It gave me a more depth view of each character since I had previously seen the movie several times. The books helps you develop a deeper understanding of each character and their struggles of dealing with the end of the world as they knew it. It also adds an interesting twist to the battle of souls between God and the devil.
It makes you think, I mean really think, the setting of the story with the super flu wiping out 80 percent of the population and how the government handles it is very realistic, you can see it happening the way King describes it.
He is a excellent narrator, to be able to imitate so many different voices and personalities, accents and gender differences, it does not take long before you know who is speaking by simply listening to his imitation of their voices.
I would take the sociologist out to dinner and of course I have forgotten his name. But how he views society and his theories in the book was very interesting, plus he is very intelligent, I would love to discuss current events with him.
You will not regret this purchase!
This was just as wonderful as when I read it years ago. If you have never read The Stand, please do so!! It is a huge novel, full of so many characters, and so much happening that it is difficult to summarize. Stephen King is so talented and I am a huge fan. I would not call this story a true "horror" story, but a sprawling adventure story. I also highly recommend The Shining and (the new sequel) Dr. Sleep. These are some of King's best books.
Well, it's my second audiobook... but easily my favorite.
The constant turn of events kept me on the edge. I found myself listening when I wasn't supposed to (while at work, for example) just to piece things together. I also developed a fondness for some characters, and a strong dislike of a couple others.
Don't want to give away too much, but it was one unexpected reunion that had me almost in tears.
Nick Androse! He's a good listener, for one... but I'd also love to ask him a thousand questions. I didn't get enough of him!
Yes.. This is a classic.. a must read for anyone into the Sci-Fi/Dystopian style books
Everything. He was great!
This is one if those books that a lot of other books will be compared too. It's a classic that will be with me forever. I always recommend the works of Stephen King.
There are a lot of books that could be compared to this. Just don't ever dismiss a book because it's like another.
The whole book was my favorite
This is another silly question from audible
This is one of those books that will still be around long after we are gone. If You like horror and Stephen King, this is one of his best works. Amazing from start to finish. Grover Gardner does a very good reading. Totally worth the credit, and my time.
I LIKE BOOK TALKY TALK
I WOULD DEFINITELY LISTEN TO THE STAND AGAIN. ITS A GREAT STORY AND GROVER GARDNER REALLY DOES A PHENOMENAL JOB AT CREATING A TRULY ENTERTAINING EXPERIENCE. HIS PACING AND PERFORMANCE ARE A TRUE TESTAMENT TO HIS SKILLS.
NICK ANDROS IS EASILY MY FAVORITE CHARACTER. HE HAD SUCH A PROFOUND IMPACT ON EVERYONE AROUND HIM AND I FELT LIKE I COULD "SLIP INTO HIS SHOES" THE EASIEST. HIS CHARACTER IS NOT HINDERED BY HIS INABILITY TO HEAR OR SPEAK AND STROVE TO DO HIS BEST FOR EVERYONE IN HIS LIFE.
HIS PACING AND STORYTELLING PROWESS IS UNMATCHED, I AM CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR OTHER WORKS OF HIS TO LISTEN TO.
I WOULD LOVE TO TAKE GLEN BATEMAN OUT FOR DINNER, HE SEEMS LIKE HE WOULD BE A MEGA DOPE CONVERSATIONALIST.
Harris L. Cohen
Kept me interested throughout. King writes with great imagination.
There were many. I enjoyed the interweaving of two worlds and the variation of the characters in those two worlds.
The reading kept me enthralled.
The central character trying to save his mother and the kingdom's Queen (in the alternate "universe")
Thank you Stephen King
I loved that I could just relax and let the story cradle me in its arms. I really liked the made for television movie of this book as well and I was pleasantly surprised by how well the narrator wove the story around the different characters.
I would compare The Stand to Robert McCammon's Swan Song. If you loved the Stand you will love Swan's Song by McCammon.
I love Stu as a character and Frannie as well. I also like Tom and Larry Underwood. All the characters are so well rounded.
The End is Just the Beginning
The ability to connect with the story at times and in places when reading would not have been possible. I began reading this book in the 80's (before SK added over 400 pages back into it), and never finished.Grover Gardner's interpretation of the character and story line was first rate!
I had listened to Earth Abides a few months earlier, and discovered that it was an inspiration to this book by S.K. This is an excellent extrapolation..A Variation on a Theme.
Incredible delineiation of characters and storyline.
It made me think and feel...sometimes evoking some fairly uncomfortable feelings, but it was never meant to be a fairy tale!
Bravo. This presentation enabled me to start (again) and finally finish something that I have always wanted to.
Student at Leeds School of Business at Colorado University.
My favorite scenes were when the began to set up the free zone and listening to how they began to develop their plan to rebuild civilization. It was just very creative!
I think the most memorable is a tie between Nick and Tom Culins. Both were just so endearing because of their disabilities and by the end you love them as if they are family. Tom especially.
I have read/listened to hundreds of books and never has one captivated me as much as the stand. If you are like me and doing your homework on your next download, this is a MUST PURCHASE! I spend days sometimes deciding on how to spend my next credit because I love long epics and fantasy isn't for me. This book is so well rounded in its story arch and the themes are timeless. There is a gear shift that occurs in the book that I didn't expect and so that transition took some time but ultimately there is not one part of this book that shows weakness. It is by far my favorite epic (and I have read all of the RR Martin Song of Ice and Fire books). You can not go wrong with this book and you will soon be finding excuses to steal away and put in your headphones. I will probably reread this book very soon and I have never done that before. I hope that I have convinced you and that you enjoy your listen !!!!!