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"Thoroughly Enjoyed It"
I didn't love this book quite as much as Lisey's Story, but I did really enjoy it.
Stephen, even though he's not an actor, read the book superbly and probably gave the book more character than if you read it yourself.
I found it a little slow to start, but after an hour I was hooked. And the last 3 hours I had to listen to continuously!!
If you love Stephen King, you'll love this.
This is a good story- not the usual horror- more of a haunted house spooky story, but very effective. The best part is that it's read my Mr King himself, who is just superb at it. And after the book, there's an interview with him too. I haven't read that many books by Stephen King, but I really enjoyed this one. Highly recommended.
I loved this book. The fact that it is narrated by the author added to the enjoyment. A really sad story, full of suspense and twists.
Just to reinforce what has been written so far. I would say you need to give it a couple of hours to really get going (the only reason it isnt at 5* and i would give it 4.5 if i could). After that though it is all good, great even, and has a good ending which can sometimes be Kings' self-confessed failing. Worth it by a long chalk.
An involving tale which hits so hard as it is an adaption of a fear that many of us have. Well narrated and, as usual Stephen King's characters, well the nice ones anyway, become your friends for the duration!!
"Reading without ruining the bag of bones - perfect"
Read by King himself, it's a real treat to hear his voice give life to his own words. I find it intensely irritating when readers 'act out' dialogue. King never does this and there's no need - he makes it perfectly clear.
There's some interesting interpretation of Sara Tidwell's music (don't think it's the Rockbottom Remainders but . . even so, it's good!)
After some of the liberties taken with his work, ruining it, it's wonderful to hear the way _he_ wrote the tale And a beautiful work of love, loss, grief and redemption it is.
"Up close and personal with Mr King"
I love immersing myself in a good SK yarn with characters I am going to like and a worldview that is surprisingly compassionate even to its villians. Stephen King’s reading is not a surprise to me as I have listened to several narrations of his before. If you have not heard him reading his own work before you are in for a pleasant surprise. He makes you feel like he wrote it just for you, and in a way he did.
I really enjoyed this audio book, a bonus that it was read by Stephen King himself, he really brought the characters to life.
As soon as i finished it, I downloaded another Stephen King novel, and thats fab too.
I really enjoyed this story, I wanted to know what happened next all the way through. King is one of those rare writers that can write and narrate with excellence. Highly recommended.
"Stephen King reading Stephen King ... heaven!"
loved this story, and even more so because it was read by Stephen King himself. This meant that you knew you were getting the emphasis as intended, the plays on words and timings as intended. I admit I am very biased and a big fan of all of his work, and feel like this is the closest you can get to his mind as a fan. To give an idea of my taste in audio book narration, my favourites king books on Audible have been this one (Bag of Bones), The Stand, 11.22.63, and Salems lot, all of which I loved the narration and the story. I have just returned finders keepers - I didnt like the narration so I will likely read that one to myself.
The story draws you in, the way most king stories do, the characters are rich and I feel like I have actually been with them at their lakeside residence. Amazing.
Stephen King reading his own book gives you the most insight into his intended reader experience. You cant skip ahead, you dont mispronounce names in your mind, and you know how the intonation of the characters own words and expressions were meant to be. I would be very happy if I could get all of Kings books read by himself.
yes, but i managed it over 3 days whilst doing chores.
wonderful narration by the best author
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