The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is read by celebrated actress Anne Heche, star of numerous major motion pictures including Return to Paradise and Wag the Dog.
©1999 Stephen King, All Rights Reserved; (P)1999 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
I listen to books as I work. It's a beautiful life.
With Stephen King it's really a hit or miss. He can hit it out of the ballpark or it can burn and crash. This book was recommended by my co-worker as her favorite of his works. Not for me. I really disliked this book. I thought it was boring and tedious. One of those books that I was simply waiting for it to end.
I enjoyed this book, but it's almost entirely the ramblings and internal turmoil of a young girl lost in the woods. (And some of those ramblings were really very funny.) I guess i missed the normal dialog you get in a more typical story. Like i said, i enjoyed it, but not a favorite. Narration was really quite good.
The story was a little odd for King, but enjoyable. I liked the DT references with Shardik.
The performance was bad, I like Anne Heche just fine, but this started very poorly. She warmed up to the roll in time, but some of the reading was confusing and didn't capture the story well.
The worst part is the audio quality, I downloaded this as big quality but it is just a recording of a tape and you can tell. The levels are off, there are various gaps and pauses, and it is very quiet.
The story was nice, but it needs a new performance and a clean recording.
Yes - it's very exciting
The experience of being lost in the woods
Tricia McFarland - also the radio announcers (sounded realistic)
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
A story of a young girl lost in the woods who falls into delirium. An adventure of survival that has a explosive ending with a bit of Stephen Kings softer side thrown in.
This book is great one of Kings best. But this audio book quality is terrible. Bad buzz and lots of background noises like cars and other people talking or maybe a tv in the background. Someone needs to redo this audio.
This is the second time I've listened to the audio version of this book. The first time I was up for the entire night. I could not sleep knowing that Trish was lost. The second time I found the ending moved me to tears. I think between the first and second times which cover a period of about ten years I have been lost in the woods a few times myself allegorically speaking. So I know how it feels. I also know that anything can happen at any time. One moment you are waking up to another uneventful work day. The next moment you are watching a news cast of an airplane flying into a tall building and your life forever changes. The Wasp King is still alive and well. Watch out for that one.
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