I don't want to be a Stephen King fan. Nevertheless, he knows how to tell a story! I have really liked some of his books in the past, and I really loved this book. It gave me so much to think about. I'm afraid I will have to read a few more King novels in the future. Darn it!
I was a kid when Kennedy was shot, and no explanation yet satisfies me as to what really happened. I didn't find an answer here either, but it was nostalgic to go back and revisit the scenes of that awful day. Everyone wishes it would never have taken place, but what if someone had stopped it? How different would things really be now? King stretches the imagination to the max, which is what he does best.
I've been a loyal fan having read every book of Stephen King since I was in high school in the late 1970's. His genious for writing epic novels populated with clearly defined, well rounded characters is astounding. Craig Wasson does a great job bringing the book to life.
This production does not disappoint. It is the audio equivalent to a page turner.
This was a truly engrossing listen. From start to finish... it just reached out of my speakers and grabbed me. Spectacular concept which was pretty much flawlessly delivered. And I'm not a King fanboy- I have read a lot of his stuff and have given them varying reviews.
Wasson did a tremendous job with the narration- there were a number of moments in the listen where I was on the edge of my seat or had massive welling of emotion. Just a brilliant performance.
Worth a credit and 30 hours of your life.
It has been a while since I have listened to a book (especially one this long) and hated to see the time counting down. I almost just started it over. Stephen King is a master storyteller and the narration is excellent. Highly recommended!
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
I really loved this book. its just half way through it you think "why all of this?? why its taking toooo long". But still its really good... the ending is amazing and the butterfly effect is..... well i don't know how to explain it, but you really think if this happened in real life, what kind of changes will occur.
Never found a lull in the story or narrative. I was pleased that even though it was Stephen King and a time travel story, it really didn't seem far fetched or odd. I felt I could actually believe in what was happening. I pulled for the hero in his mission and his relationships, and was sad when the story ended. I'd definitely recommend listening to the novel, even if you don't go for time travel stories.So much of the time is spent in the life of another time, keeping the story straight isn't taxing. Being from Dallas, I found it interesting hearing about familiar places.
Sadie's trauma from reappearance of x-husband; her vulnerability and yet her strength and loyalty. Also, ultimately I was pleased with the ending. For a bit I was worried that it wouldn't end the way I felt would be acceptable after having invested that much time into the story. I still have my own preferred ending, and choose to remember my own fantasy ending.
Definitely. I even stole time away from my day for listening, when I should have been concentrating on other things.
The author should give Dallas a chance in 2011 as well as 1963. He's not favorable of the area and it shows in some parts of the writing. I don't think the attitudes in Dallas are as hateful and dire as he makes them out to be. Were the slights more blatant, I probably wouldn't have been able to loose myself in the story, for being annoyed at the shortsightedness of the author.
Canadian girl in Kansas, love audible, books on kindle or kindle fire, and old fashioned books! I enjoy fiction most, mostly books with strong female leads. Favourite authors: Diana Gabaldon, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Wally Lamb, Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, Lisa Genova, many more!
I absolutely loved every part of this story. The flow, the characters, the whole idea of the time travel, the romance, the suspense.. This book has every aspect of a fantastic book all made into one story. I have read about every single book by Stephen King and I absolutely loved this book best. The narration was perfect. The suspense in Wasson's voice, his infliction, his entire performance was incredible. I didn't want it to end.
Of course the main character was my favourite, the narrator of the story. He was just an average joe, who made decisions with his heart.
I think my favourite scene was probably the climax where we do not know if Kennedy will be saved or killed. The idea of time working against the characters was so compelling and exciting- it was very very dramatic.
I think the whole overall message of the book moved me. The point was that, everything happens for a reason. What reason though- we may never know. It's hard to say much without giving away the book!
King's best, most suspenseful novel to date- with excellent narration! Fantastic audible book!
I'm the author of the book "Bronx DA" and an attorney.
I really enjoyed this novel and I think it's the best thing King has written in a while. The book is quite long, but the story never got dull. I had a great sense of the characters and the assumptions about history and the people in it were very plausible. As with all King novels, you have to be willing to suspend disbelief and just enjoy the ride. The ending was a little predictable, but in a way, I don't think the novel would have been as fulfilling if he'd ended it differently.
King's attention to the details of the time period where the book is set are terrific and consistent as well. He does a great job of engaging all the senses to make you really feel the time of the book. Highly recommended.
Also, Craig Wasson was an excellent choice to narrate this book. He did a wonderful job.
I give books 5 stars when I think they deserve to win some kind of prize and I'm not sure I think this is an award winner, but it is a great, fun and worthwhile listen. Very happy to see in the Stand just came out on audio and I look forward to listening to more King!
Naval Air Corps - (DC3, C118, P2V Neptune) 1965 - 1970
Normally, I am not a fanatical fan of all Stephen Kings works because I don't enjoy dark and scary. However, this story drew me in, held me and delivered me right to the front door of WOW. It was interesting to Google Map the many addresses mentioned in the story while listening. I am ex-military and an old crusty kind of guy. I wan't exactly "crying" at the ending of the story; its closer to say my eyes were "glistening" while wearing a happy smile.
I believe a reviewer should finish a book before submitting a review. What do you think?
Mr. King does it again, another long book that holds the reader's interest throughout. The narrator did a fine job with this delightful story. The likable main character and his group of "besties" all live in the past and engage either knowingly or not in a plot to change the world as we now know it.
Jake/George, is a lovable all around good guy. The reader is taken in as we follow him and his special friend Sadie, who is as clumsy as she is beautiful.
The times seem quaint to us now, yet I remember this vibe having grown up in the 60's myself.
So enjoy and be prepared to either reminisce or be intrigued with the setting and the story.
I feel as though this author never disappoints.