By the end of this book, you'll be in love with all the characters, even the murderer. Some of King's recent books have felt like duty and are...Not great. Joyland is fantastic.
Only a few. The protagonist reminisces about working at a small theme park on his summer break in the 1970's. It is told through the eyes of a sixty year old man. The first few hours drags while he talks about the mundane duties he had. The only spark that there may be a story in there somewhere is when he mentions a young teenage girl that was murdered inside one of the horror houses before he came to work there. It is calm for Stephen King, but it reminded me of my younger years working at a theme park.
A young boy named Mike who is bound to a wheel chair is a great role model.
Michael did a great job with the narration as he relived the stories through an older man's eyes. He made the story believable.
Not really. I was expecting more, but it was an easy listen.
A lot of repetition. Would have liked a little more suspense. The last two hours of the narrative were the best.
I really enjoyed this book , I would highly recommend it to people who want to go with lighter horror of Stephen King. The story was very interesting and the narration was well done.
Slow to evolve, but once the story grabbed me, it was hard to put down. Who dun it was a surprise. All the questions were resolved, leaving a feeling of satisfaction.
The audio reader told the story in a calming and clear voice. Easy to listen to.
This is pure King prose. Not so much a thriller but more of a character driven mystery. Ok for a quick read but not notable.
Boring and more than predictable. Actually used to enjoy King. Time for him to quit writing for a paycheck. But hey, at least you get another ridiculous Steven King love scene that would never happen!
This was a good story but not at all what I was expecting, based upon the storyline descriptions I had read. Don't expect a gruesome, horrible tale of horror. Expect a sweet, coming of age tale with a murder mystery mixed in.