Audible junkie - I count the days until my credits arrive just like Christmas and have to limit myself to just two, ok, maybe three a month.
Yes, my favorite listen of all time.
I haven't but the rest of his works are my next stop.
I'd have to agree with some of the other reviews that it was a little slow in the middle but overall, an excellent book. Stephen King is not one of the authors I usually read but didn't realize I was missing out on such good work. I thoroughly enjoyed 11/22/63 and was sorry it ended even despite it's length
The whole story made me feel like I was a part of it. He dis a great job on the different parts and kept it fun and easy to listen to.
I waited to get this book. I wont lie the thought of a book about President Kennedy would bore me to tears. This book was amazing the Kennedy part was second to the whole story leading up to it. I didnt want this book to end. One of the best books I have ever heard a definite must get!!
Stephen King is such a great storyteller. Who hasn't wanted to know what it would be like if a transformative event like the JFK assassination hadn't happened
The profile a man nobody really knew. Lee Harvey Oswald
Too many to name just one
I would recommend this book. It was several stories in one. I'm not one for love stories, but this love story was so easy to understand. It was a love story hidden among other types of stories and I just loved it!
The main character, of course. If you listen, you'll understand.
Feeling for the character he's reading about/for.
I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
Beautifully written, moving.
Don't know if it was a book or not first, but of course the great movie with Ashton Kutcher, "The Butterfly Effect" came to mind often.
Almost impossible to put down.
Might be my favorite Stephen King novel since "The Stand" and "The Dead Zone". He's so wonderful at getting you into the main character's shoes, always an ordinary if intelligent person the reader can identify with, but living under extraordinary circumstances. Wonderful detail, sight/sound/smells put you right into the world he creates, supported by a terrific reading by Craig Wasson. Wasson's JFK, Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley (or was it Chet Huntley?) impressions are spot on. And keep your ears open for a surprise appearance by Jimmy Stewart as an FBI guy.
.Already have two people reading it and many more that want to listen.
I think Stephen King did a great job with the creative twists and turns..... I love the nostalgia that is intertwined in the story.
He does a wonderful job!
It was too long for one sitting but I definitely was ready to restart everytime I had a free moment!
I can still remember exactly what I was doing the day JFK was killed, what if someone had stopped the shooter. What an awesome book! Hard to stop listening and keeps you thinking days afterward about what might have been.....if only.
I love audio books. As I spend hours a day driving they keeps me going. Thank you great performers and delightful writers.
I stopped reading King for many years. Seemed he was killing people for no reason. Blood baths were not fun. BUT this one I could not put down. I was a kid in 1963 and I remember that very dark day. The twist on this read is great. Remember King likes words and he uses them well here. GREAT LISTEN.....
Live near Yosemite National Park. Listen to Audible books while hiking.
An amusing story if one suspends belief about its premise. Important sci-fi ideas, like the "guardians" of the time holes are never explained, like who put them there or why. This book is not really much of a sc-fi novel, but is rather more a magical fantasy written as a nostalgia vehicle. For example, the author has many in the late 50s and early 60s talking in clich??s: few say ???good-by???; they say ???see ya later alligator???. And so on. One can???t help wonder why King sells when there are so many better authors. Maybe digital publishing will help.
He also unnecessarily injects his personal politics into his story. When the hero first visits Dallas in the early 60s, he sees an ad for a white racist gathering. It is sponsored by the ???Tea Party Foundation??? or some such using the name ???Tea Party???. (No such organization existed in the 60s.)
This is perverse, IMHO, but it does state the author???s intense liberal persuasion. Instead of taking a shot at the Tea Party, the author could have been more historically accurate and had the sign observed by the hero advertise something realistic, like a white, segregated Democrat Party meeting. Today???s Tea Party, as far as I can tell, stands for fiscal probity in government, limits on federal domestic power, and unapologetic U.S. action in foreign affairs. That view obviously offends King who strongly implies the Tea Party is all about racism and nothing more, that is, he portrays it as being just like the Democrat-controlled South really was during the 50s and 60s. My conclusion is that King is engaged in a re-write our true past the way he and most ???progressives??? want us to believe it was. (The government did this is the U.S.S.R., too.) In his Afterward, King states he is avid in favor of gun control and believes Kennedy would probably not have been assassinated had there been strict gun control in Texas in 1963. (No empirical proof of that: The bad guys can ALWAYS get their hands on guns. Only the law abiders are barred from having them and Oswald was no law abider.) King clearly thinks Thomas Jefferson is wrong by saying: ???No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.??? Thus, King reveals himself to be just another PC worshipper at the altar of progressive utopianism, the way he wants things to be and is willing to rewrite history to urge us there.
If this rewrite of real history offends you (and it should), you should read authors like Andrew Klaven (???Empire of Lies???) or Brad Thor (???Full Black???) or sci-fi authors like Vernor Vinge (???The Children of the Sky???) or Delia Sherman (???The Freedom Maze???) or Thomas James and Carl Carlsson (???In The Shadow of Ares???) or Ernest Cline (???Ready Player One???) or Ken MacLeod (???The Restoration Game???) or Terry Pratchett (???Snuff???). These authors??? stories are more satisfying.
This was my first King novel in many years--a fantastic welcome back! The allusions to literature and King's own novels were welcome delights. It is a story that makes you think about actions and reactions.