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"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)
Although the story gets off to an extremely slow start, the pay-off is well worth the effort. King is brilliant, after the first two CDs I found it very difficult to stop listening.
Ghost Story? Mystery? Love Story? Judging people by the cover? This book covers it all. Bag of Bones is a good book but for me it started off slow - once I got mid point it truly grabbed my interest and held me. Detailed writing and Ifound it interesting that the author read the book. He gave the story life by denoting through tone what was important and what the characters felt.
This ghost story starts off a bit slow but steadily draws you in. You're wondering, how do these pieces come together? Meanwhile you are becoming more and more involved until finally at the end you cannot go to sleep until you reach the final revelation.
Another Triumph for author. Well written, edge of your seat ghost story. What really makes it though for me is the narration by the author him self. Listned to a few books read by the authors now and it seems to put an improved edge to the book. Highly recommended
What a joy to listen to. You get the book and an interview with King at the end where he talks about his views of this book - Both were excellent.
The story unfolds is such an upredictable style. I listened to it while driving long distances. It makes hours seem like minutes.
I loved this book. Just creepy enough, just enough twists and turns. King captured perfectly the sadness of a young widower, and the matter-of-factness of a "hauntee." Good stuff. This is why I listen to Stephen King.
I have only read a few King novels, but each one I read/listen to brings me closer to being a Stephen King "Junkie." This book seems to be semi-autobiographical at times, and this is only reinforced by having the author read it himself. Because it doesn't neatly fit into any category, there are plenty of unexpected turns. What would be seen from a mile away in a straight ghost story comes out of left field (or center field, as it were) in this book. I liked the legal aspect of it, although I thought it ended too neatly with the death of a particular character. The only other (very minor) quibble I have is the way the final details are wrapped up in flashback format, rather than simply continuing the narrative to its conclusion. This is not enough to deduct a star, however. Overall, I loved this book and would recommend it highly to even casual Stephen King fans.
I loved this book. It is a little slow in the beginning, but once it picks up there is no stopping until the end. I am not easily scared (love horror and suspense), but this book gave me some serious chills.
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