Absolutely. The story was great, and I love Stephen King regardless. He is a master story teller. And this Michael Kelly guy, I enjoyed his narration more than any other I can remember and I listen to audiobooks consistently. If he isn't "the best", then others just haven't stood out enough. I loved listening to him.
The twist; I didn't see it coming. I didn't figure it out ahead of time and I like that.
UNDOUBTEDLY. Enjoyed him immensely.
No. It was a self-contained story, has a nice conclusion and you feel you have closure.
Great story for a quick listen. Again, I loved Michael Kelly's style. I have heard some narrators that I can barely stand to get through, but I immediately thought "I have to see what other books this guy narrates..." Great story, Stephen King, as always; and great job Michael Kelly.
Worst King novel I have ever read/ heard. Also, no need for any political commentary in a novel. A novel should be for the reader's entertainment and not a reflection of the author's policies like views.
A great story and felt so real with the reader. His voice reminds me of watching Stand by Me and the reminiscing of someoneblook back at a momentous ri.e in their life. Great story and great reading!
I've never enjoyed a King novel more, and Michael Kelly's wonderful narration contributed to that. Here, King's viewpoint character tells the story of his favorite year and the summer and fall he spent working at Joyland, an old-fashioned South Carolina amusement park. Kelly's narration has just a slight southern lilt, and he voices each of the characters distinctively but unobtrusively. He is one of the most charming narrators I've listened to with Audible.
Readers who expect something of the supernatural from King won't be disappointed, but this is a gentle story with the blemish of human wickedness saved for the very end. The plot is propelled by romance, nostalgia and a murder mystery. What shines through are the warmth and love the characters show one another. Once again, King is a Charles Dickens for our era and uses his characters primarily to illustrate the resilience and magnanimity of the human spirit.
I won't soon forget Devon and Erin and Mike and Annie and Tom nor Joyland, that beautiful remnant of America's amusement park carny past. The writing was beautiful, the story touching, and I confess I cried a little at the end.
King is really good when waxing nostalgic. In Joyland he simultaneously glorifies and condemns the past, much the way he does in 11/22/63.
Yes and no. It wasn't that kind of book (though I expected it would be). I found myself more concerned with the state of Dev's relationships than the crime he's [kinda] trying to solve.
I knew the voice immediately as Doug Stamper from House of Cards. I thought he did an excellent job!