Really liked this book a lot....would have given it another half star if I could. It is a great new story and a follow up. I wasn't sure I was ready for another book in this world after the great trilogy (Uglies, Pretties & Specials)! It is different, the same.....but new and really well written and read. Some of the old characters emerge in this book but in a fun twist. If you were a fan of the trilogy, you'll love this one too!
Craig Wasson's reading of Mr. King's time travel novel rivets the listener making one wish to spend even more time in the plane, train or automobile. King's descriptive prose makes the reader/listener feel a sensory connection to the story's time and place. Only a master like Stephen King could create this new spin on "time" worn subject. Amazing! Highly recommended.
While Martin continues his story in the newest installment of A Song of Ice and Fire series, perhaps the continuity was lost or the performance was just so disjointed that I felt let down. The readers performance was by no means engaging though Martin's penchant for details sometimes disjoints the listeners tracking of the story which also detracts and calls note to the reader's lack of range from character to character.
Yes, it is necessary listening for those who loved the previous installments of these books, but I was neither satisfied with the speed of story's progress nor with the reader's performance.
His range of voice differentiation was not easy to follow and it seemed that all characters had the same inflections and emotional capacity too. It was a reading, not a performance by someone who can project the characters as they have been written through so many books.
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