Avid reader who at one time would read on average 2 -3 books a day
I tend to prefer audio to print when working or cleaning around the home. It stimulates the mind while you are doing other tasks
I liked how the plot diversed into many pasts and futures to the point where you were not even sure if opening the door was even the right idea ever.
When the main character had a conversation with the Yellow card man
When the main character realized he had found love and was going to have walk away.
A great read from beginning to end !!!
I call myself a lover of the 50s and 60s. The Kennedys. The Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. The simpler times. The music. And this book had them all -- all the nostalgia that I have for a time I never knew, without glossing over the 'ugly' parts - the racism and the Cold War elements, in particular.
I just loved the story of "George" and Sadie. It tied the whole book together beautifully.
He really performed this novel. This was my first time hearing one of his performances and with the breadth of characters, and a different voice for each one - even taking regional diction and accents into account. This was quite an undertaking. He made it a fun listen.
Oh, yes. Several. I was moved to tears several times -- particularly during the "Of Mice and Men" play and even the Jamboree specials. And no one could avoid being pulled in to the story as it reached its ultimate climax when the heroes were in the textbook depository with Oswald. A moment in history where they had the opportunity to affect the WORLD. King wrote this beautifully.
The story began to drag a little in the middle; but not to the point I ever considered not listening! I highly recommend! Enjoyed immensely.
I love to listen more that read.
The imagination of Stephen King.
It is like listening to a movie without all the changes.
I am still listening, but I love going back to 1958.
I hope King never stops writhing.
This will go down as one if King's best books. The research is outstanding. Loved the ending~!
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
This book is the first Stephen King novel that I read/listened to and it proved to be very interesting. Some ask would I listen to it again. . . No, only because the best part of the story is that it went in different directions and since I know the ending, the mystery is gone. However, this should not take away from the fact that I really enjoyed this book and some readers might want to listen to it multiple times for the story line.
The book not only made me think but stirred up my always researching mind prompting me to find other books along the same subject and put them on my reading list.
Some of the language is rough but it isn't every sentence. The story telling is excellent and the performance by the narrator is good but some of the voices for different folks actually sound the same.
I enjoy when the author speaks at the end and/or beginning and Stephen King chats at the end of the book. He discusses some of his research and I enjoyed that part nearly as much as the book.
No, first time to hear him. Fabulous performance.
The dance will move you. Very special.
Fell in love with the concept of changing history through time travel. What if??Just imagine the possibilities. I have recommended this audio book to anyone and everyone I meet. In my top five favorite books ever.
Stephen King books usually scare me or creep me out so much I can't finish. This is neither scary nor creepy. Hated to hear it end. Remarkable story.
amazing book and what a performance by Craig Wasson! Masterful!
each time he went through the rabbit hole.
I've never read Stephen King and wasn't sure I would like this, but he certainly tells a story well and kept me fascinated. The detail in his description of "the land of long ago" (1958-1963) was superb. The narrator was totally convincing in his portrayal.
The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis which also involves time travel to a dangerous moment and great period detail.
I really enjoyed Jake's early forays into the past, when everything seems like fun and he is discovering how things smell and taste different, and learning how to behave in that world.
"He changed history - or did he?"
I found some elements of the book creepy and unnecessarily violent. I suppose this is Stephen King's usual style, but I didn't think they needed to be there. The whole book could have been edited to be shorter without losing focus. Unfortunately the part I found least interesting was the section with Lee Harvey Oswald and other real people, which was central to the plot. But in spite of these issues, it was spellbinding and the narration was outstanding.
Past is obdurate
How wrong can be somebody about consequences of their actions
Sadly, I didn't. This was the first one. His performance was outstanding.
"The life can turn on a dime"
Craig Wasson's performance is simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful. His voice explores every emotion King so expertly evokes, and the story played through my mind as if I were watching Jake Epping's adventure standing right next to him. I would have felt the same about the story if I had read it on paper, but this Audible experience was so enjoyable I will listen to it again.
My favorite character has to be Jake Epping, with Sadie a close second. Craig Wasson did a fantastic job expressing Jake's confusion and curiosity, determination and despair. Sadie's character came alive with her soft Georgia accent and firm resolve in her belief that she deserved and could attain a better life with Jake.
Craig Wasson's range of light and dark, hard and soft, smooth and rough brought each emotion to life through my ears and plucked at my heartstrings like an expert musician. He helped me feel the hatred and insanity right alongside the joy and hope that time travel caused for King's characters.
My favorite moment was when Jake (George) and Sadie hosted the Jamboree for Bobbie Jill's surgery. When they began to Lindy-hop, I was right there in the audience, feeling their joy and laughing through tears with hope for their happiness. I also liked that at the end, a bit of In The Mood played the story out.
Stephen King consistently sends me reeling from the roller-coaster ride of hope and horror that has become his trademark style. I never want his books to end, and continue pondering the characters and outcomes long after the stories are over. I feel him take my hand at the beginning and lead me through worlds brought to life by the power of his imagination and writing, and I am reluctant to release his hand at the end. Thank you, Constant Writer, for another delicious and satisfying journey.