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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-12

Good stories, poor quality audio

I like these stories - well written is you like historical fiction. The narrationa and audio quality are not good, however and that does take away from it.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-12

terrible quality narration

The narrator's voice is good the the quality is terrible. I couldn't finish it. Sounds like she is in an echo chamber - more than you can take so I can't review whole book for you because... I couldn't take it.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-12

Excellent Stephen King but...

like most of his books - starts out so engrossing and then tooooooo long and then throw in some weirdo details and then a great finish. I still love his writing but man, can they drag on sometimes but hey, I keep listening. THis is a good listen!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-12

Good Period Story set in Rome

These are both well written - I,Claudius first and then this one. Great detail, excellent story and narration. My only note is that they are long and sometimes slow and too much story and details and you wish they would get one with it but overall great period piece.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-12

Well Read - story too long though

This audio book is very well read. Love the narrator. The story starts out interesting enough but once the main characters are stranded in the town with these creatures that take over their bodies it goes on and on and on and becomes not believable and too fakely dramatic. Didn't enjoy ending as much as beginning.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-11

Good story but what's the point?

This is well narrated. It's a well written story as well but... I just kept thinking while listening to it - what's the point of the story - you know literally - was it worth creating and telling? I'd say know. I don't give it a bad rating because the writing is good but storyline isn't worth listening to. catches you upfront with the midwife being accused of murder but goes along pretty calmly and then ends. just wasn't worth my while!

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-11

Just ok

Well, it started out promising and I enjoyed first part very much - 2 great readers btw - but then it dragged on and on with witchcraft group of townswomen - storyline got very predictable and not well written at that point. It's ok, that's all I can say. I like the format in which it is read and like the point of view changing back and forth but story couldn't hold up.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-11

Not as good as 1st one at all!

I disagree with reviewers who think this one is better than first Volume - it's not! I really enjoyed most of the first volume. This one - one story maybe sort of. The readers are first rate! but the stories are not good. Only enjoyed King's attempt at Sherlock Holmes and last story read by King himself about zombies. Rest are not good! Weirdo ideas with endings that make you irritated.

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3 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-11

Great Ghost story!

Well, I really enjoyed this Stephen King but... I won't say it's his best. I like others like Misery and Delores Claiborne. This is not of that caliber but it's great. It's interesting, unique and fun. It has an eerie quality to it that I enjoyed very much. Stephen King does an excellent job of reading and he is the one who knows where to place inflection, emotion better than anyone about his books. Really enjoyed it overall!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-11

classic, great narrator, long...

Well, it's a classic. I love this type of story so it appeals to me right up front. This narrator is the best at this type of story. Just only negative is it's so long and somewhats meanders so much that I almost quit out of boredom but then it would pick up again. Descriptions are wonderful - I like listening to it.

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11 of 14 people found this review helpful