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  • The Rainmaker

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By William Dufries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Rudy Baylor's world collapses when the law firm he was due to join in a few weeks' time is taken over. His whole future hinges on an eccentric old lady who lays claim to a fortune of 20 million dollars and a bad faith case against an insurance company who have denied a claim involving a boy dying of leukemia.

    Jerome says: "A very good read"
    "A very good read"
    Overall

    I am not a Grisham fan as such, but this story was very engaging. The characters were pretty realistic, although I guess the plot was a little contrived, but it was fairly rich in detail.

    The narration was excellent IMO. The narrator managed many different voices for different characters, male and female, and they all seemed to fit well and enhance the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Needful Things

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (20)

    There was a new shop in town. Run by a stranger. Needful Things, the sign said. The oddest name. A name that caused some gossip and speculation among the good folks of Castle Rock, Maine, while they waited for opening day. Eleven-year-old Brian Rusk was the first customer and he got just what he wanted, a very rare 1956 Sandy Koufax baseball card. Signed. Cyndi Rose Martin was next. A Lalique vase. A perfect match for her living room decor. Something for everyone.

    Toni says: "Hang in there."
    "I'm aleady a SK fan, buty this one surpasses all"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Needful Things in three words, what would they be?

    Wickedly evil mayhem


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved this story for the same reasons I love all of King's stories: the rich detail in the characters, and the suspenseful plot, coupled with the sheer evil and mayhem parcelled out by the main character.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to almost all of them. This one is best because I had the wonderful pleasure of hearing the accent that SK describes so very often in his books. The narrator also seemed to be very accomplished. Only later did I realise that Stephen King himself was reading this story to me. I was deeply moved. It seems silly, but it is true.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Be careful what you wish for ... you just might get it!


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you so very much, Mr King. Your reading of this fantastic story was a true pleasure. I may like a few of your books more, but listening to you read your own book so well is a connoisseur's delight!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Talisman

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs)
    • By Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3335)
    Performance
    (1410)
    Story
    (1413)

    On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery.

    Swad says: "Still Good"
    "Loved it"
    Overall

    One of my favourite books, and this was perfect. The whole family listened to it on a road trip over 3,000 kms, and we all loved it (11 - 41 yrs).

    Yes, it does drag on, but King does that. The narrator lost nothing of the fine story I know and love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bag of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2214)
    Performance
    (831)
    Story
    (837)

    Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

    Michael says: "My Favorite King Novel"
    "A joy to hear it in his own voice"
    Overall

    King has been my favourite author for many years, but this is the first time I have heard him reading his own book. I could hardly stop listening. He may not be the best reader, but he *knows* when to go fast or slow, or when to emphasie a phrase. That is worth a great deal to me. I have heard too many books where the reader does not 'look ahead' and sentences sometime come in slightly jagged lumps (it's hard to explain). Not this one - smooth as silk all the way.

    The story is superb (if you like King) and I really did enjoy finaly finding out how 'Ayuh!' actualy sounds!

    It's almost as if he dropped by to read it to me himself (me being his 'number 1 fan' and all). When I am old and tired, I'll still be listening to this one, I reckon.

    Thanks, Steve.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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