I've mentioned so many times that I am a big audiobook listener - my job allows me the time to put about 2 hours each night at work to listen to about a dozen podcasts, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory which is a 4 hour show 7 nights a week I have subscribed to for more than a decade, and of course audiobooks.
Just finished Killing Kennedy by Bill O'reilly ( Although I disagree with his conclusions on the killing) the historical details are well accounted and revealing on the bit players involved in this world changing event. I think O'reilly reads his books very well, better than any other author I have listened to. The worse being Stephen King, who does not read the Dome mega novel
Under the dome, a 1071 page epic novel that is as large as any physical books I have ever read, including the stand and It, and Swan Song by Robert McCammon (I highly recommend this one) which all exceed a thousand pages. But size doesn't matter, content does and no book of these sizes can hold your attention without good character development.
I have read many reviews on Under the Dome and it is a mixed bag of reviews, I'm just hoping that one of you have read it, or know someone who has. I belong to Audible, but nearly any audiobook can be downloaded from many sites for you pirates, but I thought maybe I'll go straight on this one and pay for it - lol.
The play time on it is over 34 hours, a whopper that rivals all the other behemoths, of course I want quality, not quantity. I have read many books that would have been great short stories, often FLUFF is just that, and I think "It" was a good example with nearly half the book taking place when the characters were kids, which in reality could have been eliminated or even stood alone as its own book. BTW, It was one of the best made for TV books ever, second to only the mini-series of the Stand.
So, think I'll tackle this, but looking for any comments too.
Lastly a shout-out to my favorite book ever LIGHTNING by Dear Koontz, a true paradox of love and time travel from WWII to current time with a cast including Churchill and Hitler - a very powerful book, a fast read and one that stays with you as vivid as The Stand.