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- 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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a baby boomer, I was a child when Kennedy was assassinated, but remember it vividly. I was fascinated by the story line--the way King wove history with fantasy. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by T. Andrews
I love the way Stephen King writes. I feel like I was there, in Maine, in Texas. I was there.Published 9 hours ago by Ebee I.
Loved this book, great read and a fantastic what if novel. Typical Stephen King.Published 11 hours ago by Harrison P. Barrows Jr.
This is the Stephen King I remember. For awhile his books were not as good as they were. This was a good bookPublished 16 hours ago by WVC
For anyone who is fan of Stephen King and time travel fiction!Published 17 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I had never read any of Stephen King's work before this novel, and picked it up after a friend recommended it. I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Travis Mitchell
11/22/63 is the first Stephen King book I've read. I always thought of King as "the horror book guy". Read morePublished 1 day ago by D. Witkin
Never read King before, liked it. Might pick up some more of his stuff. Don't buy the lone gunman story. Wish the why Jfk was assignated was explored. Bring on the conspiries! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
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