Starts out a little slow, but picks up. By the end I was enthralled with the characters.
Time travel stories are fascinating but seldom satisfying, because it is usually easy to see where the logical holes are. In 11/22/63, although one could argue with the choices King's generic hero makes, the author does a good job in plugging them, if only by saying, in effect: "this is the way this world works. Deal with it!" The story is overlong, as per usual -- you can skip anything to do with high school hijinks -- but I mostly listened with my ears glued to the headphones. King should do more historical fiction. Wasson is a decent reader, but does distracting celebrity impressions for certain voices. Who knew Jimmy Stewart worked for the FBI?
Truly one of the best.
One of the best time travel books I have read. You are in for a treat!
The most epic Stephen King book I have ever read/heard!
One of Kings best works.
absolutely loved this book! Haven't read anything like this from Stephen King. It is amazing! I read the book a couple years ago...so excited to listen to the audiobook!!
This is the first Stephen King novel I have ever read. I absolutely loved it.
As a longtime fan, I'm cautiously aware of King's tendency to be verbose, and this is why I hesitated to begin the lengthy 11/22/63. But once I did, I was under its spell right from the start. There's real story magic here.
The tale of Jake Epping and his forays though time (he calls it "going down the Rabbit Hole") is one that needs room to breathe, grow and take hold. The backdrop is colored with so many precise historical details that following along may seem overwhelming at times, but once you're into the story it should be quite effortless.
In the afterword, King mentions that he conceived of and subsequently abandoned this JFK story idea early in his career due to the amount of research required. That foresight to wait has paid off. 11/22/63 is a mature novel that only a seasoned author with a patient pen could tell properly.
I am not a Stephen King reader - in fact, I've never considered reading his works until this book. Mr. King is an excellent writer and story teller. The CD reading is also an excellent way to hear this adventure of time travel. Since I remember the date vividly, I've always been fascinated with stories about the assassination. Mr. King does an excellent job of re-creating the 1950's and 60's. We've taken our progression into the computer age for granted and don't think of what the world was like without instant communication.
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