I honestly tried! Again and again, I would go back a chapter or so and try to pay more attention. Not sure how far I made it, since the narrator seems..Show More » to be announcing random numbers from the local lotto, at the start of a section: "4 - 22 - 2 - 8 ." What??? The storyline is confusing enough; wait...I am not sure if there is a storyline.
I couldn't keep track of the character names, the present/past, nor even the gender of the character.
Unless, you enjoy LONG, painfully narrated stories, with gender neutral character voices, and no easy way to keep track of time (both in reality and in the story); do not buy this title.
Usually, Peter Straub is a superb writer; I'm not certain if it is one of Stephen King's pen names or a co-writer for certain titles. Either way, this book (the 6 hours I actually heard) is dreadful.