I don't know. A Whole different story maybe. I feel like I wasted my $7 on this one.
I won't give up on listening to this genre. I just didn't like this particular book.
The Narrator is fine.
All of them, because I didn't like the story.
With Stephen King books, you never know what you're going to get. Some are fantastic, and some of them are less than interesting. But that's true with all authors. I will continue to listen to and read Stephen King's books because he has such a weird and strange imagination.
The story could have been so good, and started out so well. And then it falls apart completely. Some of it makes no sense whatsoever. And the gross part people are referring to, yes, it is that disgusting. If you are really bored, give it a listen. Just set the bar low.
I've read almost all of Stephen Kings books and although I thoroughly enjoyed his earlier works, I haven't been pleased with them in the last few years.
Storyline was too weak. The areas that should have connected didn't do so later. I was surprised when the end of the book came because I expected more.
Willy Wonka of it
Hill is new, but Heart-shaped box was a great tale. King is a legend. So, together, I expected something AT LEAST half decent. I was disappointed.
As others have reviewed, this story is more about an abundance of gross details than actual plot. There's no real explanation for anything -- but don't worry, you won't really care.
I won't ruin it, but suffice to say this is a short story I'd expect from some entry-level hack, not a legend and his offspring.
I have nearly 400K miles on my van and I listen to a LOT of audiobook! I'm a musician and I listen as I travel from concert to concert.
Probably not. It took a turn that was just a little too disgusting for my "tastes."
Well, I listened a week ago and can't recall any of the characters' names, but I guess it would be the sister. She held out the longest.
Again, the sister. Stephen Lang did a great job.
All on a Summer's Day
I usually enjoy the works of the authors and expected this would be an entertaining short story, but found it to be too predictable and over-the-line gross for me.
Audible, take me away!
So not worth the $7! Bad even for a short story. Narrator was ok, story was a little gory (which i like) but too predictable and boring.
This was a great "edge of your seat" story, that keeps you thinking about it long after you've read it. The narrator does a great job of keeping the suspense high.
I enjoyed it and would recommend it.
Twin twenty somethings, on a trip out west, hear a voice in some tall grass and wade out into it to help only to find themselves wading into a new kind of horror.
What starts with a lot of potential is a story that isn't just half baked but hardly baked at all. It feels as if father and son traded chapters trying to outdo one another other and ended up stumbling over each other. There's set-up for some interesting potential in the first quarter, even when they first move into the grass. A complicated eb and flow, a life, to the grass is long left in the dust for horrific elements that are hollow and fall flat. There's gore and disturbing moments, if that's all you're looking for, but they don't mean anything. I stopped caring about the two main protagonists shortly after they were in the grass when I realized there wasn't much to the story. These two authors are much better than this, too bad.
Mr. Lang does a great job holding the pieces together here. The characters are well drawn and their voices are quite distinct. I feel like he's a bit out of his element here but this might just be fron the writing.
If you want a couple of moments of shallow horrific moments, you'll find them here. On the whole there's not much here to sink your teeth into or to feel scared about. This is more of a waste of time.
I understand it's a short story but I felt the ending was just unsatisfying. It felt rushed and incomplete.
I might check out S.K.'s other short story ... "A Face In the Crowd."
He was ok. I had no problem with his performance.
Primarily disappointment, some disgust at the vulgarity. I felt it did not enhance the story or even help the reader experience the horror of the character's circumstances.
Save you credit/money. This was not worth the $4+ I paid.
I love Stephen King. It was his books that first got me to love reading, but this was not one of his better efforts. The concept of the story was interesting, but in the end it's just a gross-out shocker that turns out just to be gross. It's like King really wanted to do "something" with his son, and so they just cranked this out in an afternoon.
The narrator was just fine.
Eating aborted fetuses is about as yuck as you can get.