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.
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.
Yes. It's a great story with a lot of detail and interesting characters. The performer is, without a doubt, the best reader I've heard.
Everything. Craig Wasson is the best performer I've encountered. In fact, after listening to this book I'm finding it difficult to engage with others. I can feel the person reading the book now, whereas when Craig was reading 11.22.63 I was completely immersed in the story. The way he changes his voice for each character is amazing.
11.22.63 is over 30 hours, so too long to listen in a single sitting.
I really enjoyed 29 of the 30 hours I spent listening to this book. Stephen King however, sigh. He still can't write a good ending.
His voice was easy to listen to, his casual laugh during dialogue felt natural, however his Russian and German accents both sounded like poor imitations of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Great story. Great. Awesome. Almost brilliant. But that ending. Ugh. Come on Stephen, get with the program!