Stephen King has spent years perfecting female characters. In the early days someone made the remark that he couldn't write a strong female character between the ages of 7 and 107. Happily, that has changed in recent years and he has produced some good female characters. The reading of the two female leads in this book did a huge disservice to the stories. Frankly, I thought the character of Darcy sounded like some little housewife straight out of the 50s without a brain in her head. Unfortunate, as it was a very good story.
I have waited for almost 20 years for The Stand to become available in audio format. It was definitely worth the wait! Having read this book probably 12 times over the years it is like coming home. I am only an hour or so into it but Grover Gardner's narration is wonderful. And coincidentally my year platinum membership is up tomorrow. Perfect timing. Thanks Audible.
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