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February 5th, 2013, 11:07 AM
LOVED the audio of this book and LOVED THE STORY!! The narrator was wonderful and listening to Stephen King at the end regarding the writing of the story was wonderful.
February 5th, 2013, 12:55 PM
I am listening to it now, still not totally comfortable with the narrator, my favorite is Frank Muller, I just recently listened to The Talisman and Black House. So this new guy takes a little getting used to ;)
February 5th, 2013, 05:48 PM
February 5th, 2013, 06:20 PM
Wasson is a good narrator at times, but at other times he is absolutely awful. He's prone to overacting when he does characters' voices, and when he started doing what sounded to my ears like a Jimmy Stewart impersonation for one character toward the end of the novel, it took a mighty effort on my part to keep listening.
I also loathed the vast majority of his work on "1922" -- except for right at the very end, when he's performing what happens in the hotel room. He did a phenomenal job with that bit.
Overall, though, I don't like his stuff much at all.
February 19th, 2013, 07:42 PM
I got the audio book for Christmas..not crazy about the reader..taking a while to get used to him...Muller was the best..I got the last audio book he read..Liked the guy who read Duma Key..he would have done well with this one..LOVE the book..while buying produce for our deli took these pics...they have tons of this and lots of old posters and bottles, too. http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/JeannDave/lkhg047_zpsbef6e55e.jpg
June 12th, 2013, 03:36 PM
I just picked up the audiobook yesterday and am really enjoying it so far (I already read the book and consider it to be one of King's best). I like the narration, he has a good storyteller's voice that holds my interest. Two CD's down, 28 more CD's to go!
June 12th, 2013, 05:26 PM
Read the book last year, and loved it. Listened to the Audible version this year, and loved it a second time. I thought narrator did a good job of all the voices with the exception of Sadie. A male doing a female drawl from South Carolina of the early 60's has to be difficult.
June 12th, 2013, 06:27 PM
I thought Wasson was really great...but yes, I heard Jimmy Stewart, W.C.Fields, Nixon, John Houseman, and other impersonations; I wasn't sure if he was doing those intentionally or not. I do think the recording engineer allowed some punch-ins to be obvious -- i.e., suddenly Jake's voice was higher or softer, and sounding like they'd added a sentence or two in later.
June 13th, 2013, 12:52 PM
One thing I noticed is that when he says "First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is", he doesn't sing it in the same notes that Donovan sang it. Maybe they had permission to use the lyrics but had to be careful not to breech copyright laws on the melody itself.
Also he pronounced "potable" incorrectly.
June 13th, 2013, 03:24 PM
Oh, yeah....the other seeming impersonations I heard Wasson do in the book were of John Wayne and Burt Lancaster.
August 13th, 2013, 05:54 AM
He does a great James Stewart! ;)
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