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C. Johnson

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  • The Long Walk

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (639)
    Performance
    (448)
    Story
    (441)

    On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as The Long Walk. If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying.

    Bill says: "The Amazing, Darker Side of Stephen King"
    "Vintage Stephen King, without so much gory stuff"
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    I'm not sure why it took me so long to find this Richard Bachman/ Stephen King book, but when I read some reviews on Audible, I decided it was worth one of my precious credits. I'm glad I did, because I enjoyed this book. The premise was an interesting one, with teenaged boys on a do-or-die death March through New England, and the characters were unique. The only part that disappointed me was the ending, so I listened twice and still didn't quite grasp it. Oh well......the rest of the book kept me entertained on my own "Long Walks" around the walking trail. :)

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  • Duma Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4935)
    Performance
    (1643)
    Story
    (1632)

    A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

    Amazon Customer says: "Play the Book and Let the Book Play You"
    "Good King Stephen, but not GREAT King Stephen"
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    I am a thirty-year fan of Stephen King, and was hooked as soon as "The Dead Zone" came into my sweaty palms. "The Stand" (unabridged) is one of my favorite books of all time. So when he writes a bomb like "Gerald's Game" or "Cell", I just want to scream.

    "Duma Key" is a tweener. The plot is interesting and has some unexpected twists, but there is also a lot of dead time that doesn't really advance the plot. I'm glad to say there is a limited amount of gore/maggots/missing eyes which some King fans expect. So while I enjoyed most of the book, I found the ending to be just sort of.......silly. The malevolent spirit is trapped in a flashlight after the deadly lawn jockey gives up the fight.

    Really? Yes, really.

    But if you're looking for recent Stephen King books that are totally worth your monthly credit, go find "Under the Dome." Vintage King for the true fan.....like me!

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