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- Listening Length: 30 hours and 43 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 8 Nov. 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0064P650E
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But after reading all the fine year-end blurbs for Best Books of 2011, including in the Financial Times, for "11/22/63," I thought I'd give it a go.
Once begun, I tore through the book in five days (I had limited time to read, otherwise I would never have put it down), and I now lament having finished it. What a roller-coaster ride.
"11/22/63" is both a terrific time-travel tale and well-researched historical fiction, especially fun for those of us who have some memories of the '50s and '60s, even if we were only children. Certainly the juxtaposition between our online-all-the-time era and a simpler age was thought-provoking in itself, but King also reminds that we've come a long way where racism, ignorance and misogyny are concerned.
A hugely entertaining, thoroughly imaginative and emotionally gripping story, full stop.
11:22:63 not only marks the return of Stephen King to his brilliant best, but it is also quite possibly his finest ever novel. Everything about it is spot on. The characters are excellent, but this is only as I expected, as I have always thought that characterisation was one of King's greatest strengths. In his latest book the main character is Jake Epping/George Amberson and he is the archetypal Stephen King "ordinary Joe", a man unwittingly carried along a path on which he has to take decisive actions for the ultimate good of the human race. The story, about travelling back in time to change the future, is superb. Only King at his best could make such an implausible plotline as this seem not only plausible, but utterly believable.Read more ›
He is back to his old form to my mind - as another reviewer put it, it was like the author gave you a 'handshake and a hug' and you were off an a brilliant adventure. I couldn't put the book down - meant to take it away on holiday but made the mistake of reading the first few pages - now I will have to find something else.
Great story and characters and would make a great movie - if they spend some money on it and don't turn it into a low budget 'made for tv' mini series which never works on SK's books.
A wonderful book with a heart wrenching ending.
Yet again the author has managed to come up with a completely different scenario to entertain his readers. A time portal is opened which comes out to a time slot in 1958. Once the other side of the portal there is an opportunity to change the course of events so that history is altered, either in a small way or on an international scale. The adventure becomes a mission to prevent the assassination of JFK in 1963 - hence the title of the book. This is somewhat complicated by Jake, the time traveler's, ambition to additionally change other aspects of the past. The question is can the past be changed in a major way like this, or it the tendency for it to fall back into its original shape.
This book works on many levels. Stephen King deals with the 53 year time regression extremely well and we are transported into a world where you could be in a different universe, such have been the social and technological changes subsequently. Then there is the consideration of the Oswald controversy - was he working alone or are the conspiracy theorists right? Most of all this works as a joined up story with believable people who the reader comes to care about and wants to keep reading about.
I am a self confessed Stephen King fan and have read all of his work, but I imagine this fascinating tale will appeal to and be enjoyed by most readers. Highly Recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this book! Fell in love with the main characters-George/Jake and Sadie in particular. One of those books you feel a sense of loss when it's finished. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Lorna
This is well written and flows. Great characters you really care about and thought provoking for those of my generation who remember that day in Dallas.Published 14 days ago by Robert Brown
Haven't read a Stephen King book for years, so I downloaded this to my kindle. A brilliant read, one of the best of his I've read.Published 17 days ago by avril
Love the storyline ,characters and living with them in the late 50's/60's. Thoroughly enjoyable book would highly recommend.Published 17 days ago by Precious
good build up of characters with a romantic element to the book took one star off for confusing me near the end but all in all another great Stephen king bookPublished 18 days ago by Asa Lockwood
There was a lot of Americana to deal with in the book. Difficult for a non American like me to follow. Read morePublished 22 days ago by David Allen Wizardgold
King back at his best. Not for everyone maybe as its not one of his traditional horror stories. I've never had that much interest in JFK but this still really worked for me.Published 23 days ago by Muskrat
I have ready many of Stephen King. This is arguably one of his best, fantastic ending that had me in tears!Published 23 days ago by Bunga Bunga