I expected whimsical and/or weird because of the name. I never even made it to the title story. I can't explain exactly why I didn't care for the book. All the stories felt the same, I skipped over one or two. I finally just gave up. I can't even come up with one redeeming quality. This was a complete waste of a credit.
My son disagrees heartily but I love Stephen King narrating his books. I am very picky about voices and honestly that type of voice would normally drive me nuts but I love it! As always the characters are developed and the nuances of daily life take on the building horror and dread. I read this book years ago. I have recently started listening to all the Stephen King books I can get in my ears. I am always amazed about what I forgot.
I found Jeff Ashton a compelling element in this trial. His passion for justice in this case was infectious. I loved his speaking style and voice.
Unfortunately, his narration falls a little flat. Sometimes he really "gets going" and the spark I found so enjoyable to listen to is there. More often, he sounds like he is reading something he is only mildly familiar with.
The review of the case is interesting, the "behind the scenes" is interesting. I was just expecting a little more from this book. Worth listening to but not as great as I had hoped.
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