Excellent mystery novel from King, one of my favs so far on my year long quest to reading all of his work. A college student coming of age story, while working at a 70s era theme park and a murder mystery surrounding a horror house ride killer. All of King's best elements are here with mystery, nostalgia, murder, ghosts, love lost, love found, and even alittle psychic abilities thrown in as well. Fantastic and fun. Hated for the ride to end!
You needn't have read most of King's contemporary tales to enjoy this yarn with enough youthful innocence combined with supernatural undertones to keep you listening the whole day through.
I was a little dubious when I bought this book but wow! I listened to it and immediately listened to it again. It was so well done, I mean from the writing all the way to the narration! Richly plotted, awesome characters, excellent storyline, and the narrative was so well done that I could actually picture the characters interacting. I just say enough good about this book. I also intend to purchase it for my nook so that I will have it to read as well. I would recommend this book to you whether you have never read King or have already read everything else he's ever written. Even though I have read nearly everything he has ever written and I know that he is a genius I was still amazed at the quality of this story. He really keeps getting better and better! I can't wait to see what's next!
Though I enjoy reading all of Kings novels, this one charmed me in a different way. The story itself is classic and simple, but the performance by Michael Kelly was fantastic and makes it all the more enjoyable. A fine story by a fine storyteller performed by a fine reader. A nice way to spend a few evenings listening.
I would (and have... many times) recommend this to a friend.