- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 30 hours and 44 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: November 8, 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0064HJNQK
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But that doesn't mean that 11/22/63 is boring. Quite the contrary. Although it might seem that it would be tough to build suspense around a conclusion that seems to be inevitable, this turns out not to be the case. Big time. I just finished playing hooky from work for a day when I read the last 400 pages non-stop (except for a couple of bathroom breaks), because I just couldn't stop. I just kept pressing the advance button on my Kindle.
The adjective that first comes to mind in describing 11/22/63 among SK's oeuvre is, oddly enough, "mature". I have read every novel and anthology that King has published, plus a large number of single short stories, starting with "Carrie" in a borrowed paperback back in the late 1970s. I have never before thought of describing his work in any of them, many good, some great and a few clunkers (some of which I have reviewed as such), as mature. But that is the first, best word that comes to mind in describing 11/22/63. There were others too; exciting, romantic, bittersweet and, as with all SK's stuff, well-written.Read more ›
The hero of 11/22/63 is Jake Epping, and early on in this novel he is presented with something inconceivable, a sort of wormhole in time. It leads from 2011 Maine to September 9, 1958. You can visit the past for as long as you like--years even--but when you return to the present it's always exactly two minutes later. Every subsequent visit is a "reset." You can change the past (and consequently the present), but as Jake learns, "the past is obdurate." It resists.
There's more to the set-up, of course, but that's all you really need to know. Because with this portal to the past, Jake is set on a mission that would probably be the goal of most every person of a certain age--to stop the Kennedy assassination. I don't think it resonates quite so strongly with those of us who weren't around to remember Camelot, but, sure, 11/22/63 was one of the most pivotal days in this nation's history. It's a day that surely scarred the psyche of every American who remembers it.
For long-time readers like myself, there are some wonderful Easter eggs to be found in 11/22/63, tying back to past novels, and probably to future ones as well.Read more ›
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Stephen King + time travel= best book ever, pick it up and enjoy it today especially since the hulu mini series is starting soon!!!Published 2 days ago by Pastor Joel Bremer
A bittersweet, lovely book that blends fiction with real life events and characters. Had me googling the minor characters and places to learn more about the events surrounding the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by iiisee
This is without a doubt my new favorite book. I'm sure that I'll want to read it again in a few years. I recommend it even if you aren't a Stephen King fan.Published 4 days ago by Catslyn
Really great story. I don't have it fully figured out but that's ok.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting concept. Middle of book drags considerably and doesn't add much to story. I was disappointed with the end of the story. Read morePublished 4 days ago by MCS
Excellent! It was very engaging and thrilling. I highly recommend this book!Published 4 days ago by javier vanvalkenburg
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