Enjoy mostly non fiction and the occasional thriller.
Have to say this was my first Stephen King book and I DID enjoy it. He does a great job painting a picture of the past and I felt like I knew the characters. I also enjoyed the narration. My hangup is that it seemed several hours too long.
Because it captures you from the beginning, giving both realism and fantasy in a world where one can often feel lonely and devoid of true love and friendship.
Jake of course. His character is multi-dimensional, brave and true.
No, but I will now.
I will listen again, it was a great book, help my interest, I would sit in my car in the garage for 15-30 minutes listening to finish a section instead of going inside
As good as any of Stephen Kings longer books.
Great voice for the book, held my interest.
No, too long, need a couple days to do very quickly, If I had the time I would have done it that way
The description of Jake's first steps into the past.
Laughed and cried many times.
This is my first experience with an audio book (thank you Audible) and my first Stephen King novel. I am a child of the '60's (born in '52) and fascinated by time travel so I was immediately hooked by the story line. If Mr. King has written anything that equals or betters this book I must read it! The narration by Craig Wasson is incredible. The author knew what he was doing when he commissioned this gifted man to narrate his book. It is amazing how one man brings so many diverse characters to life. It's as if multiple personas are speaking through a medium. Now I'm ruined - everything else I've sampled seems inferior! I was so thrilled by this first audiobook experience that I signed up for the 24 book bundle. Can anyone recommend a story and narration that equals this masterpiece? I just haven't found anything that comes close.
Audiobook. Lot’s of reviews, no wonder: It’s a Stephen King novel. The man says ‘story trumps all’, and within this context, 11-22-63 is a super story. However, very typically Stephen King, the book is long and wordy. For example, at one point is a description of an boxing match…fast forwarded, because you know the outcome and personally, I’m not into boxing. There are some editing issues, i.e, thoughts expressed in the prose that are later contradicted and not caught during a close review by the author or the editor. It’s also interesting that the author is permitted the disregard of writing standards that would ‘slush pile’ such work. Adverbs, adjectives, ‘ly’ words, POV breaks all over the board, etc. All are okay, if you are Stephen King. But, try to get away with any of this as a novice author and you’re toast.
There is an instance in the editing of the story I find a bit bizarre. The lead character is an educated teacher, smart. This character indicates a bit of distress with the fact that Marina Oswald is expecting a second child, in such a manner as to convey that he was totally ignorant of the fact. Not believable, to me. Even though the actual assassination of Kennedy would have taken place before this guy was born and is/was as much history to him as WWII, he’d have to have been living under a rock not to have seen pictures of that woman with her two kids at some point. Especially considering that he’s lived through years of Kennedy assassination anniversary documentaries. Not realistic.
Narration is good. No trouble following the characters. Sadie’s voice is whiny, but maybe this is simply the way the narrator visualizes the dependent women of the time.
Workaholic who makes time for great books.
This story in all of Non-Fiction is in the top 3. The amount of research and imagination that went into this story is hard for me to really appreciate. It made one of the most creative stories I could think of. You really don't think about how time travel could affect the present reality you would go back to. The small things like describing local stores, all the way to intimate details of the way Lee Harvey Oswald interacted with his wife and daughter was new territory for me. I only knew him as the dick who shot a great president. Now as I was checking out at a grocery store I saw an article about Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald and I felt like I knew her.
One of the best!
Of course Jake. I liked how he was willing to take risks and realize the journey he was taking each time.
Actually I loved them all. Craig is one talented person!
More like worry. I did cry at certain parts of the book but I cannot tell you where because I do not want to ruin the book for others.
I am not a Stephen King fan, and usually steer clean but my daughter loved the book and recommended it. This book is worth the time! I loved it!
It's been three weeks since I finished this book, and I still miss the characters. Great story. Wonderful character development. I didn't expect to love this book as much as I do. Read it. You will be glad you did.
I have listened to this book 3 times now, and would do so again. It filled with so many treasures that it is like rediscovery each time.
This really makes you think about what you would do. It never bores but always has something lurking around the corner.
I think this is the first Craig Wasson I have listened to. He did amazingly well, not stand out but very well.
I wish I could have. I did not like when I had to put it down.
Long Commute Sufferer...Avid Audible Listener
Absolutely! Stephen King has proved his skills once again in 112263. This book will take you back in time, and for me, it was a time I never experienced. So, imagine my delight while reading, I could picture myself back in 1958.
The end is my favorite part. I'm not going to outline it here (hate when people spoil in reviews) but I will say that King tied it up in a very pretty knot.
I have. He's narrated some of King's other books. I had a little bit of cross over character confusion with his voice but quickly warmed to the new character, George.
For sure! I earned my marathon badge with this one!