The book is good but the way Craig Wasson hooks you into the story gives this book a five star. I have trouble letting go... it is hard to press the stop button and leave the story in suspence. My hat goes off the both Stephen King and Craig Wasson because the combination off these is a pure winner. Thank you!
Yes, I can tell how good a story is by how oftern I need to rewind. I listen while I am doing tasks that require little attention. If the story is not interesting my mind wanders. i can honestly say I only had to rewind twice. considering the length of this story, that's pretty darn good.
The Stand. Another great story.
I have not, but i will look him up
A few laughs. not moved to tears, but it did bring out emotions.
This is my first review. I guess that should say something.
I usually don't get historical novels, or anything to do with them, but I am glad I tried this one. Very entertaining and worth a credit.
I have read the first half of many of Stephen King's books. I stop reading when they turned too weird. I love his writing but not his horror and gruesome tales. This book was different. More lie a Sci Fi novel, i made it all the way thru and was sad when it was over.
Now "I'm not a crying man", to quote the narrator, Jake, but I must admit I had moist eyes at the end. King credits his son for coming up with the ending it is wonderful. I don/t want to give it away so I will not say more about it.
USC grad, Audiobook lover of all kinds. Favorite narrator is Ralph Cosham.
So far, this is the best audiobook I've yet listened to.
Jake/George, obviously. It's hard to dislike such an awesome protagonist with really wonderful development that takes place throughout the novel.
In such a long book, that's rather hard to pin down. I think, surprisingly, the scene leading up to the confrontation with Oswald. Not because of Jake, but because of Sadie.
At first, as a young man I didn't see much value in her as a character, and found the whole lovey/dovey relationship to be geared more toward an older, straight audience. But Sadie turns out to be far more interesting, and bravo to King for pulling that off.
No. It's far too long for that. It worked as a wonderful
Really a wonderful read. If you're worried about King because he's known for horror, don't be. I'm not a horror fan much at all and there is almost nothing about the book that would make you think it's written by the stereotypical Stephen King.
He really proves his versatility as an author with this work. I'm seriously considering Under the Dome as a result.
I am married ( 26 years and counting!), I have two children a boy 16 and a girl 21. I love reading, gardening, knitting, art! People who say they would be bored when they retire just don't know themselves very well! I, on the other hand can't wait to have the time to do more of the things I truly love! Maybe write a book, a dream I have always had of doing!
This book took place six months before I was born, what a world I was born into and how scary it must have been for my parents! It is a amazing trip back in time to a world where my life began and never realizing growing up how close to disaster we were many times! How many times have I wondered "if only that would not have happened..." This is only the second book by Stephen King I have read, truely he is more than a writer of horror, what a great writer he is! What a treat at the end to hear King speak of his book!
WOW - this book is a feast for the brain. For those of us old enough to remember the 50s, it's a nostalgic trip into the past. Mr. King's description of sights, sounds and food make this book a feast for the brain. So many "what ifs" and Jake's character is so tangible. Don't miss this one!
I loved that it had history mixed with romance and suspence. This would make a wonderful movie too.
I loved the history. The romance, the small town feeling. Also the I wonder what happens if he saves JFK. The ending was a GREAT ending.
Wow, he can read to me anytime ( :
If you could go back in time to save JFK would you and if your did what are the results
Very engaging story with an equal mix of history and fantasy. Stephen King is my favorite author and this book did not disappoint. Craig Wasson did a wonderful job of narration. I definitely receommend this title.