U.S. Army Veteran
I've have a number of Stephen Kings books, I guess The Stand ranks in the top 3, but this one is special...
All Kings books are AWESOME.
Anything with Tom Cullen
M O O N
I'm not a big fan of Stephen King but thought this would be interesting. It was until it got into all his supernatural stuff. I liked his 11-22-63 because it provided interesting aspects of the Kennedy assassination.
David is my husband - I'm the one that actually picks out and listens to the books. ~ Anna
This is probably my favorite Steven King book. Such an interesting read/listen! The character development is amazing. Loved this book!
The whole story of the stand was developed great. It was great to get to know the characters in depth. It was great to see how each person played out their role in the plot. That is why I was very disappointed by the ending of the story. I won't spoil it for those who want to listen all the way through, but let me just say that it ends abruptly and predictably.
I really enjoyed this book. Grover Gardner is one of the best narrators that I have ever used. The story is a bit long at almost 50 hours but it is well worth the time you invest into it! The Stand gives you a possible outlook at how the world would act in the case of a apocalypse type event. Stephen King has a great imagination. only he can think of some of the crazy details that are in this book. The stand is a great time filler and you will not expect the ending to go the way it does. I strongly recommend this book!
This story was intense! Grabbed me from the beginning and kept me till the very end! It was so realistic, like it could really happen (frighting really!). If you like Stephen King you will love this one.
Over the road Truck Driver. I enjoy audiobooks as they help the miles roll by.....Especially unabridged History and good Fiction.
The story was very relavent, what with all the biological scares we see every day. And weaponized diseases? Ugghh! (Shivers) Mr. King's descriptions of a post-apocalyptic U.S. and the people struggling to survive in it was amazing! (Stephen King. 'Nuff said.)
Ummm... Ahh... too many to list.
Yes and no.. The individual characters and stories are great, but this is so long that you can't hear it all in one sitting.
I read/listen anything I can get my hands on! I've read all the "trendy" novels and have been somewhat disappointed. I prefer more fantasy, YA, and historical fiction. I tend to get into a genre and stay obsessively for a while before I move on to the next one.
I had never read this book but had heard it was a great one. I love Stephen King's older works and this one just got added to my list of favorites.
Mr. Gardner has a rich voice and I love to listen him. I will be searching for more of his perfomances!
I'm a fan of apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic stories, and this was a good one. Despite the book being quite long, the plot moves forward at a good pace. There are some good twists and turns, and the characters face interesting challenges. Many of the characters in this book were exceptionally well developed and witnessing them struggle and evolve as the plot unfolded was more enthralling than the plot its self. Harold Lauder and Tom Cullen in particular.
The plot had a few weak points though. The Las Vegas inhabitants weren't evil, so much as they were disturbed. I felt more sorry for them than afraid of them. This ultimately made them their own worst enemies. The literal "hand of God" triumph at the end was a pretty disappointing way to prevail, too. There was a lot of unrealized potential to make the character of God a little more mysterious and profound than he ended up being.
I thought the reading performance was just okay. Every accent was some variation of southern, even when it wasn't appropriate.
I love, love, love Stephen King, but this novel is way too long! It has great dialogue and great characters, however, the story drags on and on.....zzzzzzzz I like a lively pace with a pulse-pounding experience! This book is too much to do about nothing!