I loved The Godfather when I read the book. Also I am a big fan of the movies (I & II). I really enjoyed hearing the story however the narration is really distracting at times. The main narrator uses very little natural inflection in his voice so he sounds flat and unaffected by what he is reading. He's too stiff. The other narrators, those that "portray characters" are pretty good. Kay Adams even sounds a bit like Diane Keaton. And I can completely envision Pacino's Michael from the voice of his narrator. Overall, the time and money investment was worth it but I wonder if I would have enjoyed Joe Mantegna's (aka the Simpsons' Fat Tony) performance more.
This kind of long well written fully described story is the reason I listen to audiobooks. They transport you into the story so you are there right in the middle of the cattle drive with these memorable characters who I have grown to love. Was a little skeptical of Horsley's narration at first but soon grew to like it. Well worth the time and credit. Highly recommended.
This was one of my first audible purchases and was probably the single clearest reason I had for joining audible. Love the book, narrator does excellent job. REALLY WORTH IT.
Probably Irving's best work. I've read this book a few times and was concerned that Owen's voice would not work as a audiobook but man was I worried for nothing. The narrator does a brilliant job of bringing this book and especially Owen to life. Great story, beautifully written with a depth and a real search for truth in the characters that makes this well worth the time invested.
I really enjoyed hearing Stephen King tell me a story. He's a master at his craft and it was wonderful to hear him tell it. Just enough authentic Maine in his voice to do the story right.
This book is FANTASTIC. I loved the book as a book and I loved it even more as an audiobook. Narration is really well done. The story is engaging, gripping, filled with romance and nostalgia. It transports you to another place and time. It is the BEST book Mr. King has written since his horrendous accident in the late '90's - hands down. Nothing else comes close... (I am not a Dark Tower fan, obviously). I'd put this book right up there with my other King favs: It, The Stand, Needful Things, Dead Zone. Excellent story, well drawn characters, interesting ideas. LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT!
I really enjoyed this book every time I read it. I was hoping I would enjoy it as much as an audiobook. I think I may have enjoyed it a touch more as an audiobook. While Stephen King is, in my opinion, an amazing author he is an even better storyteller. So to have his stories actually told through an audiobook - well that really did it for me! I could not have been happier.
Steven Weber does an outstanding job bringing each character to life. His inflections are perfect. Goes to show you just what an incredible actor he truly is. I was a little cautious at first but he sweeps you completely into the story and you find yourself in Derry, ME, hanging out with friends Ben, BIll, Bev, Mike, Stan, Eddie and Beep Beep Ritchie.
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