I read the abridged version, 3 times when I was a kid, then in college the uncut version twice. So, it has been 20 years since I last read it. The narrator is very good and the characters have again come to life even better than when I read the books. You will not go wrong listening to this!
Campion's ride across Texas.
He does well changing his voice just enough to represent his characters well.
The narrator is the absolute worst I have ever heard. His only good voice was of Barbie, the hero. The rest were either whiny, snivelly sounding folks (anyone under 20) Southern Accents (much of the town) and one southern soldier that sounds like no one from the south I have ever heard. Poor guy needs another career. On a political note, lordy, when did King decide that Christians and Republicans were there to be ridiculed? Stay out of politics Mr. King, do only what you do best, write, don't opine.
What a great story (ies). King is a great narrator, but Hurt sounds like someone recorded all of his words individually and then dubbed them together. Sentences stopping and starting midstream, very jerky. He is awful. If he was trying to use his style to "act", lord it took some getting used to. Otherwise, the story is great. Hurt, don't quit your acting job to become a narrator, you would starve.
Do not download this. Boring to all extremes. Trust this reader there.
Very enjoyable quick listen.
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