I use to read Stephen King, but as I got older started to get nightmares. So I was happy he wrote a none horror novel.
It classic Stephen King writing style. I feel like I am in the room with the characters, I love they way he describes everything! The story moves along nicely making you want more.
How it invoked all different kinds of feelings. I cried, felt pity, was nervous, happy, and was wondering how the book would end and hoping it would end a certain way.
yes several times
the reminiscing - loved my childhood until JFK died
Al Templeton - he had enormous passion and empathy
Great actor. He must have prepared for many hours before each taping. He could put so much emotion into each voice.
both laugh and cry
I love listening to books if the actor reading is talented. I can enjoy the characters so much more and concentrate on the story.
This book was so addictive, I could not stop listening to it! You actually feel like you have a connection to the characters by the end. Great beginning, middle and ending. Never dragged on, even though a very long book. Really, really good!
This story drew me in from the start. I couldn't wait to listen to it. I was at the half way mark, I found myself thinking, why do I care about that detail and how many times do they need to have sex for me to understand it's part of their characters. I thought the ending was very clever and he explains it in the prologue.
Rural Mail Carrier with an awesome husband and 3 fantastic kids!
Initially I was skeptical about whether this would be a book I would enjoy, but the reviews were so good that I decided to give it a try. Within the first half hour I was hooked. It is a fantastic story, an amazing concept and Stephen King is undoubtedly a master. His writing surely sets him apart from so much of the drivel that is out there these days. After a few hours of listening I went to amazon and bought the hard cover to add to my collection and I found myself constantly recommending this book to others. The narrator is INCREDIBLE! I can't stand listening to a story and not being able to tell whom is speaking, but that never happens with this narration. Each character is distinguishable and there are ALOT of characters. While listening, I forgot that it was one person reading a story. Craig Wasson is remarkable at his craft and I am impressed by his artistry.
I am a Stephen King audio fan. I think he writes to be listened to. This story was intriguing with just enough foreshadowing. And what a satifying ending! The narrator was great - he did well with the accents.
Pretty high up.
Jake Epping's transformation into George Amberson is absolutely perfect. You can empathize with Jake and also understand that he is way in over his head with this important mission. He is a man who does not belong trying so desperately to fit in while the world around him tries to swallow him.
Al Templeton was one of those warm sage-like characters that you can't help but trust and want to follow. He's not your typical guide into an unknown world, but he explains to Jake and us as the reader the very basics of how this world works.
I found myself laughing with joy with George/Jake's successes while just as equally making me cringe and desperately remind myself that it's a book when the bigger tragedies seem to come out of left field.
It's a good long book that will keep you coming back for more. Great for commuting.
I don't know that I would listen to it again since I now know the outcome, but I sure loved it.
In plot, this story reminded me of King's The Dead Zone. In pace and tension, King's Wizard and Glass. The time travel tropes and the nostalgic atmosphere reminded me of Bradbury's A Sound of Thunder and Dandelion Wine.
He brings the characters to life, complete with convincing accents, although I thought some of the emotion expressed in the main character's narration was a little forced.
Yes, I was very moved by several of the scenes and situations, and I loved the overall experience so much that I was quite sad when it was over.
A long and involved science fiction story, narrated by Craig Wasson, whom, I would suggest, is the best in his field. However, that being said, I would not listen to it again due to the length to arrive at the important day.
The Oswald background and influences on his life.
Climb through a rabbit hole and view/influence history
The ending.It's a bit messy.Past can't be changed, or it creates a new parallel universe on its own.
The female protagonist should have been more independent, specially in the future 2011 (make her married).Seems she's been created for the main characther. I would have liked a bit more uncertainty.And, the alternate futures created by altering the past, should be more realistic.I would suggest to review the ending with a bit less fantasy and a bit more realistic (it's very difficult, I know!).
Perfect for this story! A 10+
Great "page turner".However, reminds me A LOT the series "Back to the future" I & II where time travelling to alter past was treated in the plot perfectly.Including the alternate bleak future created in the part II