I only got halfway through before deciding to quit. Maybe the ending is spectacular, but I'll never know because the first 3 1/2 hours are just some lame kid and his lame summer job. They mentioned the murder in passing about twice. This is written by the guy who made 1408, and Langoliers, and The Shining? I almost don't believe it. The guy reading it does a pretty good job, but honestly not worth going any further. I could be watching Cujo or playing Fallout 4 or holding my breath until I pass out with the remaining 3 1/2 hours and be way more entertained.
I've never read a Stephen King book before but my husband has enjoyed many of his recent books so I thought I'd give this one a go with him during a long drive. It was an enjoyable listen, good and likable characters and the narrator was excellent.
I enjoyed this book. It held my interest throughout and didn't lag. It wasn't scary like I though it would be though. I just recently began listening to Stephen King and thought this might be a scary book. Even though it wasn't scary it was still good. Definitely worth a credit.
Story was fine but ended too soon. Main character was appealing but all characters could have been sketched out much more to make the reader really-love or really-hate them. Story felt like it ended all too soon. Then again, it IS a "summer job/summer romance/summer friends" story, so perhaps the almost-in-depth-but-not-quite feeling is fitting, as summer relationships often end before we're ready to see them go.
Once again S.K. gives the reader an entertaining read and a life lesson to be remembered. No doubt that the lesson is one we all need to revisit from time to time.
Nice story. Quick but felt immersed and entertained. I could have listened way longer. if you got some time to spare and just need something not too involvef but will hold your attention. give it a listen you wont be disappointed.
One of the greatest storytellers of our time delivers some of his finest work. I've always prefered his horror stories to his more dramatic tales, although both are superb. I'm also facinated by his interlocking worlds and lexicon of characters that cross paths often. Having said that, this story was light in tone for the majority of its run, but it was beautifully paced. King has always been extremely long winded, but more often than not, the pay off he delivers after going on a tanget, surprises you or knocks you on your ass. This story is no different. From a technical standpoint, having observed his style for decades, this really shows his evolution, and he once again proves to his naysayers of the 80s, just how much they utterly failed in their initial assessment of his range and versitility. The writing is fluid and tight, and there is very little "King Rambler" momments tucked into this wonderful story. Sure, I was hoping for more ghosts and goblins, but it delivers some haunts... and more importantly, its a beautifully story. The setting is spooky in a soft way, but in usual King fashion, he brings you there. A carnival at twighlight.