Absolutely, I wasn't completely convinced I would like Campbell Scott's reading of this but he did a fantastic job. I was worried he wouldn't be able to sound menacing enough when required but he did just fine! I was able to soak a lot of detail in that I didn't get reading it. Definitely a great performance!
The detailed characterization, fantastic setting and the slow burn horror King can do so well.
The scene where Wendy and Jack face off towards the end of the stormy
Great reading of a fantastic book.
Right in the middle. Simon Prebble's reading is very well done and when the story is focused on the dark side of Dorian Gray it is interesting. There are also a lot of passages where him and his snobby friends talk about gossip and philosophize and that is boring (though gives insight into the narcissism that is a theme of the story) Still, in the end, the story delivers with a fantastic and slightly chilling ending.
I would try it but I imagine this would be my favorite of his.
His confrontation with the painter, the ending
The cost of vanity is high.
It's a great read at least once. Not sure if I will ever read it again but do feel it was worth my time.
The audio edition brought the book to life a little bit more and so anytime that happens, I prefer the audio version. Jeff Woodman's performance did justice to the story.
I thought the characters were well thought out and fairly realistic. Even though I should have seen it coming, I was a little surprised how things developed. I was caught up enough in the daily life of the teens that I wasn't thinking ahead of where it was going. I thought the reactions to the central event of the book were realistic and gained my empathy.
No, but I would if I were interested in the book.
A journey into the great unknown.
I'm not sure I would read this over and over but I am definitely glad I read it once. In my opinion, this one is better overall than A Fault In Our Stars.
Some actual conflict and tension between the characters. I guess I like my romance where there are some bumps in the road before the HEA. This one was really bland. I've heard there's a bad guy towards the end but I saw that coming from a mile away. I probably won't finish the audio version but will probably just skim a written copy. The supporting characters which predictably will be the focus of the next two novels in the series don't really capture me either except for Hope. I might read her and Ryder's story because there might actually be some spark there but it is way down on my list.
How phoned in it is. She's done trilogy's way better. Blood Brothers and the one time travel story where they end up in Ireland is way better. Plus, I guess this book is nothing more than elaborate advertising for business she actually owns. Books as advertising material is likely to be uninspired.
Sexy for the men, annoying for the kids, neutral with women's voices.
I would have sent the whole thing back and told her to come back when she's feeling inspired again.
I enjoy Nora Roberts in a guilty pleasure kind of way but I definitely want some pleasure with the guilt.
Honestly, I thought the narrator did a great job. I especially enjoyed her narration of Rachel. There were times in the beginning where I wasn't sure which girl was talking but after a few hours into the book I got the subtle differences in how they were voiced.
Ruth May and the snake, the driver ants and Rachel's engagement.
I thought her accent really reminded one of how far Georgia really is from the Congo in a way reading it wouldn't capture.
I thought it was a powerful book. Especially the relationship between Ada and her mother and the choice her mother made at one point in the book.
Definitely a worthwhile read. I didn't think I would like it but I ended up really enjoying it.
While it's not one of my favorites it's still very good and I am glad I read it. This story has a quiet, subtle sense of eeriness and definitely kept me engaged. I think Jamie is a good character and the story is a sad one.
I can't really think of one off the top of my head. The story is pretty unique.
I wouldn't say he's the best narrator I've heard but he does a solid job on this and he definitely doesn't do anything that takes you out of the story. I think he brings a sense of realism to his reading.
Pastor Danny is probably the most memorable.
Not your typical King book so if that's what you're expecting you might be disappointed. I wasn't.
Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale from Walking Dead for those who are fans of the show) gives a great performance and brings the story to life.
This is a pretty wacked out book and I can't think of a book that is similar. The story does remind me of Invasion of the Body Snatchers are something Cronenberg might come up with in movie form.
When one of the guys is trapped with Mr. Gray in the cabin. A squirm inducing moment of body horror that is not easily forgotten.
I'd say its either Jonesy or Duddits. Both are the most memorable out of the main group who must face the evil around them.
This is a lot like It in some ways where we have lots of flashbacks between adulthood and childhood and how it all weaves together.
I really enjoyed it but there are stories I have enjoyed more. This said, I definitely recommend this tale from Stephen King. It's not his best book by any means but it was entertaining and kept me interested. It's a interesting, engaging detective story with a very suspenseful final act. There are some horrific scenes in the book but its more mystery than horror.
Yes, I definitely was concerned about what would happen to the hero and those around him.
Will Patton is a fantastic narrator and his reading of this book is no exception. He has a nice, rough around the edges book that has brought something to the lead character of the story who is an older, slightly depressed retired detective.
There was a very suspenseful moment towards the end and there was one moment that was a bit horrifying but I don't want to give spoilers.
A good, solid King book that is worth the credit in my opinion.
Magical, warm, funny
Matilda of course. I love how resourceful and caring she is.
I thought she did a great job bringing all the characters to life and made it more vivid.
There was already a movie that is actually very good. I have no idea what the tag line would be.
This is a delightful story that is sure to win over the child in your life. Matilda is a very strong little heroine who makes the most of her circumstances, values education and has good morals in spite of her lousy parents. She is definitely a character you will want to root for.
The story was very entertaining and shows why the "fish out of water" scenario is always entertaining. I really enjoyed hearing about how she adjusted, made friends and found herself in prison and also how she tried to highlight the issues with the criminal justice system.
I can't think of any off the top of my head.
I thought she gave a fantastic performance and never once did her reading take me out of the moment. She had to do a variety of accents, characters and ethnicities and I thought she did a good job.
Yes, I listened to it on a road trip going to some fun locations and still regretted when I had to turn it off!
Definitely not for everyone, I found this story to be entertaining and true to the viewpoint of the person telling it. Some have criticized the fact she wasn't always culturally competent but if that's who she is, its really no big surprise.
Absolutely. It was a horror book that managed to be both horrifying and often laugh out loud funny. The characters are well developed, the story never really lags and its so bizarre and squishy you will often find yourself going "Eww" even as your laughing.
When David is escaping through the tunnel towards the end. The spiders in his bedroom!
I think the creepiest is when he is initially attacked by the spiders.
Yes, I definitely could.
Enjoyable horror/comedy book. Dark comedy.
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