I recommend th book but not the audiobook. The narrator's tone of voice is flat and dull. Listen to a sample before you buy the audiobook!
I didn't like the narrator's lack of enthusiasm in telling the story. His voice is flat and tired. I have read this book in the past (I've read most of Stephen King's books) so I knew the story already, but I didn't finish the audiobook because I found the narrator's dullness unbearable to listen to.
Already been done, twice.
My advice for "constant listeners" is that you listen to a sample of the audiobook you are purchasing before making the decision to buy it. When you listen to a book the narrator's involvement in telling the story is vital, but if the narrator fails to do so with vitality it ruins the story altogether.
Boo-ya yes! Both stories (Mile 81 and Dune) are classic SK stories, short enough to listen to during a daily walk or while doing housework. When I heard "Jesus Rice Crispies Christ" in Mile 81 I just cracked up laughing. This book had me wondering, gasping, laughing, and feeling I was given a good book for my buck.
The first story regards three kids, a preacher, an ex- mud wrestler, a horse, a couple well off enough to own an Expedition, and a couple of cops.
The second story regards a retired judge, a Will, and writing in the sand.
The title of my review says it all...
Slurp, slurp, pop. I won't provide any spoilers in my reviews!
I wouldn't !
A narrator’s performance can either make listening to a book a great experience or totally ruin the book all together. I was pleasantly surprised with both of these guys telling me the story of Mile 81.
The Green Mile is not my favorite of all the books I have either read or listened to by far, however it is a good story and I don't feel I wasted my money by purchasing it. Sorry, I can't give you a rank thou.
I have not read anything that I really can compare to The Green Mile. I found it to be original, but then again I have not read over 500 books in my lifetime....
I find this question hard to answer but I suppose I better get used to it when filling out these review formats. There were several favorite scenes, but that of Percy pissing his pants made me let out a "well, you deserved it son of a b*tch" sort of a smile.
Yes, but once again work and showering got in the way. I managed to listen to it in less than 48 hours thou. Had it not been for the empty refrigerator and a trip to the grocery store I would have listened to it in less time.
For once, the movie is very close to the book. So if you have seen the movie you might want to save a credit and rent this one from your public library. The narrator is fine, but just fine not great. The way he dragged his words at the end of every sentence reminded me of an accent I have heard before maybe from the south but I am not sure. Not unpleasant by any means, just different and tired...tired from living too long perhaps.
No, but only because I have read the book, so the story is well cemented in my memory.
Everything. Pace, dialogue, characters, beggining, unfolding, climax, and ending. It helps that it is narrated by the author himself.
There are many. I could not possibly pick just one. But if I have to I would say the scene where Mrs. Rusk rushes to Needful Things panicking over her broken "Elvis" sunglasses, completely either unaware or not caring that her privates showed through a partly opened robe. She had been masturbating while wearing the King's sunglasses all day long after all. She could care less her lard body was flapping to the world, all she wanted was her precious needful thing fixed! Never mind her youngest son was in a hospital, and her oldest was in... never mind, read or listen to the story!
Yes, but I didn't. Work and showering got in the way.
What you really want and need to know is if this story is worth your credits. It is if you are a fan of Stephen King's novels. Heck you might like this story even if you have never read anything by Stephen King before but heard he writes creepy stories. This story is creepy alright, and even funny in several chapters. You also need to know how well the narrator performs. Great! in my opinion. SK does the deed himself.
I listened to In the Tall Grass twice! Just had to make sure I really was hearing what I thought I was hearing.
The turn of events are horrifying! From beggining to end this story grabs your attention and quickly turns your insides out when all hell breaks loose In the Tall Grass!
The narrator does a fantastic job in telling this story. Nothing boring about it.
This book didn't make me laugh or cry, but it did make my jaw drop so far south I had to pick it up with a shovel. I'm also pretty sure my eyes got as big as dinner plates had I had the chance to observe my own reaction in front of a mirror. Watch your jaw. Yours just might drop too!
No money wasted here. This is a short story that can be listened to in less than 2 hours. It's a short ride, but oh boy, is it a ride!
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