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If your a king fan then of course you must listen to buick 8 its so much his style. a reasonable yarn told well and of course a little wierd . If you have'nt read king before its a good way to start not to complicated
I really enjoyed this, I enjoyed the characters and their relationships the most to be honest. The car was kinda scary but tbh it felt like it couldn't go anywhere... It did progress, there was a nasty ending and it was better than I thought it could be. So good all round.
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I've read several reviews of the book (not audio) where people were disappointed because it just dragged, and didn't really connect to the story within a story format.
Listening to the book as an audio performance, with 'characters' doing the storytelling you really do get the feel for what the author was aiming for. Personally I was riveted. I generally only listen in the car and found myself looking for ways to get out and drive, eventually just finishing the book at home while doing some work.
The performance and characterisations were perfect. And the story drew me in as any fireside chat would. It evolves in a very natural way.
While the style might not be everyone's cup of tea I personally loved it, but perhaps may have felt differently if I'd read it rather than listened to it.
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What disappointed you about From a Buick 8?
It was so boring, drawn out, and had very little in the way of "excitement".
I felt like I was watching paint dry.
Mind you, if you like the constant flashbacks, and dislike straightforward storylines (with or without twists and turns), then you'd probably love this book.
Must say, this book re-enforced my dislike of Stephen King novels (I used to collect his books, but they all just drag out so much that they became droll and boring)
What will your next listen be?
I'm currently listening to Alien Covenant, as I love books that are movies.
Wish there were more Dean Koontz novels to choose from, the older ones, as I would love to listen to some of them.
What character would you cut from From a Buick 8?
OMG I'd cut them all.
Any additional comments?
Like I said - if you like how Stephen King writes - mega loads of flashbacks, lots of pieces of information that are obviously just filler because they have no impact on the storyline at all, then go ahead and listen to this book....
I didn't realise that this was going to be narrated by a different reader for each characters viewpoint, but then have each reader try and give accents to the other characters. Can be a bit confusing and a few were annoying to listen to.
I enjoyed the story though, I prefer this type of harder sci fi from S.K., even when a little far fetched.