Probably not from the authors- definitely not from the narrators
Very poor accents that were mostly stereotypical and grated on my nerves.
Most of the stories. There were only a few that were good, and on them the narration was bad.
There were a few good stories, so I kept listening, but most were disappointing and some were really awful!
Spoiler alert: as a "whodunit" mystery this book is disappointing. There are two mysteries in it, one is never solved and serves only as a distraction from the main story. It brings in elements of the supernatural that are never developed or explained. The main mystery is not handled well, and the characters lack insight and depth.
If by a different author
I have been a cocstant and faithful reader of Stephen King, but some of the recent titles have been lacking. Dr. Sleep was like a welcome back! The story and plot were suspenseful without the graphic details. The characters were like old friends. I enjoyed this story and highly recommend it.
The voices used by the narrator were disturbing and made it difficult to continue to listen. If the story hadn't been so intriguing I would not have been able to complete the book. I would have enjoyed it better if the narrator had simply read the book.
The narrator had a good voice and read the story well, but his voice when reading the part of children detracted from the story. It would have been better if he had continued with his regular voice and not tried to impersonate a child. His tone, and inflection for children's voices grated on my nerves and made it hard for me to appreciate those characters.
I can't wait to listen to book two! The story is suspenseful and well written. The narration is superb!
This was an excellent story. As a teacher of young children with special needs, I found the story very true to real life. The only part that I didn't understand was the very end. What happened to Budo?
The story was good up until the final chapter. The end was cheesy- story would have been better if it ended without the last chapter.
This book took a long time to get started and never really got off of the ground. As a long time Stephen King fan, I found it predictable and to be a blend of previously written books. The basic good vs, evil of The Stand, blended with some of the alien invasion features of The Tommyknockers.
Of the 3 stories in this book 2 were totally forgettable. The third was a better listen.
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