11-22-63 has the imagery and full bodied world we have come to expect from Stephen King. King doesn't disappoint leading us through the 1950s and 1960s. As we once again bow down to the talent that IS Stephen King, Stephen King should be bowing down to the delivery of Craig Wasson. Wasson's portrayal of Jake and George MAKES this book come alive. His emotional range is full and on point. I pity the people who will experience this book only through words on paper or a downloaded e-book. This performance is what makes audiobooks so great!
This is one of the best books I'v listened to. It is a great story read by an outstanding narrator.
Just like most of King's other works this one painted portraits of the characters so well it made me feel like I'd known them my whole life.
He was outstanding. Why oh why didn't he get picked to read
If you could change the past would you?
Listening to this reminded me of why I love King's books.
I love reading and audible is the easiest way to keep up with my voracious appetite for the written word.
This is absolutely Stephen King at his best. I've never really liked the horror genre that King masters, but I did read his classics like Pet Cemetery, It and Bag of Bones. When I saw the reviews of this book, I was initially hesitant because I thought I knew what to expect. Boy, was I wrong! I purchased this book because I needed something to keep me entertained through the holidays, but this book went well beyond that. I was enthralled and engaged in the story to the point that I got very little else accomplished. I have now recommended this book to others and we're convinced that King has legalized literary cocaine. He's that addictive.
King is known for his horror, but 11/22/63 exemplifies his ability to tell a story that hits on all themes of the human condition. This book is not only a fantastic King tale, but a fantastic example of American fiction.
This was one heck of a story, the ups downs twists turns, it was honestly one of my favorite SK books and i have read too many of them. I think SK has matured as a writer, there were no long descriptions of meaningless things, just the awesome story of a guy out of time. My favorite SK book since drwwing of the three for sure. I recomend it to anyone, SK fan or new to him, or just ANYONE!!! Great read.
This book was well thought out and well written. I am a big Sci Fi fan but typically stay away from Steven King as I would think of him more as a horror writer. This book had so many positive reviews that I thought I would give it a shot. The story starts out strong and stays strong throughout the entire book. I would say there are really 3 or 4 stories backed into the story, similar to Time Enough for Love but they are all solid in my opinion. You will not regret reading this book.
Mr. Wasson's narration is fantastic. He does a great job of adding
I first heard Mr. Wasson's narration in Stephen King's
I have never read any of Stephen King's novels (just don't care for the genre). The description of this book grabbed me and I was not disappointed. He is a born storyteller and although this is a long book, it kept me interested the entire way. The characters were endearing, the foreshadowing was just enough and the ending was perfect. The performance was also award winning.
Sure. This one was just a total miss for both of them. Boring, unrelatable story and uneven narration.
Burned the manuscript
I don't know how old Wasson is but his voice certainly sounds MUCH older than the mid 30s of the character. A wonderful age-appropriate pairing as in Duma Key would have made it so much better.
I can't think of one. I'm the same age as King and as a lifelong fan have read his books at the pace which he wrote them. I've seen and understood his transitions in subject matter and style but this one leaves me in the dark. I can't imagine why he finished it never mind published it.
I haven't finished this book yet but since I bought it I am forcing myself to listen to the end. I listened to it during a two hour dentist appointment yesterday and that seemed appropriate. It was a toss-up which was the more painful experience. Well, the dentist DID give me Lidocaine.