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Saving the King

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Elvis Presley saves a young boy from a menacing stranger after a performance in 1956, setting up a chain of events that ultimately leads to a mystical encounter with an angel who sends Elvis on a journey that changes his destiny. The young boy grows up into a rich and powerful man who forces Elvis to confront the demons of his addictions. There are many threads to this ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published May 7th 2014 by Blue Miramar Publishing (first published December 17th 2013)
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Aug 29, 2016 Shelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such a good book.

This book is very clever and heartwarming. It's like playing a game of "what if" about Elvis Presley's life. Very charming with a completely unexpected twist at the end I never saw coming!
Oct 05, 2016 Becky rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story about what might have happened to the King of Rock & Roll.
If you're an Elvis fan I think you'll really enjoy this story.
Job well done.
Mar 09, 2015 Mickey rated it really liked it
"Saving the King" is a very pleasant way to spend a winter weekend. Lots of us get occasional "what if" kinds of thoughts -- this book takes that ball and runs with it. There are lots of things to like: a little adventure, a little suspense, a tropical island, quite a bit of nostalgia, and even a little romance and spirituality thrown in for good measure. That may sound like perhaps biting off too much for a modest-length novel, but the flow was handled very well in short chapters.

I'm no Elvis
Lynn Grundset
Aug 10, 2015 Lynn Grundset rated it it was amazing
I am a lifelong Elvis fan so I was excited to read this book. Elvis died the day I registered for high school. I was so upset I had to remove the entire wall of his photos in my room and would still believe he was alive if he hadn't been laying in state. That said, it was wonderful to suspend believe and dream that things had been different, that someone had stepped in to Save the King. The story held my interest from start-to-finish. If only it had actually happened . . .
Cynthia Jones
Interesting but out there

Without providing a spoiler, I will say that this made for an interesting, but ultimately disappointing, read.

The story is well written and detailed. I just found it unbelievable.

I did learn some about Elvis and his history, and that was appreciated.
Nina Sala-gault
Apr 15, 2015 Nina Sala-gault rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Saving The King

Happily suspended reality to enjoy this uplifting work. Frankly, I felt a need to escape from the daily violence of the "real world."
Aug 12, 2015 Christi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't Put Down

Elvis fans everywhere will be touched by this book that captures his personality as he overcomes his demons. The ending was a big surprise to me, though.
Mar 31, 2015 Leslie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
I wasn't a Elvis fan, but this book is simply amazing. In a fictionalized account of what could have happened if some one resuscitated Elvis in 1977. It is about self discovery and faith.
Terry Seller
Aug 15, 2016 Terry Seller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Long live the King of Rock n' Roll

Shouldn't he have had a little more time to settle things with his family?? And finished the concert! Lived a little longer?
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Good story, writing was ok. Ending was a let down.
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