I read this book when it was first released in paperback and read it again in the "uncut" paperback edition a few years later. This story is timeless!
References to kick starting motorcycles, posters of Ryan O'Neil and Ally McGraw, 45 rpm records featuring Leif Garret are laughably incongruous with the updated 1990 setting. No argument with reintegrating previously edited material, just found the attempt to change the dates kind of clumsy. Kept pulling me out of the story.
Grover Gardner is terrific.
I loved this book for a number of reasons, not the least of which being the narrator. He was excellent and truly has a grasp of the characters, tone, timing, and intelligence.
King is a masterful storyteller, though in this story, I believe the characters he develops are stronger and more consistent than the story itself (not to say the story was weak by any means). Because of the sheer length of The Stand, I occasionally found myself go a few days not listening to the book and miss the characters and wonder what was happening to them. Overall, this is a great book and definitely worth listening to.