Exceptionally good. Extraordinarily well drawn characters. Many deeply moving and affecting moments. Narrator is spot on, with a wide range of expression and dialects. For me, there is only one brief period where the story slowed a bit...recovery after a beating. Still, even that sets up contrast with the high drama and pacing of the action that soon follows.
Say something about yourself!
I listen only when traveling for work and I do that a lot. The 30 plus hours which went by all too quickly kept me so engaged. Throughout the book I looked forward to the hardest part of my commute. I felt I was in the story and couldn't wait to get back.
I loved Craig Wasson's performance! His voices for all the characters, that I cared about so much.....all the time he was right on.
I haven't read Stephen King in so long. I really balked at getting this one. I read great the reviews and guess I wanted to add my 5 stars to it. 11-22-63 is now on the one of my favorite books ever list.
There seems to be a new trend to examine the potential of different paths taken with potential parallel lives and butterfly effect of such. This one by Stephen King is interesting even though the entry and exit are less believable. The story line is still holds ones attention especially for those who remember 1963. The reader is good except when doing the "female" voice. Rather than a young attractive woman the voice sounds more like an odd female impersonator. Overall it is still entertaining and worth the time.
My 1st audible book as well. I'd always shyed away from King because I'm such a slow reader and his books are so thick. This was a real treat. I didn't want to
Storytelling in HD
This was such a great story! I really cared about the characters and was anxious to find out what happened next. It all seemed so real. Stephen King is a wonderful storyteller. The character development was phenomenal. The ending was perfect. I have avoided his books in the past because I don't like horror stories. This book had several parts that were a little too vivid for my taste. There was also a lot of language, it was a bit Tourette's; he would go for a long time with nothing, and then it seemed like everyone's vocabulary was reduced to a few select words, especially those starting with F. All in all, this was a very intriguing and intelligently written book. Stephen King is a talented writer. Craig Wasson is an enjoyable narrator, his range of accents is incredible.
The story was creative and enthralling. I haven't read Stephen King in many years -- this story reminds me why he is so great. The book was chugging along really well but then got bogged down in the middle with an overly protracted hokey love story. It ended well, however, with a tasteful and emotional loop back. The detour in the middle could have been much shorter and made the book better.
I've not always been a great fan of Stephen KIng, but this novel intrigued me and when I started listening to it, I just could not put it down until I had finished. Not often does a book stay with you for days after you finish it. This one does. I spent many days speculating on how I would have handled many of the situations the protagonist in the story found himself in. Sometimes I think I would have done things differently, then after some thought, maybe not. It's a fascinating look at an alternative reality, and a most interesting look into the minds of human beings and the things that drive them to do what they do.
A most interesting trip into the past. Makes me want to search for my own secret passageway to the past. But then, maybe not.
I would listen again to catch the details I missed the first time.
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His characters have life and make me feel like part of the story.
The performance was just magnificent. I'd never heard a book performed by Craig Wasson before, but intend to find others based on this. The story itself was outstanding as well, but with King I sort of expected that.
He was simply excellent. I really felt like someone was telling me a story, not just reading it. He came through with the right emotions at the right time, and his different voice characterizations of the different players made it easy to distinguish who was speaking.
This is a very long book - not one I would listen to in one sitting, and hadn't planned on it. Books like this I enjoy over a course of a couple of weeks