Did not read the print version.
Stephen King's book "On Writing"
It was ok.
King offers a very common-sense approach to the current issue of gun control. It is a non-biased look at our current societal issues related to guns and mass shootings, and the ways we can bring about change.
Stephen King is known for his horror books. With this short essay, we leave the world of fiction for a world of opinion and political commentary that I daresay might just speak for the 'silent majority' of people that don't feel strongly enough about the 'Gun Control' debate to speak up one way or another. Mr. King shows a willingness to admit his own personal divide on the subject, being a gun-owner but also believing that there is a place for some sort of regulation of firearms.
This short essay reads like an appeal from the heart, an honest commentary that has less to do with actual Guns and more to do with the politics behind the Gun control debate. If you have no opinion on the subject, or you feel very strongly about this subject - this essay will make you think - exactly what it was intended to do.
Nothing could have made this a 4 or 5 star listen, but I was hoping for more than a one.
I bought this because it was Stephen King and I expected a thoughtful discussion of a serious topic. It was well written and the narration was fine but the material was nothing more than talking points promoting his personal opinion. If you are looking for a big name to reflect your personal point of view, he's your guy However, you might want to give that money to a group that will use your donation to actively effect legislation. If you are looking for an impartiality, new ideas, relevant background or insight into the subject of gun control, turn on your tv and listen to commercials for free.
Stephen King is one of my favorite writers. Unlike Hollywood types who tackle social issues with little more than celebrity, this is a fact based look at both sides told in a compelling narrative.
This is a tough question:balancing tinkering with the Constitution and common sense. I don't own a gun and abhor senseless acts of violence by crazy people. But there are two sides to every story and King tells them.
Stephen King has some very interesting thoughts about the gun culture in America.
As a Canadian, I learned some things. I certainly agreed with him about the ridiculous media coverage of these events.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. It is a short one and very informative about our gun rights and the government behind the decisions. I shared the information with quite a few of my friends
The lesson on our gun history and future
It is a good read in our current times of legislative gun rights decisions and the false information that our government would like for us to believe about guns in our nation.
Extremely well written, with all of the King wit and perceptiveness. Having seen some of his more left-leaning incidents over the past six or so years, I expected a scathing liberal diatribe about how anyone who could ever want to own a gun is heartless. Instead, I found a well-balanced, fair examination of the issue, concisely written and with a perspective that I think, to one degree or another, regardless of what the media on either side of the aisle may try to tell us, the majority of Americans hold.
It's only 49 mins. anyway, and even if you disagree, hearing opinions you don't like is good for you. You're time will not be wasted.
I would recommend. It is a quick, easy listen with an impactful message. The lesson is spoken to you, not at you. It is a man's opinion, and is presented as such.
Excellent material and perfect narration by Mr. Rummel.
An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.
Anyone that is open to hearing this message should. Mr. King lays out what we are really fighting for in gun safety. I appreciate his essay.
This is an essay on gun safety. I can't compare it to anything else.
Wonderful narration. He hit all the right nuances of the points Mr. King was trying to say. No complaints here at all.
Documentary film, "Do you need 10 shots to kill a burglar?"
Money goes to Brady gun lobby. Worth the price.
I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you.
For $0.69, I think it was well worth my time. Bottom line: whatever your view on gun control may be, you should listen to this audio essay. Mr. King makes good points, especially about the lack of civil discourse on political issues equating them to barroom braggadocio. I fully agree with this analysis. However, I gave the book two stars because, while entertaining (to a point), it failed to help me reach some new catharsis on this very controversial issue.
Mr. King tried to reach across the aisle and provide both sides of the issue. However, he could have done a little more to balance the examples he presented - pro and con.
I guess that I was disappointed when Mr. King concluded his essay with the same old, tired anti-gun rhetoric. I was hoping for a third way...a workable compromise. You won't find that here.
Just to be clear, I don't think that there should be carte blanche access to firearms. But the argument Mr. King makes falls short. Like I said previously, I gave the book two stars because it failed to help me reach any new conclusions on this issue. Also, as stated in one of the previous reviews, the Second Amendment is not about hunting or home protection. The Second Amendment is a safeguard against tyranny.