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Bag of Bones Audiobook

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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    Brenda 11-11-11
    Brenda 11-11-11

    I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.

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    "WHAT A GREAT BOOK"

    I've read many of Stephen King's books and this is my favorite. I couldn't stop listening to it and I wish Mr. King would narrate more of his booksd. He's wonderful. I had no idea where the story was going and I was surprised by it. Love it!!!!

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    Well, I really enjoyed this Stephen King but... I won't say it's his best. I like others like Misery and Delores Claiborne. This is not of that caliber but it's great. It's interesting, unique and fun. It has an eerie quality to it that I enjoyed very much. Stephen King does an excellent job of reading and he is the one who knows where to place inflection, emotion better than anyone about his books. Really enjoyed it overall!

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    Laura Yelm, WA, United States 10-17-11
    Laura Yelm, WA, United States 10-17-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Another Win For Steven King"

    This book was such a great listen. It is an authentic ghost story that sends chills from head to toe. Steven King is not only a great writer but also a wonderful narrator. I can't wait for the mini series of this book to come on in December on A &E. I just hope the movie does the book justice. A really awesome listen.

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    Leissa San Antonio, TX, United States 10-16-11
    Leissa San Antonio, TX, United States 10-16-11 Member Since 2009

    I LOVE audiobooks. Audible is the only way I read my favorite books.

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    "The Best Stephen King Novel Ever"

    This book is one of Stephen King's few books that don't leave you feeling like the book justed ended. The story is drags you in and holds you all the way to the end. It has all of the elements I look for in a book: paranormal, romance, and a good scare. Great book and Stephen King does an awesome job as the narrator. You really believe he is Mike Noonan.

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    Carol 03-26-11
    Carol 03-26-11

    I love to read but don't have much time so, listening to books has become a necessary passion. If I can't read, I'll listen and it makes mundane things like driving long distances and cleaning house bearable.

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    "BEST STEPHEN KING NOVEL EVER!!!"

    I love, love, love this book. I first read the actual book a couple decades ago and it kept me up at night not wanting to put the book down and also just downright afraid to go to sleep! I read it twice more and was absolutely thrilled to find it on Audible.

    I will listen to/read this book again for sure. I first connected with the characters then the mysteries were introduced and I was hooked.

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    Jennifer Encinitas, CA, United States 12-03-10
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    "Not So Great"

    Big SK fan but I just couldn't get into this one. Too slow for too long... like 3/4 of the book and then once the pace picked up it just wasn't very interesting. I do enjoy, however, listening to the author of the book read the story. His reading is decent and not distracting.

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    Eric 11-10-10
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    "Pretty good. Solid spooky yarn"

    More of a 3.5 star story. Good pacing, spooky and interesting. I liked the story. I cared about the characters. That being said - I didn't get really sucked into the story. Sometimes I hear a story that makes me want to continue to listen or read in one sitting. This is not one of them. Perhaps a bit too long...however I'd still recommend. No terror - just spooky.

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    Leah Bridgeville, Delaware 09-10-10
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    "No up to King"

    He must have been on a deadline because this has to be the worst King book I've heard. The ending sounded more like King saying Good Bye to his readers than a part of the story. But since Audible isn't getting any new horror books (maybe they're getting abridged,but that's like reading half a book or watching a TV show) I guess I'm going to have to end up with worse and worse. I've already changed my membership to the lowest you can get so I can keep my library. Maybe a lot of Audible (the older ones anyway) members are doing the same. Wonder when they will notice that older friends are more valuable than new ones.

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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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