I'm the first to admit..my attention span can be short. But I've been listening to books on tape/cd for 25 years and I don't recall rewinding so much. I kept thinking I missed something. The story starts/stops in odd places. It's more like several short stories than tied (loosely in some cases) at the end. There a MANY characters and new ones are being introduced even 3/4 through the book. I'm not sure I'll bother with the 3rd..my interest has waned. Maybe if I went back and 're-read' the The Passage it would have helped.
I recently listened to 'The Shining' and to be honest..I thought it was just ok. For whatever reason I havent' really taken to King's earlier work but I really enjoy his more recent endevors (Dome, 11/22/63..ect). Doctor Sleep brings combines King's story telling
with Will Patton who may be my favorite 'reader'. I've actually started listening to it a second time and I've only done that once before(and I've been listening for 30 years). The only problem with a work like this is..whatever I listen to next just doesn't seem to hold my interest as much. My mind is still in the Overlook.
easily in the top 5
I've been listening to books on 'tape' for 25 years and this has to be one of my favorite listens. Patton's tone and delivery are perfect for the storyline. This was written in the 50's so that has to be taken into consideration..though given the circumstances I'm not sure it would be that much different today. It makes one think about how he/she would handle such an event. If your looking for plenty of action..there are plenty of post-apocalyptic stories that would suit you bettter than this. But if your more interested in how your ordinary people would handle themselves..you won't be disappointed.
Preston/Child do it again. Whatever they put together seems to hold me from start to finish. Narration was perfect..paced well and clear.
Cool story line..the science behind it is interesting. Of course some of it may seem a bit over the top but you would know that if you read the summary. I think my only complaint is..there seems to be a few to many 'only seconds to live' moments. I'm rather used to these (Clive Cussler fan) but it got to the point that I found myself thinking of something other than the story during these 'episodes'. You know the main character isn't going to be removed so it's simply the logistics of how he'll escape. It's numbing after awhile. That being said..it was an enjoyable listen.
Grover does a great job..top notch.
I read this over 20 years ago..and wish I had left it at that. It was kinda like going back to your old school and everything looks smaller than you remember. It was one of my early books and always one of my favorites. Maybe its' because the story has been redone..or
more likely I've read so much stuff since then that I have more to compare it to. I think King
is much better now as well..11/22/63 was one of the absolute best I've listened to..ever. King has stated this isn't one of his favorites and when he said that I was stunned..now I can understand why. Still..a great listen.
I've been listening to books on tape/cd for going on 20 years now..this is easily one of the top performances. I'm not the huge King fan that many here are but this story has something for everyone...ironically maybe not as much for those that enjoy the horror genre. As someone else mentioned..maybe due to the books length I felt like I've returned from a trip (in time I suppose). I used the android app for the first time and found myself listening not just in the car but walking the dog..kayaking..puttering around the shop. King does allow his political leanings show but not nearly so much as in 'Under the Dome
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