If you love time travel, historical fiction, and master storytelling, then this is the book for you. 11-22-63 is a novel by Stephen King that tells the tale of Jake Epping, a high school english teacher from Lisbon Falls who discovers a portal in time. On November 22, 1963 a fatal shot rang out in Dallas, a president fell, and the world changed. What if you could change it all?
This month, I updated my Audible subscription to two books a month, platinum plan, and I ever happy for that extra book. Stephen King’s novel 11-23-63 narrated by Craig Wassan is the first download I made. Told in the masterful Stephen King style, I found this book a wonderful read. Stephen King has a penchant for taking ordinary characters and placing them in unusual situations. His imaginative and descriptive style gives the story a wonderful sense of credibility. This book is no different.
Audible really brings this novel to life with a great choice in narrator Craig Wassan who really gets into the story and brings it to life. Audible also interspersed some background music between the chapters that just adds to the production value of this audiobook. This is a beautifully produced audiobook with a great story and I’m going to tell you how to get it free now from Audiobook.
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If you enjoy Stephen King novels, you’ll love this book.