I actually bought this book for my son, not intending to listen to it myself (as I have literally read it 4 times before), but...I got hooked. Again.
Very good performance by the narrator. Believable voice and acting. The mother Abigail was a bit suspect, but apart from that, very good.
scary, interesting and long
The character development. You really feel like you know all the people in the book. They are all so complex.
I think this is my first one of Grover Garnder's narrations I have listened too. He is wonderful. He does a great job with the variety of voices.
The actual flu pandemic is terrifying.
It is a super long book. The first time I tried to read it was 15 years ago and I was impatient. This time I went in knowing It would take 45 hours to listen to it and it has been worth the time.
This edition was supposedly edited years later to "update the cultural references," but they're so tied up with the plotline that its a futile effort. A college age girl circa 1989 whose mother gets 50's style unhinged over a pregnancy?... A "deaf mute" who got kicked out of orphanage and travels the country by foot.??... I couldnt listen past download of 2nd part.
Hard to say. The story was rich, the narration was flawless.
After listening to the first four books of the Dark Tower series we became big fans of Frank Muller's narration. It was such a tragedy to lose Frank. Grover Gardner brings The Stand to life in the same way Frank brought so many other King novels to life. He really made the 47hrs of this story a joy to be immersed in.
The Stand has long been one of my very favorite books, so I was happy to have the chance to listen to it. The story is gripping, largely because the idea of governments concocting germs that get out of hand is so believable, and there are many unforgettable characters. King adds a touch of supernatural that will let you suspend disbelief--and if you're a fan of his Dark Tower series, you will love finding little nuggets that connect with it as you listen. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like Grover Gardener's narration, but he quickly set my reservations aside and I was sorry when the story came to an end.
Yes much better
Not finished yet, wonder if i ever will be actually, it,s long!
You'd be lucky if you had died in the beginning!
Give yourself plenty of time to listen
I have read The Stand quite a few times and I naturally bought the audiobook. The story was as great as I remembered and the narration was quite good.
I was wondering if such a long story could hold my interest. It was fascinating and after the first few minutes, I was hooked. The narrator was excellent and made the story come alive.
This was a great reading of one of my favorite stories. I was up late into the night listening when I should have been sleeping and it's a long one. I think the book was approaching 1,000 pages so make sure you've got some time.
Trash Can Man really takes it and closes the story in insane fashion
Man I don't know. This was 45hrs of listening!
Scene where Larry is trying to get through the tunnels out of NY
Scene where Stu is trying to make the gov't doctors understand his side of the predicament
Scene where Stu lays in the ditch and the dog saves his life
This is the second time I have listened to The Stand and the third time I have actually read the story. It is a great story about good and evil.....crazy toward the end and I think I would change that part if I wrote it but otherwise it is great.
All of Stephen King's ideas could actually happen so...because the ideas are realistic they are even more scary. It starts with a cold. Who can't imagine having a cold?
God v. The Devil - Good v. Evil
One of those books you HAVE to read!!!!