Lisey knew there was a dark place where her husband ventured to face his demons. Boo'ya Moon is what Scott called it ¿ a realm that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed to write and live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face her husband's demons. And what begins as a widow's effort to sort through her husband's effects becomes a perilous journey into the heart of darkness.
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"Stephen King at his finest...a dazzling novel." (Nicholas Sparks)
"In Lisey's Story, Stephen King makes bold, brilliant use of his satanic storytelling gift, his angelic ear for language, and above all his incomparable ability to find the epic in the ordinary." (Michael Chabon)
"Lisey's Story is bright and brilliant. It's dark and desperate. While I'll always consider The Shining, my first ride on King's wild Tilt-A-Whirl, a gorgeous, bloody jewel, I found, on this latest ride, a treasure box heaped with dazzling gems. A few of them have sharp, hungry teeth." (Nora Roberts)
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"The worst Stephen King I have read"
After reading the mixed reviews I decided to go with the majority and bought this book in the 40% members sale. I am so glad I didn't therefore waste much money on this book, as it is the worst Stephen King I have ever read. The over reiteration of the word "Schmuck" begins to annoy very quickly, as does the repeated phrases when referring to someone ie the university police man who obviously had a big bottom and every time he is mentioned we hear this again and again and again. I listened for about 2 hours, went back to the other reviews where it did say to persevere as the book does improve, then listened for about another hour, when I couldn't listen any more. This is the most disappointing book I have ever listened to and the first I have not been able to finish.
Being a big Stephen King fan,i could not resist this book,the reviews looked excellent,so i thought why not!
To be honest this is not is best at all,all King fans know his stories can be long,but usually they are good enough to keep u gripped,this one did not.
It took me along time to keep going back to it,i was determined to listen to it,just in case it got better,guess what? it did not,i found it boring,and pointless,plus the word smuckin was repeated numerous times,and it got on my nerves,i just kept drifting,i am sad to say this of Mr King but it is not my favourite.
I bought the book when it first came out but just could not get into it. Having listened to just about every other Stephen King title that Audible.co.uk has to offer I thought I'd give it a try and am so glad I did. This is now my favourite ever Stephen King audio book. I has an amazing story that really comes to life when listened to, you really care what happens to Lisey and want to know what happened to Scott in the past. The reader is just perfect.
Highly Recommended even if you couldn't get into the actual book!
"Not one of his best"
I am a big Steven Kind fan and love most of his books. Where Lisey's Story isn't one of his better works it still has many good points. As a horror book it has some really quite chilling moments, the story line is good, but sometimes seems a bit too drawn out. It can in places be a little confusing, but this adds to the psychology of the plot.I would recommend this book.
I persevered with this until the end because I'm stubborn and had read about other people giving up on the paper version of the book. I was expecting more, but this was Stephen King on auto-pilot. Perfectly competent. Shades of the Talisman/Territories, but without the true magic. It's a great way to while away a long, long drive, but felt a bit like hard work towards the end. Possibly for die-hard King fans and completists?
"Everything in one book"
This is the best Stephen King book I have read. Love, loss, dreams, nightmares, fears, courage,terror - wow, everything. The narration is perfect, the storyline completely engrossing and definitely not overlong. I was gripped and haunted from the first word to the last. Perfect.
"Another King Masterpiece"
Once again King belivably merges the supernatural with the everyday as Lisey's story unfolds in this masterful work.
Couldn?t believe that I actually wasted so much time listening to this book, I usually love Stephen King books but this one was so mind numbingly boring I just had to warn everyone else to give this book a wide birth
"worst king book ever it seems"
I've almost read them all but this was so unbearable. I just wanted it to finish. No suspense, just weird in jokes and secrets and I didn't care for the characters at all. Sorry Mr King.
"One of the best"
This was for me, one of the best audiobooks I've heard. Boo'ya Moon (Scott's mysterious and dangerous other world) and Mare Winningham are a fine combination. She reads the book with colour and flare, really bringing the central characters to life, and I suspect that listening to this is a much better experience than actually reading the story in page form, as much of it is told in Lisey and Scott's 'personal couple language' which works so well in this medium with Winningham's talent as a narrator.
Plot wise, it may not be for everyone, it's not fast paced, but the enjoyment is in the details around the main story for a change. It's been criticized for being overly longwinded, and this is true, but I didn't mind as there's a always a fascination to lead you on in Winningham's capable hands. Her voice was perfect for Lisey I felt.
King describes this as one of his most personal and favourite writes, understandable as it could be almost about himself, his own muse, intriguing.
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