Simply The Best.
The Walking dude
If I could I would have
This is the kind of book that you will be sitting around one day and start thinking about the charaters and thinkng if they were real what they would be doing now.
I waited 10 years to read this novel. I could never get past the first few chapters, but I was completely wrapped up in the audiobook version. I looked forward to working out to continue the story.
Just love the way he didn't sell out to the book company's demands and published this
Version it is so much beter than the old its as if your a fly on the wall of these caricters
Lives. Loved It....th
The whole Stewart Redman development and the whole tangent he takes as a patient at
The CDC was my favorite moments.
Love his diction for the "Moon Man".
Naw . Have read it many times as well as Robert R Mccammons -Swan Song can't really decide which one is my favorite. Different wrighting style King is wordy and long
Winded where as Mccammon is more engageing and wrights in a more fluid maner I think its not like your taking on a fourweek forced march to the end as I feel with some of
Kings works this being the exception to
that rule.. great book too.
I waited forever before i finally listened to this classic. Now i know why it is the fan favorite. i love really long audiobooks and this one doesn't dissapoint. My favorite part is that the first part of the story sounds like the climax for most books and The whole time i listened i was thinking, "I can't believe there is going to be 20+ more hours!"
A Simply Fantastic listen. i would recommend it to everyone.
Narrator was great. Nice long story got me back and forth from class for a month. Thanks Steven
Like SK's more recent books--less horror and more like magic realism. This is early King and after the first part I knew that it was going to leave me with images I didn't want to live with...I get a visual easily and I don't want the ones you'll find here. As always King is a masterful storyteller. Just not right for me.
The length of the book and the story.
The Bible because that is the greatest book every read by me. The stand is the second best.
The ability to download the whole book and listen to it.
Satan's helper in Las Vegas because he kills and instructs constantly whether or not it could hurt people. He is a very memorable bad guy.
To be able to pick a book and download it without paying for it was rewarded to me for buying a mp3 player at Walmart. It is a great way for people like me to be able to know where to look and listen to any book for a discounted price.
Tell us about yourself!
Yes, I would, for the simple reason that I like my friends, and I like to talk with them, and I want them to share their reactions to this read with me.
Stu Redman is my hero ... he reminds me a great deal of my father - not flashy or glib, just a good, solid man, ready to do the right thing because it is the right thing.
Again, Stu ... although Grover Gardner didn't capture the laconic sexiness of Gary Sinese in the TV version, he did get to the decency of the guy. Overall however, I would have preferred Stephen Weber as the narrator ... he blew me away with his narration of "It", and I think he has the "King" cadence down better than Gardner. But I'll take what I can get!
Extreme? Laugh? Cry? Is that the point? I did laugh (Glen's reaction to his attempt at painting), and maybe cried a bit (poor Nick!), but mostly I just experienced this book. My first expectation, as when I first read the book back in the 80s, was one of "c'mon, impress me". And I was impressed.To give a sense of the beauty of The Stand, its last section, with Stu and Tom making their way back from the apolcalypse to Boulder, is one of the finest "road" stories I've ever read. Truly stirring and evocative ... I've never forgotten it, and have gone back to read it over and over again.THIS IS THE BEAUTY OF STEPHEN KING. He's not extreme except in concept. He doesn't pounce, he sneaks up on you. He's like the frog in the water ... no throwing into the boil, just a slow warm up until you're completely accepting! He truly is a genius.
A little story about The Stand ... this was my first King book. A dear friend was raving about it, but I had always pooh-poohed King ... the schlockmeister, the popular scaremonger. I was above it all. But he talked me into it. So I went to the bookstore, stood in front of the "K" section in fiction, picked up "The Stand", and started to read the introduction. And the first words of Stephen King that I ever read were to the effect of "Now gentle reader, I know that you're standing before the Ks in the fiction section of your bookstore, wondering if you should shell out your money ...". From that day to this, I have read every single word he has ever published. Essentially, he had me at hello.
The ending was kind of disapointing. So much build up for a big fight and then it was just over.
sure. I enjoyed the narrating I thought he did a fantastic job. The book makes you take a look around and really think about life as we know it.
I loved Larry
The dark man I guess.