Birmingham, Alabama, United States | Listener Since 2007
Loved it. King's best long novel in years (including Dome, which was good but not great). One of those you never want to end because you're enjoying it that much. Super deal for 1 credit - don't even hesitate!
I usually listen to my audiobooks only in the car, but The Confession was so good I couldn't turn it off. Very credit-worthy!
What an abrupt, disappointing ending. Lots of classic DK buildup via animals, science and conspiracy....then it just ends abruptly with no explanations of why or what happens next. I literally thought I must have missed half the download. Save your credit.
Wow - what to say. I read the reviews mentioning the annoying background music, but I shrugged it aside thinking "how bad can it be?" Well let me tell you - it is BAD. Not like the chapter transition music you get with some books - this music is jarring, LOUD, and loathsome. It is so much louder than the narration at some points that you can't even hear the reading. I kept having to rip my earbuds out b/c it hurt my ears so much.
Another problem. I have read every single one of his books - I think this was the only one I hadn't read. I love the author, and after listening to Under The Dome I wanted to see if there were any of his I had missed. Unfortunately, Insomnia was tedious, and I couldn't wait for it to be over. The singular POV is unusual for King, and I kept wishing the narrative would switch to another character and give Ralph Roberts a much needed rest (no pun intended).
I rarely write reviews, but I just had to on this one. If you're like me - you listen to some books and read some others - put this on your reading list. The noise (I can't even call it music) on this recording is MISERABLE. MISERABLE! Save your credit on this one - I sure wish I had!!
2 stars only b/c I've heard worse...but not many.
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