I enjoyed listening to this book. The story was good and it kept me guessing. But, the first part of the book has a lot of Adult Situations. I almost stopped listening because there was a lot of vulgarity and brutality. I can handle some violence, most mysteries and thrillers have violence but the language and violent sexual situations were off-putting. I think books need ratings like movies and tv. This is an R-rated book. I will probably listen to another of this author's books but now I know what to expect.
Ok, I am really trying to give this a good listen but I am having a very hard time with the narration. I may have to actually read this one instead of listening to it.
I have friends who recommended it to me. I really can't rate the story right now as I am only about 2 hours into it.
I don't really know.
My issue is with the narrator. I just have to go ahead and say something even though I have not finished the book. He shortens the words. Seven is pronounced "seb'm" and the first time he said the word gown, it sounded like "gun" and he combined the words "for you" into "foyu". I know this may be nit-picking but I listen to books on my commute to and from work. I don't mind a good book that makes you think but I don't like having to try to decipher the words while I drive. The names are hard to understand because I have not seen them in print. And even though I do appreciate some of his character voices, he continues the character voice during some transitions. The first time I heard this, I thought the character was speaking about himself in third person. He speaks the character voice and then things like "he said" or "so and so mounted his horse" is still in the character voice. I may have to read the book rather than listen, then come back later and listen after I've seen the words in print.
I do think that the audio edition would be better than the print. I almost bought the hard copy but decided to listen to it instead and I am so glad I did. The narration was great.
I am not one to read Stephen King, not a big fan of horror. After reading reviews here I decided I'd take the plunge and give it a listen. It is very thought provoking. What would you do in Jake's situation? What would you do if you could go back in time? I'll be thinking about this book for a while.
Craig Wasson's narration was fabulous! So much emotion. Had me tearing up several times or smiling.
There is a lot of emotion in the book especially in the beginning and, of course, the end. But I was quite moved several times.
Again, I am not a big reader of Stephen King but this book was very enjoyable. I don't know if he will do anything like this again but if he does, I'll read it.
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