Stephen King is one of my favorite authors, and he can make any story fascinating, however, this is nothing compared to his Bill Hodges trilogy. For me, the biggest disappointment was Mike's continuous warning, "It's not white". It never was clear what wasn't white, and I had to go online to research what exactly wasn't white, and in reality, I was very disappointed in that very vague warning. Still, a great read though for Stephen King fans.
Yes, it was an enjoyable "listen", fun with the old fashioned carny atmosphere.
Not as involved, not terrifying, well written as always.
I liked the story and the setting. It was a nice, relatively short listen in a break between mega-books by other authors. The Stand remains my favorite in terms of complexity. This was much simpler, but it had good characters. The ending was a surprise, but I wasn't working as hard to "figure it out" as I have in some of his other books. I was happy no killer clowns showed up, a la many of his other books. . .
And I am never disappointed...I loved the story...I loved the characters and how they developed...none of them seemed to significantly have anything to do with one another initially...but the story and its many layers brought it all together....
The story of "Joyland" conjures up images of a time long past. More innocent and yet more sinister.
The reading was great and I thoroughly enjoyed every second.
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!