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".
I like science, sci-fi, history, and biographies. Audible has made my long commutes so much less boring!
Yes. Grover Gardner really made the characters come alive. This performance was even better than the mini-series.
Zombie Fallout is similar to it in a small way.
The voices of the characters really seemed to come out much better.
When Tom Cullen rescued Stu and took care of him.
Epic book. A horror/fantasy masterpiece.
While this book is one of his older ones, i'd heard it was a good one and the reviews didn't lie. It's great story telling!
Listening on the go!
This the first audio book I have ever listened too, but I will listen to many more because of this one.
Stu, he is the driving force in the story.
Trash Can Man.
I listened to the audio in the course of a week while driving back and forth to work and laying in bed in the evenings.
I would recommend this audio book to anyone. I had wanted to read the book since I was in college, but the book was just too big for my little eyes, so I had to listen to it when Audible gave me the one month free trial.
I am a graphic designer by trade and a Film student by choice! I am always looking for a good story!
The stand is one of my top five books, King is in my top 2 of authors!
Stu is my favorite! His strength is inspiring!
Grover really brought the story to life!
I found myself not being able to put the book down!
This book fills in a lot of holes that the mini0series left out. I got such a better understanding of the characters and story.
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I have read or listened to many a King books, but missed this one. I debated about reading it because it was based on something that could have happened in the future, 20 years ago. Luckily for me - that did not matter. This by far was the longest book I ever listened to - but worth every minute. You will not be disappointed.