For those of us who are Baby Boomers, this book brought back fond memories and some not so fond. The 50's were terrific. We didn't worry about bad people or war. Kids on summer vacation would leave home early morning to play and show up at suppertime. Our parents had no worries about our safety. There were plenty of people like Ted Broadagan, nice people. This extremely well written book by Stephen King reminds us of that time, our first kiss, first love AND the uncertanty of the Viet Nam War years. Some of us fondly reminisce about the 60's and 70's. "The good old days." Some of that time WAS good. This book reminds us of how difficult a time it really was. A lot of us forgot (intentionally and not) what it was like. This book reminds us of a time when a war far off in the rice paddies came close to tearing our country apart. It reminded me of the friends who didn't come back from those rice paddies, the ones who came home in green plastic bags, the ones who came back...changed, some for the better, some not. I lost track of how many times I was listening in tears. This review was not intended to discourage anyone from "reading" the book, quite the contrary. I urge you to get this book and listen to all of it. It's an education of sorts. I hope you enjoy listening to it.
Thanks for the memories Stephen King.
We were in the areas of Scotland where the story takes place. It was great fun listening to the stories of where we were. What was more fun is that I'm a second generation Scot and listening to the Scottish accent.
The reader of this book brought me through the Grampians, into the towns of Fores and Inverness and all over nothern Scotland.
If you're of Scottish descent I highly recommend this book. I really enjoyed it.
Sci-fi as Sci-fi was meant to be. Gets you thinking.
After listenting to well over 100 hours of the Dark Tower series and a dissapointing ending, I decided to take a break from King's books for a while.
Duma Key was the first book since the break and what a book to start in again. King's got his groove back! For me, this is his best book in years! He brought me to Duma Key. I got the $50 tour of the island and Big Pink. Was introduced to Wireman, Jack, Miss Elizabeth and Libbet and got to know them well.
I listen to the books in the car to make time go by faster. On one ocassion I was so into the book, I missed my exit.
You won't be sorry you got this book. I may even listen to it again.
Tom De Haven and Scott Brick have managed to transport us back to 1935 and introduce us to a different Clark Kent than we've known all these years. A Clark that goes through all the angst just about every teenage boy does. A Lois Lane who's not the pris of the 1950's Superman TV shows. Lois is the liberated woman of today.
Superman has his doubts about what his legacy will be and how he fits into our world.
I loved the new 'history lesson' and highly recommend this book to Superman fans who are looking for something different.
I've "read" many of Dean Koontz's books, some good, some not so good and then there's this one. Probably one of, if not the best one so far. The story line kept me interested all the way through. I listen to the books in my car and found myself sitting there listening to this book well after getting to many of my destinations. I liked the dog in this book as much as Christopher Snow's dog in 'Fear Nothing'. By the way, where is Christopher Snow?
I really enjoyed the story lines. Great reasons to quit smoking. However, as much as I enjoy reading and listening to Stephen King's books, he should stick to writing them and give up reading them for us audio book users. His voice and reading style lacks conviction and convincing.
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