But good or evil, innocent or guilty, none has ever seen the brutal likes of the new prisoner, John Coffey, sentenced to death for raping and murdering two young girls. Is Coffey a devil in human form? Or is he a far, far different kind of being?
There are more wonders in heaven and hell than anyone at Cold Mountain can imagine. In The Green Mile, Stephen King builds the tension page by page and then delivers a revelation that will truly blow your mind.
©1996 Stephen King; (P)1996 Recorded Books
"King's best in years." (Entertainment Weekly)
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I downloaded this because the movie is brilliant,what I hadn't expected is that the novel and the narrator took this story to a whole new level with such depth of the characters.
A must read for anyone.
An absolute masterpiece, I enjoyed this book from start to finish, even though it was gruesome in places and not a 'happy' subject; a must read for Stephen King fans. The characters were well formed and the ending did not let the book down. I particularly enjoyed the narrator who was empathetic to the book.
"Worth listening to, even if you've seen the film."
I haven't read it.
The detail that the film misses.
The characters are brought to life as vividly as in the film.
"Such an enjoyable book"
I have read the book and seen the film so was very familiar with the story, but still I was transported to the deep South by the high quality story telling and excellent narration.
I really enjoyed the whole book but Paul's initial meeting with John Coffey is marked as a favourite moment, the execution of Delacroix is equally memorable but in not such a pleasant way!
Frank Muller brings all of the characters to life so very well but I was really struck by his portrayal of Paul Edgecomb
"Gripping, had me hooked from the start!"
I would definitely recommend this book, whether you've seen the film or not the characters are well introduced and built up throughout the story until you feel like you know them personally!
Don't really have a favourite character, but I did become very attached to the main character, Paul Edgecombe played by Tom Hanks in the film.
Frank Muller narrated the story very well, was able to build tension were needed but was also diverse enough to deliver both the emotional and lighter parts of the story.
I was truly hooked by this book! You had the elation of Mr Jingles, the tension of the exploits of John Coffey and of the build up to each 'walk of the green mile' and the sadness of their final demise! There are even funny parts to the story, even for Stephen King novel!
Definitely a book to listen to! I don't get a lot of time to read books so Audible is ideal! I can listen to books even when I am busy doing other things! I had this book on the go for 6 hours straight and even then didn't want to stop listening!
"My favourite audiobook EVER"
Everything. Never has an audiobook come so close to perfection for me.
Paul Edgecomb, he was brilliant in telling the story and I really enjoyed his narration of it, and his dialogue.
It would have to be the brain tumour scene. Without spilling for others, I can honestly tell you this was probably my favourite.
I have never been so captivated by a book/audiobokk in my life. Wherever I happened to be listening to this book I was transported to wherever Stephen King wanted me. I felt quite vulnerable at times because very rarely do I find one book so emotional, I really was in King's hands from start to finish.
This was an emotional roller coaster, and it helped even more that the narration was superb. Having watched the movie before I had "read" the story, I was not expecting to say that the book was preferable to the film, which was superb, but in many ways... it really was!
Whether you have seen the film or not, you should definitely buy this. Its quite simply probably the best audiobook I've listened to. 10/10
"Truly a masterpiece"
Yes it was such a good story, I'd recommend it to anyone.
When John cured the brain tumer, saved Mr Jangles, & taught Percy a lesson.
Teaching Percy a lesson he deserved!
At the end when Paul revealed Mr Jangles.
A must read.
I hesitated to get this since I had seen the film twice and felt Hanks was perfect as Paul. Nevertheless the reviews were encouraging so I gave it a go. Firstly the narration was exquisite and then the story so much more than the film. This is one of my best experiences with audible and worth my membership.
"Sad and engaging story"
Up there as one of the best
The unusual story line
I was better able to imagine what the characters were like
"Wonderful story, wonderful narration."
I love the film so wanted to see what the book would be like. Trust me you won't be disappointed. The story is excellent and the author really brings the characters to life throughout the story. The narrator is fantastic and I would love to listen to more of his work.
His use of different voices for each character and use of expression is fab. I loved his narrating.
I can highly recommend this book
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