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 don't normaly buy this type of story but boy was I happy that I did. I could almost smell the trees and swamp. This little girl would be a hero in my book to have gotten so far and at such a young age.
As with most of Stephen King's work, this book is well written and researched and it really brings you into the character's circumstances. That being said, it's also tedious, and after about 3 long hours you just don't care much anymore. If it had been any longer than 6 hours I would have just dropped it, but I did hang in to the end. All I can say is ...Meh!
And Buffalo George
This book was very suspenseful and thought provoking. The story is a psychological study of saving yourself under cruel conditions. King creates a 9 year old character who is likable, charmingly, and totally believable.. The baseball metaphor and Anne Heche's truly brilliant performance further enhance the narrative. However; there is an unexpected, ill-fitting musical interlude at the end of each "inning". Good job SK.
Freezing in Idaho
Loved it! If I have a second childhood, I want to have the strength of Patricia McFarland. Thank you Mr. King for bringing this hero to life.
The voice of the narrator was tinny and came across as robotic. Also there were 15-30 sec musical interruption between every chapter. At first I thought it was just a fluke in the recording. Unfortunately it was not. Just as I was starting to become immersed in the story the chapter would end and the harsh tones would pull me completely out of the story. Towards the end of the story there is a 20 sec delay between chapters which left me feeling as if the recording had abruptly ended without finishing the story. Not at all satisfied with the sound editing. This could have been much more enjoyable.
I've read everything by SK. This was the last hold out. Let me just say that I might have liked it more had I read it rather than listened to the audible version. I was so distracted by the nauseating performance by Anne Heche, that I could hardly focus on the story. That and the muffled sound production...maybe that was actually a blessing. Read this. Don't do the audible version.
This book was very well done and the performance was very good. There were a few dull moments but then again Stephan King made the dullest of moments still interesting. A very good read and well worth the time.
cook, lawyer, knitter, mom, grandmom
I love Stephen King. This little story about a girl lost in the woods is right up there with all the rest of his excellent work.
Love every genre - read a book every 2 weeks or so- I mix between business books, classics, modern fiction, and biographies
I enjoyed this story and Kings impression of a 9 year old girls view of the world. I laughed every time King used her friend Pepsi to speak for her in his voice.
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