I'm a corporate training consultant and adjunct professor who loves to read! I'm always looking for the next big thing.
Stephen King is a master storyteller. We have probably all heard about the Kennedy assassination many, many times, so King's twist on this watershed moment is outstanding. The overall story and the characters are terrific. One of the challenges I have with any kind of time travel is the (necessary?) repetition. There were a few chapters (or scenes) that I think could have been cut back a bit without hurting the story, yet it was still masterfully done and it was a great reminder of why King is so great!
I really enjoyed this story. The concept was very imaginative and intriguing. A fun and exciting story that got me into the main character's head, and involved with the rest of the characters and scenarios of the novel. I'd highly recommend it. Definitely one of my favorite audio books so far.
Stephen King books are meant to be read aloud. This is a great story. I would have given it 4.5 stars, but since that is not available, I rounded up as I'm a big fan of Mr. King. At first I wasn't crazy about the narrator but he grew on me :) He did a great job with the different accents in the book without going overboard. He's believable as the women characters as well as the men.
This book is very long and I found that I had to take a few breaks from listening to it. At times I forgot the basic time travel premise of the book and got caught up in the love story between Jake and Sadie. It's a fine story with a fine ending. I find that Mr. King's endings are sometimes a bit of a letdown after a great buildup, but this one does not disappoint.
Stephen King's brilliant plot and Wasson's flawless narration dazzled me in so many ways, I could not stop listening to the story. At first, I thought the novel would be too long, with many hours of reading, but once I started, I could not let go of it. Now, I'm left wishing I could go back in time and listen to it as if it were my first time!
For the first half of this book I was in old-school Stephen King heaven. But way too much time spent on the love story. This book could have been shortened by 40% and been great.
Oddly, enough. The Yellow Card Man. I haven't completed the book yet, only on the second download, but I find him fascinating. He seems to know something is up.
I found this book surprisingly interesting. I'm not a real history buff but I found this title attractive and downloaded on a whim. I found myself instantly submersed in the late fifties and I enjoyed the storyline so far. It's worth every penny I've paid, but I do not list this as a horror writing of King's. Fascinating, nonetheless.
I already have. It's really long, yet you don't want it to end. It has everything, romance, adventure, intrigue. I did not want to read another nostalgic Kennedy story, so I was skeptical, but it's not that at all - just a brilliant story.
The details of life in the 50's and 60's, the brain twister of any length of time in one plane being only 2 minutes in another and yet your body ages according to which plane you're in, only Stephen King comes up with this stuff.
George, great job with the voices though. It was clear but not distracting.
Beautifully constructed from beginning to bittersweet end. Perfectly narrated! I couldn't wait to get in the car and drive. I'd take longer routes and even circle the block an extra time! King offers us an insightful and thrilling "what if" around the assassination of J.F.K. What would you do if you could go back and change things? And, what are the consequences of changing things? I think it's one of King's masterpieces.
Craig Wasson's Brilliant and dramatic reading of this book has left me stunned. I can't imagine having missed out on this now that I've listened to it. This was by far the best audiobook I've ever listened to, and quite possibly the best I ever will. It's going to be a real job finding one better than this. I just hope I'm not spoiled.
The details and emotional effects of time travel. I had a real emotional investment in these characters.
His awe at the past when he was first got there and his longing to remain there.
STAY HOME AND LISTEN TO THE AUDIO BOOK. Seriously, they can NOT make a movie out of this story. They could never come close to doing it justice. I've read a lot of Stephen King's books, and watched a lot of the movies from his books, and as much as the books are always better, this particular one would be the biggest disappointment if it were botched by hollywood.
Listen to this book, it might change your life.
The narrator used all the correct dialect and made you feel you within the walls of the main character,