Wickedly evil mayhem
I loved this story for the same reasons I love all of King's stories: the rich detail in the characters, and the suspenseful plot, coupled with the sheer evil and mayhem parcelled out by the main character.
I have listened to almost all of them. This one is best because I had the wonderful pleasure of hearing the accent that SK describes so very often in his books. The narrator also seemed to be very accomplished. Only later did I realise that Stephen King himself was reading this story to me. I was deeply moved. It seems silly, but it is true.
Be careful what you wish for ... you just might get it!
Thank you so very much, Mr King. Your reading of this fantastic story was a true pleasure. I may like a few of your books more, but listening to you read your own book so well is a connoisseur's delight!
I am not a Grisham fan as such, but this story was very engaging. The characters were pretty realistic, although I guess the plot was a little contrived, but it was fairly rich in detail.
The narration was excellent IMO. The narrator managed many different voices for different characters, male and female, and they all seemed to fit well and enhance the story.
One of my favourite books, and this was perfect. The whole family listened to it on a road trip over 3,000 kms, and we all loved it (11 - 41 yrs).
Yes, it does drag on, but King does that. The narrator lost nothing of the fine story I know and love.
King has been my favourite author for many years, but this is the first time I have heard him reading his own book. I could hardly stop listening. He may not be the best reader, but he *knows* when to go fast or slow, or when to emphasie a phrase. That is worth a great deal to me. I have heard too many books where the reader does not 'look ahead' and sentences sometime come in slightly jagged lumps (it's hard to explain). Not this one - smooth as silk all the way.
The story is superb (if you like King) and I really did enjoy finaly finding out how 'Ayuh!' actualy sounds!
It's almost as if he dropped by to read it to me himself (me being his 'number 1 fan' and all). When I am old and tired, I'll still be listening to this one, I reckon.
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