to rush to the conclusion. In fact, halfway through the 3rd downloaded section I realized that no conclusion was going to satisfy me as much as the work as a whole. The character development and narration was so strong that I felt like I was prolonging the conclusion to stay in touch with the good folk in Jodie, TX.
The conclusion seemed to be abrupt considering how much time was spent fleshing out the characters, but as with all good books you never really want it to end.