This is an interesting story. Unfortunately the narrator's style ruined it for me. He seemed to be one of those announcer-voiced guys who uses the same tone and inflection for most words, regardless of meaning (bad acting). I found it distracting and difficult to follow the story. It made me wonder if he was reading the book for the first time and was missing the point.
In a WORLD.. where the NARRATOR... reads almost each line of the STORY... with the same emphasis and CADENCE ... this Reader is going to go CRAZY... before 29 hours are up.
(Note ALL CAPs should be read in a hoarse, "mysterious" whisper.)
I love Stephen King's storytelling. I hated this narrator's style. It interfered with my ability to transcend him and "see" the story. The problem of listening to the story while tuning out the reader/narrator gave me a headache.
The narrator's characterizations/voices often seemed to be cliche stereotypes. Especially irritating was the high-pitched whine that he used for his adolescent boys and hysterical bad guys -- very annoying.
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