Thrilling ride through history. The detail, the characters, the sheer suspense of the story was outstanding. Sorry it had to end...
"so close to real life in the civil service
Having watched both series on TV, I was a little sceptical that they would translate to Audible, but they do so well. if you never saw them, this will be a treat.
"Entertaining but could've been better."
Yes I would. It's fun. I loved a lot of the descriptions and the outcome is more complicated than the premise.
I think King did a great job of plonking you in fifties, small town America. Some of the details of everyday life and conversations were classic Stephen King territory which I haven't read for years.
I liked Craig Wasson's voice and some his accents and characterisations were really good but sometimes he seemed to falter and lose his rhythm. I was surprised these weren't fixed in the edit or dubbed. There were some words that he pronounced that made me wonder if it was an American pronunciation or a mistake.
Some reviewers seemed to find it an emotional story (I'm not a crying man) but I'd say the overall feeling was one of futility and regret but justifiably so.
I'm not sure I'd have got through this as a novel but worked well enough as an audio book. A lot of thought, time and digging obviously went into this story and there is a really nice afterword by King himself in which he says that he started writing this in the 70's! I enjoyed him talking about his research and inspiration for this novel.
"Makes you think twice, what if?"
Easy to follow.
Would definitely listen again.
Will be recommending to a friend.
Now interested in the conspiracy of 11.22.63
"Breathing. book, so sad when I finished it"
Stephen King the master storey teller. More thanJFK. Superb narrative, beautiful characters you just loved
"Got me into Stephen King"
my first ever Stephen King novel. chosen because of my love of time travel themes. now I have read this and many more by Stephen who is a brilliant writer on many themes
"The best book I have read in the past 20 years"
Despite its length and knowing how it ends I couldn't stop reading until I finished.
"what can I say just amazing ..get this immediately"
an AMAZING listen ...you need to get this ..I finished it 2 days ago and am having withdrawal symptoms lol. ..seriously ...the best audio book I've had ....king is just something out of this world ...the research alone ...mannnnn
Yet another fantastic book from a hugely talented writer. I was worried about how the ending might turn out but I was not disappointed!
"Classic story telling from the master himself..."
A gripping well crafted journey from start to finish. All the elements of a future classic.