As a whole the plot is not bad, but I can see why the original release of this book was cut......just too long. There were times where it was just plain boring. Too many non relevant details.
Great narration made it worth the wait for the audio book. Stephen King is a master story teller in case you didn't already know, and this book is no exception. King does not disappoint, with a plot rich with characters and stories that will keep you guessing to the last minute. This book is a bargain for the hours of pleasure it will bring. Do not start this book unless you are willing to lose sleep and spend every spare moment listening to it. The story will grip you from the beginning and you will root for the protagonists as if they were real people and wonder about the hope, and hopelessness of humanity should the apocalypse really come. The only reason this is not a 5 for story is because of Trashcan Man who I wish King's editor had taken a black marker to and heavily edited him out. Otherwise outstanding. You will not regret this buy.
In top 5
Stu Redmond, the voice of sanity and reason in an insane world.
Good old East Texas of course. Grover Gardner is the best narrator of books written in American English that I have ever heard. I wish he had done more of Stephen King's work.
Harold Lauder so I could maybe talk some sense into him. What a waste.
Loved the TV miniseries version and the book is so much better. I think The Stand is Stephen King's best book and can be appreciated regardless of whatever religious beliefs you may hold. His take on contempory western society is as valid today as it was when it was written in 1978. Beware the Walkin' Dude.
engrossing, spell binding, pageturner:-)
Stu Redman or Nick Andros...both were lead characters and you got to know them as the story progressed
The first town hall meeting in Boulder...something "American" about that scene:-)
Fran.....So I could ask her why she was sooooo whiney:-)
The narrator was excellent. His ability to change the inflection of his voice was amazing...
This book was a waste of money and I couldn't even return it!!! It was a nightmare! I'm downgradingmy membership so I don't get stuck with a bunch of of junk books. Stephen King is better read than listened to.
If you prefer your fiction to be at least somewhat realistic or plausible, skip this book. I am actually surprised King's career survived this work.
Yes, but obviously King has no clue how the military operates and made many mistakes in this particular book.
Better research and knowledge of the military by King to make the story more plausible.
I cannot think of anything redeemable about this book.
This story is so good, it's Stephen King at his finest with over 150,000 more pages added to the original story. It's just as good as the movie, maybe better. The length makes it an excellent buy, but the story is one of those you never forget. I think we all missed some of the little things in reading the original book or watching the made for tv version. This audible book makes sure you catch it all, and it's just more good stuff added to one of the scariest stories of all time. This could really happen! We have these bugs made by the government and they ARE out there! Good and Evil are pitted in the age old battle for mankind.....it's touch and go at all times. "He" could win the next round if we aren't careful.
This Book is by far my most favorite of all time. I read the original many years ago. Now to hear it as Stephen originally wanted it is amazing. The characters are deep and even the ones you call enemy still feel like friends. I can not say enough good about this novel. Listen to it, Read it, whatever you do not pass it by.
I have. You can never truly put a book to film. But with the audio book you get what you wanted from the movie.
The detail. You get such a deep look inside each character. And in the end there is hope.
When they rescue the women from the men who have been abusing them.
Nick because though he himself is suffering. He tries so hard to look out for others.
Hadn't read this book since high school. Still a bit long, and the ending still disappoints but an amazing read none the less. King creates characters and a story here to rival Tolkien. The narrator was SUPERB...always a joy to listen to a great book with a reader who "gets it".