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.
Yes, to clear up few fact. Unlike to text-to-speech books, I can't pinpoint an exact page if I am distracted and try to read it again. My back button on my Kindle takes me all the way back to the beginning of an audible book. Am I not doing this right?
1Q84. I had just read it....another
Both tears and laughter. It's very true to the era. Bittersweet ending but appropriate.
I have never read anything else by Stephen King. The discription of attitudes,clothes and music from that era is accurate. Very nostalgic for me.
This is a book for my generation, which grew up in the shadow of Kennedy's assassination; for those who enjoy time travel books; and even more so, it is a book for those who love a story with great characters, an intriguing plot, and a perfect ending. For 30+ hours the author and narrator had my full attention. Craig Wasson is a wonderful narrator who developed distinct voices for each of the many characters.
I did not read the print version.
Jacob he was a valid hero.
no no no
The first part was interesting, especially when the character went back and expolored his hometown of 1958, and the different adjustments he needed to make. The plot is not necessarily original, I have seen a TV episode with a similar plot but I was looking forward to the Stephen King treatment. The plot seemed loose and meandering which I recommend that you wait for the abridged version.
undermined much of the suspense. The love story soon became tedious and exasperating. Despite the length of the novel, not enough effort was dedicated to what happens once the character returns from the past. It is given short shrift.
The narrator was okay, although his nice guy attitude seemed a little too laid back and didn't build up tension during the tense parts of the story.
It could be pared down for the screen. It could also make a good mini-series
The references to It were a pleasant surprise, however it served as a reminder to readers how much better a novel It was.
I have been listening to audio books continuously for the past 5 years now since I'm on the road 60 min per day and I can honestly say that the award for best audio book of the year was spot on. All 30 hours of it was excellent, the story, the reader, the characters, all of it. Loved going back to the 50's. This book will be know as Stephen King's "MASTERPIECE"
Don't hesitate, buy this book!
It has been years since I have read/listened to Stephen King. I have given up on all horror. I am not done listening to this book, but I am really enjoying. The story is compelling and the reader is great. This is the best book I have listened to in the last year or two.
No, he is almost as good as Jim Dale in Harry Potter
Would think so! The performance was outstanding! Sometimes felt like I was there with the narrator!
The first trip into 1958!
No, but I intend to search for other books he's performed!
Too many to name..
Must listen for any history buff. My first King novel and audio book. Everything after will seem dull! Loved every minute of it!