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.
It's towards the top.
John Coffey because he was a gentle soul and a truly good person.
Yes, he always does a good job and has narrated other stories from Stephen King such as Apt Pupil and The Body.
Percy because he's such a little twerp.
Absolutely. Frankenstein is a wonderful horror story and the characters are iconic and amazingly crafted. I always thought I would like Dracula better but in the end Frankenstein is the better story. Simon Vance's performance was superb.
The monster. I can understand his emotions even if I didn't agree with what he did. The whole scene when he is with the family in the mountains is sad and well written.
I think he brings a deeper sense of empathy to the monster. He also gives us great insight into Victor and both his selfishness and his guilt in what he has done.
This book probably doesn't need another movie.
The voices are very well done and I love how somebody sprung for a cast instead of having one voice do it all. I think it really made this story come to life.
In its best moments its brilliant and scary.
Honestly, the whole cast did a great job.
No, even though its a classic I though the pacing was a little uneven. Sometimes I couldn't put it down and other times I was a little bored. I like Frankenstein better.
Everyone should experience Dracula once and I think this audiobook would probably be one of the best ways.
I really felt like Oskar and Eli were interesting and fascinating characters and both are well drawn.
I can't think of any book like this one.
He did a decent job. I can't remember anything specific but at the end of the day I stayed in the book and wasn't taken out of it by anything he did or did not do.
None of them. I'd be more likely to do therapy with them!
Yeah, I probably would have struggled if I was reading it because the beginning definitely starts a little slow. I tried to read it awhile back and ended up putting it down. King's narration brings it to life.
When the main character is swimming in the lake and the bad guys are throwing rocks at him!
He does a good job tying the back story of the town, his own life and the present together and I felt like everything felt plausible in the world he set up.
This was a perfect book for King to narrate out of his catalog because the character is fairly similar to him and it was plausible.
This is a great Stephen King book but definitely time consuming. I didn't regret the time I spent on this one!
Absolutely. This story was so engrossing and involving. I felt like I had been through a lot by the time I got done reading. It's a huge book but it felt like it went by really fast. The characters, the details of the different eras and locations and the wild imagination of it all is both fascinating and riveting.
The lead character.
Overall he does a good job narrating and I felt like he really captured the main character.
Nothing extreme all though I was really involved. I definitely couldn't wait to get back to it when I got in the car every day!
Craig Wasson's voicing of women isn't the best and at times made me giggle. Especially in the more intimate moments featured in the novel.
The world building is very well done and I liked a good majority of the characters. The whole genetic evolution idea is unique and interesting and I felt like it was all unique enough to not feel like I had been there and done that. This book could have used some ruthless editing. There is way too much padding in the action. Also, putting in the horror category is not accurate at all! Honestly, if it would have been labeled the romance it actually is I probably wouldn't have gotten it. There is only so much drinking tea, yoga, culinary decision making and snowflake gazes I can handle before I get bored.
The idea of genetic evolution between the demons, witches and vampires. The politics and everything was cool. Of course, some elements seemed like a smart more intellectual version of elements in Twilight yet it works well because its written with a sense of authenticity. The romance element is the least interesting because A. It's something we've seen before and B.) there is very little tension in the relationship.
I've only heard her on this one but based on this I would listen to her again if she did a book I would be interested in. Her accents are amazing! When I first started the book I thought she sounded a little like Velma from Scooby Doo but that went away after a bit and its dizzying how many different voices she did and how they were all fairly distinctive.
Yeah, edit the heck out of my own writing!
Probably, although I didn't read the book, just did the audiobook. It's Corey Feldman's story and he's reading it and so it feels like he's in the room talking to you.
Honestly it was like A Child Called It in some spots when he was detailing his abuse from his mom. I don't read a lot of autobiographies like this so I'm not sure.
I grew up loving Corey Haim but I felt like I understood Corey Feldman better after reading this book. Actually, this book made me have a new respect for Keifer Sutherland.
This book made me cry actually which I did not expect. I liked the Corey's when I kid but now at 38 years old thinking of all the abuse they dealt with make me sad.
Once you read this book you will never see movies like License To Drive, Lost Boys and Dream a Little Dream the same way again.
It's a fantastic audiobook and it certainly is one I will listen to again someday. This is a heavy listen so it's not one of my absolute favorites but I love the nuance and emotional depth this story has. Mare Winningham's performance is brilliant and I would never try to visually read this book after hearing her breathe life into Lisey.
I look at Bag of Bones as the mirror image to this book in away. They aren't the same in many ways but they both explore the secret life of a marriage and how we both know our partners intimately and then in some ways don't know them at all.
She just really made Lisey feel real and captured the emotion well.
Lisey because she could use a friend.
Definitely worthwhile although its not one of those stories that immediately grabs you. It sneaks up on you and then suddenly you can't put it down.
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