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BellaJack

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  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17870)
    Performance
    (15888)
    Story
    (15845)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Exceptional Stephen King!"
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    What made the experience of listening to 11-22-63 the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was exceptionally talentedt! The story was one of Stephen King's all-time best, in my opinion.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jake Epping, the protagonist. He is one of those great multi-dimensional characters that is so hard to portray in any story.


    What about Craig Wasson’s performance did you like?

    Voice characterizations were superb. I was caught up in the narration and story from the get-go and was enthralled until the very end.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely, but I didn't want it to end! That's how you tell a good story from a great one.


    Any additional comments?

    After many years of swearing off Stephen King (I'm not always happy with his story endings), I couldn't resist the many rave reviews about the novel and its ending. Consequently, I found out in the afterward that Joe Hill, Stephen King's son and author in his own right, helped with the ending.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6531)
    Performance
    (5772)
    Story
    (5825)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
    "Still the Best"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Everyone should read/listen to Stephen King's "The Stand," especially apocalyptic fiction fans, although King describes it as a religious, good vs. evil novel.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Descriptive novels are the best--it makes you feel like you are one of the characters.


    Have you listened to any of Grover Gardner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but he did an excellent performance.


    If you could rename The Stand, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't rename it knowing the content and King's description of the theme.


    Any additional comments?

    I've always had a problem with King's endings, except for "11-22-63,"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Jim Donaldson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (125)

    Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Includes introduction and commentary by Mary Shelley. Required reading for any fan of science fiction and horror genres. A classic.

    Darwin8u says: "A Monster of Fiction"
    "Not Hollywood's Frankenstein"
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    Would you listen to Frankenstein again? Why?

    Maybe. I very rarely repeat a book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Frankenstein?

    Confrontation between The Monster & Frankenstein.


    What about Jim Donaldson’s performance did you like?

    He was enthusiastic.


    If you could rename Frankenstein, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't rename this classic. The name Frankenstein has become synonymous with The Monster.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth your time to read all of the classics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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