Wasson's 'fingers on chalk board' female voice coupled with King's over-use of cloying expressions of faithfulness and ever-lasting love just was too much to take by the third part of the book. I just couldn't take Sadie any longer.
Don't waste your time listening to this book.
Kings writes excellent stories, but he needs to lay off the love stories. That is not his forte.
The Texas and Georgia accents were over the top and exaggerated. I know, because I am from Texas and Georgia.
Not Kings best. Period.
I finally had to quit. The continual barbs about conservatives killed me. He even managed a quip about the Tea Party which wouldn't exist for 40 years after the setting of the book. The one that made me smile was after blaming Bush and Reagan for their violence, and basically conservatives for all wars, he dealt with Kennedy's having gotten us into Viet Nam with "he might have changed his mind". The premise of the book is to save Kennedy so that Viet Nam, race riots and even Martin Luther King's assassination wouldn't happen! And Geez my history research shows Kennedy doing basically nothing during his years as President. The Cuban missile crisis, and then what else? Oh yes, got us into Viet Nam, but in this book, "he might have changed his mind". King, between that junk and the constant and I do mean constant harping on smoking, (no I am not a smoker) finally caused me to put the book down. You have talent, why waste it on this cheap campaign sticker. I still won't vote for Obama and I don't believe Kennedy would have saved the world. Could have been a good book.
Craig Wasson's performance of this book is just amazing. I am certain that I enjoyed listening to the book far more than I would have reading it. The end feels a bit soft, but I enjoyed everything leading up to it.
Best book I have listened to this year. Do not delay down buy it now!
King has become too enamored of his prose. He spends a lot of time developing an idea, which can be said more succinctly and with more suspense. although the performance is well done, the prose drags this book. Choose something else!
Less made up bull-S*** about time strings and card men who have to keep time straight in their heads.
How time travel occurred.
Details abound. Pictures are painted vividly.
If I had noticed that Craig Wasson was the reader I'd have gotten the book for the Kindle right away and skipped the audio altogether. Unfortunately, I didn't notice, used a credit and loaded it up. I bailed after one chapter. He was annoying in Blockade Billy and downright impossible to listen to on Full Dark No Stars. If I had to hear him say
This story was so repetatitve with so much detail throughout leading to nearly nothing and certainly no purpose in the end. Gosh Mr. King, couldn't you have been a bit more creative with this great concept? Then there is the reader. Must have been paid by the hour because he read soooo slowly. I would not recommend this book.
At last I thought there might be a Stephen King book I could enjoy. I avoid the supernatural fiction he's known for, but I thought a time-travel story would give me an opportunity to sample his writing in a content genre I could stomach. Unfortunately, this book was so filled with profanity I couldn't make it through the whole thing. Too bad -- it started out as an interesting story. Can't recommend it for anyone who likes a good story but doesn't want to have to listen to the obscene language some people think is normal.