How the story kept me listening and wanting to hear more.
Takes history and creates a nice what-if scenario.
It made me think about history and the wonderful challenges of time travel.
Really liked the story - time travel to the era I grew up in! The language was a little rough for me but I really enjoyed this book.
There were several memorable moments in this book. I especially like the section where Jake directed the student play in Texas.
I tried to read the book, but I just couldn't get into it. Craig Wasson's performance brought life to the characters.
I wept at the part where Jake first went to Derry and failed in his attempt to save everyone in the janitor's family.
The narrator is great! At first I thought he read a little too slowly, but by the end of the book I was thinking how much I would like to have him read my next many books.
This book is like the "old" Stephen King. More creepy, goosebumpy, and ironic, rather than blood and guts gorey. In fact, at times it was almost goody, goody two shoes. I really liked this book. Seemed like all the loose ends were tied up, and the ending had just the right amount of satisfaction. I didn't experience a draggy moment in it. Five stars, Stephen King and Craig Wasson!
Craig Wasson's reading of Mr. King's time travel novel rivets the listener making one wish to spend even more time in the plane, train or automobile. King's descriptive prose makes the reader/listener feel a sensory connection to the story's time and place. Only a master like Stephen King could create this new spin on "time" worn subject. Amazing! Highly recommended.
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.