Indulging in the fantasy trying to understand my reality.
Enjoyed it and it made my long trips worth it, less mundane and actually something to look forward to.
It isn't poorly written. The characters have depth, their motivations make sense for the most part. The problem I have is that it dragged on and on and **SPOILER ALERT** came to what I felt was an abrupt and not fully satisfactory ending. I'm not sorry I read the entire thing, but it won't be one of those books I can read again and again and still be in love with.
Been on/off with Audible since '07, when I found myself long-term in China, desperate for English language books. Love a good story.
Humans: flaws & survival.
Other apocalyptic books. Obviously one of the characters in The Stand is a primary character in King's Dark Tower series, but I've never read the series. This is a classic in the genre of end-of-days books.
I found Nadine Cross and Harold Lauder to be so compelling - not favorite characters in that they are very likable, but favorite in that they add SO MUCH to the drama of the plot! And mister sociology professor Glen Bateman is so good at waxing poetic on the fate of us all.
The whole first section, with the breakdown of civil society, is completely fascinating all on its own. I was also surprised at some of the people I really expected to survive the climactic Stand to not make it through. Drama through-and-through.