I would definately recommend this book. It has kept me interested from the start. I walk with my audio books and find I am walking further and further just to keep listending.
The Narrator's voice reminds me of Nicolas Cage's voice, smooth and soothing. He brings words to life and I think I may have put a hard copy of this book down sooner if I was just reading it.
Use Craig Wasson for other narrations! He was excellent and brought Mr King's story to life. He made me feel like I was watching a movie.
It was a long listen for what turned out to be way more of a love story than anything else, and I just didn't want that! So it might be just my reaction, but in the end I listened to the whole lot to then think I really need not have bothered. However, if you are interested in an alternative history fiction with a strong, long, love story then this may be for you.
it took me a while to get through it as i only listen whilst driving (i do a regular road trip of 3 hours a pop so perfect time to 'story' listen) and despite the stop start nature of my usage, i found each time i picked it up i was able to "fall" back into it with ease. Mr King creates memorable, troubled and complex characters with apparent ease and a part of this storys' charm is the ease with which it elicits a very natural empathy for the characters plight. Essentially, it's because i care about the folks concerned that i can recall my last spot easily and picking up where i left off - travel the experience toward it's end. .. and that i do regretfully because i find Mr King makes me love his creations, which makes me want to know what happens to them - not because the author leaves anything unresolved. yeah. good, immersive story telling.
Mr. King is a brilliant writer and this was the first time I've heard one of his books in this format. He did a fantastic job of supplying the listener with incredible visuals of an age long gone, good and bad.
The story itself was good, but not great. It comprises of 2 parts sci-fi and 8 parts history lesson of life in the 50's/60's..... For 30 hours.
Overall I give it 4 stars, the reader did an outstanding job and completely owned his character. I would have only rated this book 3 stars but Craig Wasson made it come alive!!! I hope or hear more books read by him.
The reader (Audible performer) must get his dues, it's almost as if this book was written for him to read. I love the New England accents and the tone of the readers voice throughout this story.Once in it I got the sense that the author really was enjoying his time in the past as much as the hero in the story was. I got a real feel for the mood of the time and what life must have been like in a simpler but crueler time. Well done Stephen King, I was not disappointed but I was delighted. When a story is good like this one was you want to roll around in it a long as possible and that is what happened here.
I don't like to compare work but "Under the Dome" takes the reader on a similar type of experience. The author introduces prodigious and dare I say obdurate characters that are often humorous in their strong or weak personalities. PLEASE DONT JUDGE THE BOOK "under the dome" by the miniseries.
Craig Wasson was really good all round. I mean really good. The main character (the hero) of the book was best performed by Craig... as it should be.
A film sure - PLEASE not a TV mini-series. No tagline from me, leave that to author or producers
Yip, I really love the slight humours that Stephen King brings across in some of his books. The ability to make the reader chuckle at the way the characters are, it makes for rich and colourful reading. This book is not perfect, nothing is... but I had a good time listening to it.
This book was fantastic. Absolutely loved it. The narrator has great skill , is very compelling. Made me cry a couple of times. Just awesome. Not a Stephen king horror book. Superbly written as usual from Mr King
The notion of time travel combined with a major historical event and the consequences of changing the past, provided for a solid and well thought out story. All 30 hours were delivered masterfully by Craig Wasson, who gave each character a dialect and tone of voice that complemented Kings own descriptions very well I thought.
Going through the rabbit hole for the first time was good reading. And of course the climax at the Texas Book Depository, althrough I must admit I had guessed what would happen.
I have heard only this book read by Wasson, but that performance made me search for other books just to hear him read them. He's a great narrator for sure.