Je me souviens
J’ai terminé 11-22-63 hier et me suis réveillée avec l’histoire en tête ce matin. Ce livre vaut six étoiles sur cinq!
Premièrement, si vous avez aimé « It », vous allez vraiment apprécier le beau clin d’œil en début de livre. Pas d’inquiétudes, le clin d’œil n’est pas au clown, mais à Beverly et Richie quand le personnage principal, Jake/Georges entame son voyage dans le temps à Derry. Pour ceux qui n’ont pas lu « It », ce n’est pas un prérequis pour comprendre et adorer 11-22-63.
J’ai beaucoup aimé le côté historique du livre. Je connais vaguement l’histoire et l’époque JFK et c’était très intéressant d’en apprendre un peu plus. La technologie évolue tellement vite de nos jours, c’était bien agréable de vivre la fin des années cinquante et début soixante le temps d’un livre.
Dans des histoires de voyage dans le temps, je me demande toujours comment l’auteur va gérer toutes les questions de logistiques. C’est bien fait dans ce livre. Mais Stephen King n’a rien réinventé, par plus d’une fois, certains passages me rappelaient « Back to the Futur II ».
Un parfait équilibre entre la fiction, l’histoire avec en prime une belle romance réaliste et terre-à-terre. Contrairement à plusieurs livres de Stephen King, 11-22-63 n’est pas une histoire d’horreur. Les personnages appel à nos sentiments et valorisent nos valeurs. Je trouve le livre d’une longueur parfaite. On pourrait penser que 30 heures est parfois trop long, pas dans ce cas-ci. La narration est excellente, il n’y a pas de longueurs, le rythme est bon et les intrigues nous gardent accrochés aux lèvres de Craig Wasson et aux mots de M. King. Et, sans en dire trop, la fin n’est pas décevante.
Bonne lecture !
This is by far my favorite audiobook to date. The story is really good but it's the choice of narrator that makes this work so well. Craig Wasson envelopes the characters in a way that is hard to describe. I now know what the old time stories on the radio must've been like - The characters feel true to life and the settings are portrayed by the writer so that you feel like you are there watching the action. The plot is not new- time travel and JFK assisination. However, mixing these things in a unique way keeps the story fresh and interesting. I am actually only more than halfway done but wanted others to know this one is a good choice!
The scene in the Dunning House - don't want to give anything away but you will know it when you hear it.
Many - I laughed out loud on some of the things from the past and clenched my teeth at the physical abuses. The story really comes to life.
A little history with a boost of story!
Craig was brillant in making the characters come alive. I felt I knew all of them personally by the end!
This is by far the best audio book I've ever listened to. The narrator so perfectly nailed the emotion, the characters, and the mood of the book. Its going to be a tough act to follow for sure.
I love that Stephen King took his time. This was, it seemed to me, the book that has been burning and chewing away at Mr. King's subconscious for a very long time. It is the type of writing his critics would say he wasn't capable of. It was far beyond anything I've read by him, and I've read A LOT of Stephen King.
There were many, many paragraphs/passages that I would pause, rewind and listen to over and over again. That's how gorgeous the writing is in this amazing novel. It was painful, it was endearing, it was hopeful and it was brave.
Jake and Al are personified absolutely wonderfully!!!
Yes. It took over my life entirely for a week. I would listen while cooking dinner, driving, at work, in bed at night and even just sitting in my living room while my kids played video games. I just couldn't stop!
If you are at all interested in the history or lifestyle of the late 1950s - early 1960s, read this book. If you are interested in the Kennedy assassination, read this book. If you love terrific writing and a great story... read this book (or listen)!!
I love the way King weaves a story. His imagination is amazing. I liked this because I just love history and historical fiction and Stephen King. I did find it to be a little farfetched in the premise and certainly in the ending sequence, which is why I gave it a 4 instead of a five. But for pure enjoyment and great reading, I highly recommend it.
What I liked best was the historical references and detail about it. Fascinating stuff.
The main character.
Yes, unfortunately I couldn't!
I am a Stephen King fan and though this book is bit off his beaten path I tend to trust his ability to entertain me... I was not wrong. This is a love story with an edge. I'm sure there are a great many subtle things I missed, so I am sure to re-read this and recommend it to my friends! Great story!!
I am haunted by and enjoy the scene when he realizes he can't fix what was done and that he had to go back... he made the realization that everything is as it should be.
deliciously long story
Great range of voices; sometimes a bit overdone, but only one was annoying; I especially liked the Chas (?) voice which bugged me until I placed it: it sounded like Moonlight Graham (Burt Lancaster) in Field of Dreams movie.
yes and no--a definite don't-mind-sitting-in-lines-and waiting-rooms listen, but on the other hand didn't want it to be over too soon. I am in the car at least 3 hours every day and this was a very satisfying tale.
I am actually down to the last 15 minutes, so unsure how the ending will go, and expect to re-listen to it immediately to hook all the connectors together I may have missed. I ordered the book for my husband for his birthday, and resisted temptation every night to pick it up (haven't wrapped it yet) to see what comes next or how it ends!
Suspenseful, intriguing and even has a love story thrown in. Very good book, kudos to King for mixing it up a bit! There is also a message at the end of the book from Stephen himself, his thoughts on the Kennedy event. I'm not into political books, but this one was really a good listen.
This was excellent!! I'm not usually a Steven King fan and the length of this book almost put me of entirely. Still I was itrigued by the story line and definitely influenced by so many other positive reviews. Once into it I would find myself not being able to wait for my commute to read this book - I didn't want it to end!
I am sure everyone at one time or another wished life "had a rewind button" (as my far too wise 5 year old once said more than 20 years ago) and this was excellent because we always perceive a rewind as a rewrite on our terms. The book did a fantastic job in showing that even little changes effect larger implications and in places this was so bittersweet.
Excellent complex characters and delightful look at life in the 50's also excellent portrayal of the world at that time and the sinister plots behind the assassination.......
Will we ever know the truth......
This was my first Audible book and I actually paid full price. (it was b4 I was a member.) I never regretted the expense. I live in the DFW area so that made it a much more personal experience to me. But this book pulls you in during the first chapter then holds you there til the end which you don't want to come. Amazing story. So many facts included too. Loved it, loved it, loved it! Everyone that I recommended this book to felt the same too. Don't miss out on this. You will regret it.