Saturday, February 9, 2013

Audio Review Part 2: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

If you caught one of my earlier posts in December,you will remember I reviewed the first half of this audio book at that time. It is a total of 30 discs and I was only at 15 but really, really excited to talk about it even if it was just a little. I knew with the holiday coming up that it would take me awhile to finish it. I ended up shelving it for a month while I listened to two other audio books, just to mix it up.

I finally finished it three days ago and I am in a Stephen King fog. Now I just want to listen to more! Like I said previously I hadn't really read Stephen King since I was a teenager. I am a child of the 80s and he was the shit for a long time. Maybe it was just my lack of knowledge at the time but books and authors seemed different back then. There just weren't that many that were marketed as heavily as Stephen King, Danielle Steel, John Grisham, Mary Higgins Clark, that sort of thing. These are who you read if you wanted horror, romance, mystery. 

I miss that. Also, Stephen King's books just conquer some weird nostalgia in me, like the feeling I get when I hear wind chimes on a windy evening in the country. Spooky, yet comfortable. I can't really explain it that well. All I can say is that I loved this audio book and I absolutely loved the narrator. He was amazing!!!!  And King was at his finest. Yes, it was lengthy and involved but damn, he did it well. It had all the politics and the drama and the love story that just kept it going.

I was also big into the Kennedy family when I was a teen. I did a lot of papers on them so to have the underlying story here be about the assassination of JFK really intrigued me.

I was hitting a wall previously with a certain disc/hour limit before this but now I am really opening my eyes up to other books that are longer. I don't mind investing the time if the story is going to rock my socks. 

For audio fans, pick this one up. It's well worth it. My husband picked up the book and read it along with me. He finished the book in less than a week. He is amazing like that! It was fun to talk about it together.

I'm off to placed a request for Under the Dome by him as well. Let the horror begin!

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Lisa said...

You're the second person I follow who's raved about this one, particularly the audio. I do all of my audio in the car and I'm not sure that a 30 disc book will work for that but I may have to pick this one up in book form.

Tales of Whimsy said...

What an awesome review darling. I love how you put the "spooky yet comfortable".

I need this one.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This one was a favorite S. King book for me. I had the eBook but can imagine the audio would be great.

Teresa said...

I am going to read and listen to this book soon! I'm a King newbie and have always been a bit intimidated. I keep hearing great things about this one though.

Teresa said...

I am going to read/listen to this one soon. I'm a King newbie and have been a bit intimidated. I keep hearing good things about this one though.

Gina said...

Wow. Sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed this one. Not a huge King reader myself and definitely more Abe Lincoln than Kennedy but still I know a few that would be interested in more about this one. Thank for the share!

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

I LOVED this audio! I thought the narrator became Jake Epping...oh, such an amazing book ~ so glad you enjoyed it too and that you were able to do the audio version! Can't wait to hear what you think of Under the Dome!