Would recommend to all. Even non- Stephen King fans. Wonderful story. I am a fan of Stephan King but this book is the best of the best.
Love the voice. They chose well when choosing the narrator.
Too long for one sitting but for the first time ever I will listen to an audio book more than once. Maybe 2 or 3 times.
Will listen to any type of book: fiction, biography, business. I drive two hours daily and use audiobooks to tolerate the drive.
As a teenager I read all the usual Stephen King books like Cujo...then I lost my appetite for these scary books. Ths one really surprised me. I enjoy a good historical book and was fascinated by all the US history details included in this book. Time travel is also really interesting and King does a great job at explaining his theory.
Even though it was a really long book, I was hoping it would never end. I loved every minute of it.
This story very ingenious. Characters were very interesting. Story kept you interested in the various characters..
narrator very good
Kept me interested. Good story, great narrator. another great Steven King book. interesting story line. it makes you wonder what if
Being born in 1975 I have no fascination with JFK or any misguided belief that somehow the world would be better today had he lived. No one really knows what would have happened, my guess is that life would be the same. Unfortunately, many baby-boomers seem to think JFK was the greatest man to ever live and I was afraid that King would use this book to push that idea. He definitely reflects that point of view in Al Templeton, but being a King fan I picked up the book anyway because he is most likely the greatest author of our time.
He definitely did not disappoint. This book really isn't about JFK though and its not a horror story at all. Its a story about a great adventure that we all dream of having. It's a story about finding the greatest love of your life, which we all hope to do. In some cases it's a story of sacrifice and sorrow. Whether you have listened to a King book before or not, this is one everyone can enjoy.
The Narrator Craig Wasson does a good job with one major exception. Sadie's voice was just horrible, He didn't capture a good Georgian accent at all and she sounded like a dying horse through most of the book. Other than that, the narration was excellent and captivating.
.....I cried big alligator tears when it ended. I had let myself become so engrossed in this book over the week and a half that I read it.....that I simply felt like I was part of the Jody, Texas family. Stephen King has a habit of writing a story that makes you become endeared to the characters only to kill one or two of them off. That ALWAYS tugs at my heartstrings but I am used to it since I am an avid fan of his books. However, since time travel is the main point to this story....good things can happen ALTHOUGH not always how you want them too but in a better way after you take the time to think about it a bit.
I was amazed by the concept of this book and the effort Stephen King took to make 1958 thru 1963 as realistic as possible. I could envision every little detail and felt as though I was there with Jake Epping/George Amberson......feeling, smelling, tasting, hearing & touching all that he did. The characters were well fleshed out and it made you feel part of the community by reading about their daily interactions. The 'monsters' in this book were not the usual paranormal monstrosities that King comes up with but rather the dark people who have demons possessing their minds and the confusion they deal with by trying to live a 'normal' everyday life while struggling with their demons.
As for comparing this book to Stephen King's other novels......I felt he has finally reached perfection with this story. The details of life and the characters and the nuances of a time gone by......all were so realistic and imperative to making a very dark time in our history come alive again. Jake and Sadie were a true example of the perfectly imperfect romance and it was so much fun to be a part of their ups and downs, hence my broken heart when the story ended.....I am truly going to miss spending time with them in all their sweet imperfections....
Basically.......this was a great way to spend 26 hours of my time and I thank Stephen King for taking years of his time to make this incredible novel accessible for the masses to embrace and enjoy.
...Then I'm simply jealous. I wish I had "my first time" listening to this FABULOUS story all over again! Grant it, I'm a long-time King fan, but this isn't typical King either. If you like a good tale, this is a book to embrace. King's ability to introduce you to his characters in a way that you feel as if you have known them for years is part of the success of all his books, including this one. But the power of his storytelling and the sheer curiosity so many of us have about Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald and the questions about the assassination, combine to make the foundation for one helluva a ride! Add King's magical touch and you've got literary gold! Great storytelling at IT'S BEST.
There are far too many to tell...
I thought he did an outstanding job. I believed him in the role, he had great inflection and I found him easy to listen to.
Laughed, cried...it is just one of those perfect stories.
I read a lot, oftentimes professionally, oftentimes not.
At one point, I forgot this was a Stephen King novel and began to get worried that I would have to skip over some gory parts. There is a bit of supernatural hocus-pocus time travel that the reader must accept with an open mind, and most of the novel deals with the conundrums posed by the possibility of changing the past. Occasionally the voice of the 30-something year old narrator slips into King's 65 year old voice, displaying a degree of familiarity with 1960s era music and cars that seems out of place. As for gore, there were a few gruesome moments that I skipped over with no apparent harm. It's entertaining for the most part (the first part was too slow for my partner's taste), but not something that dazzled me with insight or occupied my thoughts for any time afterward. But not bad.
Yes, it is a really good book!
This book was so good I didn't want to rush through. I wanted to sip it like a fine wine.
I have not read the print version but I can't imagine it could be a better experience than listening to this audiobook.
I can't say the most memorable moment because it will give away the story to anone who has not read it to the end.
The reader had extremely expressive tone when the story called for it. Some of his accents were a little comical (I heard Burt Lancaster and maybe Bill Clinton) in some of the secondary characters, but it in no way took away from the story. In fact, I got a chuckle out of it.
There were many very moving moments in the story. I got choked up several times and even teared up once or twice. The ending is particularly moving, especially if you are at all romantic.
I have to say that I experienced every emotion while listening to this book. It was extremely well written and grabbed me in from the very beginning and held my interest throughout the entire story. It was never boring as many long books are, and in fact, I hated when it ended. I have read lots of Stephen King and enjoyed him through the years but this is far and away the best think I have ever read by him. Absolutely five stars. I will recommend it to anyone who loves a good book!!