As with anything from Stephen King that I have read or listened to I can always go back and read or listen again with the same enjoyment.
The story was not a horror, but was full of suspense and drew you further into the difficult decisions that are to be made
I felt he added life to the experience, and made it seem like you were experiencing the story as a spectator
The love story climax
"Great narration, book should have been shorter"
It was brilliantly written but it took forever for the story to develop
The bit at the end, when I eventually got there
about 90% of them
"My first Stephen King"
I liked this. I'm not a fan of horror, but do like time-travel and this was very good. I thought it was a tad too long and would have had much more punch if it lost an hour and half. But he is a wonderful and very confident writer. I shall read more from him I think. He evoked the period perfectly and the tension was well paced.
"love love love it!"
I hadn't read this one before purchasing the audiobooks which is highly unusual for me however I loved this story....based around facts Mr King weaves the story and keeps you interested up until the last minute! I loved the ending (even though I didn't want it to end 😞)and throughly enjoyed the afterward read by Stephen King ....great way to end this fabulous book!
Strong lessons learned
Ghost. It's political content and personal story of a person who wants change and has the power to affect it.
The lesson of this book is that you can do any thing that you want to...provided you are prepared to accept the consequences.
That lesson was revisited in Stephen King's 11.22.63.
The book’s front cover shows a newspaper account of Kennedy’s death in Dallas on that date. The back has the alternate outcome, with Jack and Jackie looking good and unhurt. Between the covers King, telling an intimate tale of what did happen, what could have happened and the consequences of nudging the past, fills 879 pages with extraordinary writing.
King predicates “11.22.63” on the idea of time travel.
A Maine schoolteacher, Jake Epping, is shown means of going back in time.
The teacher is drawn to the possibility of changing the past so that the present is little better. This is where for me, the delicate trap set by Stephen King is sprung and I was caught in a story that has history, humanity and a genuine journey...many journeys, each with a different destination.
Jake goes back to 1958 and finds a simpler, better tasting, more vibrant time. Cars are cool and the people seem more engaged.
On the flip side, America is consumed with the cold war and all the fear and angst of what seemed unavoidable nuclear holocaust.
This book, rare for King, is written in the first person.
The writing is engaging, crisp and clever. If the plot has holes, King’s well-drawn characters and very personal folding in of well-researched history seamlessly cover them.
The changes that can be made to the past are, at first, small. The consequences are slight and there is always the chance to 'reset' things by going back again. So where is the harm?
Jake Epping is set on a journey to avoid the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, by eliminating his killer, Lee Harvey Oswald.
King creates a scenario where in the past, the teacher feels comfortable, finds big time romance and finds that the past is contagious. Like a character in the story, the past not only resists, but also fights change.
If a splendid picture is drawn of the time, a masterpiece is created of Oswald his wife, Marina and the complications of their circumstances.
King has a reputation for well-told horror, exacting intrigue and revealing the dark, dark side of his characters. I believe that in this, his latest book, he shows us a new aspect of his writing: a morality that we can all feel. This is a big book in many ways, but very personal. The daunting page-count belies the ease with which they fly by. I think this book has its political aspects but also personal feelings. Neil Reilly
"Excellent story great narration/"
Near the top of the list. I loved the narrator's accents ranging from New England to deep South!
Explaining the "rabbit hole".
11-22-63, the day JFK was murdered, the day one man must change.
"My favourite audio book ever"
What a book and what a performance. Stephen king has researched this in massive detail and delivers a story which immediately engages you with the main characters. I thought the plot line sounded a bit strange, but the story behind it had me hooked from the beginning. Also what a performance by Craig Wasson. I am sure I will listen to this book again in the near future, would recommend highly to anyone
"Brilliant and Unique"
The combination of brilliant story and great narration made this such an enjoyable listen. I was unsure from the description whether the storyline of 'time travel' would somehow make the book less believable, and therefore less enjoyable for me, but it was marvellously told. Great detail, great humour and a great lead character all help towards this too.
Thoroughly enjoyable, and at 30 hours long it's a lot of book for your money, never gets boring. I loved it! Re-ignited my love of the work of Stephen King.
Although this is a long audio book the time never seemed to drag and I could not wait to get back to it when ever I put it down. A great idea, with wonderful characters, beautifully told by a master. My only criticism was with the end - And I must say I am often disappointed with the ends of books! - which I did not think was clever or shocking enough. But that said, I would recommend it to anyone.
Great story and well read, beautiful finish. Had a lump in my throat at the end.