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 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
"A Beautiful Book"
Beautiful, sad, moving
John Coffey (like the drink just spelt different!)
Character acting - very well done - added to the story...
Very emotional book (especially as fiction not sure why - just found it very moving)
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!
"The green mile"
Anger & compassion
That Percy got his comeuppance at the end as in the story he was a nasty piece of work
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
Yes it was but I made it last as long as possible it was so good
This book was full of anger & compassion when the prison guards had to put John coffey In the electric chair it made me cry
"A book I'll remember for a very long time."
Definitely one of my favourites... Soooooo much better than the film.
I like the idea of setting the story on death row, and similarly the time period appeals to me too. The characters are so well described, and you can't help but feel an affinity with some. The sense of 'waiting' is portrayed well throughout the book, but conversely there's always something going on.
This is my first Frank Muller listen - no complaints whatsoever.
I laughed out loud on one occasion, and cried (sobbed!) at least twice! The fear of 'Old Sparky' is inherent throughout the narrative which makes the deaths even harder to listen to. I'll remember this book and it's characters for a very long time.
Personally I could manage quite happily without the supernatural aspect of the book, and just have a tale of the time and the people who took a seat in the electric chair, however I thoroughly recommend this book.
"As good as you would hope it to be"
The story is brilliantly written. Frank Muller's reading is, as usual, faultless. Captures the characters and the period in a completely convincing fashion
All the characters are strongly depicted
Able to convey a unique "feel" to the story. Very atmospheric.
The combination of Stephen King and Frank Muller is perfect. Both masters of their respective trades.
"The Green mile"
One of the best books I have heard in a long while
The narrator brought the characters to life,
he brought tone and humour to the book
I cried at the end of this book, it was too sad to laugh
If you have ever seen the dvd and liked it you will love the book it brings the story to life in a way the film never did to those people like myself have a visual impairment, the characters intertwined as the old mans remembered the past a fantastic story that was difficult to put down. Brilliant
"An absolutely brilliant listen"
I have picked up many Stephen King audio books when at a loss what to listen to next, purely because I know he is a master storyteller and all of his books seem to translate perfectly to audio. I was not disappointed when I came upon The Green Mile.
From start to finish this title is full to the brim with characters so lovingly written and fleshed out that you can't help but care for, or hate, them as if they were real people. Even the people on Death Row become lovable to the extent that you are willing to forgive them their horrible crimes and wish they didn't have to sit in the electric chair.
I honestly cannot speak highly enough of this book. It genuinely had me wanting to call in sick to work just so I could listen some more. The narration is perfect. I couldn't imagine any other voice for any of the characters fitting quite so well as they did in this audio book.
This truly is a must for any fan of Stephen King. Well worth the price it costs and certainly worth a credit.
"Brilliant narration to a brilliant story"
The narrotor's smokey style suited to book really well.
The climax of the story just before John Coffey's death was amazing.
When we meet Mr. jingles again in Paul's old age.
Both! Close to years at the end :-(
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