Yes, absolutely. Stephen King just made this book so REAL... You could just picture it all in your mind and to me that is a very successful novel and audiobook. Just LOVED it and have listened to it several times. Never gets old for me!
There are a couple of books I have listened to that have come AFTER The Stand but none of them really compare. The Passage was interesting on it's own and Ten Seconds After (I think that was the name).
It's been a while since I've listened so I can't pick one out fairly. They were all so good! I liked Mother Abigail of course
Impossible to do so (it's like a million hours long) but I would have if I could have
Download it NOW. It's a timeless classic!
YES for sure Wonderful book. Get it. And listen to it. I have listened to it and also went back and listen to parts now and again. Its wonderful. It made me grab the movie and watch it. Movie was OK but nothing compared to the book.
MOON that spells GREAT !
My daughter pushed me to read this. What an great book, story. I don't want to give away anything. It's not horror, it's a story, it's what happens when people decide to survive. It's the good and bad of our society. Very long, but very worth it. Thanks to Helee. signed - Deborah s.
Nothing to compare it to
Frannie - strong, yet a real woman. Knew what to do when it was most needed. Diplomat, mom type, the Boss if needed
Nick, he had the most to overcome and did it well.
Listen to this
Don't get sick!
Stuart Redman. He was the main character. I first actually "read" the book, then I saw the series, and then I listened to the audio book. I still see him being played by Gary Sinise.
Too many to mention. I enjoy end-of-world movies.
Not that I can remember.
A great Stephen King classic. I feel that it is his best work.
Good Evil Humanity
One Second After How mankind would cope with such a world changing event. The battle of decent people to survive the dregs of society
Can't pick just one
Stu, he had such a strong yet understated personality. I think he would be fun to hang out with.
A must read
I've replaced my HD TV with the Audible app.
Yes and let me qualify this entire review by saying this IS my all time favorite book. My #1, I get really fired up about The Stand. I can talk about the book and all my additional ideas about what else the characters could have done or will do after theed of a book that could have as many sequels as the Watchtower series. This reading by Grover is great... the original audiobook read by Grover for Books on Tape was a superior reading in all aspects. Unfortunately Audible doesn't give you the choice. Having listened to the original for decades and being a proud owner of an original version of The Stand on audio cassette (All 23 tapes) I treasure the quality and pristine condition of my Books on Tape edition of The Stand well beyond the $1200 price tag it use to sell on Amazon for before the release of this version in audio format. So I rate this version as superb for the money it costs. You won't be sorry as this is King's best work in it's most complete form.
As the Gold standard I wouldn't dare compare like minded books to The Stand. The Stand is the benchmark all others hope to emulate in this genre of Apocalyptic ends to the world.
No one else should ever narrate this book and he was the only man for the job. He did a better job in the original audiobook but as I stated I am biased. He does a great job with the uncut version some twenty plus odd years later.
With out giving any spoilers I could feel myself in the room with Stu when he starts off with a trick which leads to a great encounter and follow through until he touches some grass a lifetime later.
The best. Period. The Stand is a must addition to any Apocalyptic book lovers library.
The plausibility of the scenario makes the story especially frightening. King is accused (rightly at times) of being too long winded, but in a story like this the detail is appreciated.
Larry, flawed and real.
The Walking Man
Well worth the long (very long) listen.
I was very excited about this book, but 15 hours into it and I found myself depressed. I wish the story would have moved faster. I stopped listening after 15 hours because the story was becoming redundant. The Narrator did on ok job, but he had a nasally almost cartoonish quality to his voice. This is th e 2nd Stephen King book in a row I did not like.
Yes, over the years, I all ready have. Multiple times
Diversity of the characters
I like Grover, and I also liked reading the book. Both are great.