I use to read Stephen King, then like so many others, I stopped. This book is a return to the page-turning days of The Stand and It. It really is the book he was born to write - and I have to add a high-five for the narrator, who does so many incredible accents and characters well that I couldn't believe it!
I have to admit, when I first heard about this book (before it was released) I was skeptical. Well, I can definitely say that I am skeptical no longer. This is one of the best books I have listened to all year. It hooked me from the start with the brilliant narration by Craig Wasson who brought this story and it's characters to vivid life. I have read/listened to Stephen King's books for years and love the majority of them. But some of his books just stand out and this is one of them.
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Yes. I have found the audio versions better than the print versions in all of the books I have read and listened to. It brings it to life more when you can hear the characters speaking and thinking.
I highly recommend this book and have been talking about it since finishing it about 2 weeks ago. What a thought-provoking story! It includes some history, drama, romance, and action all combined in one well-written book that will cause you to pause and ask some serious questions about life. Loved it!
Did not read it, but would think it would be.
True to Characters are my three words. His voice was great. He was righ on with the different characters. I wanted to grade him as excellent, and felt he as an individual should have been. There were, however, times that I was distracted by changes in voice that the character, or situation did not change. I felt it was a bad job of editing. Maybe I missed something that happened. I was driving at the time, but it seemed so obvious, and a bit distraciting that they had gone back and redone the voice in places.
I found it interesting, not moving.
A friend said it was one of the best books she has ever read. I was glad to hear that, because I was getting bogged down about two thirds of the way through, and it kept me thinking it would be worth the effort, which it was.
My wife is at the same spot. I never said anything, and she is saying,
I liked it well enough. Got me back into Stephen King, but I can't help but feel this book could have been about 30% shorter. And the ending/explanation was a bit of a let down.
Everything! I really hesitated listening to this book as some of Stephen King's writings are a little too weird even for me but I am so glad I did not go with my first thoughts. This book is absolutely superb in every way. I have always been fascinated with the idea of time travel and his approach to it is the best I have
There is nothing to compare it to, it was that good.
At the risk of divulging too much information, the last dance.
Considering it was 29 CDs, I couldn't have but it did get me all the way from Las Vegas to Houston and back as far as Phoenix. I didn't mind the drive listening to this book and wanted to keep driving just to listen.
Thanks, Stephen King, for a wonderful entertaining and educational experience all in one book.
The voice or the reader. This story yes is fiction but the ending makes it realistic with the even though intentions are good the results can be catastrophic or life changing. Jake emotions and narrative of what he felt and saw was well done.
To name only one....Jake's return to now after his success in time.
Yes his emotions and heartfelt loss of Sadie. Then his emotions for the realization that she lived.
Who warned Zeke and Ellie about Sadie's husband being dangerous in the real time without George's interference?????
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a gripping story that goes on and on forever. I love to listen to audiobooks when I'm walking my dog or doing household chores and this book made me walk and clean much more than usual!
I had trepidations about committing to this book because I didn't want to listen to a 30-plus hour novel about political intrigue. Yes there the protagonist does travel back in time to prevent the assassination of JFK, but there is much more than that going on in this book. THe protagonist is engaging, flawed, and funny and this story is much more personal than political. Though there's a bit of that too.
I don't want to give anything away. Sorry.
I liked all of his characters - I don't think I've ever listened to a book narrated by him before, but he will certainly be one to look for in the future. His voices are distinctive without being overly dramatic - the reading was expressive and entertaining without being distracting. Bravo.
Well, the length would have prevented any such thing BUT I found myself listening for hours at a time. I even started a sewing project so I could listen for a couple of hours without looking like I was just sitting around staring off into space!
Even if you think you don't like Stephen King, or if you've never tried one of his books before, go for this one. It's a great book
I remember hearing the chilling announcement coming over the intercom in my freshman high school class that the President had been assassinated. One girl started crying and the teacher told her everything would be alright. She was wrong, nothing would be alright after that day. Stephen King manages to capture perfectly the emotions and events leading up to Nov 22. He narrates with ease the innocence and naivete of a country where nothing can go wrong and living is simple. I don't know how someone younger might view this book but I loved it and hated to see it end. The reader was also one of the best I've ever listened to. Thank you Mr. King.