I rarely re-listen to books, but this one deserves it. Great narration by John Pruden ! He captured the characters with his voice and intonation perfectly.
The narrator, Eli, is of course the best.
I haven't listened to him previously, but based on this, I am looking for more books narrated by him.
This is reminiscent of a Joe R. Lansdale story, similar flawed but sympathetic characters and a dry humor that I found appealing. Loved it !
I loved this story, even though it was almost unbearably sad. Beautiful writing, a good story, a very specific sense of location, but, for mr, the wrong narrator. Kevin Kenerly has performed other books quite well, but his voice just didn't fit this narrative IMHO. That aside, it's a wonderful book. Highly recommended.
Even the excellent narration couldn't keep me interested. Very 1-dimensional characters and a plot that was predictable from the about the 3rd page. Maybe I'm not the right demographic for this YA story.
It was interesting to listen to this as the source material for the movie. The film has more dramatic impact, but the story has a better ending IMHO. The more I read of Stephen King, the more in awe I am of his talent as a writer.
Juliet Stevenson brings emotion and drama to this story. It's a long book, but so well written and so powerfully read that it will pull you into the lives and emotions of its characters. One of the best performances I've listened to !
An emotional story about the aftermath of a child abduction. IMHO, the emotional impact was weakened by the over-written agonizing of the parents and remaining sibling. It just became too repetitive and disrupted the momentum of the story. Decent performance,
Loved the narrator ! A++++ unfortunately, the story went way off-track with every sci-fi cliche thrown into the overstuffed plot. If the story had kept it's focus on the original premise, diverse tenants in a creepy apartment building, this would have been so much better.
So disappointed in this audiobook ! It would have been such an interesting listening experience with a different narrator. Lorna Raver sounds much too old and gives an overly dramatic (almost melodramatic) reading to much of the story. I almost gave up because the narration was so grating.
This is funny and insightful, some laugh out loud scenes as well as lump in the throat moments. The narrator was great with male characters but AWFUL with female voices. Otherwise, great story and entertaining listen. ( better than anything by Jonathan Trooper, IMHO )
I really enjoyed this one ! I loved the Gatsbyesque setting and the fascinating first-person narrator. And I especially LOVED the ending ! Soooo unusual. Excellent reading by Gretchen Mol. Her almost emotionless dictation suits the character.
A dramatic, well paced narrative centered on a hot, oppressive summer in a New England mill town. Excellent narration. This is a character driven story, and I found it quite compelling. Especially loved the "supporting" characters of Fat Bev and Dottie.
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