The Resource 11/22/63, Stephen King, (sound recording audiobook CD)

11/22/63, Stephen King, (sound recording audiobook CD)

Label
11/22/63
Title
11/22/63
Statement of responsibility
Stephen King
Title variation
  • Eleven twenty-two sixty-three
  • November 22, 1963
  • November twenty second, nineteen sixty three
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Receiving a horrific essay from a GED student with a traumatic past, high-school English teacher Jake Epping is enlisted by a friend to travel back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a mission for which he must befriend troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald
Storyline
Pace
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Writing style
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Audio
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Audio for Adults
Review
  • 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
  • /* Starred Review */ King’s latest is perfect for audio. The story begins with Maine teacher Jake Epping’s introduction to a portal that leads to 1958. Epping’s task is to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from assassinating President Kennedy. Wasson’s folksy tones mirror Jake’s bewilderment at finding himself with the weight of history on his shoulders. As Jake’s journey takes him from Maine to Texas, Wasson shifts accents (from clipped northeast speech patterns to soft southern cadences) to portray local characters. We’re reminded that the civil rights movement is in the future and prejudice is overt and commonplace. This hefty title supports reams of characters, and Wasson gives each their due. He does a fine job with both real persons (JFK, David Brinkley, Oswald) and minor players, all of them coming across as distinct and realistic. You can hear the chuckle in Jake’s voice when he finds something that is unexpected and detect his growing fondness for various characters, including new love interest Sadie, whose tones are both sweet and innocent. There are plenty of heart-stopping moments (this is King, after all), and the plotlines fit together with precision. King regulars may miss the horror, but both King fans and others seeking a good story and characters to root for will love this audio. King reads the afterword. -- Smith, Candace (Reviewed 3/1/2012) (Booklist, vol 01, number 13, p56)
  • /* Starred Review */ In this audio edition of King’s latest novel, which uses time travel to re-examine the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, both the author and narrator Craig Wasson deliver the goods. In what proves to be an adventurous, thrilling, thought-provoking, and romantic story, English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time and works to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from assassinating Kennedy. Wasson embodies the good-natured and honorable Epping, while creating accents and speech patterns for the supporting cast, capturing the twang of smalltown Texas high school students, Marina Oswald’s struggle with the English language, and Kennedy’s Boston accent, which the narrator doesn’t overdo. Wasson is even able to provide a credible voice for George de Mohrenschildt, a friend (and possible co-conspirator) of Oswald who speaks English and Russian with a German accent. The audiobook includes an afterword featuring King discussing the book and a little-known vignette his research turned up about Oswald’s assassin, Jack Ruby. A Scribner hardcover. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed January 2, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 01, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10045937
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Stephen
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
HL810L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Narrated by Craig Wasson with an afterword by the author
Reading level
5.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wasson, Craig
  • Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Oswald, Lee Harvey
  • GED tests
  • Essays
  • Life change events
  • Presidents
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Time travel
Target audience
adult
Label
11/22/63, Stephen King, (sound recording audiobook CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Some sets repackaged and distributed by Midwest Tape
  • "Item #: SSA44234428A" --from container (Midwest Tape)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
30 audio discs (31 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442344280
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
11/22/63, Stephen King, (sound recording audiobook CD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Some sets repackaged and distributed by Midwest Tape
  • "Item #: SSA44234428A" --from container (Midwest Tape)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
30 audio discs (31 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442344280
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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