You'll lose a lot of sleep.... Ralph does. At first he starts waking up earlier. And earlier. Then the hallucinations start - the colours, shapes and strange auras. Not to mention the bald doctors who always turn up at the scene of a death.
That's when Ralph begins to lose a lot more than sleep. When he begins to understand why his hitherto mild-mannered friend, Ed, is getting out of control - dangerously so. And why his hometown is about to become the new Armageddon....
©1994 Stephen King (P)1994 Penguin Highbridge
Talented voice artist and very easy to listen to.
There is terrible music all through the performance. I assume it is between chapters. It is distracting, detracts from the performance and ruins it. It is also far too loud for the voice of Eli Wallach to be heard clearly. There should be a warning that there is music introduced to the book.
"Stephen King Insomnia"
Read wonderfully by Eli Wallach, for me he gives the character of Ralph Roberts his heart and soul. I was keen to check in each day to find out the mysteries that Ralph discovers regrading the little bald doctors and there midnight forays around the comunity. Also what is Ed Depneau's obsession with the eponimous Crimson King and his total rage over Susan Day's visit regarding pro choice for women.
At the heart of the story is Ralph friendships and his coming to terms with his insomnia and new abilities which lead him ever closer each night to the envitable confrontation with the scissor wielding creatures and there true intentions.
"Music Spoils the Book"
Music during the chapters drowned the narration and was pointless. A shame.
Had to give up because of the music intervention.
Eli was fab, music drowned him out.
Write a petition not to use music on audiobooks.
I hope this is not a new trend, as i will not be buying. Returned.
"A great story"
A good story read brilliantly by Eli Wallach who was unfortunately drowned out occasionally by completely unnecessary, ghastly, discordant music. Please, please don't put that horrible row into any more books.
"Would have given 5 ⭐️ but...."
Loved this story and the performance was amazing BUT at times I had to turn it up so loud because the narrators voice seems to meld into the same sound and words were quite indistinguishable.. don't get me wrong.. a great narrative but just trying to hear individual words if you had any kind of noise in the background was difficult.. loved it but could do with a different narrator..
"Who needs glasses when you have audible!"
Never managed to finish reading this years ago...loved the audible. Finally, I now have.
A good story performed brilliantly but spoiled by horrendous loud 'music' so poorly mixed that it drowned out the narration. volume had to be continually turned up and down.
"Shame about the music"
Took a while to get going but worth staying with it. Good performance but spoilt by the annoying music between chapters
excellent story and performance, spoilt only by the very distracting and annoying background music
"Great!! But soundtrack not for everyone..."
Great book !!! But has a strange soundtrack that I think worked but will not be everyone's taste.
"Great story.....slightly annoying sound effects!"
Im a huge Steven King fan, and have read this book previously. I enjoyed listening to the story, and the narrator was great, but could have done without the musical effects, which were quite overpowering at times, almost drowning out the narration, and were also quite painful to the ears! A bit like an electric guitar and a saw being played simultaneously! Otherwise great.
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