I am a married 53 year old mother of 2 adult kids. I started listening to audiobooks for entertainment while driving to work. I am hooked!
It has been one of my favorites, I was on the edge of my seat listening to it.
It was so unique! it has such interesting characters.
every time they talked about the bridge. I liked that concept.
I like the title, I would not change it.
I really hope someone makes this into a movie, it was very good. Kate Mulgrew did an excellent job of narration.
I'm a Registered Nurse. I've been an avid reader all my life. I love Audible books. I'm able to enjoy books and still keep busy!
i like the development of the characters, the heroine comes to life as do her parents and husband, imagery is excellent, akin to King. i thought the plot line fizzled in the last ten minutes.
Kate has a mastery for reading, you can actually tell each character is different from her reading and not just the content of the narrative.
Im not sure. It would depend upon the publisher's summary and the reviews.
I cannot truly say that it wasn't enjoyable, as I am not a true horror fan. Not to give anything away, but the children in this story were creeeeepy! As creeped as I was, I must give the author credit for a truly unique story.
As I said before, I am not a true horror fan. However I do think NOS4A2 is a worthy listen, especially for horror fans.
Unbelievably good experience!
The characters were well developed to the point that I almost felt sorry for Manx. Bing was a very entertaining idiot. One of the most memorable moments was in hearing about what happened to Bing's parents.
The reading of this book was the best I've ever heard. I actually took my iPhone around the office to allow people the chance to listen to Kate Mulgrew. I had no idea she was the actress in Orange is the New Black. She is very talented.
This book chilled me to the core like no other horror book I've ever read. And I've read lots by Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Also, it's kind of strange but when I listened to Manx talk about the children and Christmasland, I couldn't help thinking about Michael Jackson's strange fascination with children.
I'd recommend this audiobook even if you aren't interested in horror or fantasy. It took me a long time to give this book a try because the flap copy makes the book sound too bizarre. It IS bizarre, but in a good way. It's impossible to tell someone what this book is about without making them furrow their brows.
the last thing i heard from hill was horns, which was pretty bad. This was great! good solid story, though i felt the ending was a little short/abrupt. over all if he keeps writing like this, he has a life long fan. the reader was excellent!
End user error. Thought I could enjoy a horror story because 1) I like fantasy, 2) I love Kate Mulgrew. I did enjoy Mulgrew's performance and hope to find another book she narrates. I couldn't connect with Vic on any level and just could not engage with the plot. But if horror is your genre, I'm sure you will rave like everyone else does.
I picked up this book after reading that it gave Dr. Sleep a run for best Audible of the year. I had just finished Dr. Sleep and had been satisfied. There were a few more "tidbits" that intrigued me enough try this book, including who the author was, who narrated the piece, that it was 19 hours long and that it might leave me feeling about Christmas the way Pennywise left me feeling about Clowns. Somehow this year, that seemed just right!
I'm a constant reader and I went into this novel with a fair amount of trepidation or at least reservation based on that fact alone. I admit now there was no need. 4 hours in I phoned a friend and said - "you must download this book. You may not google the author." Upon conclusion we both felt exactly the same way about the book.
I can't help but make the comparisons and, frankly I think they were all but invited. When the Author himself invokes pennywise and mid-world, (to name two of many) it is difficult to see how he can rebuff a review noting the obvious from a constant reader. My review is that this is a well crafted and spun story told in a style which felt very familiar and as beloved as my favorite pair of sneakers.
I'll go on to say that the attn to detail is as dead on - I think even greater perhaps than the early King. I feel as if no drop of blood went unaccounted for. I found myself on a couple of occasions wanting to take the headphones off for a particularly brutal scene, but was so compelled by the story that I could not miss a single moment.
I had listened earlier in the year to The Son, which Kate is one of three narrators of. I thoroughly enjoyed her reading there, and even more so here. She captured Manx perfectly and made him even more scary.
Kudos Joseph King, Kudos!
Ranks in the upper third of all the audiobooks.
I loved the librarian in Here, Iowa. Great character
Nice range of voices, sometimes a bit overdone, but it was easy to keep track of who was speaking. I had to chuckle though because I associate her voice with Capt. Janeway and it was hilarious to hear Capt. Janeway say: "suck cock" :)
Very much in the style of Stephen King, Joe Hill keeps up the creepy plot while allowing us to get to know his endearing heroes.
This book reminded me of It because of the power of the children and the awfulness of the whole Christmasland angle.
Probably, although she totally mispronounced the main town in the story and it must have been said a hundred times. The town is called Hay-ver-ill, not Halverill. It drove me crazy and I just wished someone had checked their facts!
At first I noticed myself drifting from listening to the book. I have a long commute and would find my mind drifting. Then, it seemed, all of a sudden, I couldn't wait to get back into the car to listen. Fabulous story. Gripping and held me until the end!