Yes. Very well thought out and original. Not as incredible in terms of a horror story, but more as a super natural story.
The idea that a hotel can be alive is great.
Scott was made to narrate for King.
Stephen King, yes. Michael Kelly, depends on the book. Kelly only worked in this one because he sounds young, and the main character is young.
Yes. I've read and listened to a lot King books, and most of the time he delivers. If it's not one of his more recognized efforts, then chances are it's just so so. Joyland fits into the so so category.
Kelly worked fine.
No. Its not a "follow-up" type of story. What it needs is more material.
This story had true potential, but fell way short of what it could have been. I wanted to read more about the mystery at the park instead of the young man who comes of age. The setting was great, and I though King would dive in a mix things up, but it was an opportunity lost. The result was a bland story.
When the book ended it didn't leave me wanting more, or feeling a connection with the characters...it was just over, and I kind of wanted my money back.
Stephen King, yes, Lorna Raver, maybe.
He should have shaved a hundred or more pages off the story (typical for him). The editing was poor, and the character arcs didn't match the intensity that King was trying to achieve. The entire thing seemed to fall apart about three quarters of the way through and it wasn't that good to begin with.
Depends on the book. She did poorly on some characters, but her narrative voice was solid throughout. I think she was the wrong person for the story.
The book had parts that kind of kept interest, but it was very scattered. I understand why he said he didn't remember writing much of the story, I would want to forget it too. He had to be drunk to come up with something like Cujo.
Maybe. If you are able to push through the last three hundred pages, when the story goes in the tank, then it might satisfy overall. It has some really good parts and fun characters, but falls short because it's too long... if that makes sense. It's also has over the top violence that King ramps up for no reason. I'm not a big fan of that, but I guess he does have a reputation to maintain.
He was steady, not bad or great, just steady.
Not listen to it again.
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