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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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    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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    Orit 06-19-14
    Orit 06-19-14 Member Since 2015
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    "did not finish"
    Would you try another book from Stephen King and/or Stephen King?

    i've heard Stephen King novel 11-22-63 and enjoyed it a lot, which is why i took a second book by him. Unfortunately, n the first ~5 hours (which is what i listened to), the plot did not mature.. i kept going as i hoped something will happen but eventually decided that a quarter of the book is enough.
    sorry


    Has Bag of Bones turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


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

    Yes.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    yes


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    robin bloomington, in, United States 06-06-14
    robin bloomington, in, United States 06-06-14 Member Since 2013

    Woof!

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    "I love when King reads his own work!"
    Any additional comments?

    I love this book. I love the Maine characters he creates. And he know how to read these characters with the Maine accent.

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    Stacy INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 04-22-14
    Stacy INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 04-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Real beeping scary..."

    It will be awhile before I take another bath...

    I am a "constant reader" and often get on Stephen King kicks- I can't believe I hadn't visited this book yet. Really scary-and in a way that you think- man, that could happen maybe- could that happen? Are there ghosts like that? I loved the characters and will miss them and I even loved SK reading- and sometimes I don't :)

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    Nathan O'Hara 03-30-14
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    "Tragic and Beautiful"
    Any additional comments?

    Stephen King is a master of the written word, and Bag of Bones is one of my favorites in his portfolio. I love how Mr. King uses the horror genre to speak to the deep human issues. Bag of Bones, like most of his novels, has both depth and suspense, and I always end up "haunted" by the scenes and ideas he transmits, thinking about them for a long time after I finish the book. The only problem is that, once I pick up a SK novel, I am unable to put it down until the end. That's why I love SK in the audio format - it allows me to keep reading no matter what else I'm doing.

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    Amazon Customer DENVER, COLORADO, United States 03-29-14
    Amazon Customer DENVER, COLORADO, United States 03-29-14 Member Since 2015

    monnie1976

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    "Slow starter but worth the investment of time!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Yeah, I probably would have struggled if I was reading it because the beginning definitely starts a little slow. I tried to read it awhile back and ended up putting it down. King's narration brings it to life.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    When the main character is swimming in the lake and the bad guys are throwing rocks at him!


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    He does a good job tying the back story of the town, his own life and the present together and I felt like everything felt plausible in the world he set up.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    This was a perfect book for King to narrate out of his catalog because the character is fairly similar to him and it was plausible.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    This is a great Stephen King book but definitely time consuming. I didn't regret the time I spent on this one!

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