I don't typically review books that I've listened to, but 'The Stand' stands alone. Stephen King's storytelling is breathtaking in its scope and extraordinary characters. The story is made even more compelling by Grover Gardner's narration which is among the best I've ever heard. I came to love (or hate) each of the characters as so vividly created by Mr. King's writing and Mr. Gardner's breathing life into them.
Interested in everything. Listening for something AMAZING...
Reputed for being long winded, King even admits the full version of this story is self-indulgent, but I enjoyed ever minute of it. I am a new King fan and started just recently with more realistic works...if you call time travel and mind control more realistic!!! After all the hype, I had to wade through this monstrosity, and I was not disappointed. The characters were well developed and by the end of the novel, you feel you know them and could predict what their lives continued to be like after the writing stopped. I hated for it to end. I love the dark side of human nature and King certainly knows how to explore and exploit it. Every King fan should consume the extended version and enjoy stepping into the shadows for a while. You can always step back out...
The narration was perfect and certainly added to the drama of the story. I would definitely listen to Grover Gardner again.
everything about this book was great! the story, the narration, the characters, and the lessons learned! if you like stephen king, of you like a great long story that will never leave you bored for almost 50 hours... make sure you pick this one up.
I love his books but this was a bore. It seems he never met an adjective or adverb he couldn't use. The narration is good. The story is not. King's more recent books are a joy.
As a non religious individual I found the transition of the story in the latter third part to be sadly heavy handed. That said, by that point I was absolutely invested in the characters and storyline so of course I continued.
Stephen King tells great stories, but this would have benefitted more from a true emphasis on the nature of humans and less deus ex machina.
I really enjoyed this novel. It was very long, but it needed that space to really draw in the whole picture. The narrator did a beautiful job at changing voices to ensure I knew who was talking. I was up and down, there was intensity and calm points. Regardless it was a solid story.
I loved this book. It was long, engaging and the narrator did such a great job voicing the different characters seamlessly.
There were moments when the playback would skip and buffer but other thank that the experience was great!