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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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    Adam Baltimore, MD, USA 06-24-10
    Adam Baltimore, MD, USA 06-24-10
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    "Stephen King What else needs to be said..."

    I generally don't like Stephen King audiobooks when it's some other narrator, but Stephen does a fantastic job on both writing and narrating this story! Highly recommended!!

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    Joseph Edgewood, NM, United States 05-19-10
    Joseph Edgewood, NM, United States 05-19-10
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    "Awesome Book"

    Again another great book from Mr King. He does an excellent job as a narrator. I have read his books for over 30 years and they are excellent stories to listen to.

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    Lorin Waynesboro, VA, USA 05-01-10
    Lorin Waynesboro, VA, USA 05-01-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Author's narration is fabulous"

    Narration of this incredile work by Stephen King dramatically increased my enjoyment of this novel. Not all authors should narrate their own novels... However, this is NOT the case with Stephen King! It is amazing to experience the story exactly how the author intended - with all of the undertones, meaning and complexity of emotion that can be expressed through his voice, pace and diction. I wish that more Stephen King novels, narrated by King, were available.

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    Daniel Hustad MOUNT HOREB, WI, US 04-09-10
    Daniel Hustad MOUNT HOREB, WI, US 04-09-10 Member Since 2009
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    The story and narrator were both fantastic. I liked it so much that I didn't want it to end.

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    Nikolette VOORHEES, NJ, USA 08-21-09
    Nikolette VOORHEES, NJ, USA 08-21-09
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    "Stephen King Read by Stephen King!"

    With a fairly lengthy interview with King at the end of the audio book. It doesn't get much better than this. I'm a voracious King reader, and found such a deeper appreciation of this incredible story by listening instead of reading. Highly recommended!!

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    C. Byrnes Kissimmee, FL United States 03-30-09
    C. Byrnes Kissimmee, FL United States 03-30-09 Member Since 2008

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    "Hard To Stop Listening"

    I enjoyed this tale and would recommend to lovers of King and not.

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    Ellen Flohr 03-23-09
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    "Achingly haunted"

    I've been a fan of Stephen King for a long time and this is by far one of my favorites. King weaves a mystery world that you can't help but get caught up in. In typical King fashion the story sucks you in and keeps you enthralled. I also love the fact that King himself reads the story,it seems that this is the best way to get as close as possible to understanding the author's true intent. I found myself haunted by the end of this book for days after finishing it and piecing together the multi-layered elements in my head. Why is it that King's characters can never be happy in the end ...alas
    What a treat.

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    Mark Twain of Cheyenne Podunk USA 11-06-08
    Mark Twain of Cheyenne Podunk USA 11-06-08 Member Since 2011

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    "First Audio Book"

    This was my first audio book and I'm glad it was! I've been hooked on audio books ever since. The book was incredible. King always is.

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    Jessica Avenue, MD, USA 09-28-08
    Jessica Avenue, MD, USA 09-28-08

    I'm Jessica. I love to read but find that I love to listen more. So many good books on audio now. :)

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    "It was something about it.."

    From the start I loved it, the way Stephen narrates this is beyond belief of his ability. He is one of a kind. I love listening to him talk, and he definitely made this worth it. I would recommend it to anyone. It's a must listen!

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    Nancie Hendersonville, NC, USA 09-05-08
    Nancie Hendersonville, NC, USA 09-05-08
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    "One of King's Best Works"

    I'm not sure how I missed Bag of Bones when it was first released. I just finished it and found it to be one of Stephen King's best novels. It had me from the word go.

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