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11-22-63

A Novel
Auteur(s): Stephen King
Narrateur(s): Craig Wasson
Durée: 30 h et 40 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (341 évaluations)

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Description

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back?

In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

It begins with Jake Epping, a 35-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away: a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life - like Harry’s, like America’s in 1963 - turning on a dime.

Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession - to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson, in a different world - of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there’s Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading, eventually of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful - and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.

©2011 Stephen King. All Rights Reserved. (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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#Audible 1 review of 11.22.63 by Stephen King

This month, I ran out of credits and was facing about two weeks without having a book to listen to in my car. I decided to look through my library of almost 200 books to see if I would see something I would re-listen to which I had never done before.
When I saw 11.22.63, I remembered how much I loved this book. Since I listened to it a long time ago I decided it would be the one to take me to my next credit.
I enjoyed it just as much as the first time even though I remembered most of the storyline. Stephen King’s characters are so alive and real. I felt like I truly knew them and was visiting them once again. The characters were even more real because of the narrative perfection of Craig Wasson. Accents, genders, emotions, everything you’d want when listening to such an amazing story. It made me want to do something else I’ve never done before...choose a book based solely on the narrator.
For anyone interested in an edge of your seat story involving time travel, romance and an exciting plot, get this book!

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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Very worthwhile, keeps you guessing

I believe it could be my new favourite Stephen king story. Unlike a lot of his books it’s not supposed to be scary or even creepy. It’s a intriguing story that keeps you guessing and it is full of suspense.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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Craig Wasson increases the value!

This book already is a fantastic book; however, the narrator Craig Wasson, brings a lot to the table! He has a voice for every character and the accents are pretty great!
For me there was barely a dull moment in this novel. Stephen King does an amazing job at fantasizing what could’ve happened and what it would take to stop Lee Harvey Oswald.
Both novel and narration is truly great!

  • Au global
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Awesome!

One of my favorites. Such great narration. Mr King hit it out of the park on this one.

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a great book!

the storyline itself is great, however the narrator did a spectacular job that really brought the characters to life.

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    5 out of 5 stars

Good story but the narration lets it down slightly

I've previously read this book and loved it so I thought I'd give the audiobook a whirl. The narrator is very good but he sounds much too old to be most of the characters and it can be distracting. Jake and Sadie are supposed to be 30 somethings but they sound like they're 50.

  • Au global
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Best book I Have Ever Read

Wow. This book is such an amazingly vivid mind journey. Sweet. Intense. Very addictive. I couldn’t stop listening. I felt like I was right there. I wanted to be there. The narrator did a phenomenal job. Loved every minute.

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Captivating

I simply loved this book. It is well written with both a captivating & intriguing plot line. The characters are brought to life certainly through the dialogue & narrative style, but credit too must be given to the actual narrator of this novel, Craig Wasson, who infuses this provocative tale with even more oxygen to transport it to waft in the nooks & cranny’s of your imagination not only as you listen, but long after you’ve listened to this masterful intrigue.

  • Au global
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Fantastic Story, AMAZING narration.

Very few books have had me gripped right from the start like this one did. While it did get a little slow in the middle, I can see how it sets up important events later in the book. I have read that some people are disappointed with the ending, but I see no other way it could have ended, and am personally happy with how it wrapped up.

This was the first book I've listened to with Craig Wasson as a narrator, and he did an absolutely outstanding performance on this. It's right up there with the best that I've heard and he really captured emotions perfectly.

This is very much worth a listen.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars

awesome

I felt I was transported to the past. I could see it, feel it, smell it. didn't want it to end. great reader as well!

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  • Ronald Garey
  • 2019-02-11

not my Favorite King story

I struggled to get through this book. I am a big King fan and love most of his work. this book just draaaaaaaggggggggged on for me. One off!

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  • W. Sullivan
  • 2016-06-30

I don't get the hype.

Wildly mediocre. The narrator is talented but makes the main character sound like he's 50. The story is just plodding and boring. It's not bad. It's just not good.

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  • Cory
  • 2012-03-05

Never finished

I couldn't finish this book, and I wanted to. The narration is terrible. Wasson gets too aggressive way too often, almost yelling at points. The story was intriguing, even though King is ridiculously long winded. But I just couldn't get past the narration.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Patricia
  • 2012-01-18

A waste of time and money

All the reviews touted this book as King's opus and I was really looking forward to it because I have always enjoyed his non-horror stories. I was very disappointed in this story and couldn't wait for it to be over. If I hadn't paid so much for the audible version this would have been one of the few books I've never finished.

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  • Karen
  • 2016-06-27

Gross and long and underwhelming

This book is too long! There was so much filler and not enough action. And even though this wasn't a scary story the graphics of gory scenes were too much.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Lillian
  • 2015-06-30

slow... so slow

everything about this book was slow. I did not enjoy the plot or the progress of the story.it dragged out, but didn't go anywhere.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • danny
  • 2012-02-16

uninspired, dull, depressing

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

better story, quicker narration

Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King again?

yes... some of his older stories are very inspired.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes... both were the protagonist and narrator sounded bored.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

as always Steve King develops characters very thoroughly.

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  • Mrs
  • 2013-02-04

This was over 20 hours of my life wasted.

What disappointed you about 11-22-63?

Too long and boring. When the speaker pretends to be a southern woman I kept thinking of Monty Python. The characters were false and unbelievable. It's trying to be a love story, after 14 hours I still wasn't convinced. I kept listening hoping it would get better but it only got worse.

Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King again?

I used to be a fan. Not sure anymore.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Craig Wasson?

Different voices for different characters would make more sense.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your time and money.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Bellzon
  • 2012-09-18

I don't Know Why I Listened to this Book

Would you try another book from Stephen King and/or Craig Wasson?

No

Has 11-22-63 turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes

What does Craig Wasson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Tears of emotional description

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I guess if you want to read, something truly fictional, about someone trying to prevent the Kennedy assassination and the consequences of that action, it is an interesting thought.

Any additional comments?

This book could have told the story in half the length. If you like a lot of detail of the day to day living of the characters, plus a description of their clothing, what they ate, read and felt every moment, then this is the book for you.

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  • Susan
  • 2011-12-10

What happened?

Not sure if it was the writing or the narrator that made this such an unremarkable read. Very boring and couldn't stand the narration. Very expensive waste of time. Can't believe this was a Stephen King novel....

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