I did not know what to expect having just finished the Hunger Games series. I loved those and thought that this may be along those lines. Gregor, Boots and all of the other characters in this series are awesome. I just got this book 3 days ago- and have just finished second one. These books are so good I'm going to purchase the books themselves.
The story is gripping, heartwarming, heartbreaking and just wonderful. There is no swearing - yes these may be more for children than adults but I don't see it that way. I'm looking forward to listening to the 3rd book!
The length of it - the fact that it was so well done, I really enjoyed it immensely!
Good will persevere even when people muck it up.
The scenes with Nick stand out - but I also like Stu Redman, especially in the CDC - he comes across so clearly and strongly.
It's already been made and it can't compare to the book. Some of the actors chosen just didn't suit.
I've read this book about 20 times - the original shorter version and this version where Stephen King brought back a lot of pages that had been left out in that first publishing. It's awesome that this reading was from that much longer version!
My title makes sense if you listen to this book. I've listened twice and I absolutely love it. Mare Winningham is the best narrator I've heard in a long time. She gets the voices, inflections, fear and hope right. And Stephen King always takes me places I love and fear! I will probably listen to it again and again. Lisey is so strong and tragic and her connection with Scott and her forays into the past really capture you! This book is on par with The Stand (my all time favorite Stephen King).
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