I can get thru almost anything and a book on sale has now taken on a new meaning. It's on sale because it is terrible. I know my mother always warned me about this but again I relearned my lesson.
Once you begin your journey with this series you are hooked. There may be some longer books and some better known authors but after you read the first book all others take a back seat.
"They" say everyone can write at least one good book in him, Mayberry breaks the mold with this series. In my humble opinion he has 4 with 5 stars and the last 4 stars. The next one will define his destiny.
I have read other books by him, sorry they did not move me. This series is his crown and each Ledger book his jewel. Cannot wait for #6.
Ray Porter does an excellent job with the reading and you will not fall asleep.
I really enjoy this author but this book is out there. While I can never put down other books I cannot get into this and I can get thru almost anything
Okay, I'll admit it. I don't love King and I thought there was nothing left to say about the JFK assaination. I should have known better, because Stephen King can always fine that psychological sweet spot. 11/22 is no exception.
11/22 moves at a snail's pace toward its supposed climax-THE day in Dallas. But this book is only incidentally about that event. What matters is the series of events that lead up to that fateful day, events that seemingly have little to do with the title. King develops Jake, his protagonist, masterfully. Jake's actions are a complex blend of logic and emotion. At times they are just plain silly. In short, Jake is every man. His steps and missteps seem almost formulaic, but that is by design. King lulls us into a kind of fiction stupor, and then springs his trap.
If all of this sounds like jibberish that's because I can't say more without giving away the plot. I encourage you to stay with this title. It's worth the time and you'll be drawn in, I promise. I had to keep reminding myself that it's been on the NYT best seller list forever-there must be a reason.
Also worth noting, my husband and I enjoy listening to books together, but our tastes don't match very often. This book worked for us both. I was surprised he stayed with it as he prefers espionage and the like, but he did, and he enjoyed it.
The narration was quite good. This was an ambitious project for any narrator and CW handled it masterfully.
So, the story is quie good. King does not disappoint. You certainly get a bang for your buck; it's long. I wouldnt suggest this as a pick to zip through in an afternoon or for a light read. However, both my husband and I found it to be worth the time investment.
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