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  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,180

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not my Favorite King story

  • By Ronald Garey on 02-11-19

One of my favorites.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-16

I've listened to this book twice now, the second time in preparation for watching the miniseries on Hulu. It's a great story, well told and easy to listen to, and difficult to turn off.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Fear Nothing

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406

Christopher Snow is the best-known resident of 12,000-strong Moonlight Bay, California. This is because 28-year-old Chris has xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), a light-sensitivity so severe that he cannot leave his house in daylight, cannot enter a normally-lit room, cannot sit at a computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Stanley on 12-31-05

Enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-09

I enjoyed this book. I had the pleasure of reading "Seize the Night" a couple of years ago, and didn't catch on that it was 2nd in an almost trilogy. I was happy to find the 1st book here. It's a great introduction to, and filling out of, the main characters, in these two stories. The narrator is very good, giving each character a personality all its own. He was a little breathy (?) when he was voicing Chris's girlfriend, but it did not detract too much from the story. It was a story about a boy and his dog, special relationships, and bonds between people that will not be broken.

  • Geek Love

  • By: Katherine Dunn
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 911

No one wants to be a victim, but most find the event too hypnotic to ignore. In order to save their traveling carnival from bankruptcy, the Binewskis are creating their own brood of sideshow freaks. Under Al's careful direction, the pregnant Lil ingests radioisotopes, insecticides, and arsenic to make her babies "special".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shudderingly Good!

  • By Cayora on 08-22-09

Unpredictable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-09

This was a captivating book. I hated to arrive at work or at home because I would have to stop listening and get on with real life. The characters in this book were so abnormal, but they became a real family as time went on. Just when I thought it couldn't get any more strange, something else would happen. It was a little disconcerting at the very beginning, but once I got into it and really listened to the characters, not just thinking about how insane it was to manufacture a freak show, I enjoyed the book and the relationships very much. I do recommend this book.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Lightning

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,247

A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable.

  • By Barry S. Sharpnack on 01-01-09

Hated to arrive at work.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-09

Mr. Koontz, I love you! Admittedly this is the first audiobook of his I have listened to, but I was enthralled from the beginning. Sometimes when I read his books I get involved and have disturbing dreams because I get sucked into all of the characters. I love that about him! However, this book had more of a dreamy, eerie quality to it. It was intriguing and different. The narrator was also superb. His subtle differences in tone and dialect kept me right with him, knowing exactly who was speaking at the time, even in rapid conversations. The book left me wanting him to continue on with the lives of the characters, wanting to know what would happen to them next. Reminiscent of Odd Thomas in that way, I suppose. This was overall a very enjoyable book. Worth the credit!