In a departure from horror, Stephen King has written a sweet novel about a 21-year old man finding himself while working at an old-fashioned amusement park. King's trademark character development works well in this whodunnit novel. To me, it is a very pleasant surprise from a writer that is better known for grim fare. I really enjoyed it.
After a bid of a slow start, this book was vintage Reacher: a great story, featuring a fascinating protagonist. I love Lee Child's distinctive writing style, which features short, economized sentences. He never wastes a word. I had this book on Kindle and loved reading it. Unfortunately, Dick Hill sounded like some kind of strange Paul Harvey wanna be. His inflections grated on my ears and Jack Reacher, who is such an engaging character, sounded like a cranky, nasally-voice old man.
I almost always like audio books better than the print version. This book is the exception. Listen to a sample before you buy this one.
I read the entire Wild Cards series back in the 90s, and was excited to see two titles on Audible.com. Luke Daniels narration was masterful. It was great to associate a "voice" with Dr. Tachyon and other characters, and the story lines were engrossing. Even those aspects of the books that might have been a bit dense in text add color to the audio book version. I had a hard time putting down either of the books, which unfortunately meant that they didn't last long enough for me. Bravo!!
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