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Jennifer Jones

wordswitsnwool.blogspot.com

Near Chicago, IL | Member Since 2006

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  • Lisey's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Mare Winningham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1506)
    Performance
    (540)
    Story
    (547)

    Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a 25-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, best-selling novelist, and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and "bools". Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went, a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive, or give him the ideas he needed in order to live.

    krista says: "Atypical"
    "Spellbound from the first moment..."
    Overall

    I am a fan of Mr. King's earlier works, I wasn't much in love with The Cell; but this one. Oh this one....

    Some people have said they've gotten lost in the language. I, too, have gotten lost. But in that magical way that happens when charaters come to life. Every family has an "inner language". It's just a question of listening long enough to understand what they're saying. This tale was beautiful, intelligent, heartbreaking, and an absolute anthem to love. But let's not forget, this is still the talented Mr. King, and he does not disappoint. That essential feeling of something lurking just out of sight or beyond the grasp of our Everyday Senses is right there; a thread running continuously throughout this magnificent tale.

    And then there's the reader. Mare Winningham did an amazing job of characterizing the voices; even her breath and whispers were impeccably timed. Ms. Winningham's voice picked me up, envelopped me and surrounded me with the lives of people who seemed so real.

    Well done! to both Mr. King for the creation of this superbly written work and to Ms. Winningham for her telling of same.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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