Too much detail and unnecessarily long. Perfect candidate for an abridged version!
yes because it would have to get to the point and not deal with minutia
my first stephen king book. I liked the premise but couldn't wade through the unnecessary chatter.
This was one of the best audio books I have ever listened to. Get author, narrator, and story. You can't go wrong with this one.
human being in progress
I would listen to 11-22-63 again because of the rich tapestry of character and plot elements. The people, places and events come alive, and even when they become horrific I still *want* to be there.
This story reminds me of many of Kings most thrilling and engrossing stories. At his best he takes you away and you feel as though you are at home. The familiar becomes strange, and the strange familiar.
There are nostalgic moments of pleasure in this book that feel as though King cherry picked his best work and bound it all up in a new package for me, and any King fan, to savor again. But this isn't a rehash.
The historical detail and obvious deep research make 11-22-63 comparable to the best works of other detail obsessed authors, Truman Capote, and Colleen McCullough - I'm looking at you babes.
Wasson captured the emotion of the moment, without intruding on the story. He made it easy to drift into King's world and forget all else, including that I'm hearing a story.
Listening to this audio book is a 30 hour project.
I took breaks to digest it and care for bodily functions.
I like Stephen Kings work, and I always have. But, I'm not a rabid fan. He has produced some material that left me unsatisfied.
This book is not a miss. Its a hit.
A home run, in fact.
Bravo Mr. King.
i would listen to the book again up to a point. The story is very good but the performance is ridiculous in some parts like the Jimmy Stewart voiced FBI agent in the last part of the book and Mayor Quimby's JFK. It's distracting.
The characters are well developed and the story isn't rushed.
His attempts at imitations.
The past doesn't want to be changed.
I think I would listen to this story again. Despite 30 hours in length, the story moves along and keeps you interested.
I have not read any books that I would consider to 11-22-63 and the theme of time travel.
I have not listened to any other Craig Wasson's performances.
I would recommend this book to anyone, you don't have to be a Stephen King fan to love it but it was great with the references to IT. The characters were well developed and I loved the ending.
How does the author come up with such a detailed yet vividly imaginative storyline? I was completely engrossed from start to finish. Keep in mind, though, this is NOT your typical Stephen King horror novel. However, King weaves his characters perfectly throughout this book while mastering his conception of time travel. I enjoyed this piece thoroughly!
I really enjoy time travel movies and books. Being a long time Stephen King fan I was happy to see him venture into this area. I have read a few of his over the last couple of years I was not impressed with so my expectations were not real high. After a few minutes into this my wife and I were hooked. A great piece of work with an alternative spin on the typical time travel stories. We found it to be suspenseful and very enjoyable all the way through. It made our daily commute go very fast. Throw in the JFK angle and you have something that is very interesting. You end up caring about the characters and what happens to them. It has enough twists for some nice surprises. Craig Wasson does an excellent job at the narration. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good fiction novel.
One of the greatest Stephen King novels, right up there with The Dark Tower, The Stand, and IT.
Draws you in and won't let go.
Jake - As the modern guy going back you could put yourself in his place... what would you change if you could go back?
I'm hit or miss on Stephen King's books, not liking the horror or creepy books, but this one drew me in and I didn't want to stop listening. I was tempted to listen to the ending about half way through just to end the suspense! As a kid born at the very end of the baby boom, it was interesting to hear about daily life in the 60's.