Indiana | Member Since 2013
I enjoyed them both. Listening to Al narrate the story in a voice with the same cadence as his father was like listening to Phil a few years younger.
Not one I can think of at this time. This being one man's life story it may have contained similar experiences another may have had, but it was purely his own.
Listening to the voice of Al made me feel I was listening to a younger Phil.
It was and I did. I downloaded it to my droid and clipped it to my shirt and cleaned my entire house as I listened.
I have come to admire this entire family for it values. God, Family and Country. Something sorely missing in today's world - old fashioned (if you want to call them that) maybe, but when we had them life was better.
Yes - It brings to mind the thrill I felt when I first discovered him back in the beginning before anyone had heard of him. Classic King style. This story has a strong beginning a middle and an end. It kept me wanting more of the story and when not able to listen I was thinking how, when, where, who done it.
Devin (Jonesy) Jones our lead is a full bodied character. We can relate to him from childhood to the passage that leads him to becoming a man. He has a goodness and pure heart we want to love. Then there is Mike who we come to care for greatly a very young, yet very old wise boy who along with Devin become our dynamic duo.
A voice bringing the story to life. Leading my imagination to dream up clear sharp images of the park and people in 3d vivid colors, smells and sounds. I can see our cast playing scrabble in the parlor or riding thru the haunted house. I was with Devin as he walked thru hoping to see the ghost of the murdered girl.
Jonesy our main man. He could be someone I know or hang out with. He is a real person with all the faults we have and compassionate and understanding of those around him.
This story made me feel like I did when I read my first few King books. I did not want to put it down.
I knew as I started reading who it was and loved that he was being brought back to finish his story started so long ago. I have been wanting that to happen for a long time. With a master storyteller like King I had a clear picture of how his life was for the last 20 odd years in the blink of a few pages and thoroughly enjoyed watching him finally see his full potential and true self shine through.
Wonderful job! I knew which character was speaking without a thought. His voice led my imagination from scene to scene in vivid color seeing each person in my minds eye as if they were standing in front of me.
!!A GREAT READ FROM BEGINNING TO END!!
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