11/22/63

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (30.67 hours)
Product Number: Z04221
Released: Nov 08, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464000812
Narrator/s: Craig Wasson
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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 thirty-five-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 fifty 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.

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Author(s): Stephen King
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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Author(s): Stephen King
Narrator(s): Craig Wasson
Product Number C6190
Released: Nov 10, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461805830
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Stephen King
Narrator(s): Craig Wasson
Product Number MP0266
Released: Nov 18, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464015540
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Author(s): Stephen King
Product Number EB00575292
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781451627305

Professional reviews

"A time-traveling teacher tries to prevent President Kennedy's assassination but finds the relationship between past and present more complicated than he expected. As the story begins in Lisbon Falls, Maine, narrator Craig Wasson delivers a spirited and thoughtful performance of Jake Epping's first-person account. Further into the novel, however, Wasson falls headlong into that ever-frustrating pit that looms before King's narrators: the failure to correctly pronounce one of Maine's premier cities, Bangor. This introduces into the dialogue the standard inept, overdone imitation of the Downeast accent--and not much better renderings of various Southern tongues. The narrative passages, however, are delivered with care and enthusiasm. R.L.L. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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