More story. Great narration. And it's the "Stand", one of the best books of all time. And on Audio, a new pleasure I've just recently discovered!
Trash Can Man parting the crowd..... I'll say no more for you 1st timers!
I can't help it... Trash Can Man returning to Vegas...
Easy.. me being a guy might opt for Franny or Lucy.... but really, an evening talking to Larry Underwood would be the greatest.
Three times now, two reading and one listening. I guess I'll never tire of the "Stand".
I had never listened to the Stand because every version was abridged in some way. This was a very cool listen, since I am a huge fan of the Dark Tower series... so many connections between this book and that series...
This was a typically strong outing by Mr.Gardner.
The audio version brings the characters to life in a way that my mind couldn't when I read. It also helped me pace the reading of the book, and it lasted much longer than the 5 days it took me to read it in hardback.
I liked Stu, Larry, and Glen. They were all nicely developed and had a lot of depth. I probably could relate most to Larry. The way he grew and changed throughout the story was something I understood and enjoyed listening to. I liked picking Glen's brain.........and even now I think.......what would Glen have to say about that. His reaction to the Dark Man towards the end had me laughing! Stu was devoted, loyal, and kept things simple. This book took me so long to listen to (when I walk and work out only) that I came to look forward to it on my morning runs and I felt like I knew the characters. I'm going to miss it! Oh yeah, I can't leave out Kojak. I like how the King told us things through his point of view too,
No I haven't, but I enjoyed his portrayal of the different characters. I forgot that only one person was reading the story.
I don't know. The whole point of what they did was to stand, so I don't think anything else would make sense.
I've seen the movie so many times throughout my life, so when I listened to it, I saw the characters from the movie in my head. Some fit well (in the movie) and others didn't, but it was nice to compare and contrast how they were played out by the author, narrator, and actors in the movie.
This started out well and I really liked how all the characters were interlaced and their journey to find each other.
Once they got there though the book fell apart for me. As the book went on, I started to despise Mother Abigail. Her self righteous proselytizing was down right irritating. Then all the characters started to grate on me and by the end of the book, I was hoping they would all perish.
I found the ending to be too simplistic and silly. It felt like King got tired of writing about it so he just picked the first ending that occurred to him and wrote it in a day and a half. UGH!
I read it because so many people compared it favorably to one of my favorite books, Swan Song but I found it to be severely lacking. This does not hold a candle to it.
yes. i have already talked with my friends about it. i found it chilling and fun.
i enjoyed his performance greatly he did the different voices and everything just right brought them into my vision of what was going on.
This is one of Kings books I have been waiting for on audio and it didn't disappoint I enjoyed the story and performance. Yes it's a little dated, but it was a fun listen.
I will admit - all my life I've been scared of this book just because of how long it is. But when I decided to go ahead and listen to it.... I was really surprised. Now I understand why everyone says "Yeah it's long but so what? It's good"
I will never forget these characters and their stories.... this is by far the best book I've read by Stephen King. The narration is awesome, too.
I read this book many years ago and remember enjoying it. I thought it would be fun to hear it again. I was wrong. This is an example of a man that gets paid by the word, and exploits it huge... Imagine a good movie that is two hours long that you enjoyed. This is the same good movie that drags on for eight hours that puts you asleep. It took forever to get anywhere and I gave other books priority between chapters to take a break from it. I finally finished it and got my credit worth, but won`t listen again... On a positive side, Grover Gardner was perfect! Bravo for that, and I could not have done it without you.