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Bag of Bones | [Stephen King]

Bag of Bones

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. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes 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?
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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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    Robert Colona, IL, United States 10-20-11
    Robert Colona, IL, United States 10-20-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Scary at parts...but Stephen hire a narrator."

    I love this book. I love the creepy isolation of the locale in which Mike Noonan goes to try to figure out his writers block following the death of his beloved wife, Jo. But I could not give Stephen King a pass when it came to the narration. He was monotone and annoying, and he couldn't even say "ayuh" right. coming from Maine he should hear that 50 times a day. Aside from this definitely one of his scariest books, check it out.

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    Lisa LUTZ, FL, United States 10-15-11
    Lisa LUTZ, FL, United States 10-15-11 Member Since 2011
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    "boring"

    OMG talk about a story dragging, I dont remember ever disliking a King book ,but I have not read anything of his in the last 10 years or so. He is not the best narrator either.Save your money wish I had.

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    Guillermo Rochester Hills, MI, United States 05-18-09
    Guillermo Rochester Hills, MI, United States 05-18-09 Member Since 2007
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    "The Music Is Killing Me"

    Of audio books written by Stephen King I've now listened to The Cell, Dark Tower, Duma Key, Apt Pupil and a few others. All have been wonderfully written and narrated. So when I started listening to Bag of Bones and noted it was narrated by Stephen King I was curious to hear what one of his books would be when acted by the person who wrote it.

    While the narration of Bag of Bones by the author wasn't as perfect as Neverwhere's narration by its author, Stephen King did a fine job. This would be a good audio book--if it didn't have gosh darned background music pipe in every time the author thinks it's a spooky scene.

    Every single "spooky" scene gets "pseudo-spooky" music put in the background, and it's frankly killing this story for me. I'm around 3/4 way through with the audio book and am wishing it would be over because it's really not enjoyable.

    The story is good, the narration is fine, but the audio presentation is lousy.

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    Russell Houston, TX, United States 04-11-09
    Russell Houston, TX, United States 04-11-09 Member Since 2007
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    "OK but too slow and not that interesting"

    title pretty much sums it up

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    John Greeley, CO, USA 08-03-08
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    "One of King's best"

    Great listen. This is one of his best books. His character development is amazing. The story draws you in and keeps you there.

    King's reading seems a little slow at first, but he does a great job, especially with the Maine accents.

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    Leon Oceanside, CA, USA 03-02-05
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    "Beautiful, rich, and immensely satisftying"

    A wonderful story. Never a dull moment. One of King's best, it's easy to forget that the story is fiction and that the characters do not really exist.

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    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 02-05-05
    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 02-05-05 Member Since 2004
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    "4 stars"

    Good novel. A little long winded but that's SK for you. As an audiobook reader, SK is a little lacking but gives a great effort. I don't know where he found the time to perform this audiobook as he was busy finishing the Dark Tower books around this time frame. He must be involved in a heck of a time management program. Neat mini-interview at the end of the book.

    This book is quite long but it held my attention. I recommend it.

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    jamie 10-16-03
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    "Bag of Bones (Unabridged)"

    Bag of Bones is the one of my top three favorite books of all times. Read by Steven King himself, your our brought into the mind of a fiction writer who is griving his wife. If you are a fiction fan you need to give this book a try, you've never regret it.

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    Matthew New Orleans, LA, USA 03-07-03
    Matthew New Orleans, LA, USA 03-07-03
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    "My favorite!"

    One of my favorite books from King. Only halfway through the audio, but I love it! Stephen King is reading to me!

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    Stephen North Miami Beach, FL, USA 05-25-04
    Stephen North Miami Beach, FL, USA 05-25-04
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    "I feel like a Bag o' Bones"

    It has taken me 3 weeks to listen to the first part of this story. I have never been so uninterested and bored with any book I've ever read than I am with this one. I don't care about any of the characters or the story line and since when did Stephen King start to curse so much? With his talk of a woman's monthly cycle and other vulgarities in this book, I've lost all interest and wish I could exchange this title for something more interesting, perhaps the yellow pages or the new tax laws.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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