I love Stephen King. I listened to his interview on NPR about having written this novel and was excited. However, I am feeling very disappointed. This audio book is dragging along. There has been little plot development of any interest. The narrator speaks in a monotone for the most part and sounds 18 and very immature. The absence of range in his voice makes it very hard to focus on the monolog. I am two thirds of the way through and wish I had not bought it. I'm not afraid to say what no one else seems to be. Are there people left in this country who have the skill to critique?
I will continue to look forward to Mr. King's books. He is, as we all know, incredibly talented.
As I wrote above, the narration is lacking.
Had I been told ahead of time that this book lacks all of the suspense of his other books, I would have been more open-minded and my expectations would not have been high. The cover screams suspense and horror.
At least he did not narrate this himself. He is a wonderful writer. His skill is not in narrating.
It seems to have been written for those of us with an I.Q. under 85. There are endless superficial, shallow examples given. Evidently, the authors are ageist at best. The number of subjects over age 30 whose experiences were told totaled approximately 3. This must be due to how clever and interesting American women under age 28 are.
Irritation that I had invested my time in listening. There are several excellent books on areas related to this topic.
I hope to avoid books written for idiots in the future.
I anticipated a demonstration of great depth. What she delivered was a seemingly endless string of superficial examples. It was as if she had not received training in this area. There are many excellent books on this subject.
See above entry.
I found her voice irritating.
I felt anxious due to waiting for delving into the subject. Then I felt disappointed and thought she was inept.
This was a waste of my time.
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