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Bag of Bones Audiobook

Bag of Bones

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Publisher's Summary

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. Now his nights are plagued by vivid nightmares of the house by the lake. Despite these dreams, or perhaps because of them, he decides to return to Sara Laughs, the Noonans' isolated summer home. In his beloved Yankee town, he finds himself falling in love with a widowed young mother, who struggles to keep custody of her 3-year-old daughter. He is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

©1998 Stephen King, All Rights Reserved; (P)1998 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved

What the Critics Say

"The witty and obsessive voice of King's powerful imagination." (Amy Tan)
"What King lacks in professional polish he makes up for with an infectious enthusiasm that will lock in listeners for the long haul." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Tara st. petersburg, FL, United States 11-29-14
    Tara st. petersburg, FL, United States 11-29-14 Member Since 2011

    “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.” ― Margaret Atwood

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    "One of his best stories - could not put it down."

    Best performance yet-
    Mr. King should narrate all of his books his voice is the perfect compliment to his character development. No one can make me dislike a characters better..

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    Paulie Weston 11-28-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome book"
    Where does Bag of Bones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    On a scale of 1 to 10 this is a 10; excellent book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mike Noonan Even though he was really creeped out and afraid of the ghosts and voices that he heard in Sarah Laughs sometimes; he preserved with his dead wives help until he was able to figure out why his house was haunted. And he was able to put the ghosts to rest.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes I was very impressed with the reading done by the author and would love to listen to more books that are read by Stephen King


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book to everyone

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    Eleanor 11-21-14
    Eleanor 11-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Stephen King is quite the narrator!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bag of Bones to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version but I think it probably would be.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jo's brother. His part was small but great. He brought both warmth and humor to the story.


    What about Stephen King’s performance did you like?

    He seemed to perfectly embody the main character. In general, I like it when the author reads the book.


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    Julie in KY Corbin, KY 11-17-14
    Julie in KY Corbin, KY 11-17-14 Member Since 2017

    I'm a stay at home mom in southeastern KY. I LOVE audio books....especially ANYTHING by Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb!

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    "Even better than I could have imagined!"
    Where does Bag of Bones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My favorite King novel, for sure! You know Steven King's intent in every character, situation and scene was clearly conveyed since the man himself narrated this book. Such a pleasure!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't read/listened to 'tons' of King's books (yet) but have made my way through quite a few as well as numerous other authors in the same genre. I purchased this audio book because the description sounded great and the reviews were pretty awesome. I AGREE 100%. I literally listened to this book twice, back to back. The details, the story...the amazing music played throughout...LOVE, LOVE, LOVED it all. I was completely invested Mike's emotions, thoughts, plans....all before the 'weird' began. Excellent characters and twists. Would listen a third time, no question!

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    Bradley F. Pendleton 11-16-14 Member Since 2014

    Nerdy analyst, Tory Episcopalian and former Marine

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    "A Disappointment"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not much. The theme was weak, characters mediocre, several long sequences that added nothing to the book and finally King is an awful narrator


    Would you recommend Bag of Bones to your friends? Why or why not?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    Used a professional to read the book


    Any additional comments?

    King is one of my favorite authors, but this is one of his forgettable works.

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    Lisa 11-14-14
    Lisa 11-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Stephen King Should Not Narrate"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I love King but I do not love to listen to him!!! He has a very nasaly voice and needs to stick to writing only!!! Haven't even finished the book because I don't enjoy listening to him


    Would you be willing to try another book from Stephen King? Why or why not?

    Yes - he's an awesome author


    Would you be willing to try another one of Stephen King’s performances?

    Absolutely not!!


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    Telorast KNOXVILLE, TN, United States 10-30-14
    Telorast KNOXVILLE, TN, United States 10-30-14 Member Since 2016
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    "There's so much in there"

    If I see the word "ghost" in a book summary, I stop there & move on. Don't know why I got this one-- maybe just because I like Stephen King. Anyway, it turns out, it's not about ghosts & poltergeists. but about how the past lives on in families & communities until somebody faces up to it. Also that it can't be done alone. But there is so much more there, getting deeper as the story moves on. There are thoughts and truths that don't immediately impact the story but King interweaves them in a way that strengthens it -- they aren't just appendages used to propound some idea... he makes them part of the whole.

    Lol, there are so many reviews that I doubt anybody will see this one at the bottom of the pile, but I just had to talk about it a little :)

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    Anders Skov Denmark 09-24-14
    Anders Skov Denmark 09-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Bag of creepy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is scary and has a sufficiently large number of surprises.And it's Stephen King himself as the narrator only makes it better.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There is not only one part that makes the story good.
    It is the general experience that makes the book great..


    Have you listened to any of Stephen King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have read "hearts in atlantis". Which I thought was the best of Stephen King. But this is just as good. And I like the music that comes into the story.Which occurs in both books


    Any additional comments?

    It is a must read of Stephen Kings books.

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    Patricia Perris, CA, United States 09-05-14
    Patricia Perris, CA, United States 09-05-14 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I love Shephen King but...A narrator he is not"

    Stephen King should really stick to writing and leave the narration to the professionals. His voice is very nasal and distracting but the story is good. Sorry SK :(

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    Peter and Katherine 08-27-14 Member Since 2012

    Adventure and suspense please!

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    "Can't finish it"
    Any additional comments?

    I like about half of the Stephen King books I read or listen to. This one has completely failed to capture me and I just have no interest in what happens next. I am several hours into it. Also, Stephen Kin himself narrates the story and his voice is quite monotone and inspires daydreaming. Maybe if I read instead of listened and could skim to the good parts... .

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