Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive, Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.
©2012 Stephen King (P)2012 Random House Audio
I have previously read Salem's Lot twice, the first time when it came out and then 15 years later. Despite that, I thoroughly enjoyed the audio version too.
I love King but this one didn't do anything for me. I struggled to finish it. Oh well, I'll go listen to some of his other great books.
It was pretty awesome! I saw the not so well received TV mini series when I was younger so I wanted to hear the source material. It was a great listen abs the reader was amazing.
But I'm a huge King fan. Narrator was really talented at distinguishing character voices. Plot was interesting. Just an all around good listen if you've got a big project coming up! Definitely credit worthy.
One of better S.K. books. I was suprised that he menaged to keep me tense for most parts of the book since its about vampires. Every S.K fan should read it.
I'm 30 years old, from the east coast of America, and my favorite books are realistic, but stretch the truth and the laws of physics.
I gave this four stars because I've given comparatively inferior books three, but with King's other work as comparison, i feel like this is a three. Almost the first half of the book is spent setting the scene by exploring multiple characters lives. I appreciate that, though a lot of it seemed unnecessary and plodding. To make that even more marked there are often really unnecessary little details of setting and stuff in there which do nothing much for the story. I felt like king went into lots of really incisive ideas and experiences here, but that they almost overpowered the narrative at times. Stick out like a sore thumb. Though they're all pretty genius for a 24 year old to have written. This one rambled too much for me, and the traditionally evil, satanic vampires seemed a little silly. He's got creepier work that carries you through with more bang.
Big fan of listening to books of all shapes and sizes. Primarily: sci fi, fantasy, nonfiction in human services, buddhism, and classics.
I listened mainly because I had never read it. Not a big Stephen King fan. Always hoping for a bit more from him. Characters seem to make choices more to serve the plot rather than themselves or the story. Haunting epilogue. Overall found it to be ok but not by any means mesmerizing. Enhanced by King's preface. I enjoy his talking about writing more than I do his writing. Good reader who captures King's voice vividly.
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