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Jayme

Scranton, PA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Gerald's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Lindsay Crouse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (171)

    On a warm October day, Jessie Burlingame lies in the bedroom of her secluded lake home, listening to the far-off sounds of the country; the cry of a loon, the growl of a chain saw, the bark of a lonesome dog. Nearer, she hears the banging of the screen door, left unlatched in the autumn breeze; nearer still, the click of the key locking the second pair of handcuffs that chain her to the bed.

    Suzn F says: "Until the Climax"
    "Unemotional and Disconnected"
    Overall

    I read the reviews and was dubious about this title but I had had a previous friend rave about the book so I tried it anyway. I was disappointed.

    People that read a lot of Stephen King start to notice recurring characters and how many of his stories interconnect with others. This book filled in the spaces from the eclipse in "Dolores Claiborne." The other book was "far" better written than this I'm afraid.

    You really feel no compassion whatsoever for the main character despite the plight of her situation and the abuse of her past.

    I feel like the concluding story was disconnected from the beginning and the middle really didn't fit either... this book must have been written during an imaginative dry spot for Stephen King. Read "Lisey's story" or "Dolores Claiborne" instead for similar but much more captivating characters and subject matter. This was just a waste of time and money.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Member Bonus: 1408

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (137)

    In 1408, Mike Enslin, best-selling author of "true" ghost stories, decides to spend the night in New York City's most haunted hotel room. But he must live to write about it without the help of his ex best-friends, his trusty smokes.

    Armella says: "Classic Steven"
    "Thrilling and Captivating!"
    Overall

    I heard this before the movie was made and it drew me completely in. The jazz music in the entrance of the story is OVERLY-loud and overbearing. Luckily, it only drowns out the first paragraph or so of Stephen's narration, so just wait it out. The rest of the reading was excellent as were the sound effects and music. I actually "jumped" toward the end of the story and was completely taken in. I was so captivated that when I went to see the movie, the images in my imagination were already so vivid so I actually panicked and had to hide my eyes through some of the movie. I'm laughing about it now but I was scared then! It was awesome :) I hope you love it as much as I did!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Eyes of the Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1003)
    Performance
    (667)
    Story
    (667)

    A tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it.

    Christine says: "Enjoyable"
    "Entertaining but not Stephen King's genre"
    Overall

    I think the book was good and fun to listen to. The voice of "Flagg" another recurring evil character in King's writing was tolerable until he began screaming up the corridors in the end of the book. I literally wanted to shut off the recording. My only criticism is that it wasn't very deep and not all that imaginative for a fantasy novel. It's still written as if it were from this world and these times and its just hard for me to make that leap. I prefer fantasy novels that take me to another world and immerse me in it. This was more like reading about King Arthur and the knights of the round table. If that's what you like, you'll love it. It was a good book with good characters. Just not my preference from this particular writer. Note: I wasn't a fan of his Dark Tower Series either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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