©2001 Stephen King; (P)2001 Simon and Schuster Inc.
Absolutely I have read many Stephen King books & listened to some to one he read 'Bag of Bones' & loved it, I listen to lots of books I have read & enjoyed over the years but I occasionally come across 1 I just can't get into. This was one of those
Ive already had lots since this & I'd love to listen to "The Stand" but for some reason I can't get it in Australia
Mainly disappointment. This should have been a book I enjoyed
I listen while commuting so the time was already wasted. This book was an OK way to pass that lost time
Glad it was over. It seemed to take longer to get to the punch line than it needed to
I have not
No! It already had an epilogue it didn't need to close it out
"A King Classic"
No other author seems capable of merging horror, sci-fi and tales of ordinary folk as masterfully as Stephen King. If you have seen the film but not read the book (or listened to it) then I recomend that you do so today. You will not be dissapointed.
This is one of my favourite SK books. 4 friends do a brave, kind deed, defending a intellectually disabled boy being bullied. They become a tight group, complete with their own sayings and shared experiences. They grow up and it appears some bad s**t was coming their way and they need to deal with it. There's no religion in this one, some magic but not to the extent it can go in a SK novel. It's about a group of friends. It's about growing up together. It's about the possible end of the world. It's not too slow, no punches are pulled. The disabled guy is enabling and able - a nice change to many books if they even appear at all. Listen to it!
"Oh my goodness I loved this book!"
Typically SK, a stand by me type of book with an alien twist,
I loved the characters, I loved the story line, I just loved loved loved it.
i havent read the print version but the narrator in this was perfect, made it very atmospheric.
My favourite character was Henry, , I really felt that I got to know him. His outlook on life changed so dramatically as we went along, you didnt know wether he would end up back where he had started after all the trials he went through.
Both, lots of laugh out loud moments, the mens boyhood conversations were hilarious in places....and sad with some of the outcomes, the bravery and friendship.
I love Stephen Kings novels, his imagination for the bizarre scenario is amazing and keeps you guessing til the end.
It's a reasonable listen but not I think one of Stephen Kings best efforts.
It's not my favourite Book or audio book of Stephen King.
This is a Scify fest, with elements borrowed from Stephen Kings other work and lots of other popular Scify mediums , notably alien, invasion of the body snatchers and quite a few others, I didn't find it particularly fresh or bringing anything new to the Scify table so was generally disappointed. The performance I must say is excellent, the narrator makes the listening experience enjoyable.
"A very satisfying listen"
As usual with Stephen King the story is a satisfying length with fully developed characters you grow to have huge affection for. Although the story, again as usual with King, stretches belief and understanding at times the plot is original and very involving and thought-provoking. I thoroughly enjoyed this book which develops well after a rather confusing start and was really quite sad when I got to the end!
"Great story and characters"
The combination of rich characters and a thrilling story. The dimension of a mental connection between the characters added a dimension to an already difficult to put down story. An interesting take on classic alien/greys and how authorities dealt with the situation
Duditz, stood out from the other characters
It was thought provoking on a number of dimensions
I liked the gentle amble of the plot, it was hard to follow at times but worth the effort and it kept me guessing right up to the end. I didnt like the voice the narrator used for duddits. It overly emphasised his downs syndrome.
"Absorbing and twisting"
I enjoyed the gradual switching between different characters and times scales and the slow build to a frenetic end.
It was very comfortable.
I listened whilst painting, so 4 hour bursts, I enjoyed listening to it but could come away.
"The world is in grave peril ..."
A tricky plot based around schoolboy friends who are the only ones who can save humankind from an alien invasion. Yet another un put downable from the master.
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