I am in the midst of listening to the 30 discs, yep I said 30 discs audiobook. I was hoping to finish before posting but alas I could not make it, but still wanted to share this giveaway before the year is out.
I must stress that my inability to finish this audiobook is not for lack of interest, but merely lack of time. But rest assured, I look forward with great anticipation in the new year returning to my audiobook listening and seeing how 11/22/63 plays out.
First I have my thoughts to share about Stephen King’s latest and then provide you those from Simon Audio who gave me an amazing December of audiobook giveaways. Thanks to everyone for stopping by for audiobook month-long play.
Stephen King’s latest is about time travel but even though this notion sparks thoughts of sci-fi that is not its mission. Al, the guy that runs the diner in Lisbon Falls, Maine, found a time portal in the pantry. As Al is dying he decides to share this startling discovery with one of his customers. That customer is Jake Epping, he is a teacher that moonlights teaching GED courses.
However, this portal does not transport to anywhere or anytime it only goes to September 9, 1958. Al explains all of this to Jake who is stunned and thinks Al is crazy as you can imagine. Al further explains that you can visit the past for as long as you like but when you return to the present it is two minutes later. Every subsequent visit is a “reset.” You can change the past which has present ramifications but the past repeats itself over and over again.
Al’s shared this secret he has been keeping with Jake for a very specific purpose. Al wants Jake to stop the assassination of JFK. Al cannot do it himself as he is too weak and would not have the time to complete the journey from 1958 to 1963 so it is up to Jake.
Truth be told I am not a Stephen King fan, but this one has caught my attention for so many reasons since I started to hear about its arrival. I do have a favorite King book that he wrote for his daughter THE EYES OF THE DRAGON, I have given it to many. I expect 11/22/63 to be another winner for me from King. I could not help but feel the influence of Star Trek and the movie Groundhog Day as I was listening but that comparison stops at the time travel and resists. King’s detail about life during the time travel is tedious and fascinating.
Next up is Simon Audio’s blurb cause after all they have read it and have supplied the three copies for giveaway to three lucky winners:
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed forever. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new audiobook, 11/22/63, takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it. Narrated by Craig Wasson (Aleekah and the Bee, Malcolm X), this tour de force audiobook tells the story of Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program when his life is turned upside down as he enters a portal to 1958 and finds himself on a mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination…
GIVEAWAY: I have three copies to giveaway. Please comment below and share if you had a portal in your closet where you would travel to and why? Winners will be chosen randomly and this giveaway will be open till Jan. 2nd at midnight CST.