©1997 Stephen King; (P)2008 Penguin
Very disappointed that I inadvertently bought an abridged book. Regret this purchase. Don't recommend it.
Scientist, artisan, anachronism
The regulators – this book is beyond a simple reading, this book is a listening experience.
First the narrator is outstanding. She breathes life into the story, rather than just read it. She catches the nuance of a scene or sentence and communicates them in sound. She knows when to slow, enunciate, give a lighthearted tone or a weary whisper. The characters are stern or funny, old or young, as they should be, by her reading.
Then the sound effects. I have seen this can be a touchy subject. I like the sound effects. Ii think the sounds add a lot to the vibe. The eerie wind, the swell of the keyboard sinisterly moaning from the low end of the sound spectrum, the howl of the creatures that are coming towards you… the sounds just breathe life into the story. In this version the sound effects are occasional. They are in between the chapters and they come up at times during the reading to spice up the scene. They are not here all of the time or even most of they time, they just show up here and there. I truly believe that the overall story is enhanced and improved by the effects.
Then about the story, well, it is Stephen king: there are marvelous happenings, creepy people and scary creatures. What did you expect?
This was a pretty good story and the narration was nice enough. It wasn't my favorite by SK but it was definitely worth my credit. I did not realize until after listening for a little while that this story is tied to Desperation. I wasn't a huge fan of that one either but both stories are worth the listen. Of the two, I think this one is best.
54, father of 3, plant manager, love football, golf, reading: action, sci-fi, non-fiction, thrillers, etc.
One of the lesser King books, but still good. A story that keeps moving.
The imagination to turn a neighborhood into a war zone for an afternoon.
Being a guy, I usually do not like female narrators, but she did great.
Shootout in your neighborhood.
It's an great story that ties into many others
It goes with the dark tower seareas better then hobbit and any other
I probably wouldn't recommend this to anyone. I didn't like the story, and the irritating musical accompaniment between the chapters was incredibly annoying... It climaxes in the first 2 chapters and gets more and more boring after that...
As I understand it, this book was written as a parallel to "Desperation". I do not own that book, nor do I intend to download it having read "The Regulators" The story could have been much improved with more character development and more about the "boy" in the story and his history... I am a lifelong King fan, and this is the first of his stories to truly let me down...
Possibly... I don't purchase audiobooks based on the narrators...
The King has done it again!! Fantastic narrator, King is the "KING" of Thrillers!! AMEN
This book was hard to follow, it's obvious that important parts were left out. Found it hard to follow and get into.
Pretty far stretch and not very entertaining. I'm sure he had something in mind but I don't think it came out the way he intended. Very difficult to get into and choppy
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