....being a huge fan of Stephen King I always get excited to read his collections of short stories....this collection was great!!! I really loved 'N.' which totally creeped me out and had me thinking about my small OCD issues and trying to rationalize it all....'The New York Times At A Discount Price' is probably my favorite.....it is a very short story but it really has a touching side to it and it just really got to my heart. The last story 'A Very Tight Place' just basically GROSSED ME OUT!!!!....I have read so many of Stephen's books so I'm very used to his gross-out style.....BUT...this one made me so sick I was on the verge of pucking thru the whole story.....OMG....just sooooooo nasty!!!.......all in all I felt it was a great book with a bit of yuck in it!!!....
This is my first audible book ever, love Stephen King, never thought I would like someone reading to me. The stories definitely hold your attention but not all of them are as twisted as I expected or usually enjoy of his writing. I would certainly recommend this to friends and family.
Mr. King did not disappoint. I enjoy his stories anyway but REALLY enjoyed the narrators in this book. I did not like listening to the story about a rest stop just before stopping in a rest stop for the night. Mission accomplished, Mr. King!
This book was interesting. It had some good stories but the 2 that really stood out were N as well as a very tight place. Another story that was reasonable was the Gingerbread girl. The opener which was called Willa wasn't bad either. All and all not a bad audio book, enjoy
I was pretty disappointed here, although my expectations were already low. I began reading SK when I was a teenager and have re-read many of his books. I'm going to say that I thought this book was a total throw away, not worth the credit for any of the stories. I wish I had liked even one! Even the gross out story was a recycled idea from "IT"... pathetic.
Stephen King has developed a sense of grace and wisdom in his writing now.
The Things they Left Behind
One of the things I didn't like about Stephen King's writing, at least before his retirement, was his prolixity, which gave everything the same weight. I gave up reading halfway through Lisey's Story. But this collection is downright brilliant. Emotional, real. Taut and graceful, like a highwire act. Several deeply felt moments. I'm loving every second. His best writing bar none, since Hearts in Atlantis.
Okay, I admit I didn't finish this one. It was too grueling. I'll try again later but a book that shows how King has lost his touch as compared to his earlier writings.
I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.
I've never been a Stephen King fan, however, I got the short story "Gingerbread Girl" (months ago) and to my astonishment, enjoyed it.
When I saw that this was a collection of short storied by Stephan King, I thought I'd give it a go, if there were as good as Gingerbread Girl, right on!
WRONG, BIG mistake. The stories were pointless and dry with no apparent ending? At the end of each story I felt as though they made no sense, I finished this book with a disatisfied feeling.
If you want a book that will leave you puzzeled and feeling like you should have used your credit/money on something else, try this.
If you want to get a book worth your while? keep looking, this is not the one.
A collection of stories that at best sound like they were written by a 12 year old and at worst seem unfinished. I love most of SK's short story collections but this one was horrible. Some end with you saying uh....., then you look down to see if you accidentally hit the fast forward button. While others are so hard to listen to that watching paint dry seems an exciting sport. And SK should have learned by now that he should NEVER narrate his own stories..god what an annoying voice he has. Sorry to vent but I was so looking forward to quality stories like the ones in 4 past midnight and such.