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Apt Pupil | [Stephen King]

Apt Pupil

Todd Bowden is an apt pupil. Good grades, good family, a paper route. But he is about to meet a different kind of teacher: Mr. Dussander. Todd knows all about Dussander's darl past. The torture. The death. The decades-old manhunt Dussander has escaped to this day. Yet Todd doesn't want to turn him in. Todd wants to know more. Much more. He is about to learn the real meaning of power - and the seductive lure of evil.
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Todd Bowden is an apt pupil. Good grades, good family, a paper route. But he is about to meet a different kind of teacher: Mr. Dussander. Todd knows all about Dussander's darl past. The torture. The death. The decades-old manhunt Dussander has escaped to this day. Yet Todd doesn't want to turn him in. Todd wants to know more. Much more. He is about to learn the real meaning of power - and the seductive lure of evil.

©1998 Stephen King; (P)2009 Penguin Audiobooks

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    penkypoo 06-08-15
    penkypoo 06-08-15 Member Since 2013

    A busy lady, just tryin' to fit her reading in where she can!

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    "Surprisingly disturbing"

    While I should not be surprised that a story about a Nazi would be disturbing, it did catch me off guard how disturbing this story actually was. The transformation of main characters through the story and how two seemingly harmless people could become so deranged.

    I cautiously say this is so far one of my favorite King stories, it was the first story in a long time that really made me shudder.

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    Dustin 06-03-15
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    "King always the best. even his oldest stories"

    loved it. I have never struggled to Finnish a King book. He has been my all time fav for years. I am his Number one Fan.....LOL

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    Gabrielle 03-11-15
    Gabrielle 03-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Worth it"

    Loved this story. The most interesting and creepy thing was that Stephen king somehow can make you a little empathetic towards the old man. I wish the ending went a little deeper into detail but this book really helped me forget about my hour and a half commute. Id definitely recommend it

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    Jacob AMSTON, CT, United States 07-25-13
    Jacob AMSTON, CT, United States 07-25-13
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    "I don't think that's Frank Muller"
    Would you listen to Apt Pupil again? Why?

    Hi! I just wanted to post this because I think there's been a mistake. It says Frank Muller read this, but it really doesn't sound like him. Would love some feedback to find out.
    Thanks!


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    Dennis CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US 06-27-13
    Dennis CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US 06-27-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Cool Book!"

    This Stephen King book is very well written and has great narration. It wants to keep you listening. About an old Nazi and a young boy.

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    Amazon Customer Carmel, IN 04-10-13
    Amazon Customer Carmel, IN 04-10-13 Member Since 2014

    Enjoy listening to many different types of books. I like to listen while I am in the car and working.

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    "Evil never goes away and is contagious"
    If you could sum up Apt Pupil in three words, what would they be?

    OK book, not the best but it is an interesting story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The old Man


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Frank Muller?

    Yes


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Evil never sleeps


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    Chris Florence, AZ, United States 02-07-13
    Chris Florence, AZ, United States 02-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Morbid, yet compelling"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    definitely. The movie adaptation left too much of the story out.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's hard to say exactly. All of them seemed a bit strange.


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

    They were all performed well.


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

    The sequence where the old Nazi is confronted by the Israeli Agent in the hospital.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is far more graphic than the movie adaptation.

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    "First Audible"
    What made the experience of listening to Apt Pupil the most enjoyable?

    This was my first experience with listening to books and I think it was a perfect 1st pick. It kept my attention and it was very hard to stop once I started. Now I am ready for more!


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    cheryl 08-27-12
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    "Riveting & creepy! Don't miss it."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Great story & outstanding performance.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Somehow I'd missed this. I thought I'd read everything by Mr. King. It was different, but very entertaining.


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

    Todd


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

    Morris' feelings in the hospital room when he realizes who is in the next bed.


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    Carol Branson, MO, United States 07-09-12
    Carol Branson, MO, United States 07-09-12
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    "Loved it!"

    One of those stories that you'll remember you read. Also really liked the narrator, which to me is very important.

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