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- A Novel
- By: Stephen King
- Narrated by: Craig Wasson
- Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
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.
Not a fan of gore
- By JGB on 06-07-19
Kudos for the author and narrator!
Would you listen to 11-22-63 again? Why?
I probably would after a while. I knew the ending before I started so that isn't a factor. It is such a gut wrenching story but, because of superb character development - not only people but places and situations - I hated for it to end. I was totally immersed in the story.
What was one of the most memorable moments of 11-22-63?
The simple moments - aren't those the best in real life? The big events, the reasons for his journey, were amazing but I was so pleasantly touched by the back stories that they became the awe moments!
Have you listened to any of Craig Wasson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
no but I will be looking for him. I cannot give him enough praise!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Reality sets in, it's far too long, of course, but I listen to books in my car while commuting and I have remained in my car - in the driveway - and I have gone driving over the back roads to get a little more....and a little more...and...
Any additional comments?
I stopped listening to Stephen King years ago, I just couldn't stand being scared anymore! Because of my age and connection to the 50's-60's and the assassination this book piqued my interest and I put it on my wish list. When a friend gave it a high recommendation I did a bit if research on line and I was sold! I think the number one reason I love this book is the character development; not only the people but the places. I don't recall reading a book where the locations are so vividly and compellingly detailed. And the day to day dealings with the people Jake/George meets are the same way. It has been like I was standing right there beside him while it all happened! What an astonishing experience! And I have felt strongly that it is not only the words of Stephen King that put me there but the superb narration of Craig Wasson, too.
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What Came Before He Shot Her
- By: Elizabeth George
- Narrated by: Charles Keating
- Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
The brutal, inexplicable death of Inspector Thomas Lynley's wife has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Even more horrifying is that the trigger was apparently pulled by a 12-year-old boy. Who is he? Where did he come from? And what were the circumstances that led to his final act of desperation?
Bleak, pedantic but...love Elizabeth George
- By Rebecarol on 12-20-07
from a different point of view...
Thank goodness I didn't read the reviews before downloading this book! I, as usual, relied on the fact that I love this series and it's author. What may help would be to know that it is part 2 of a trilogy, if you will (my categorization only). Part 3 is Careless in Red, a very compelling read. The "trilogy" is the story of Helen's murder from 3 aspects and I truly enjoyed the journey, sad and depressing as it was. The usual story line tells of the murder, the chase and the capture. "What Came Before He Shot Her" comes from the other side of the story, the perpetrator and how he got there. And, of course, "Careless" is from the aspect of the distraught widower. I thought the idea of looking at the 3 sides through the 3 books was brilliant!
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