If your a Stephen King fan,a must. If not it's a great way to start to become one. I would recommend to a friend or anyone. The narrator Craig Wasson does a wonderful job making you feel each moment and how each character feels at that time.
Frank Dunning going off on his family with the sledgehammer. Very brutal and sad, but makes the story stronger.
Emotion, It's easy to visualize the scene because of his emotion in the reading itself. Very well done.
You know what.....multiple reactions, you laugh at parts, you cringe at others. The comparisons between living then and now make you relate to the story even more.
Is easy to listen to,there are some very graphic parts, and violence. If your not able to handle the violence aspect,then it won't be you cup of tea. But the story lays all the ground work in the first part. So be patient and enjoy.
.I couldn't put this one down. The plausibility of this story being true was real for me.
Amazing job by the narrator!
This one kept me on the edge of my seat!
I was really excited with the beginning of this book. The details of the 50's and 60's brought back childhood memories. Soon the joy of listening to this book was gone and replaced with the feeling of wishing it would come to an end. Once I've invested time in a book a hate to not finish it. As it drug on I was wishing to get some excitement and a finish to complement the beginning. It really just plodded along to the end.
It was intriguing as it started off then became slow and boring.
Yes, good narrator.
Maybe the part about the high school dancers could be cut. There was alot of development about the girl with a car accident facial injury and a fund raiser for medical care. Could have just chopped that off.
Just too long with a dry middle.
I spent the last few days deciding between 4 and 5 stars for 11/22/63. In the end, though, I had no choice but to give it 5. Wonderful, wonderful book. So wonderful that I am shocked that I haven't heard more buzz about this book. I just happened upon it...it seems like one I should have been recommended by everyone I know. It was that good.I have to wonder if it's hefty size might be to blame. 859 pages is not something one picks up without a good reason, lol. I happened to read/listen to this as an audio book - my first fiction audio book ever. It was downloaded in 4 parts and was just under 31 hours in all. I decided to listen to it because I had quite a few Christmas projects to finish up, and I thought it might be nice to listen to something other than music while working.I couldn't get enough of it. I ended up listening not only while I was sewing or painting, but while cooking, cleaning, driving, putting my makeup on, doing my hair...you get it. I couldn't put it down. Reader Craig Wasson was wonderful - his voices were fun to listen to, and he did a much better job on the pronunciation of many names than I would have. I really enjoyed the Authors Note. I loved hearing the history of this novel - Kings earlier attempt to write it and his research into the events. Another unexpected bonus to listening to this as an audio book was hearing Kings voice. Of course I've heard him speak before, but this time his Maine accent was much more pronounced - probably a result of my hearing it in the reading of the book. I loved the authenticity that added.
Jakes trip(s) to the past are surreal in the best way, because King writes it just as the reader would experience it. His wonder over the attitudes of the people, the cleanliness of the streets, the purity and flavor of the food and drink and (most of all) the PRICES of everything. It's all as unbelievable to Jake as it would be to me - and so I feel as if I, too, have stumbled down an invisible staircase into 1958. And I love it. Before we come to the real meat of the book - the prevention of JFK's assassination - there are side stories. Calling these plot lines side stories, however, is akin to calling quiche
Finally, at the very end I found myself sobbing out loud, tears running down my face. King is undoubtedly a master of horror and suspense - but I found him a master of romance and emotion in this book, as well.
I'd recomend this to anyone and everyone. I think it's a wonderful read for fans of any genre.
not sure, sci fi folks i guess.
yes. guess il stick to non-fiction.
hot and cold.. great all around, with the exception of Oswald's mother. I was to the point of quiting the whole book, just had had enough.
hard to say. seemed like the writer was having a great time.
I was enjoying the book, then one incident changed everything. On Jakes first solo trip he brought a few things with him.. from then on i felt that the reader was suppose to descend into the land of stupid- and just accept it. Before that time, the book flowed nicely.
Also the ending was one to forget- as quickly as possible.
The book left me feeling like a victim of a pick-pocket.
Yes - I have already listened to this book twice!
The story was intriguing and well paced.
This is the best performance by Craig Wasson, I have listened to several others and enjoyed them as well. But this is by far the best.
This book is incredible. I would highly recommend it. It actually changed the way I have been thinking about things lately. Just... wow! I did some research and learned that King did extensive research for this book and its historical accuracy. That's helpful. More than any other book I have ever read I recommend this.
Wel written and enjoyable. I liked the historical view of the novel. The end let me down a bit. But overall I enjoyed it
Avid Audiobook listener. Mostly like historical fiction or contemporary mystery/suspense.
LOVED this book! Never read a Stephen King book before but have found out how amazing of a story teller he is. The narrator is near perfect (only complaint when he does the voice of Saddie sounds a little like Winnie The Pooh). I didn't want the story to end and it was fun to think of what I would do if I could go back to 1958.
The first 8 or so hours were so captivating that I couldn't stop listening. Then came the love story. I felt like I picked up a different book. The great part was that the narrator was incredible, but I wanted historical fiction not a love story. The characters were interesting and endearing, but I did not like the endless love story contained within the story of the title 11/22/63. The JFK portion of the book seemed like filler material. I just wish SK would have stuck with the time travel story and skipped the love story.