This was a fascinating book, and I enjoyed it immensely!!! The 30+ hours of narration initially seemed excessive, but I was only wishing for more when it came to an end. Stephen King rocks!!!
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Didn't read the print edition.
Yes, many fantastic stories in the past.
A nice job of taking on different voices and accents that add to the enjoyment of listening.
The killing of Sadie
The whole possibility of upsetting not just time, but the planet, galaxy, and universe was quite a teaser that could have evolved into something more my kind of Stephen King. But it didn't. It just ended with a plop, after all that build up. I still enjoyed the book but wished there was more imaginative writing going in the direction of not putting things back and seeing the consequences. After finding out all of the horrific things that had changed from his actions I thought things were really going to take off at that point and the best parts of the book were on the way. But it was over. There was no part 5 :(
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Stephen King wrote a compelling, imaginative story behind a factual and monumental event and did it in such a way that really drew me in. The amount of time and research that had to have gone into this book is just incredible. Craig Wasson actually becomes Jake Epping and made me care about his story, along with the other characters in the book like they were my own friends and family.
It's a a great story and absolutely worth the listen.
The last book I enjoyed this much was The Help. If I could go back on my reviews and just give 5 stars to books I enjoyed this much, there would only be 2- the Help and 11-22-63. I have never been a Stephen King fan. I don't like horror books. I don't care for scare, and blood and gore. I would not even consider myself a sci-fi fan or anyone remotely interested in time travel- though I do enjoy Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. I bought this book because of so many good reviews. I was blown away. I loved listening to it. I enjoyed the chemistry of the characters. I enjoyed how the story moved along. I enjoyed the cultural references to the 50s and 60s and giving that time and place such reality. I've gone to 5 bookstores trying to find a copy for my husband to read as I SO want to talk with someone about this book.
I never liked Woody Allen movies and then along came
I would recommend this as Audible's ultimate adult summer listen.
Jacob ... er, Jake ...well, George!
Every single character -- and there are a good many of 'em - was spot on!
I'm still listening to it! So far, there have been very Stephen King moments detailing exceptionally graphic moments of violence ... and tenderness .... and nature ... and shock ....and an extraordinary sense of the protagonist's immediacy, commitment, presence and personal conflict with
Stephen King pulls no punches, historically, politically, emotionally, physically, psychologically. I like that! A master craftsman and teller of tales, King's 11-22-1963 novel deserves WINNER status on every level.
The Character's! As always Stephen King is a master at developing his character's in a way that even though there are so many of them, and so much going on, you can still keep it all together.
One of the most memorable moments is when Jake meets up with Bev and Ritchie in Derry. I love it when King alligns a new story with an old one. It's a treat for those of us who have read all of his books to see these little tidbits and know they are just for us, his devoted fans.
I have not heard on of Craig Wasson's performances before. I thought he did a good job.
King never makes it easy for you, like in the Dark Tower when he kills off Roland's Ka Tet, but we still love him anyway. Knowing that Sadie still get's hurt no matter what poor Jake does is a little disheartening but it's all necessary to help the story make it's point.
I love Mr. King and I can't wait for the next one.
Stephen King has done it again. Time travel and suspense. Great mix. Couldn't stop listening. Worth every penny!
I am a recent Stephen King fan. Some consider his writing to be too detailed, not me!
I enjoyed the research, facts and fiction. All together. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in a solid read. Craig Wasson is truly a remarkable reader.
I really enjoyed this audio. At times it seemed a bit long but I really enjoyed the story. Especially since a was still a little young when Kennedy was shot. I remember the shooting but it was fun to get some background which isn't spoken about that often.
I think King got the ending wrong.
He had no way of knowing that the world would have been more peaceful.
I loved the way he described what the pollution was like in '58.
Plus the costs of everything.
Including the Derry killings was brilliant.
But I do not think Oswald acted alone.