11/22/63 (Enhanced Edition)
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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.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Could not put it down (or turn it off, since it is an eBook!)
I was 10 years old when it happened, so it was wonderful to "go back into my own time".
Every few years I read a book that stays with me. This is one of those books. Words that weave a story that you not only read but you feel. The pity of a book like this is when you read the last page and you know it is done and then you wait. You wait for a few years until that next book grips your soul like this one did. This was the first time I have read Stephen King. Loved every page.
Another hit by King. I've read virtually every novel he's written and this is one is as good as any. I couldn't put it down. I'm not interested in his historical accuracy or lack thereof, I was entertained from page 1 to the end and that's all that matters to me. Don't keep us waiting too long for your next, Mr. King. -- Kev