Despite being a big Stephen King fun and really enjoying reading some of the classics like the stand and Salem's Lot I really didn't enjoy this one at all. The plot seemed a bit thin and i found the whole thing uncharacteristically hokey.
And not one of Mr King's best efforts in my opinion!
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to be honest i saw the film way back was disappointed, the book is another thing. Its a true Stephen King story, full of imagination and horror, just perfect.
"shame about the 90s music"
loved this book. took me a while to get into but once I did, gee whizz it was goid. loved Stephen kings performance.shame about the 1990s music over the audio.
"King remains the Maine man"
This is the first of King's books I've listened to where he narrates it himself and whilst the Maine accents are no doubt authentic it takes a little longer to get used to than established narrators. Also odd are the recurring musical motifs for different characters. Beyond that though this is another well-woven good vs evil in small-town America story, with deliciously nasty details and deadly consequences. Recommended
"Great book, perfectly read by it's author."
I read the book some years ago, then saw the film at the pictures. Now years later Stephen King brings the whole thing back to life again. He reads it well, getting into each character as, I guess, only he can. Listen to it.
"Great book, music & sound effects ruin it"
Story is great, but the God awful interlude music infuriated me and made it hard to listen to.
Only recommend if you know you won't be annoyed by that.
"Wish I'd read it rather than listened to it"
Waited for this book to be available on audio for ages
Enjoyed the story but not the narration I'm afraid
Kept thinking Polly had become 'Paulie'
Quite an abrupt ending to the story after investing 25 hours to it but enjoyed the journey.
I enjoyed the book overall. Not my most favourite Stephen King book but I definitely enjoyed it and will listen again in the future.
"Please stop putting music in the audio books"
Not a bad story. As with a lot of audio productions, it's a Shame about the silly music. If I wanted to listen to music I wouldn't buy an audio book. Poor recording quality in places also let this audio book down.