11/22/63 (Enhanced Edition) - Stephen King

11/22/63 (Enhanced Edition)

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2011-11-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,971 Ratings)

Description

This Enhanced eBook Edition contains a 13-minute film, written and narrated by Stephen King and enhanced with historic footage from CBS News, that will take you back—as King’s novel does—to Kennedy era America.

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination—a thousand page tour de force.

Following his massively successful novel Under the Dome, King sweeps readers back in time to another moment—a real life moment—when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history.

Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.

Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life – a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.

A tribute to a simpler era and a devastating exercise in escalating suspense, 11/22/63 is Stephen King at his epic best.

Reviews

  • 11/22/63

    5
    By eaglerivertracy
    Compelling and likable characters! Awesome story!
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Caffeinated24x7
    I’ve never been a real fan to historical fiction, but this is my second favorite book by Stephen King (The Stand being the first). Stephen King does his best to keep it close to the actual timeline of events. His improvisation of times between historical events flows smoothly. It’s not just a story about the JFK assassination but a love story that time can never alter.
  • A very good read!

    5
    By FF Jorgy
    A very good read!
  • My favorite King novel

    5
    By Emmon
    I started reading King in the late 80s and have read many of his novels, though not all. For me, this one has been the best one, which is saying a lot. I think I’ve read this one three times. Beautifully written and great telling of a jaw dropper of a story. For me it was less of a horror story and more of one involving supernatural things particularly around time travel. It’s told from the point of view of the narrator — the so-called first-person approach — and that helped reel me in, I think. The Hodges trilogy, for example, is told in the third-person (which I think is right for those stories) but it’s not quite as direct. This is a bit like another king, B.B. King, singing his blues — the story of his life — directly to you.
  • Red read again

    5
    By Renney73
    One of the besr
  • Blown away

    5
    By johnnydulicious
    Watched the Hulu series before reading the book. I love the book more. I enjoyed how Mr. King wrote out how they say things in New England and Texas. A great read!
  • Book better then mini series

    5
    By Gatorgirl62
    Watched the mini series. I thought I read the book in hopes it would be more detailed. Loved the book more then the mini series. I recommend reading the book over mini series. Watch mini series anyway. James Franco is very good.
  • One of my favorite books of all time.

    5
    By iAngel
    I was grabbed from the beginning. I could not put it down and was sad at the end, not because of the story but because I was finished. I am going to read it again which I never do!
  • 11-22-63

    1
    By hheysdtdhs
    The book was way too long. It would ramble on about this and that and barely staying on course. Terrible read.
  • Wonderful read!

    4
    By DreamSailer
    Great characters, loved traveling back in time to that era. However, I disagree with the author's viewpoint on Oswald. Opposing viewpoints are what makes the world go 'round 😊 SR

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