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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)
king always pick surprising turns in the story - this activate all sorts of feelings - and when THAT happen, it is a fanstastic story.
Duma Key and that story was fantastic too. This is my second but far from my last book from his hand.
That King was the reader - made the story real in a great way.
This "ghost story" is truly a work of art. It is read by King, who does an excellent job of adding dimension to the characters. There is music included (with lyrics written by King, no less) that I believe provides some cohesion to the narrative--some may find it distracting but I really liked it (much better than the music that is a part of the mini-series).
The story is truly chilling. I was quite literally scared at times, and turned it off. For fans of King, this is a must read/listen!
Absolutely. Suspensful, performed by the master himself, and with its usual pathos and attention to detail (without boring you).
The scene when all hell breaks out in the house/kitchen, tearing everything, including him, apart. That, and his memories and concerns about his wife, very touching and real.
His voice, his inflections, and the fact that he knew what he wanted to say to his Constant Reader, and loves the story so tells it magnificently.
Hmmm, they've already been there, done that, and it was pretty good. Directors seem to sometimes have a difficult time with King, thinking they can do it better -- word to the wise, NO ONE DOES IT BETTER, EVER!
LOVE Stephen King and just wish he could put out, oh, about one book a week to keep me in King, the bigger the better (slightly unreasonable, of course, but a wish IS a wish, after all).
Yes, it showed what those who have little should deal with those who have too much!
The Death of the Old Man!
The Girl, Because She seemed So Sweet and deserved some Good Life & Times!
The Writer should have sprouted a Pair and Pushed the Old Man in his Wheelchair in the Lake along with the Wicked Witch of the Dollar!
I love listening to Stephen King narrate his own stories. He's so close to his material, it's like being inside his head as the story is taking place. Couldn't be more real.
I will never look at alphabet refrigerator magnets the same way again.
Not favorite, but the rock throwing in the lake was painful and agonizing.
Mr. King, please read more of your own books!!
Audible is the best thing since sliced bread..
What a story this is.. the movie was a joke but that's comment if your a reader..
The book tells you with wonderful detail about what was going on in the minds of the characters.
Hard to put down once you get going...
Better story. Don't get me wrong, I love King. But, I have a hard time reading and listening to his newer material.
The language King ises does turn me off his books.
Not sure buf not King.
Guess I'm going to have to go back and read only his early writtings.
This is an excellent story told by a true master. King's voice is certainly not the best for narration, but you will forget all about that not far into this book.
I especially appreciate the musical interjections. It really gives a deeper dimension to the Sarah character and makes it easier to feel immersed in the world of the story.
I will read this book again. I lost sleep on this book. I couldn't put it down. I am thankful I had vacation scheduled so I could get through it so quickly the first time. I suspect I will get even more out of it when I listen to it again. I loved the eerie feelings that came over me when Mike was in the zone towards the end of the story. That was one of several places in the book that gave me chills. The fact that I enjoy that feeling is a bit disconcerting...
I loved the local history depth Mr King included in this story.
I have not listened to Stephen King read prior to this book I have read/listened to most of his books. I was very pleased with his narration and hope to hear him again. In this book he truly became the protagonist.
Nothing. Mr King gave an excellent performance. I did like most of the music, especially the singing.
Since discovering audible, my life is richer. I live in a small rural KS community, with higher than average IQ which can be a bad combo at times. Audible allows me to be myself.
This book was only two stars by a fraction. It was sooo boring and was not a great work of King's. This is the fourth book I have listened to of Kings now and I was very disappointed. He still had his incredible gift for detail, it was the story that sucked. A billionaire with grandson living in a trailer house? A writer that should have been haunted but seemed more like he was drunk. I don't know, maybe it was just me but I would avoid this book if I were you.
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