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11-22-63: A Novel by Stephen King

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11-22-63: A Novel Audiobook by Stephen King is a novel about a time traveler who tries to prevent the assassination of the president John F. Kennedy which occurred on 22nd November 1963. Jake Epping is a recently divorced high school teacher. He discovers a time portal in the kitchen of his friend Al.

Whenever anyone goes to the past through this time portal they end up reaching 9th September 1958 at 11:58 AM. Irrespective of how long one stays in the past- days, weeks or even years when they return back to the present only two minutes would have passed. The time portal also allows carrying of stuff back and forth in time and that each time a person travels back to 1958 again, the past has reset itself.

Al travels back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He develops lung cancer so he returns back to 2011 and recruits Jake to do this for him. Jake travels to 1958 for saving a girl from serious injury. When he comes back to 2011 he says he has successfully saved the girl. If he goes back in time again to stop Harvey Oswald from trying to assassinate John F. Kennedy, he must save the girl first again. Jake travels back in time again to prevent Oswald from killing the president.

Through his journeys back in time Jake realizes that time is obdurate in nature and anyone trying to change the future will be faced with roadblocks. The more significantly one tries to change the future the more significant will be these roadblocks. The novel again picks up the pace at this point and the events which unfold and the suspense whether Jake will be able to prevent the assassination or not is gripping.


11-22-63: A Novel Audiobook by Stephen King received mostly positive reviews. It won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The author has captured the dimensions of time travels and the attempts to change history in an interesting manner. He successfully establishes the credibility of Jake who takes the quest to change the future significantly. While the book could have been edited better to make it crisper, the narrative still remains swift and engaging. The readers will love this pacy thriller and science fiction book and must read it.

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  • This is my first Stephen King novel and it might be my last. Lovey-dovey stuff isn't really his thing. The story would've been way better if the main character had just skipped the whole Jodie, Texas detour and gone straight to Dallas in 1962. That part of the book just slowed everything down. It felt like King was more interested in flexing his romance writing skills rather than moving the plot forward. I found myself constantly skipping through those parts. But once Jake/George finally gets back to Dallas, things pick up again. A good editor should've cut out the Jodie section and made the story more exciting and fast-paced. As someone who's lived in central Texas for a while, I think King made a mistake with the geography. The area where his characters live spans from Dallas up north to San Angelo out west, and down to San Antonio in the south. That's actually a much larger area than the whole state of Maine. The characters are constantly driving around, going to Fort Worth or Killeen or Dallas for random stuff or to catch a flick. Some of those drives would take them four hours one way. If King had just gotten rid of the Jodie part of the book, he could've avoided these factual errors. And here's another missed opportunity for King. Instead of sticking to the whole "lone nut" theory, he could've made the story a lot more interesting by exploring conspiracy theories and throwing in different conspirators, whether they're real or made up. King's portrayal of George de Mohrenschildt completely misses the mark and doesn't give the character any real motivation. After holding him at gunpoint, Jake/George somehow decides that de Mohrenschildt is not involved in the assassination plot, but he doesn't explain why to the readers. To be honest, I didn't find this book satisfying. Despite there being evidence to the contrary, the book just sticks to the mainstream media's idea that Oswald acted alone and doesn't bother exploring other possibilities. The time traveler doesn't make any interesting or surprising discoveries. It felt like King was way more focused on the romance between Jake/George and Sadie, rather than the whole time-travel and assassination-conspiracy storyline that drew me in. If you're not into romance novels, I'd say skip this one. There are better time-travel options out there like "From Time to Time" and "Time and Again" by Jack Finney, or "Replay" by Ken Grimwood.
  • This book has a really intriguing concept. You can find that in a ton of reviews that have been written. But did the execution live up to it? Not really. If this is a five-star listen, we need more stars for truly outstanding books. The main thing that got me thinking while reading this book is this: when does an author have the right to ignore all editors? I felt like this was a prime example of a book that would have greatly benefited from some serious editing. Honestly, at least 100 pages could have easily been cut. That would have gotten rid of the repetition. I'm guessing that once you've made millions and millions for your publisher, no one dares to suggest editing. I can imagine the conversation going more like this: "Amazing book. Wouldn't change a thing. Here's your check. When can we expect the next one?" Many people have absolutely loved this book, so take my review with a pinch of salt. I did get sucked into the story - though I kept commenting on the need for editing. I thought it could have been much shorter and still have the same impact. It also could have benefited from a more lively narration.
  • When it comes to "11-22-63: A Novel," it's a book that really makes you question if the author is immune to any editing. The pacing is sluggish without managing to add any depth or personality to the story. The plot feels somewhat disconnected from the author's portrayal of 1950's Maine. However, for the perfect reader, it could be the ideal choice.
  • When I started reading this book, I was immediately captivated and couldn't put it down. However, as I continued, it began to slow down and deteriorate, culminating in a disappointing ending. The main focus of the book is on a "rabbit hole" that transports the protagonist to the past, but King's meandering writing style also takes readers on unnecessary tangents that only serve to make the book longer and more tiresome. Additionally, I found myself frustrated by the frequent jabs King takes at Republicans and conservatives throughout the story. While I understand that the author is a proud liberal, his portrayal of these political ideologies comes across as immature and spiteful. On a positive note, the narration of the audiobook was excellent overall, with the exception of a few instances. It was a unique experience to hear the characters' voices imitated by actual actors, and most of them were done exceptionally well. However, the portrayal of the FBI agent with a Jimmy Stewart voice was particularly grating, making it difficult for me to fully engage in the crucial parts of the story. As someone new to King's novels, I had hoped for a masterpiece like "Shawshank Redemption," but unfortunately, this book fell more in line with "Maximum Overdrive."
  • I really wish someone had given me a heads up that this book is basically a cheesy romance novel. Just when the plot starts to pick up, bam! It's filled with overly sentimental and mushy moments. On the bright side, the narrator does a solid job with the Burt Lancaster and Jimmy Stewart impressions. Ugh, what a disappointment!
  • The book is divided into four parts, and the initial section is quite engrossing and intriguing as it explains the mechanics of time travel. However, it becomes monotonous for quite some time as the narrator delves into the mundane aspects of his daily life. Interestingly, even when the protagonist begins spying on Lee Harvey Oswald, it fails to maintain excitement. It can be quite frustrating when an author establishes a promising premise but then portrays the characters in a foolish manner. Nonetheless, I remained invested enough to see it through to the end. The narrator skillfully brings the text and characters to life, doing justice to the material provided.
  • This story is absolutely incredible! It's packed with moments that really make you stop and think, "What would I do if I had that opportunity?" Once again, the characters are so vibrant and relatable, it's like they're old friends you've known for ages. This book goes way beyond just the Kennedy aspect. It delves into the complexities of the human experience, presenting us with challenges and twists that most of us would never want to face. The ending had me in tears and left me with a whirlwind of emotions and internal debates. My mind will be occupied for a while trying to untangle it all. Let me tell you, the narrator is absolutely phenomenal! One of the best I've ever come across! If there's an award for narration, it better go to them! They truly deserve it!
  • This audiobook, '11-22-63: A Novel', is honestly one of the most painfully long and uninteresting books I've ever attempted to listen to! The author goes on numerous tangents that are so disconnected from the main story that you completely lose sight of its intended purpose. To be honest, I couldn't even bring myself to finish it. My apologies!
  • Stephen King kept this novel on his shelf for more than ten years, and there's a good reason for it. While the premise holds so much promise, the execution falls short. Especially when compared to his earlier works, particularly "It," which is referenced in this novel. The connections to Derry and the evil of "It" only emphasize how much weaker "11-22-63" is. Despite the great premise and exciting action sequences, the novel is driven more by nostalgia than suspense. I often found myself wishing I could fast-forward through the audio version. King gets so caught up in the mystique of the 60s that he loses sight of the balance between nostalgia and maintaining suspense, as he did in "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon," for instance. If you can find the abridged version of this audiobook, you'll get the best of both worlds - a solid science fiction (time-travel) story without the tedium of aimless descriptions. A good editor could have made a significant difference, but perhaps Stephen King has moved beyond that now.
  • This novel revolves around a journey in time to unravel the mystery behind the JFK assassination, or at least that's what the book claims. However, the majority of the story veers into an overly cliché and exaggerated love story that feels uncomfortable. Personally, I'm not interested in a romantic plot; I would have preferred more focus on a contemporary man from the 1960s attempting to solve the JFK assassination, rather than the inclusion of explicit content that feels out of place.
  • Without a doubt, Stephen King is an exceptional author and although many listeners highly praised this book, I personally found it to be excessively lengthy and straying off course multiple times leading up to the conclusion. It began promisingly, but quickly became sidetracked by a romantic subplot. Don't get me wrong, a love story can be enjoyable, but not for an extended duration. In my opinion, King should have focused more on the main premise of preventing Oswald and reserved the remaining content for a separate romance novel.
  • Stephen King never fails to effortlessly immerse me into his captivating world... but, true to form, he inexplicably ruins an otherwise remarkable storyline with an utterly unsatisfying conclusion. For an exceptional Stephen King read, I highly recommend Misery or the Langoliers... as with most of his other works, they suffer from the same disappointing fate as this one: a conclusion that feels completely out of place in relation to the rest of the narrative. Although I was thoroughly engaged for countless hours, I couldn't help but feel a profound sense of disappointment in the end.
  • This book is packed with a brilliant concept, but unfortunately falls short in its execution. If '11-22-63: A Novel' had been Stephen King's debut work, he might not have achieved the same level of success. It's a thought-provoking concept that will make you ponder time travel.
  • I've always been a fan of Stephen King, especially his "The Dark Tower" series and well-known books like "The Shining" and "Stand by Me," so I was excited to read "11-22-63: A Novel." It combines three subjects I love: Kennedy, history, and time travel. I must say, King's attention to historical accuracy and research is impressive. He skillfully blends fact and fiction in this book. However, I have to admit that it didn't quite meet my expectations. The narrative was a bit dull and long-winded. King often gets sidetracked, spending too much time on trivial background details or irrelevant anecdotes that don't contribute much to the story. This can be frustrating and takes away from the overall enjoyment. The ending was anticlimactic and left me feeling frustrated and annoyed. After investing five years of his life altering the past for the greater good, the main character, Jake (aka George), discovers that it was all in vain. The pacing of the book is slow, to say the least. I found myself frequently fast-forwarding through parts because too much time was wasted on describing the setting. It becomes even more tedious when there are action sequences, as the reader is bombarded with unnecessary details about the main character's thoughts and feelings, which detracts from the climactic moments. Additionally, I wasn't a fan of the narrator, Craig Wasson. Narrators can be a matter of personal preference, and Wasson's voice just didn't match the persona of the main character for me. I prefer someone like George Guidall, whose voice is pleasant and suits the characters he portrays.
  • I was attracted to this book because of its high ratings and my fondness for time travel stories (mainly to see where they go wrong). Although Stephen King isn't my favorite author, I decided to give it a shot. While King did make some mistakes when it comes to time travel, I'll focus on the overall story and performance. To start, the narrator was absolutely dreadful. His voice was so weak and annoying that it made it difficult for me to connect with the characters. On top of that, he spoke at a slow pace, which was especially frustrating considering the already excessive length of the book. Furthermore, this book could have greatly benefited from some editing. It was unnecessarily long and could have easily been cut down by at least 50%. Additionally, the choice of attempting to change the JFK assassination felt arbitrary, and the protagonist's decision to pursue this mission seemed random as well. In fact, most of the main character's actions lacked coherence. He would often provide lengthy justifications, but they lacked any real logical reasoning. For instance, why would you throw your phone into a pond just because you accidentally brought it back in time? It was a bizarre choice that made no sense. Moreover, the inclusion of a city and its history that has been featured in many of King's novels (Derry) felt forced and didn't significantly contribute to the overall plot. It also failed to hold its own as a standalone subplot since the protagonist's ultimate decision to simply kill the antagonist lacked finesse. Plus, driving around town in a bright red convertible made him painfully obvious. Lastly, the arbitrary and unclear rules of the time travel portal were quite annoying. The introduction of a new guardian at the end who vaguely explained things only added to my frustration. It was also disappointing that the book conveniently avoided addressing the issue of race relations, considering it was a significant aspect of the 50s. It seemed that our hero had no problem with the status quo of that era. I ultimately couldn't bring myself to finish this novel, but I had my husband fill me in on what happened.
  • King has penned numerous captivating stories, but unfortunately, '11-22-63: A Novel' falls short of his usual brilliance. The sheer length of this book feels excessive, as it delves into the nostalgic and idealized existence of a man living in the late 50s. The constant ruminations on the charm of sock hops and the meticulousness of George's lawn maintenance become tiresome, as do Jake's incessant internal deliberations about his future actions. What adds to the oddity is that Jake is portrayed as someone who grew up in the 80s/90s, yet the modern slang and pop culture references he uses are all from the 70s. It feels oddly outdated and out of sync with the overall narrative. No one in their mid-thirties in 2011 would genuinely say phrases like "kick out the jams" or repeatedly introduce themselves as "Puddintane." In hindsight, I regret not skipping significant portions, if not the entire book. Although I haven't watched the miniseries adaptation, I can only imagine that they had to trim it down significantly to make it more cohesive.
  • The story in '11-22-63: A Novel' was absolutely amazing and captivating. It was a fantastic read or listen, whichever you prefer. Regardless of the genre you typically enjoy, this book has something that will appeal to everyone. While I do miss Frank Muller narrating Stephen King's work, I must say that Craig Wasson did a fantastic job as well. I was hooked from the start and couldn't stop listening, spending the entire day and half the night engrossed in the story.
  • I made the mistake of purchasing the audiobook version of this novel without listening to the sample narration beforehand. And boy, was that a mistake! The narration was far from impressive. While technically it was passable, there were certain chapters where the narrator's voice sounded rough, as if he had a rough night. The accents used were painfully cliché, and whenever the narrator tried to inject emotion into his voice, it just came off as cheesy and fake. My second mistake was not heeding the warning in the prologue, which began with the statement "I am not a man who cries." However, a friend highly recommended this as "King's best work ever," so I pushed through. I soldiered on for a whopping 30 hours and 44 minutes, occasionally getting glimpses of being engrossed in the story, but spending most of that time wondering when things would finally pick up. Essentially, this book feels like two separate stories merged together. On one hand, you have a romance set in Texas during the early-sixties, which was passable (and definitely better than "The Time Traveler's Wife"), although not really my cup of tea. On the other hand, there's a thriller about the JFK assassination, which wasn't executed well. If Stephen King had focused solely on the time-travel romance aspect, it would have been alright. Alternatively, if he had written a gripping thriller solely centered around the JFK assassination, with heightened tension and uncertainty, that would have been an interesting read.
  • I found the plot of '11-22-63: A Novel' to be meandering and lacking excitement, which was disappointing as it had a promising start. Perhaps my expectations were set too high?
  • It feels like I've just returned from a vacation through time. The extensive duration of over 30 hours means that the usual activities you would do in a few days are overshadowed by a nostalgic leap. I truly admire the intricate details that King incorporates into the 1958 setting, from smoke-filled rooms with Winston cigarettes to the social implications of spending too much time at someone's house on a Friday night. Additionally, the love-hate relationship one can develop with an old, large car is portrayed brilliantly. Time travel narratives can sometimes be perplexing, but in my opinion, King has executed it masterfully. As with most of his novels, the characters are either chilling or highly likable, creating a sense of predictability that readers find comforting. However, I must admit that I fell asleep while listening to this book and had a few unexpected nightmares inspired by King's writing, which haunted me throughout the day... and lingered... throughout the day... throughout...
  • Wow, I really disliked this book... let me explain why: 1. The excessive admiration for Kennedy. If you're younger than 60, the whole Kennedy adoration might not make any sense to you. The book is based on the assumption that Kennedy is some kind of savior who will transform America into a perfect place and prevent events like the Vietnam War from happening. It's hard to buy into this premise. 2. The characters' assumption that altering Kennedy's fate would necessarily lead to a different outcome. The book suggests that things might turn out the same or even worse if Kennedy isn't assassinated. It's unclear why the characters believe this, considering the potential butterfly effect of changing such a significant event. 3. The main character's inconsistency in his actions. He has no problem killing multiple times in cold blood, but when it comes to the man who almost kills his loved one, he suddenly hesitates. It doesn't quite add up. 4. The last-minute decision to kill Oswald. The main character has numerous opportunities to eliminate Oswald before the critical moment arrives, but he chooses to wait until the very end. While his uncertainty is understandable, it seems unlikely that he wouldn't have taken action sooner. 5. The unrealistic nature of shooting from the ground into a small sixth-floor window with a handgun. It's highly improbable that someone could successfully accomplish such a feat. 6. The strange reaction of the authorities. Despite an attempted political assassination and the main character killing Oswald, the FBI and Secret Service treat one of the individuals in the room as a hero. This seems unrealistic, as one would expect them to view him as either mentally unstable or suspicious. 7. The questionable discovery of the main character's doctor. It's unclear how they could have found his doctor without him disclosing that information. 8. The main character's belief in his own free will, despite knowing that events reset to their original path whenever he travels back in time. It would be reasonable for him to suspect that he is merely a player in a predetermined sequence of events. Aside from these criticisms, there are a few additional points worth mentioning: - Carson didn't host the Tonight Show until 1962; it was actually Jack Paar before him. Even someone in their 40s, like myself, knows that fact. - It is generally uncommon for Jews to have tattoos. - Bookies typically have no reason to harm their clients, as they earn a percentage from the total wager. In fact, they benefit from clients placing long-shot bets, as it allows them to balance the odds and make more money. They would actually appreciate someone like the main character, though they might be curious about how he knew about the outcomes. Overall, this book left me feeling frustrated and annoyed.
  • The dialogue in this novel feels unnatural and forced, making it difficult to believe in the authenticity of the characters, especially considering the time period. Overall, it was a disappointing and unenjoyable experience that I would not recommend.
  • If you're looking for a thrilling and adventurous read, '11-22-63: A Novel' may not be the best choice. Instead, it leans more towards being a romance novel, with very little excitement. Unfortunately, the lack of climactic moments was quite a letdown. However, if you enjoy love stories taking up a significant portion of the book, then this is right up your alley.
  • I found this book to be quite slow-paced and downright uninteresting. It may appeal to those who enjoy delving into deep emotions and detailed descriptions of every single moment. However, if the intention is to adapt this into a series, it should definitely aim for a more captivating and engaging approach, one that doesn't feel like it belongs on a Lifetime channel focused on portraying a negative image of men.
  • This book is by far the worst one he has ever written. While there are some parts that are amazing, overall it delves into unnecessary and boring details that add nothing to the story.
  • The pacing of '11-22-63: A Novel' is incredibly slow. Stephen King delves into the main character's acquisition of a car, engages in random conversations with people, and emphasizes the low prices of everything in great detail. This becomes problematic when large portions of chapters can be deleted without affecting the overall story. The novel feels unnecessarily lengthy and it seems that King is lazy in not planning out the direction of his story or editing down his novels. He seems to take strange pride in writing books that are excessively long, despite lacking enough plot to sustain them. King's reputation is vastly overrated and the excessively positive reviews only serve to highlight this fact. His writing skills are on par with James Patterson, yet he is often hailed as one of the greatest writers of our generation. However, this is simply not the case.
  • I might have underestimated the "story" rating of this audiobook, as I couldn't ignore the evident political views of the author, Stephen King, seeping through the pages and blending with the incredible narrative. Usually, I have no issue with authors expressing their personal beliefs through their stories, as it adds a certain authenticity. However, this particular book is different. King argues that JFK's assassination, depicted as an almost divine event, led to the escalation of the Vietnam War, the assassination of MLK, and a far-fetched connection to George W. Bush becoming president. According to King, if the assassination could be prevented, all the current world problems would have been avoided, resulting in a utopian present thanks to JFK's successful tenure and the resulting butterfly effect. To be fair, this is my first experience with a Stephen King novel, and I absolutely loved it. The attention to detail, the imaginative storytelling, and the heart-wrenching struggle against the unyielding past had me emotionally invested in saving JFK. However, King's overwhelming lamentation over JFK's death does somewhat tarnish the novel. ****SPOILER ALERT**** The ending of the book is where I encountered my biggest issue. The entire story revolves around the concept of the butterfly effect – how one action can have far-reaching consequences throughout time, only observable through time travel. In his afterword, King admits that he wanted to depict the worst possible outcome if JFK survived the assassination, in order to challenge the romanticized view of Kennedy's death held by liberals. Within 24 hours of JFK's survival, a significant earthquake occurs (directly linked to his survival), and intense seismic activity continues for decades. However, somehow Bill Clinton still marries Hillary, runs for office, but dies before taking office, resulting in Hillary becoming the president. I'm not sure how King reconciles the profound impact of the butterfly effect with major seismic activity while other things remain unchanged. There are a few other instances in the book that can be perceived as either the author being lazy or intentionally pushing a political agenda. Although his examples are biased, his analogy of a "harmonizing effect" caused by different time strings is thought-provoking. Overall, I highly recommend investing your time in this audiobook, but be prepared to roll your eyes if you don't fully align with a liberal political leaning.
  • Stephen King, known for his hit or miss books, unfortunately missed the mark with "11-22-63: A Novel." It's understandable that not every book can be a success, especially considering King's prolific output. The book initially presented an intriguing storyline, but quickly devolved into an absurd love story. The love interest, Sadie, proved to be the most grating character I've encountered in any book. I found myself wishing for her to meet an unfortunate end, just to relieve myself from her presence. She was portrayed as whiny, insecure, and lacking depth. King's attempt to make her appear loving and desirable only resulted in adding an irritating trait to her already obnoxious persona. The narrator exacerbated this by giving her a sultry and endearing voice, which instead came across as raspy, masculine, and whiny. While the narrator did a decent job with some character voices, there were instances where he went completely off the rails. His portrayal of a minor character, an FBI agent, was simply dreadful. The voice constantly changed, evoking a mishmash of John Wayne, W.C. Fields, and Foghorn Leghorn. Despite my hopes that the story would regain its footing, it unfortunately never did. I strongly advise against using a credit on this particular Stephen King book.
  • I was excited to read "11-22-63: A Novel" after hearing so many people praise it as Stephen King's masterpiece. I've always been a fan of his non-horror works, so my expectations were high. However, I must admit that I was let down by this story and found myself eagerly waiting for it to end. If it weren't for the fact that I had paid a hefty price for the audiobook version, I probably would have given up on it, which is a rarity for me.
  • After reading The Shining when it was first released, I lost interest in reading any more of Stephen King's books. However, I decided to give 11-22-63 a chance based on the positive reviews I came across. I usually trust these reviews and they have never let me down before. The premise of the story seemed intriguing, so I thought it was worth giving King another shot. Unfortunately, I ended up feeling disappointed. The concept was fantastic and the beginning had me hooked right away. However, as the story progressed, it began to lose its momentum and became rather dull. To be honest, I ended up increasing the playback speed just to reach the ending, which also turned out to be underwhelming. It's a shame, considering the abundance of opportunities that could have been explored. I do appreciate King's attention to detail and research though. Being 22 years old and residing in Washington DC at the time of JFK's assassination, the book did bring back some memories for me.
  • Have picked out the novel I’m going to start reading at jury duty tomorrow (when I’m waiting around) - 11/22/63 by Stephen King. It’s new to me as I haven’t watched the tv adaptation :)
  • If you want to know what political extremism can lead to, look at the Zapruder film. Take particular note of frame 313, where Kennedy's head explodes. PS. - Stephen King, 11/22/63
  • Dizi Önerisi: 11.22.63 Lisede öğretmenlik yapan Jake'in Kennedy suikastını önlemek amacıyla geçmişe yolculuk yapmasını anlatan sekiz bölümlük çok güzel bir mini dizi. Aynı addaki Stephen King kitabından uyarlama. Geçen yaz bir oturuşta izlemiştim. Pişman olmazsınız. :)
  • 11.22.63'ü ve ağlama krizimi yeni bitirdim sonuç olarak dünyanın en güzel dizi filmini izlemiş oldum • Stephen King • 60 model arabalar • James Franco Sizi seviyorum
  • Shortlist of what I might read next: 11/22/63 by Stephen King American Gods by Neil Gaiman Also contemplating re-reading Owen Meany, even though I TRY not to re-read stuff. But finding books to read is SUCH a chore sometimes :(
  • From 11/22/63 by Stephen King - "Mike and Bobbi Jill danced in their time, and their time was 1963, that era of crewcuts, console televisions, and homemade garage rock. They danced on a day when President Kennedy promised to sign a nuclear test ban treaty and told reporte…
  • If it helps, I think one of my go-to "where to start with King" recs these days is 11/22/63, which is not only one of his best, but not as pure horror as he's known for. I even got my wife to read it, and she doesn't do horror.
  • Last month I began listening to the Audible version of Stephen King’s “11/22/63”. I finished the 30 hour beast a bit ago - it was long, but holy smokes was it worth it. What a phenomenal novel.
  • usually i’m very ‘boy book’ orientated and my goodreads history reflects that - tom clancy, stephen leather, brad taylor, lee child, but have read (and enjoyed) the 2 you mention. i am pilgrim (terry hayes) and 11.22.63 (stephen king) were both excellent individuals though
  • The crazy people of the world...shouldn't get to win. If God won't make it better after they do have their sh*tty little victories, then ordinary people have to. They have to try, at least. PS. - Stephen King, 11/22/63
  • Stephen King fans…which book should I read first…The Green Mile (entirety) or 11.22.63? Thank you kindly. Also open to other recs. I recommend his new one, The Outsider as well.
  • 11.22.63 by Stephen King was really good, I love everything by David Sedaris - his are good because they're short and related but not related so you can pick up whenever.
  • buradan yola çıkıp Elif Şafak isimli kişinin bir kitabında Mevlana'ya domates yedirdiğini öğrendim. Ekşi'de, Stephan King'in bir kitabında bahsettiği yiyecek, içecek türleri; filmler, müzikler listesine ulaştım... Şu an 11/22/63 isimli kitabını okuyorum. Güzel kitap.
  • 11/22/63 Odd that I'm digging it this much. Sure, it's King, but that title and book cover do NOT speak to brand consistency. Goes against everything new authors are taught. Guess King can do whatever he wants.
  • The first time I read Stephen King's 11/22/63, the ending made me weep like a baby. I've reread the book twice and seen the Hulu series a handful of times and it still makes me feel things I'm otherwise incapable of feeling.
  • Cool, I’m just about finished with American Gods. Matt, you ever read 11/22/63 by Stephen King? It’s fantastic!!! Loved it. Also, The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett...can’t miss great read!
  • I just watched The City on the Edge of Forever a few days ago for the first time. (No, you're not old! I'm sorta new to the 'Star Trek universe.') Sorry to hear of your friend's death. He sounds interesting. Remember this scene King? Reminded me of 11/22/63. :P
  • Thoroughly spoilt as always with reading recommendations from JojoGiltsoff — this week I’ve finished Kevin Wilson’s ‘Perfect Little World’ and Stephen King’s ‘11.22.63’ which are probably the two best books I’ve read.
  • If you’ve not used it yet. 11.22.63 by Stephen king is well worth a go. It’s a great story (not King’s usual horror though) and maybe the best narrated audiobook I’ve got off audible. And is a whopping 35 hours long!
  • I used to love Stephen King's books. However, he started to get way too fanciful for my liking and I packed him in till 11.22.63 which I loved. I was not a fan of The Stand, though. I just didn't "get" that at all
  • You'd think at this point the Left can't really procrastinate on the non-emotional trading card and non-engagement on fact or consequences stand any longer. In Stephen King's "11/22/63" novel, he wrote, "The scholar's greatest weakness is calling procrastination research.”
  • Have you ever watched "11/22/63"? It's a Stephen King book time travel book that was turned into a limited mini series for Hulu (I think it was Hulu). A man from the present goes back to stop the Kennedy assassination.
  • This is an amazing stack! I'm not a King fan, and my husband is NOT a reader, but we've BOTH read 11/22/63 multiple times! It's incredible!!! (I don't think you'll go wrong with these fab titles...)
  • Trying to get healthier a little at a time. Doing that nurse thing. Still working on my Stephen King complete read/reread. On 11-22-63 right now. Still selling off art to pay for doggie bills related to Yoda's surgery. Depressed af about the country. Enjoying my son.
  • My lectures. 11-22-63 by Stephen King was incredible. I find books I can get my students turned on too. I will provide an "optional assignment" for them to complete during the 9 weeks or Semester.
  • Finally finished Stephen King's 11/22/63 and I'm annoyed at just how many pages were wasted on an uninspired and badly written love story that would've been better spent on the much more intriguing and actually compelling Oswald stuff. I want my money - and time - back. 3/5.
  • If you are looking for me, you might find me behind 1000 pages of Stephen King^^. I have high expectations on "11.22.63" - I imagine it to be a lot like "Dead Zone" (which I like a lot). my copy looks bigger than my old copy of "IT".
  • This day sucked so much ass emotionally but instead I'm going to tell you about three books I have started but haven't finished in the past year even though they're interesting: Furious Love by Sam Kashner, 11/22/63 by Stephen King, 1st to Die by James Patterson.
  • I got "The Note", by Andrew Barrett. My friend said I'll like it and it's going to be a series. In my TBR que. I had to resort to my "comfort books" 11-22-63 by King and Shutter Island by Lehane (there are a couple pages/scenes I skip over without Teddy knowing).
  • I used to think the same, but my husband, who's a huge Stephen King fan, introduced me to his amazing non scary stories. Now I teach The Green Mile to my students. Try 11-22-63 too!!
  • “But I believe in love, you know; love is a uniquely portable magic. I don’t think it’s in the stars, but I do believe that blood calls to blood and mind calls to mind and heart to heart.” ― Stephen King, 11/22/63
  • I was listening to 11/22/63 every day Gabe was in camp last summer while I walked around Whetsone and it's interesting- I love the setup. The part I stopped at is one that always seems to happen in King's books, it's just a "terrible people doing terrible things" lull.
  • Just binged thru 11.22.63 & I’m with JamesFranco - I’d go back to 1962 for 1962 SarahGadon as well! Great cast. Great movie scenes of the generation. Surprised me it’s a Steven King book. 11.22.63
  • Stephen King’s 11-22-63 tells the story of a time traveler thay struggles to change history because history has a fatal inertia. This could also be the story of a founder.
  • Of course, that's all a matter of taste, and everybody justifies their own tastes. But these photos are cool, and you might just enjoy Stephen King's "The Shining" or "11/22/63" if you tried them with an open mind. PS Finally saw your latest TED Talk and really enjoyed it.
  • Have you read 11. 22. 63 by Stephan king? I heard it was good. I would like to read it as well but they don’t have it at my local library and I want a paper book of it but I also don’t want to buy it.
  • Thanks for this post. I haven’t read any King since 11/22/63 (which I adored) and am now anxious to get my hands on Joyland. My heart could use some positivity.
  • I'm a huge fan of Mad Men if you've never seen it, on Netflix. Also on Hulu you HAVE to check out 11.22.63 it's James Franco in a Stephen King book, 10 episode series so you can watch it all. One of my all time favorites.
  • So far "11.22.63" by Stephen King is great ... but one thing is strange. How can Jake Epping meet Beverly and Richie after IT happened? If I remember correctly, Beverly moved away from Derry after the events ...
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King for summer fun but also kinda may make ya cry. "Oranges" by John McPhee if you're looking for some intellectual fun which sounds super lame at first but is actually the greatest delight. Have a blast Bro
  • I just got done reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Fantastic read. The Lufthansa Heist by Henry Hill & Daniel Simone is great too. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara is amazing. I would also recommend Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose (even better than the miniseries).
  • I love 11.22.63. Totally underrated book in my opinion! It is so different from S King ‘norm’. Have it on audible- can’t even tell you how many times I’ve listened to it
  • I was also about 10 when I read Carrie, my oldest sister owned it. Didn't like the next one I read as much, can't remember what it was. Movies emphasized the horror too much, not the nuance. I lost interest. Decades later a colleague recommended 11/22/63. King is pure now.
  • Next on my Stephen King audiobook tour is 11.22.63, and I'm surprised to find how much he alludes to the events of IT in this one. Derry and Pennywise's living scars are alive and well.
  • If you enjoy this period in time, I can't think how much you would like Stephen King's time travel novel, "11/22/63." One of the things that makes it so entertaining is his sprinkling of references to the music and culture of the time. I had a blast looking up all the songs!
  • Read the books by Nancy Allen that I sent over! I especially liked the steampunk one once I got used to it. I just finished 11/22/63 by Stephen King and loved it. It has a love story woven in and is not gory like most of his books.
  • Finished the ShatterMe book series for as far as currently possible! Tomorrow we start King's 11.22.63 and it has a mini series. so we're watching that first before we start the book tomorrow! Thank you so much piercethemousee for the link!
  • Stephen King has continued to write masterpieces. Duma Key, Doctor Sleep (stunning sequel to The Shining), and the last 4 Dark Tower books, to name a few. Also 11/22/63 was absolutely brilliant. His legacy will endure, and the world is all the better for it.
  • Have you seen 11.22.63 with James Franco on Hulu? It was suggested because I’m watching The Handmaiden. Looks pretty good so far, from a Stephen King novel. If you’re looking for things to watch.
  • Yeah, I loved 13th Warrior as well. So much so that I'd forgotten he wrote the book. I'd also forgotten Timeline -but I hated that book as well. Not a big fan of King's books either although I did really enjoy 11.22.63.
  • I've noticed when you guys talk about "late era" SK, Under the Dome, 11/22/63, Bill Hodges, etc, you seem to always skip over Revival. To me, that book has the most feel of "early" King, especially Charles Jacobs, a classic SK villain. Y no love?
  • Ever read 11/22/63 by Stephen King? It’s about going back and stopping Kennedy’s assassination, and I always thought the results were fascinating. Not what you’d expect.
  • At least Moore had the excuse that he had some VERY poor cosmetic surgery done when he was asked back for FYEO, whereas Connery apparently just stepped into a time machine and returned to the "present" after spending fifteen years in the future, a la Stephen King's 11/22/63.
  • I really thought the Hulu original, 11.22.63, by JJ Abrams & Stephen King, got off to a great start, but people in it keep doing dumber & dumber things to the point that you wonder why the plan hasn’t already totally failed.
  • Don't know if ur a fan of Stephen King but 11/22/63 is one of the greatest books I've last read. On surface value It's about a dude that goes back in time to save JFK But it soon becomes much more than that, isn't all JFK theory outlandish as it may seem. Full of drama & emotion
  • I also finished "The Long Walk" by Stephen King. I didn't find it quite as satisfying as "11/22/63", but it def had some emotionally poignant moments. It also made me consider our untapped limits of mental and physical endurance.
  • And most recently and famously, Stephen King's 11.22.63 utilizing the doors that Ardent Readers have become accustomed to in Insomnia and The Dark Tower books among others. Proving time travel doesn't always need a time machine.
  • Hi Matthew! I hadn't thought about doing it but now I might I've got way too many favourites to choose but Stephen King's 11.22.63 is pretty high up on my list!
  • Upcoming Apushers: I highly recommend 11-22-63 by Stephen King for summer reading. It is a work of historical fiction that will provide you with invaluable insight into the assassination of JFK.
  • 11.22.63 - Stephen King Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls. Jake’s friend Al, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination.
  • - Company by Max Barry - A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - 11/22/63 by Stephen King - The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (and the whole Chaos Walking trilogy tbh)
  • (I work background in films in Toronto when I can & my driveway was used to park a vintage car for 11.22.63 (Stephen King's novel about time travel and JFK assassination). But I've only ever met Kiefer. And DalaiLama . Both funny in their own ways, but not like Mr Guest!
  • Have you ever watched the 8 episode Steven King series 11/22/63 on Hulu? Really good....story of a time portal that can takes James Franco back to the time period before the JFK assassination and trying to stop it from happening....
  • Try Stephen King’s works. I shall recommend you It (you see this coming)‚ Misery‚ Cujo‚ and 11/22/63. Although 1922 is a novella‚ I would still be delighted to encourage you to read it‚ for it depicts constant but good symbolisms in it. Dazai Osamu’s No Longer Human. Once (c)
  • Ho dato un occhio al tuo tvshowtimee. Ti consiglio 13 reasons why... E 11.22.63 (dovrebbe essere su Netflix) basato sul romanzo di King! Ho visto che hai in programma Victoria. Guardala che merita
  • Word. My favorite thing about King's work is how descriptive he can be. When I read 11/22/63 I felt like I was right there. Sight, smell, taste, touch and sound. He nails it all when it matters most.
  • 11/22/63 thoughts: One thing that King has to do, later in the novel, is make us care more about Jake's happiness than his mission. And it's working so well. I'd rather spend the rest of the novel in Jodie, Texas. Living with that town.
  • Been a King fan since Carrie in 1976.Loved his books but there was a time during 90s when I felt he lost his way a bit. Not now though. His writing is stronger than ever. 11.22.63 is incredible as are the Bill Hodges trilogy. Just started The Outsider. Loved Needful Things.
  • After reading IT, The Green Mile, Misery, and The Dead Zone, I think I'll take a break from Stephen King books for a little bit. I do think Pet Sematary, 11/22/63, and The Stand will be my next reads when I get back to his books, though.
  • Try these first all by Stephen King. UR, Joyland, and 11/22/63. The last one if you like long reads and time travel, try it. It was also made into a TV movie which I haven't seen yet.
  • I’ve been reading Stephen King’s new novel The Outsider. So far, this is the most enjoyable novel from him since 11/22/63, which is saying a lot, as I’m a lifelong King fan.
  • I’m more interested in The Outsider than I have been in a Stephen King book since probably 11/22/63. But I’ve got so many other books to read first. But I’ll still probably buy it this week.
  • I also have haven't had just a super fun, imaginative read lately. The Harry Potter series had my heart, and some of Stephen King's non-horror fiction really carries me away (11/22/63 for example).
  • My last two were Under the Dome and 11/22/63 and they didn't feel like King novels to me either. (Though they both have weirdo endings in traditional King style.) Maybe I'll check The Outsider out.
  • It is King, of course. It, closely followed by The Stand and 11/22/63. I also quite like Watcher and Phantoms by Koontz. There is also a zombie short story collectionI keep getting and losing before I can finish reading it, Book Of The Dead.
  • Everybody's reading the new Stephen King and I'm just sitting here, no money for new books, buried under my huge TBR pile. On the plus side, I'm half way through 11/22/63 and it's really good.
  • Cujo by Stephen King .. It's about a rabid dog ... Very good and fun read, all his books are... Especially 11/22/63 (another book of his) about time travel and the jfk assassination
  • 11/22/63 is my favourite of Kings books. It’s by far, one of the best books written this decade by any author! I think bashing new StephenKing releases has become a bit of a hobby for people now....they keep buying them though....
  • "Life turns on a dime. Sometimes towards us, but more often it spins away, flirting and flashing as it goes: so long, honey, it was good while it lasted, wasn’t it?” ~ Stephen King from "11.22.63"
  • Update of currently reading book: StephenKing 's 11.22.'63. I started it last week, I'm enjoying the story (big time-traveling fan) but I think I'm one of the few persons on earth who doesn't like King's writing style. I need to get used to it, it's my first book from him
  • If you want a brick with tight pacing, I highly recommend 11/22/63 by Stephen King. I could barely put it down, and I honestly wished it would just go on forever. One of my favorite reads.
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King. I listened to it on Audible, excellent reader. It's definitely one of his best books, with a historical perspective and an excellent ending. Well worth a read!
  • OK, I’m just going to say it. 2006-present has been the hottest streak of King’s career (yes, counting the iconic ‘80s era). Lisey’s Story, Duma Key, Revival, 11/22/63, Joyland, Under the Dome, Full Dark No Stars, The Outsider, Wind Through the Keyhole, Bazaar of Bad Dreams!
  • And I hate to tell you king in 11/22/63 all the signs tell blacks where to drink water and use the bathrooms were up your way the south did not need signs but you did. The north was more racist than the south was ass wipe.
  • I need to thank James Franco, Stephen King, J.J Abrams and everyone who worked on the Hulu original 11.22.63 That was the best story and series I have ever seen. I do not cry at these things but I cried the whole last 15 minutes of the last episode. Thank you.
  • 11.22.63 is so good but my heart is torn bc even though I knew jake and sadie wouldn't be able to be together since he's from the future I couldn't help but Hope. stephen king really out here hurting my heart in the book and tv show versions
  • my boyfriend and I just started podcast 16 and I am obsessed with the JFK shooting ever since I watched the mini series “11-22-63” based off the Steven King book. I was wondering if y’all have seen it or even read the book? It is an awesome mini series!
  • Here are a few mysteries and/or thrillers not knowing what you've already read: Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy Any Agatha Christie novel Stephen King: Mr. Mercedes, The Colorado Kid, 11/22/63 Lee Child's Killing Floor (Jack Reacher) Paula Hawkins' The Girl on The Train
  • If you could change any moment in world history, which would it be and why? — After reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King, I'm quite convinced I wouldn't change a thing. Either tha...
  • Oh, 11/22/63 is may favorite King. Its more of an emotional odyssey for a man whose just treading water. Incedible storytelling and when the occasional scares hit, they HIT. Really great book.
  • 11.22.63 StephenKing I'm upset that they used the wrong present year and still no use of the word obdurate. Thank you Mr. King, it was a wonderful story and a great use of the word.
  • Oh! 11/22/63 is amazing, and not horror. It's King's venture into a bit of scifi. It's my all-time favorite King book. I recommend it to anyone who's not normally a Stephen King fan because it's so different from his normal stuff.
  • I read mostly sci-fi and alternate history these days. 11-22-63 was really good. That's Stephen King. If you like true crime books there's one about the Golden State Killer that they just caught, I'll be Gone In the Dark by Michelle McNamara. I'm listening to that on audiobook.
  • I'll say I've read 11/22/63 and it's not remotely similar to this one. But Willis is a better writer than King, and the book is absolutely hilarious. (I enjoyed 11/22/63, BTW).
  • That definitely makes sense moneywise. 11/22/63 by Stephen King is 880. The longest Harry Potter is 766. The Fifty Shades have 500-600 each. I think people still have the attention span for certain things that interest them.
  • Acabo de terminar de ver la serie de 11.22.63 que esta basada en el libro con el mismo nombre de stephen king. Y es una gran serie y una gran historia se las recomiendo Gracias a Cajadepeliculas por recomendarla
  • I like what they are doing with it. And HULU has a bunch of excellent original programming. The Looming Tower, Shut Eye, 11/22/63(Stephen King's book on JFK) and Castle Rock starts in June, based on King works.
  • 11.22.63: A miniseries of 8 episodes (I think), with James Franco as the main guy who travels back in time to stop the JFK incident from ever happening. Perfect adaptation from Stephen King’s novel, although not 100% accurate but overall very enjoyable short ride
  • That’s quite a hard question to answer! Haha. My favorite books are The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and 11/22/63 by Stephen King. I also love The Harry Potter series as well.
  • My boyfriend is a huge StephenKing fan. I keep a list of the books he owns, that way if I'm in a bookstore I can check for the ones he doesn't have. Bought him OwenKingwriter's sleepingbeauties. I read my first King novel, 11.22.63. Any suggestions on which one to read next?
  • But then he reflected darkly on King's own prose in his 2011 novel '11/22/63' -- received enthusiastically by critics more than a decade after 'On Writing' came out: "It was CERTAINLY better than the stuff I was CURRENTLY reading. The spelling... was MOSTLY correct..."
  • Anything by Joe Hill (N0s4r2 is essential), You're Never Weird On The Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day, 11/22/63 by Stephen King. I can think of loads more like American Gods and whatnot but I'm sure youve read those
  • For the record The Wheel of Time series of books was suggested and has nothing to do with it becoming a television series. I discovered that after the fact. I got burnt out on Stephen King after IT. I’ll return to 11/22/63 after I finish The Eye Of The World.
  • I like time travel novels. Dean Koontz's Lightning, Stephen King's 11/22/63, and Michael Critchton's Timeline are three really good examples of the genre. I think the hardest parts in convincing the reader are a) the time travel mechanics... The rules behind the science
  • Stephen King is one of the best writers America has ever produced. But not all his writing is in the horror genre. If the scary novels aren’t your thing, you should explore some of his other work, like 11/22/63.
  • Reading the Stephen King novel, 11/22/63. Surely Stephen King is one of the few authors that can expertly include a town of his own creation in another novel beside It? If you’re reading this, Mr. King, then thank you for putting this character in an setting I’m familiar with.
  • 11.22.63 - based on stephen king's book of the same name - time travel - jake epping is sent back to the 1960 to try to stop the assassination of JFK - lots of spying - super thrilling bcs you kind of want to see how the world will be had JFK lived
  • Some of my favs: Swan Song - Robert McCammon. Red Rising trilogy - Pierce Brown. Wayward Pines trilogy & Dark Matter - Blake Crouch. Pandemic - AG Riddle. The Martian - Andy Weir. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline. 11/22/63 & Under The Dome - Stephen King. The Breach - Patrick Lee
  • Actual thoughts while reading 11/22/63 by Stephen king(I'm on about page 450 so I have a ways to go): I kinda think George should abandon his mission to be with Sadie. I get why he doesn't and there probably wouldn't be that much story if he did but it would be sweet.
  • Love all stephenking skipped book fairs as a kid went and bought Salems lot at 10..hooked on king since about 77-78, watch a mini series 11-22-63 and Mr. Mercedes..so true to the books characters were like plucked from the pages excellent cast
  • I chalked that up to King's input/homage. He does it himself with his own works using Derry so often. No need for it to have even been present in 11/22/63, Dreamcatcher, etc but it was like a callback for himself.
  • I always feel a bit like I’m emerging from an underground bunker that I haven’t left in 5 years when I finish a Stephen King novel. But ooooh, was it worth it. Now, did anyone watch the TV mini series of 11.22.63? Was it any good?
  • 11.22.63 is really well acted and tugs at all of your emotions. Fun ride with a lot of charm — recreated in a way where it feels like you’re reading a Stephen King novel, which now I have to read.
  • Genre will matter, but in Sci-Fi I highly recommend either 11/22/63 by Stephen King, narrated by Craig Wasson, or To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis, narrated by Steven Crossley. Great stories are important, but so are great voice actors to bring the characters to life.
  • Ik lees vooral non-fictie, maar voor Stephen King maak ik graag een uitzondering. Al 25 jaar mijn favo schrijver. Schreef ook boeken die ik minder vond. Maar Het, 11/22/63 en De Beproeving zijn boeken die ik verslond. Dus ik verheug me weer, op De Buitenstaander!
  • Been reading Stephen Kings's 11.22.63 and now I accidently caught a documentary on the JFK shooting on nationalgeographic channel. Not sure how I feel, but I know I do feel a little sick
  • I would highly recommend the Hulu miniseries 11-22-63. This is adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name. Stars James Franco who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination. Lots of twists and turns.
  • Chapter 1, got it. Hey speaking of reading have you read 11/22/63 by Stephen King. It’s about the assanination of JFK. You’d dig it. Has a little time travel in it. It’s fun.
  • True! I'll probably get one written. And if I ever finish Nesbo's Macbeth, I might get that one written, haha! It's so long. But I probably shouldn't be reading it and King's 11/22/63 at the same time...that is over 1000 pgs together
  • Time Traveller : I have to do the thing !! Time Traveller's mentor: you CANT CHANGE THE PAST ! YOU MUSTNT MEDDLE !! Alternatively, Stephen King's 11.22.63 was about all guy going back to the year 1960 to prevent the Kennedy Assassination. It's a TV show on Hulu too.
  • 11.22.63 and IT are both examples of why almost all Stephen King novels should be made into series rather than movies A series would allow for khan mote character development which we lacked in IT, as great as it was they rushed ALOT of stuff into a little under 2.5 hours
  • India should make time travel movies like saving Gandhi and its consequences just like 11.22.63, an American science fiction thriller miniseries based on the book 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • Sad & shocking moments in History : -- 40 years since Jonestown massacre (11-18-78). -- 50 years since assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (4-4-68). -- 50 years since assassination of Robert F. Kennedy (6-5-68). -- 55 years since assassination of John F. Kennedy (11-22-63).
  • Just finished “11/22/63” Really good Stephen King book. Very exciting. Very well draws you in. Addictive. Took me 10 days to read it all. And Hilary Clinton was President somehow. You’ll have to read to find out!!