king's attempt at mixing a romance lounge is made only more painful by listening to the narrator act out a woman's orgasms. cut that out and it would be a great story.
Used to be an avid reader, but became an avid knitter. Eventually found Audible and can now have the best of both worlds.
I absolutely loved this. Stephen King has really diversified his works, but without selling out or losing his long time fans (such as myself). This is one of those stories that you don't mind being stuck in traffic because it means you get to hear more! I was bummed when it ended, but not at all disappointed in the ending.
What a different time travel story. I loved the history, and living in the Dallas area myself for 30 years a lot of the places were familiar to me. I won't say too much about the story so I won't give anything away but I loved it and also loved the ending!! I have recommended this book to many of my book reading friends. Enjoy!
Mother, knitter, reader, lifelong learner, technical writer, former library assistant & hematologist.
As a teenager, I was a big fan of Stephen King. Carrie, The Shining, and The Stand were early favorites. I really should have known better, but I read 'Salem's Lot when I was alone for a several months, and had to call my sister at 2:00 am one morning after turning on all the lights and hiding the book in the freezer still couldn't keep me from seeing vampires outside my window. Even though King's books seemed increasingly creepy, I still read Thinner, It, Misery, Christine, and Pet Sematary. Then I had children and I read Cujo. To me, it was King's most frightening book of all because it could have happened, without vampires, possessed cars, and malevolent clowns in sewers. I could easily imagine the terrifying rabid dog scenario with my own children, so I quit reading King's books and haven't even been tempted in 25 years.
Until 11/22/63. I needed a book for my Book Bingo “At least 800 pages” square, and after trying (unsuccessfully) to read Centennial, I hoped Stephen would be more exciting than James. He was. I was incredibly surprised at how much I enjoyed reading 11/22/63, especially because I wasn't expecting to. It's completely engrossing, compelling, thought-provoking, philosophical, and a darn good story. There are a few things that I wish King might have written differently, like some of the slower parts while Jake/George was watching Lee Harvey Oswald and George de Mohrenschildt, along with some parts of the ending, but those are definite spoilers. I think the ending felt a bit rushed, especially after the long lead-up to it, but that may just be me wishing the book was even longer. I haven't been this caught up and absorbed in a novel in a long time, and King left me wanting even more, all signs of a great book for me.
The narrator deserves an applause for hoa acting and many voices!
The believability of this book really sells the time travel. It just gets better and better!
The overall story is so well thought of, you would think that it is going to be more political, but the book is much more deeper.
Jake Epping is a great main character, an English teacher that steals the show.
Craig Wasson (the reader) does a great justice to all the characters, his ability to give voices to each character is brilliant.
I've read or listened to all of King's books, and I truly believe this is one of, if not the best of his novels. Simply Brilliant!!!
I have never been sucked into a story quite like this one. I've read every Stephen King novel ever written and I believe this one exceeds most, if not all, others. I was not alive when JFK was assassinated, but oh my goodness - I feel like I lived through it.
The emotional roller coaster I was taken on for the whole story - beginning to end.
All of them
Yes - absolutely. I had a hard time waiting between sessions.
If you want to be fascinated, sad, emotional, angry, frustrated and so deeply involved with all of the characters - this is absolutely the book for you - not exactly a horror novel - but plenty of shock, dismay and joy.