I am a middle aged man and this hit so many memories both good and bad. Some parts I would be laughing out loud and the next I would find myself with damp eyes! Any book that can touch me on so many emotional levels and bring back so many vivid memories is what I buy fiction for.
Somehow Wassons voice was never a factor in listening to this title he was a natural in my mind I don't recall ever hearing him before but I will now search for him in my future audio selections
I found myself looking foward to listening to the audio
I have now placed this book into my top 10 of all time a true classic that will go down is history!
The story was great from the beginning to the end. The narrator did a great job with the various characters.
Jake Epping/George Amberson and Sadie spent so much time helping each other and other people before making the ultimate save.
This was a book that I was sad to see end.
The story seemed predictable, and could have been told much faster.
Pretty much. I kinda got sick of all the cutesy laughing that he did.
Just not the King I am familiar with. Under the Dome was 10 times better.
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
Although this book is lengthy, I found it ended too quickly... I was engrossed from the very beginning to the very last word.
I don't normally like Stephen King's books they seem to lean too much toward macabre. Books like this kept me wanting more and more. I started listening to it first thing in the morning and stopped it the last thing at night. I was drawn in and felt I was traveling back in time with him.
Well worth the credit...get it and you won't regret it.
I find audio is normally better then the print because I agree with Stephen King previous interviews when he state that when you read a book you tend to pass over words or sections of the story, you still understand it but you lose the meaning. when listening to a story you are force to follow the speed of the narrator and from that you would understand the substance and the spirit of the story and the writer.
I read most of King books and I love how he can subtly mention a name of a pass characters or story from his other books in a way that dose not interfere with his present story if you are a new king reader.
Craig Wasson did a really good job of bring out the full spectrum of emotions that King storys tend to do to readers but some of Wasson choices of accents for some of the characters need to be changed. his different american accents where good, but his attempt toward any europen accents tend to sound very stereotype of bad 80's moves.
I miss alot of sleep time listening to this book, I could'nt find many slow parts in the story where I could easly stop it for any long period of time.
I think this was the perfect time for this book to be release, most readers now are at the age like myself that are not old enought to remmber the assassination of jfk or the impact it had in the world, we can now relate our feeling we had after 911 to those felt in November of 63, we can feel comfort in that they could heal so can we.
Highly descriptive novel which has yet another take on time travel. Not a horror novel.
King's depictions of live in the 1950s / 1960s are highly accurate for a time in recent history most would want to cover up or down-play the racism and political climate.
The research involved for the author must have been tremendous and the entire story plays out seemingly very accurate to most events of 1963. The 'factual' part of this read very much like a Crichton novel interwoven with an original story.
Harry Dunning played a critical role in the story, setting forth the actions for most of the novel. Pay attention to his first introduction to the novel as at first he only seemed like a passing minor character.
Wasson's performance was excellent. His ability to juggle and maintain individual character voices - even female - was one of the best performances I've heard in an audio book.
I could not stop listening to this book. I listened for 12 hours straight, and completed the book in a few short days.
Singer/Bassist for HTH, guitarist for Skell, and writer, producer, and host of Comin' At Ya Podcast. I love spaghetti and audiobooks as well
The story and the narration. Craig Wasson's narration is absolutely among the best that I've ever heard here! Outstanding!
Al, the owner of the diner. He creates such a great character that I can't imagine Al sounding any differently.
Where were you on that day?
If you are on the fence about this audiobook because you aren't usually a fan of Stephen King, give this a shot. It will grab you from the first chapter and won't let go.
What a fascinating concept - time travel and how changing the past affects the future. How many of us have sat around wondering what things would be like if something had not happened in the past? I would guess most of us. Unfortunately I was unable to relate to any of the characters. I found myself annoyed at them many times, something that has never happened to me with a Stephen King book. I got really tired of Jake. Too much Jake and too much Sadie. The love story was sappy. I didn't care for the long story line of his life in Jodie.
I loved the return to 2011 after he did The Deed.
I was disappointed in this one, but it did have many good parts.
A professor at Dodge College, I teach Film Music. I spent 33 years in the movie business before teaching. I LOVE books and my girls. Ta-Da!
Apologies for sounding like a book snob, but I was never a big fan of Stephen King... Until now - although I have always envied (ENVIED!) his story-tellng ability. Who is this writer who can spin such compelling stories time and again? Is he from planet earth? Has he made a Faustian deal with the story gods? Probably not. Probably he's honed his craft to what feels to me - the perfect novel, simply titled "11-22-63". When Stephen King writes "Life turns on a dime" he ain't kidding. Suspension of disbelief is a phrase meaning the reader is transported by the power of that story and never questions the reality of its words, compared to the reader's relative position in their own reality. In other words, King makes time travel real. He makes me wonder whether he's writing a story or writing the truth about his own secret 'rabbit hole'. Craig Wasson begs some mention. His 'performance', though I'm reticent to use that word, is the second ingredient to the pairing of this book and its words. I'll now look for other books read by Mr. Wasson. This book will keep the listener up way beyond their bed time.
The Language that is used in the book. I only got thru the first 5 chapters before I had to stop listening to it. I lived thru the 50's and did not speak that way nor did my friends.
I would not recommend this book to anyone that can express themselfves without cursing.
could not contine on listening to the book.
I would cut out most of the bad language.
The plot of the book was good and I was interested in seeing the outcome, but could not continue to listen to it.