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Revival

A Novel
Lu par : David Morse
Durée : 13 h et 24 min
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A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of 13, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-30s - addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate - Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.

©2014 Stephen King (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Mike Honcho
  • 02/11/2016

slow, slow, slow and then it was okay.

took too long to get to the meat and taters. the end, still puzzling, didn't justify the rest of the story either.

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  • Josephine
  • 10/12/2014

Was not what I expected

Would you try another book from Stephen King and/or David Morse?

from one of my favorite horror authors and with anticipation of his latest book I was profoundly disappointed. Revival is missing the King signature of horror. There was plenty of opportunity for him to introduce his normal style but it seems he blatantly choose this new writing path. No bueno

What do you think your next listen will be?

hopefully a Robert McCammon horror

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes

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  • mary
  • 08/12/2014

Who really wrote this?

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I would not suggest it to anyone.

Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King again?

Of course! I love his books, but this was as bad as Joyland. So he was a little off. I guess I was hoping for something like Dr Sleep.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He sounded flat. Which made the character even more so. He could not deliver on the one liners that make you laugh out loud. But I think there weren't many to begin with.

What character would you cut from Revival?

Start over.

Any additional comments?

I may turn this in for a credit too. It was that bad.

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  • La'Cee
  • 25/07/2018

Slow

Excruciatingly slow and predictable. I am a big Stephen King fan and have read many of his novels and short stories. Many of them are known to slow down in the middle and become tedious, but I have never disliked a book simply because there is a slower portion. Revival has changed that for me insofar as I am an individual who must finish a book once I've started it, and I felt that I was just waiting, painfully, for it to finally be over. If a few chapters in you think you know what happens in the end, you are probably right.

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  • Catherine
  • 01/12/2014

a waste of time & a perfectly valuable book credit

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

a decent plot that actually had a destination . . . I kept waiting for S. King to get to the point -or to scare the heck out of me . . . , he never did either . . .

Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King again?

. . . not sure . . . I'll surely be more skeptical. Several of his books have turned-out to be duds -like this one.

Several S. King books have been quite good (The Shining, Mr. Mercedes, etc).

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

irritation that I followed this waste case of a protagonist around . . . waiting for him to get to the point . . . which he never did. Jamie (the protagonist) repeatedly alludes to regrets about his pending discovery -and how he wished he never knew.

Once "the horror" was (finally!) revealed, there was nothing particularly awful or devastating about this Reverend / Pastor Charles Daniel Jacobs fellow or his discoveries. The guy was just a carnival side show messing with a dead body. It was pretty gross, and ultimately a disrespectful violation of the dead woman's trust, but I don't see how knowledge the protagonist gained from this final experience with *Pastor Danny* rendered him so full of shock & awe that he wished he could get it out of his mind.

Any additional comments?

a pointless book.

don't waste your time or your book credits on this one.

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  • Brent Ursenbach
  • 04/04/2019

horrible ending

I love Stephen King, but the ending of this book sucks! very depressing and dark.

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  • Carter
  • 03/04/2019

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takes way too long to develop. It doesn't get scary until next to last chapter

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  • Douglas Richardson
  • 01/02/2017

When will something happen...

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I couldn't wait for it to end and I have read and enjoyed many of Kings books. Was it a meditation on aging? Was it a good idea that he couldn't make work? I kept pushing on, waiting for the payoff... but into the last hour I resigned it would never come. Great narration but oh wow... one should never be bored in a SK tale... and well... here it is.

Has Revival turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What does David Morse bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great characterization

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointed

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  • M. Markus
  • 23/12/2016

Awful voice

I don't like listening to the guy who read this book. His voice got to me and I had a hard time getting into the book because of it.

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  • Bosco
  • 16/02/2015

Falls Short in 2 Ways

Any additional comments?

This novel falls short in two ways. First, King is a master of horror. And yet, the horror found in Revival is mediocre (and that's being generous), and ill explained at that. But worse than the low-grade horror is its utter lack of grace. This is the second area in which King usually excels: Resolving the tragedy and redeeming the horror, finding good in the end. But this book is all bleakness and hopelessness in the end. I can't imagine that I'll hold to my current conviction, but if you asked me right now, I'd tell you I'd never read another Stephen King novel, so bad was this one.

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  • Martina Arnold
  • 06/12/2014

Meisterhaft!

Was hat Ihnen das Hörerlebnis von Revival besonders unterhaltsam gemacht?

Ich liebe das englische Wort "Storytelling". Dabei denke ich an andere Welten, an Bilder, in denen ich mich verliere, an Landschaften, die es nur in meinem Kopf gibt usw. Und dann kommt einer daher und erzählt und erzählt und erzählt, und ich kann nicht genug kriegen. Das ist Stephen King! Und was er in Revival getan hat, ist unglaublich und hätte von mir aus nicht zuende gehen dürfen.

Welche Figur hat Ihnen am besten gefallen? Warum?

Er erzählt über das Leben von Jamie Morton. Wir lernen Jamie als kleinen Jungen kennen, der eine gewaltige Spielzeugarmee befehligt und dabei die wichtigste Figur seines Lebens kennenlernt. Im weiteren Verlauf schildert King Jamies Leben mit und ohne Referent Charles Jacobs, wobei klar wird, wie sehr der damals kleine Junge im Verlauf seines Lebens von dem Priester gleichzeitig angezogen und abgestoßen wird. So ganz nebenher erzählt King über das Leben in den 60er Jahren bis heute als jemand, der es tatsächlich erlebt hat und immer mitten drin stand. Und das spürt man in jeder Zeile, in jedem Satz und auf jeder Seite. Man merkt, wie sehr Stephen King das Leben liebt und kennt. Und: Wie sehr er den Tod hasst. (Aber das ist eine Sache, die jeder Hörer/Leser selbst herausfinden muss.)

Welche Figur hat David Morse Ihrer Meinung nach am besten interpretiert?

Das Buch ist "Storytelling" pur, geschrieben von jemand, an dessen Worten speziell mein Ohr seit langer Zeit regelrecht klebt. Es ist die Verarbeitung eines langen Lebens, in dem es Höhen und Tiefen gab. Die Tiefen, über die er spricht, sind mit der ganz spezifischen kingschen Phantasie beschrieben. Oder wer hat schon mal darüber nachgedacht, welche Konsequenzen die uns allen so vertraute Elektrizität mit sich bringt? Welche Spätfolgen könnten auftreten? Keine? Sicher? Besser ist es, Revival zu lesen!

Hätten Sie das Hörbuch am liebsten in einem Rutsch durchgehört?

Die Stimme des Sprechers entsprach nicht so ganz meinem Geschmack. Sie kam mir stellenweise müde und brüchig vor, aber das ist eben nur mein Geschmack.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Ich denke, dass dieses Buch die Quintessenz eines langen und genialen Schriftstellerlebens ist. Das soll nicht heißen, dass sich der Meister nicht noch verbessern wird. Das hat er all die Jahre gemacht und wird er weiter tun. Aber bis hierher ist es einfach genial!

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  • papercuts1
  • 27/11/2014

Nicht der beste King, aber mit prägendem Ende

Definitv nicht Stephen King’s bester Roman. Aber definitiv das prägendste Ende, dass je ein King-Roman hatte. Und schon allein deswegen wird ihn jeder lesen.

Es geht um Besessenheit, um Glauben und dessen Verlust, um falsche Prediger, Betrug und das gefährliche Spiel mit einer Wahrheit, die man nicht verträgt. Und schließlich, in den letzten Kapiteln, geht es um-

Nein. Das verrate ich hier nicht. Seid nur gewarnt: Am Ende kommt der Horror. Und was ihn so furchtbar macht, ist der nagende Gedanke, dass es so oder ähnlich tatsächlich sein könnte. ‘Revival’ streckt seine kalten Fühler auf verstörende Weise aus der Fiktion heraus in die reale Welt. Mehr noch: es rührt an unseren tiefsten Ängsten. Abwinkend tönen wir: ‘Klar. Stephen King. Muss ja so grauenhaft sein. Aber ist ja nur Fiktion. Da ist ja in echt nix dran.’ Um dann ins Bett zu gehen und wach zu liegen und nachzudenken.

Zum Sprecher:

David Morse muss einen Erzähler von der Kindheit an bis ins beginnende Altwerden verkörpern. Auch, wenn er in den Dialogen die Kinderstimmen erstaunlich gut hinbekommt, ist seine Erzählerstimme zu Beginn zu alt und brüchig für den kleinen Jamie. Tatsächlich wächst er mit dem Verlauf der Geschichte in Jamie hinein, bis es am Schluss wirklich gut hinhaut. Da hört er sich so gebrochen, fast betäubt an, dass es einen zusätzlich schaudert.
Zu Charlie dagegen passt David Morse’s Stimmfarbe von Anfang an. Sein fast schleppender Tonfall hat etwas undefinierbar Schauriges an sich, und das passt zu dieser Figur bis zum bitteren Ende.

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  • BikerJoe
  • 23/11/2016

What is on the other side of life?

This is not a simple horror story. Yes, there are horrific scenes and the supernatural is always just round the corner, but first of all, this is a story about obsession, love and loss. The demons in this book are the demons we have of our own. It is a slow paced book and Stephen King takes his time to take us back to the 60s. Every reader of my age will agree that he got it right, rock and roll, the beat parties, the first joints and the overall feeling of freedom and endless opportunities.

In the story we follow the life of Jamie from early childhood in a small New England town to the retirement in Hawaii. As a young boy Jamie is drawn to the new Reverend Jacobs. Jacobs and his beautiful young wife enchant the little parish with their kindness and life embracing positive attitude. Girls fall in love with Jacobs and the boys simple adore his wife. Apart from his deep religiousness Jacobs is obsessed with electricity. His curiosity and thirst for a deeper understanding of its secrets become the passion of his life. Unfortunately and all of a sudden the idyll in the little community is shattered. A tragic accident hits the Jacobs family and destroys more than just lives. Jacobs scorns God and as a consequence is expelled from the parish.

Years later, Jamie, in the meantime a rock musician and hopeless drug addict, seems to end his life in the gutter, when he runs into Jacobs again. Jacobs helps him to start a new life and from then on they have an on and off relationship. As the years pass by, Jamie gets drawn deeper and deeper into Jacobs mysterious projects, which will end in certain disaster finally.

Stephen King is an excellent story teller and I would enjoy his books even without the final plunge into the surrealistic horror, which became his trademark. The characters in his books are so lifelike and real that they can become aggravating like friends or family members sometimes do. Jamie is a typical example of that. His apparently ungrateful attitude towards Jacobs and his constant moralizing rubbed me the wrong way like some guys do in real life.

The prose is probably not Pulitzer Prize stuff, but it is excellent and it gets to you. As most of the time, Stephen King delivers. It is a convincing portrait of an unusual man and his fateful obsession, thoughtfully told and more than just good entertainment.

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  • Max
  • 06/08/2015

Neu aber besser?

Mir hat das Hörbuch gefallen, aber so ein typischer King ist das nun wirklich nicht. Die Geschichte ist bis zur letzten Stunde vielmehr eine Lebensgeschichte des Hauptcharakters als Gruselstory. Zugegeben eine Interessante Lebensgeschichte mit der King typischen Style. Das Ende ist wirklich gut. Ich hätte mir allerdings gewünscht das das ganze Buch so nervenaufreibend gewesen wäre. Da sehnt man sich schon ein bisschen nach den Klassikern wie IT zurück...

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  • Paul
  • 04/05/2015

Where's the real King?

I gave this one over 3 hours but then I could no longer stand all the sentimental flashbacks. It's just much too emotional to be credible. Is that what happens when one sees too many cheesy Hollywood movies? Sorry. I've read and heard many great Stephen Kings but this one just kept me cringing. The story was building up nicely all the time, great handiwork, but when nothing major happened after over 3 hours, I tuned out. Perhaps I wasn't patient enough for the big thing to come.

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  • Anonym
  • 17/02/2015

Enttäuschend....

Was genau hätte man an Revival noch verbessern können?

Sehr enttäuschendes King Buch. Lediglich der Schluß erinnert an spannende, frühere Bücher des Autors

Hat Sie Revival nun im Hinblick auf andere Bücher dieses Genres beeinflusst

Nein, ich lese King seit 20 Jahren, manchmal hat er Fehltritte.

Welche Figur hat David Morse Ihrer Meinung nach am besten interpretiert?

Jaimie

Welche Szenen dieses Hörbuchs hätten Sie als Regisseur gestrichen?

2/3 der Mitte des Buches

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Eher eine coming of age story als Horror und Spannung