Another review by a long time King fan. While this is a different style for King, I thoroughly enjoyed the story. There was enough of the traditional King blended into the story. The narration was top notch and helped to keep me engaged.
I agree with the other review that called this story silly and cheesy. For two characters who have been broken by their pasts, it took only days for them to open up and tell their stories. Each time the plot seemed to head towards digging deeper into any of the relationships, it abruptly stopped and moved to a repeat of the same overly descriptive sex scene. While this is obviously a big part of the story, an opportunity was missed to make this book more than a connected series of sex scenes. Besides, with all the grabbing of hair and growling, the characters would be experiencing significant hair loss and laryngitis.
The narration is inconsistent. Beyond struggling with how the male characters were voiced, I struggled several times to keep track which female character was speaking.
I had a similar reaction to FSOG and also did not get beyond Book 1.
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but felt the plot & story lines were lacking in the sequels. This is a refreshing addition to the series as it reminds me why I first fell in love with this character. The story line is tighter and it flows very smoothly. Narration as always, is spot-on. I am looking forward to the last 2 books in this series.
If you like dark comedy or dry humor, recommend the Charley Davidson Grave series by Darynda Jones
I really enjoyed "A Dirty Job" and was entertained by "Bloodsucking Fiends". However, this sequel was difficult to get through. The overall story was okay, but many of the characters were juvenile and under developed. The narration of the character Abby was not to my taste - I came close to stopping the book several times. I agree with another comment that this is really more of "teen / young adult" book
As others have already stated, this book is overly long. I agree this is a very complex topic, but I did not need the first fourteen hours to understand who was a bully, who was a victim, who lacked self-esteem, etc - it was very obvious. I also found the characters a little too "stereotypical". Not every "geek" is a victim and not every "jock" is a bully - would have preferred to spent 21 hours to hear a story with some more complex characters. Overall, an okay read - not sure if I will select another book by this author in the future.
This was my 2nd book by this author. It was an easy book to listen to, but do not expect to be challenged by the plot, the characters, or the ending. Very few surprises, but an okay way to pass the time on a plane or in the car. While not as bad as Ricochet, I struggled with the narration of the male characters - the attempts at the Southern accents are, at times, painful to listen to.
If you are looking for a book that does not require much effort, this is a decent choice.
This story was a worthwhile listen. Some of the plot points were obvious, but there were a few surprises. The narration of the male characters was a significant distraction, not sure what the narrator was trying to accomplish. I recommend this story, but give youself a few hours to get use to the sounds of the male characters.
If you are a fan of Stephen King, you should like this story. I am a long time fan and, although not his best, it is a pretty easy listen. The narration by Campbell Scott is very well done. I search by narrator as much as author and will definitely search for other books narrated by him
The other review's will give you a background on the story. I am a longtime King fan, but this was my 2nd audiobook. George Guidall's narration of this story was first rate and made the experience very enjoyable. I now research the narrator almost as much as the author / story when looking for a new audiobook.
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