I would definitely listen again! I have to agree with the reviewer that said the beginning of the book felt a little rushed over and after reading the reviews of how great this was I began to hope I wouldn't end up regretting the purchase ( I didn't). Although the writing may not be Shakespeare and Penny's reading may seem a little elementary at first, I cant stress more, you need to be patient. Once she hits her stride, I actually found myself laughing out loud. The emotional way she speaks of her momma's death made Me cry along with her. She honestly brings you along for the ride, no holds barred. The book wouldn't have been as great if I read it for myself. The memories are enough for me alone.
Penny and the whole cast of characters.
Her accent, the emotion she gives you.
Yes, She honestly brings you along for the ride.
Just so as not shock the listener, there is a bit of coarse language and drug reference.
Having it read in Stephen's own word by him.
Yes, Bag of Bones. It is hard to compare Fiction to Non-fiction.
I loved how he was so honest about his addictions and the accident he was in. And when he talked about his mother I had to smile a bit because from just the few things he said I would have loved that woman.
I enjoyed this book so much. It could have been longer and I certainly wouldn't have minded. I learned so much by listening to his experiences and writing technique. I suggest if you are a King fan, a writer, or just a fan of writers you really need to read or preferable listen to this one it is a winner.
Spiritually uplifting honest
The Spiritual lessons toward the end of the book.
no, but the hard part for me was Julia was a young lady from Georgia with a British accent.
A Savior in a savage land.
I really love Ted Dekker and I enjoyed this book for the most part. It was a simple book well written. But, I felt there were a few holes in the book. We begin with a wonderful love story of self sacrifice and survival, and are taken to an intense slow build up to what seems like a very exciting climax. Then we are veered off to the right 18 years later. It felt like there was a whole section missing and some of my favorite characters were never heard from again or just mentioned briefly. I feel like I was left swaying in the middle a bit. I can honestly say I predicted the ending it kind of had the same feel that Green had for me. I don't know what I was expecting because I loved the spiritual context and the writing but it all felt a little rushed, what was a 10 hour audio book read slowly and deliberately by Nicole Barber would have been about an three hour read for myself . I am a huge audio book listener and I normally buy the hard back also, so I can take it with me wherever I might go until I'm finished. Ms.Barber is a fine reader but I just didn't like her style on this book- A Georgia southern belle with an English accent- just didn't work for me. In saying all of this I love the way Ted Dekker thinks this is why I love his writing, but this is just my two cents worth on Outlaw.
Yes, it was soooo good. Jules Verne has always been and is continuing to be one of my favorite authors.
The whole book was so consistent that is hard to pick a singular moment. Maybe it was when they found their mysterious benefactor and watching how Verne ties his books together.
Creating Granite House
Nothing, I loved it!
We have read a lot of Jules Verne in our home school class. Everything from Journey to the Center Of The Earth to 20,000 Leagues. But for some reason this one was my sons favorite and now mine too. WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL!
The story was easy to follow and the narration was spot on.
The climatic conclusion of the story. It was somewhat predictable but done very well.
Scary to the bone.
Although this isn't my favorite of all Mr. Dekker's books I think it was a great read and listening experience. I wish some of the other characters had been developed and completed more and at times the non-intended creepy character relationships were as creepy as the intended ones (I'm trying no to cause a spoiler moment). But, I did enjoy the story over all and would make a great movie.
Because I laugh every time I hear it.
Jim Gaffigan is one of the few comedians I can fully trust. He is so funny and real that he is easy to relate. I am never afraid to have my son listen with me and we never fail to laugh our butts off. He is living proof you don't have to say the f- word 500 time to be funny.
Maybe, just for the story itself.
The whole story. This is a classic original tale so many others have copy-catted.
Not much, Mr. Sisco speaks in such a monotone voice it was difficult to understand the emotions in the story at all. We were trying to listen in our home school class and actually turned it off and bought another version.
The last third of this book is wonderfully scary!
towards the top.
I honestly loved the whole book. I hear a television movie coming, I hope.
He brings out the emotion and brings life to the characters.
Take a ride to Joyland just for the scare of it.
I really loved the characters, the colors, sounds, and the little twists. And I really have enjoyed the nice little departure Mr. King has taken in his last few books, but to tell you the truth, I can't wait for "Doctor Sleep" to come out later this month.
Very witty, Up at the top.
The book as a a whole was very consistent.
Yes, This isn't as funny as his stand up, but very amusing.
I laughed because I could see my family in the stories he told.
Even though this is in book form, there is a lot of his stand-up routine written in here. I love Jim so, I really enjoyed his [a father's] perspective on his family life. And now I understand where his stand-up comes from. I laughed out loud more than once.
At the top among the fiction works that I have listened
The ending was wonderful!
The events leading up to the assassination attempt
A mind-warping time travel into history, love, and the true meaning of sacrifice.
First of all, as if it needs to be said, Stephen King is a wonderful writer and I love this book. I thought that The Langoliers was a brilliant concept of time travel. But I actually think Mr. Kings writing is even better now. I have never read a book or seen a movie that dealt with time travel quite in this manner. And I was pleasantly surprised with the love story which I think is the actual backbone of the book. The author Craig Wasson knows his stuff but sometime his females voices made me think of the character Dustin Hoffman played in the movie Tootsie, which to me, was a little creepy, "I do declare". But, to voice this many characters and keep it straight is an amazing feat.
John Glover is a wonderful narrator.
emotion, he brings a voice to your imagination
Ted Dekker has an awesome way of blurring the line of sanity and insanity. He evokes emotion in his writing. And is wonderfully tasteful, intensely scary, and excitingly unpredictable.
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