I own the original The Stand on cassette and was thrilled to learn the same incredible narrator was performing the complete and uncut version. He delivered a first rate performance of my number one favorite book!
Tom Collins, m o o n.
I read "The Stand" over 30 years ago and loved it. I reread it again several years later and had not changed my mind. I just listened to it and it is still my favorite book of all time.. Great Book!!
I read this book and now I have listened to it to. I loved it! It is not a horror book like a lot of SK's stuff. It is interesting, and different from so many books.
I am so sad that I am done with it now as I search through audible to find another.
This is the best long Audible book I have listened to. I never got bored and my mind never wandered off.
I first read this book when I was fourteen; it wasn't the expanded/revised edition. What I read was some second-hand, dog-eared, worn copy with a few pages just waiting to escape the binding. At that time it was the longest book I'd read and only the second Stephen King book (the first being Skeleton Crew).
Listening to this took me back to that kid, slung in a worn, blue chair, ripping through story as fast as my brain could inhale the words. So much of this book has stuck with me, so many phrases, images, characters. Even though it's become dated I still call it beautiful. The added details are welcome, the narrative is great. I couldn't be more pleased!
I've been waiting for years for the audio version of the unabridged The Stand. And I definitely wasn't disappointed. I've read King since his first novel, Carrie, came out in print. I was about the same age Carrie would have been and was amazed that some guy in Maine "got" girls my age. Stephen King "gets" a lot of things. His writing is always vivid and visceral. The Stand is my favorite of his many novels to this day.
The story was well paced and the characters are so compelling. You fall in love with Nick, Stu, Mother Abigail, Tom Cullen and many others. The narration by Grover Gardner was superb! What a job he had... and he did it magnificently.
All in all, I truly could find nothing I didn't like, and I hated to see it end. I re-read and re-listen the really good books, and The Stand is on that list forever!
I don’t have a lot of time for reading, but Audible allows me to listen to all the great books that I thought I would never get to read.
Not much can be said about this book that hasn’t been said before. The Stand by Stephen King is just perfect and far and again my favorite book of Stephen King's. I listened to this book day and night and could not focus on anything until I finished it.
The PERFECT LISTEN!!!!
I have and I will
I would not recommend this book to any but the die hard fannatics of Stephen King.
Now I know what the crew of the sailing ship 'HMS Endurance' went through in 1912
I saw the TV 'Stand' but a Movie version would have to be cut considerably.
Bigger is definitely not better.
This is one of the most important King novels of all time. I've waited several years to have the complete book, and I am very happy that I listened instead of reading it. I have cried and laughed, and felt some pretty intense emotion during the last 47+ hours of listening. It was very much worth the time. Nick, Stu, Tom Cullen, Frannie, and even Harold and Flagg were made more alive than they were when I read this book 15 years ago. It will forever be one of my favorite books. I have read most everything King has written, but this will always stand out among the 100s of books that I cherish. The "doomsday" preppers of 2012 should take a few pages from this book, and worry more about their connections with the people in this world instead of how many thousands of cans and guns they can hoard. So many of the on going characters that avid King fans meet throughout his tales start here in this book, and the narrator, Grover Gardner was simply amazing. I will be searching for his other works for future listening. I am so happy that King brought these missing 500 pages back into the light! Thank you.
in Houston, TX
This has been my favorite Stephen King book since it was first published and I always wondered why it wasn't in audio format. Thank you for offering it. I make it a point to read this book every couple of years and have lost count as to how many times I have read it.