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David P Toohey

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  • Bag of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    When bestselling crime writer Mike Noonan's wife dies, he suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn from Derry to his lakeside retreat, Sara Laughs, a house once inhabited by a famous singer. It's a community run by rich, tyrannical, wheelchair-bound Devore and his terrifying, skeletal, female bookkeeper. Devore is hell-bent on getting custody of his grandchild. Three-year-old Kyra and her young mother, Mattie, turn to Mike for help, and Mike, besotted by Mattie, is powerless to resist.

    Nigel says: "Great audio book"
    "Excellent, spooky, keeps you hooked"
    Overall

    If you like Steven King you'll love this. I read a lot of his books when I was young and had much more time than I do now. More than 15 years later this is the first of his audiobooks I've listened to, and was a great re-introduction.

    The story builds up really well, with Mike Noonan (the protagonist and narrator of the story) gradually discovering more and more about his dead wife's activities and the history of the "the TR" and its "Martians" (i.e. residents).

    The music and sounds added into the production were very good. The music gave you a break from the voice and the sound effects heightened the suspense at only the very important moments.

    To me there was also an interesting sub-text with Steven King being the author and narrator, and the main character who was also an author was also narrating the story in the first person. And then an interview with Steven afterwards was a very worthwhile addition.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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