A less "I can see it coming around the corner" plot line.
No, just confirms my dislike of stephen King.
Nothing, he did a good job with the material he had.
Disappointed -- it was so hyped.
Sure but I would warn them that it is overly verbose. It could have been half as long and told the same story adequately.
Predictable x 2
JFK, nobody is really trying to figure it out properly but here is a pretty good love story packaged around it.
A good read but a little too fat around the edges but that is Stephen isn't it?
This story ambled painfully forward like a donkey being led out to pasture - no chance of any pleasant surprises here! My only surprise was how many King fans managed to finish this dirge and go on to right positive reviews.
For die-hard Stephen King fans, or baby boomers looking to immerse themselves in a ham-fisted but loving literary ode to the early 60's, 11-22-63 is sure to meet, though likely not exceed, your expectations. For readers who generally eschew King's works but find themselves, as I was, intrigued by the premise of the story, you would be better served skipping this title and instead imagining how great of a story it could have been.
Craig Wassons narration is adequate but unspectacular. Major characters are identifiable by voice, and the accents he gives to the characters adequately convey the differing manners of speech characteristic to both the physical and temporal locations of the various settings of the book. Unfortunately, curious choices in pacing and inflection during much of the dialogue serve to highlight forced and unnatural style of King's dialogue. Likewise, the often over-the-top delivery of lines spoken by the main character highlight Kings propensity for hamfisted narration.
The story itself is an interesting idea, poorly paced, and taken in all the wrong directions. Time and again we see the potential for interesting facets of the story come and go without development, as though King himself wanted to write a truly interesting story but then reigned himself in at the last moment and decided to stick to his all-to-familiar horror-esque tropes. The result is a muddled and untranscendant mishmash of genres that fails to achieve anything but disappointment.
Such a creative and interesting story colored perfectly by an excellent audio performance. The second half becomes a little less interesting, but overall it is definitely worth a listen. A credit well spent!
No this is the 1st narration I have experienced with Craig Wasson - but hopefully not the last, amazing talent.
First Stephen King for me. Too long -- could easily have been abridged (had to take a break between parts 2 and 3 to recharge). But second half (especially part 4 of 4) very powerful, and the ending was absolutely haunting. Narration and audio quality surprisingly uneven (sounded like there was a substitute narrator in places!). But overall very glad I stuck it out. Will be a great movie!
1/4 the length. SOOO much filler writing that was not needed.
Makes a lot of the characters sound mentality disabled or like a stroke victim.
Craig Wasson was fantastic. He did a number of accents very well, which served the story well since there were many characters to keep straight.
There were times when I forgot that it was one person reading all of the voices. He truely transported me.
I was moved by the love story embedded in this detailed, historical novel. Any more than that and I would give it away...
I like this calmer version of Steven King. I used to read his scary stuff a long time ago but I can't stomach it anymore. This story had such feeling that I had no problem getting through the somewhat disturbing parts. The story had a definite destination and I couldn't wait for King to get there. Now I want to listen to The Dome.
The story just grabs you and keeps you wanting more.
He did the accents perfect and made you think he WAS george/jacob.
Stephen King is a great story teller. This was hard to stop listening too! Craig Wasson did a great job narrating.