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The Green Mile | [Stephen King]

The Green Mile

At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, along the lonely stretch of cells known as the Green Mile, killers such as "Billy the Kid" Wharton and the possessed Eduard Delacroix await death strapped in "Old Sparky". Guards as decent as Paul Edgecombe and as sadistic as Percy Wetmore watch over them.
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Publisher's Summary

At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, along the lonely stretch of cells known as the Green Mile, killers such as "Billy the Kid" Wharton and the possessed Eduard Delacroix await death strapped in "Old Sparky". Guards as decent as Paul Edgecombe and as sadistic as Percy Wetmore watch over them.

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

What the Critics Say

"King's best in years." (Entertainment Weekly)

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  • Gordon
    1/21/15
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    "Worth listening to, even if you've seen the film."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Green Mile to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The detail that the film misses.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The characters are brought to life as vividly as in the film.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    12/11/14
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    "Such an enjoyable book"
    What did you like most about The Green Mile?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Green Mile?

    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!


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favourite?

    Frank Muller brings all of the characters to life so very well but I was really struck by his portrayal of Paul Edgecomb


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steven Pennington
    United Kingdom
    12/1/14
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    "Gripping, had me hooked from the start!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mikey
    poole, United Kingdom
    11/27/14
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    "My favourite audiobook EVER"
    What did you like most about The Green Mile?

    Everything. Never has an audiobook come so close to perfection for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paul Edgecomb, he was brilliant in telling the story and I really enjoyed his narration of it, and his dialogue.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    It would have to be the brain tumour scene. Without spilling for others, I can honestly tell you this was probably my favourite.


    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Denise Angela Robinson
    11/7/14
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    "Truly a masterpiece"
    Would you listen to The Green Mile again? Why?

    Yes it was such a good story, I'd recommend it to anyone.


    What did you like best about this story?

    When John cured the brain tumer, saved Mr Jangles, & taught Percy a lesson.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Teaching Percy a lesson he deserved!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    At the end when Paul revealed Mr Jangles.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    london, United Kingdom
    9/26/14
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    "magnificent 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
    9/17/14
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    "Sad and engaging story"
    Where does The Green Mile rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up there as one of the best


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unusual story line


    What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I was better able to imagine what the characters were like


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, both.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katrina
    WATERLOOVILLE, United Kingdom
    8/30/14
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    "Wonderful story, wonderful narration."
    What did you like most about The Green Mile?

    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.


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    His use of different voices for each character and use of expression is fab. I loved his narrating.


    Any additional comments?

    I can highly recommend this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. D. M. Houlder
    Manchester, UK
    7/9/14
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    "A Beautiful Book"
    If you could sum up The Green Mile in three words, what would they be?

    Beautiful, sad, moving


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Coffey (like the drink just spelt different!)


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    Character acting - very well done - added to the story...


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Very emotional book (especially as fiction not sure why - just found it very moving)


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it and plan to listen to it again -but waiting until time is right, if you havent read it (listened to it) I envy you with it to look forward to!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mr hancox
    Ferndown, United Kingdom
    5/28/14
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    "The green mile"
    If you could sum up The Green Mile in three words, what would they be?

    Anger & compassion


    What did you like best about this story?

    That Percy got his comeuppance at the end as in the story he was a nasty piece of work


    What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Frank had the voices perfect from Paul to Percy & Brutus I just loved this book many times but it was so much better listing to it


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes it was but I made it last as long as possible it was so good


    Any additional comments?

    This book was full of anger & compassion when the prison guards had to put John coffey In the electric chair it made me cry

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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