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I enjoyed this short little book.
I don't know what it is about Stephen King and his writing. While I'm listening to his audio books I like them, but when I look back on them I don't know why I like them.
To me Joyland was a feel good book.
Yes - time well-spent because I had to keep my eyes closed post eye surgery, but I'd have preferred to go back to an old King classic if I knew what I was in for.
King's latest Joyland feels watered down and childish. YA at best. Th profanity - there's not much - felt like an after effect to up the mature ante. Why it's written from an adult perspective is beyond me, as the now adult narrator brings no insight to the book or story, just this old man nostalgia. King uses it as a clumsy literary device to build suspense when the prose itself isn't capable... "If only I knew then what I knew now..."
Certainly I am older than when I first read the classics - Different Seasons, the Stand, oh my goodness - Graveyard Shift! But this just plods along. The ghosty-hauntedness - don't get your hopes up.
Awesome narrator. Excellent voices, none of them overdone. I'm a Yankee and none of the East Coast accents felt overwrought. I was growing so tired of the lagging storyline, had Michael Kelly not been excellent, I would likely have given up... Or started to hate him a little.
Nope. The story, as abbreviated as it was, was drawn out way too long and obviously. Do you recall just how awesome second-sightedness was created in the Shining? How artful and elegant and mysterious and believable? How Mr. Halloran was so gracefully aware? Well, you won't find that here. Nope. Where Mr. Halloran sleekly shined, the prescience in Joyland is as subtle as the lights in Vegas.
Fabulous narrator. Disappointingly bland King.
The reader was so good that he made the shortcomings of the story better. Much like King can make almost any story interesting, the reader was top notch and made me *see* the character in my mind.
Devin because he was so relatable in his viewpoint and emotions
Everything. I felt like I was watching him as well as listening to him. He is that good in this reading.
No. I always expect a good story from King (one of my favorite writers) and this was good. This made me think of parts of my own life. Evoked some nostalgia.
The only part of the story that I didn't like was that it felt a little flat at the end. Maybe that's just because of the type of story that it was & there always just has to be an end to it.
This was a fun and fast listen. The story was intriguing and I loved all the carney lingo! The narrator was exceptional too!
Yes, because it is so well written and I loved the characters.
After the night, because it was a very emotional listen.
He is an amazing narrator, I loved his voice it went so well with how I envisioned the character to be.
Devin because he is so kind, noble and honest. He is what a man should be.
I was crying when I finished this book. It touched me deeply.
Short but very enjoyable . Recommended Keep them coming. Enjoy kings books immensely Thank you what's next let me know :-) ok
This is a lighter, softer version of King I really enjoyed. More Hallmark than Hell.