©1998 Stephen King, All Rights Reserved; (P)1998 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved
"The witty and obsessive voice of King's powerful imagination." (Amy Tan)
"What King lacks in professional polish he makes up for with an infectious enthusiasm that will lock in listeners for the long haul." (Publishers Weekly)
I've been a fan of Stephen King for a long time and this is by far one of my favorites. King weaves a mystery world that you can't help but get caught up in. In typical King fashion the story sucks you in and keeps you enthralled. I also love the fact that King himself reads the story,it seems that this is the best way to get as close as possible to understanding the author's true intent. I found myself haunted by the end of this book for days after finishing it and piecing together the multi-layered elements in my head. Why is it that King's characters can never be happy in the end ...alas
What a treat.
This was my first audio book and I'm glad it was! I've been hooked on audio books ever since. The book was incredible. King always is.
I'm Jessica. I love to read but find that I love to listen more. So many good books on audio now. :)
From the start I loved it, the way Stephen narrates this is beyond belief of his ability. He is one of a kind. I love listening to him talk, and he definitely made this worth it. I would recommend it to anyone. It's a must listen!
I'm not sure how I missed Bag of Bones when it was first released. I just finished it and found it to be one of Stephen King's best novels. It had me from the word go.
Although I don't think of myself as a King fan, I keep on enjoying his work. I found the story captivating and actually enjoyed King's narration. I prefer a reader who doesn't do "too much" acting, and I figure King knew how he wanted the book to read. Worth the download.
This story started out slow, I wasn't sure what the plot was supposed to be but after a few chapters it slowly unraveled to become a mysterious supernatural story. Well worth a listen.
If you enjoy being scared, especially by mundane occurances, ie, a trip into the basement, then you will love this story. No understands the simple things that can freighten like Stephen King. If there exists an achetype for fear in the collective unconscious of humanity, then King has tapped into those forces. His narration of this story is perfection. I have listened to many of his audiobooks and thus far this is my favorite.
"Brilliant! - King at his best."
I love this book. Stephen King has a wonderful knack of slowly shifting you from the real world to the surreal in a manner that you don't know it's happening until it's too late. This book does all that and more. Read by the author himself - you hear the story exactly as he wants to tell it - it's an unmissable treat.
I have been an avid audio book fan for over two years now and for an audio book to be enjoyable it is imperative that the narrator is good. Believe me - Stephen King is a great narrator. When I am reviewing books I don't like to talk much about the plot as I don't like to give the game away, so I just want to say that IMHO this book was just made for audio and comes across in this format much better than it did in print.
The book is full of snippets of music (which really add to the eerie ambience of the story), and the number of literary references within the tale is stunning.
The interview with Stephen King at the end of the book is very, very interesting. I note that audible sells this interview. Don't bother buying that - buy this instead and hear the master at work. I only wish Stephen King narrated all his own books.
Even if you are not a Stephen King fan - (which I was not), this book is well worth anyone's audio credit.
1. Amazing quality.
2. Stephen King is brilliant at narrating his own work
3. The music that is added is superb in creating atmosphere.
It is more than an audio book it is an experience.
Tremendous - you won't regret buying this...........a pity he hasn't narrated all his own books.
An excellent production.
"Not my normal reading - But excellent"
I've always had this thing about Stephen King; having never read one of his books and only knowing his work from film. I believed he wasn't my cup of tea but I have to say I really enjoyed this audiobook. I found the music a bit off-putting and the authors voice a little monotone but the story moves along at a fair pace, having a two hour each way commute the time was eaten up and I found myself sitting in the car listening even after reaching home.
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