Four chiller novellas set to keep listeners awake long after bedtime. One Past Midnight: "The Langoliers" takes a red-eye flight from LA to Boston into a most unfriendly sky. Only 11 passengers survive, but landing in an eerily empty world makes them wish they hadn't. Something's waiting for them, you see.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Maybe, but I would warn him or her about the audio engineering. I love the story. But music and sound effects are distracting to the way I like to listen. I only want story and narration performance. I have had this problem before with the 'tier-2' Steven King books. It's enough to make me turn it off and return the book. Unfortunately, because the story is pretty interesting.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Story plot itself. It is a slow and strange unfolding, which is not the reason I listen to King. I really just want straight entertainment.
Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I haven't heard Willem Dafoe before. I really enjoy his performance.
Any additional comments?
STOP ADDING SOUND EFFECTS.
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Located off a desolate stretch of Interstate 50, Desperation, Nevada, has few connections with the rest of the world. It is a place, though, where the seams between worlds are thin. And it is a place where several travelers are abducted by Collie Entragian, the maniacal police officer of Desperation. Entragian uses various ploys for the abductions, from an arrest for drug possession to "rescuing" a family from a nonexistent gunman.
If you read/ listen to Stephen King for horror, this is your book. One of the scariest and most horrific books I've ever encountered. Very cool in terms of story and timeline sequencing. Loved it. Had multiple nightmares because of it.
Pursued by police and bounty hunters, Dan Lambert flees south toward the Louisiana bayous. In the swamplands he meets Arden Halliday, a young woman who bears the vivid burdens of her own past and who is searching for a legendary faith healer called the Bright Girl. Looking for simple kindness in a world that rarely shows it, bound by a loyalty stronger than love, Dan and Arden set off on a journey of relentless suspense and impassioned discovery...over dark, twisting waterways into the mysterious depths of the human heart.
The story was surprising at every turn. Heroes and anti-heroes that had me cheering and giggling the entire time! It's a great escape, a strange and believable world. Intelligent literary parallels but entirely entertaining. I loved this book!
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