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.
Craig Wasson is perfect for the job, an extremely talented narrator. I wouldn't have Stephen King change a single page. His attention to detail was fantastic. Recommended 100%
I like this book. So much so I bought it twice (after losing an iTunes audiobook copy). It's not King's best work, but only because he has written so many other fantastic books (Duma Key, Cell, The Stand - too many to list); it's way better than the best of most authors, even very good ones. Being super-critical it slows slightly in the middle, but it picks up again. The performance is excellent, the characters are developed beautifully and it's an involving and well thought out story. Epic but so worth it.
it took me a while to get through this marvellous tale as I could only listen in short bursts but 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. I love this story. I so enjoyed the crazy, wonderful idea; it's one I'm sure MANY have entertained in their private thoughts "What if he missed and the President survived...? ; What if...?" over the years. Everything Stephen King does has value but it's his quirky imagination and his ability to find an idea that somehow resounds, connects with humans in a very real way and the way he puts that existential horror surrealist slant on it that I just love! He writes the books I would love to say I'd written myself. Thanks boss, love your work!
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.