EAST PALATKA, FL, US
I would consider it so, yes. the narrator really brings the words to life, in a way I didn't think possible.
The Call of the Wild. the stories, and the point of view from which they are told, is unique and fascinating.
The first meeting between White Fang and the "Love Master" - no spoilers here, though
I did. This is the first novel as a child that I ever read, and listening to it tok me back to third grade, and the wonder I felt as I realized that a story - jut words, mind you, no pictures - could, really could, take me to another place.
This is a must-have in every library, and every Audible collection.
I don't know. A native-American history buff, perhaps?
It was very slow and boring. It didn't make any sense.
He was stuck with bad material, I think.
One thing: give the characters different voices. Although each character is from a geographically distinct area of the US, they all have the same rhythm, cadence, delivery, and accent.
Jack's meeting with the scarred guard.
The voices were all the same.
Much of the beginning character-development was unneeded and slowed the book down a great deal.
I previously read "The Stand", and perhaps someone who didn't already have pictures in their mind of the characters and their voices...?
Sadly, none; they were basically all the same.
The story is wonderful
If only the narrator gave life to the characters, the way Raul Esparza in "Under the Dome" did. Sadly enough, though, all the characters sound the same.
The narrator, Raul Esparza, brought each of the characters to life remarkably well.
Barbie was my favorite character, because throughout the story, he continually out-thought that antagonist(s).
The voices of the players.
While King seems to have been stricken (again, for the Constant Reader) with "literary elephantiasis" to quote SK, this book comes together very well, and I look forward to listening to it again. There seems to be a lack of desire (by the author) to resolve problems throughout the story, and often one is left doubting, no matter how bad the human being, whether or not a couple of people would really do what it is King has them doing. That's a bit wordy, I know, but my point is that in places - more so towards the end - King could have easily and satisfactorily concluded, yet he seemed to have wanted to keep the people alive (so to speak) longer than their lives should have been (again, literarily speaking).
I am glad I bought this book, and would heartily recommend it to anyone, especially those who think that Stephen King is only monsters and ghoulies.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.