Author, Raising Baby Green
I've read a fair number of Stephen King's books. This one is my current favorite. Great story line. Lots of "what ifs?". Characters you really care about. Satisfynig ending.
This was classic King on every level... Intricate plot, perfectly modulated dread, tension and release, nuanced characters, great premise, social commentary and just a hell of a lot of fun.
The possibilities and unpredictable plot-weaving.
I think I have... The narration was excellent.
There were several but I don't want to spoil them for those that haven't read or listened to it yet.
Get it. You won't regret it.
The Book Snob for Paris Life Magazine.
Excellent book. ??King is the master of vernacular! ??I love history and time travel, because it helps the reader explore the times through the eyes of our times. I'm not into slasher/thrillers so don't typically read King, but I do like his writing so I am glad that he ventured into this area and with this exact topic which is so important to our history. ?? The first part of the book had a little bit of a thriller element, true to King's genre, but it all tied in.King obviously did his research on this book and I predict that his thoroughness and execution will keep "11/22/63" on must read lists for a long time. ??As silly as it sounds, scientists still debate "time travel" and King's exploration of the butterfly theory of time travel was very interesting. ??I also loved the interwoven love story and the ending.??
What a surprise! Hesitated for several months before taking the plunge into a 30+ hour novel. Well, it went faster than most of the 12ish hour ones that came before. Listened on drive to/from Florida - Ohio and that drive went very quick. Take the plunge too. You won't regret it.
Yes, This book was so involved (in a good way!) that I am sure there would be some new things that I may not have picked up on at the first read.
No I have not, but I will now! Absolutely the best!
Yes, I was captivated from the start! I would agree with some of the other reviews that the last parts kinda drug out and weren't quite as good as the beginning but they were still worthy. I felt that this book being 4 parts was well worth my credit!!!
Keep in your mind the age of the character. I had forgotten, and was picturing an older man as the narrators voice is older. But Jake is actually a man in his 30's. The narrator makes this story though, he was perfection!
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.