I have listened to thousands of audiobooks. I started listening to books many years before it even became popular for the general public to do so. The books relive hours of boredom at work, just don't tell the boss! Needful Things is one of the books I revisit like an old friend. It is one of my favorites but you have to take that with a grain of salt as I am a diehard Stephen King fan. Don't worry, I am not one of those folks who think everything he does is golden, I just have enjoyed his writing since my youth and re-reading some of his books every few years is like going home. Needful Things is in my top 25 listens for the summer because it is a little scary, somewhat believable, meaning that you could see it happening maybe, haha!
The only thing I would have changed to make the story more enjoyable would be the number of back stories some of the smaller characters had. Mr. King can sometimes get a little wordy to say the least!
Stephen King actually has a pretty neat speaking voice, at least to me. I always enjoy an author that will take the time to make the story entirely theirs.
I would like to go out to dinner with the Sheriff actually. Who doesn't want to hang out with a hero every once in a while?
If you like a suspenseful story with a large amount of stories within stories you will really dig this audiobook. Not the best thing Stephen King has written but by far not the worst! Keep on Listening!
I took my first Stephen King book out from my small town local library in 1983. It was "Carrie" and I was hooked. I felt like I was drawn into the story as a participant rather than just a reader, kind of like peeking from the closet or behind the couch. It was my first such experience with a book and like so many firsts has been hard to repeat with such intensity. I remember being surprised that a story could be so good. I felt the same way with this new book "Full Dark, No Stars". The stories are enticing in their delicous darkness, I did find some things to cheer for, and the book made me think a little more about the stranger inside of myself who is only a stranger to others and not to me! Do yourself a favor and devote some of your time to this wonderful meaty dark delight!
I was not sure what to expect when reviewing the comments for this book. I took a chance and was quite surprised with how much I enjoyed this novel. I liked that it was told from the perspective of the child. So often we are given the adult perspective on adult situations and it was refreshing and believable to hear the action explained from that different point of view.I am looking forward to exploring other offerings from this author.
The story is complelling and the characters wonderful and real. The narration takes so much away from the story that I often had to re-listen to sections because I started tuning the reader out. The over pronunciation will drive you nuts! Great story too bad it is killed by the narrater.
What an excellent piece of storytelling. This really made you feel like you were sitting around a campfire hearing a spooky story. I would love to hear more of her work.
This audio book spends a huge amount of time playing coy games between the lead characters. It really is a slow read.
Very nice book for what it was. I did feel it was trying to keep me in suspense for something that never happened. Not too bad overall.
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