Features the tale 1408, now a Dimension Films motion picture starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.
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I am an attorney and author in Jefferson City, MO.
Stephen King always suprises you. If you enjoy reading something besides the standard "Scary Carrie" stories, try this collection which represents an amalgam of short works on the theme of smoking. Not only will you enjoy the stories, you'll probably find ample reason to quit smoking after doing so.
I have no time to read. I have two kids and a full time job so this is perfect. Getting used to Stephen's voice takes a little time, but if you have seen him on tv or in person talking its much easier to get used to it. As for his reading, its just great. People have said that hes one tone or boring, well he is a professional writer and this is not his usual gig. I look at this as a gift of sorts and we could have done much worse than this.
I've downloaded all of his books that he reads and I'm glad I did. You never know when a treasure like this will be gone for good.
While not the best narrator, the author actually gives an admirable performance, so don't let that put you off.
Suspenseful, well-written, and solid delivery. Classic King.
Lol. Not my first round with this collection, but I still cannot get enough of Lunch at the Gothem Cafe. It always gets me rolling. Definately creepy, but totally enjoyable.
It is a revist to stories that you have already read or heard if your a King fan. I was surprised to find that I knew all of these stories. I had thought this was a different collection.
It's a King book which makes it interesting as the majority of his stories are page turners. The least interesting is that this is again stories that I already have from previous books.
No this was the first time I've had an audio book where Stephen King was the narrator. It was a very pleasant surprise.
Neither it was pleasant.
I enjoyed hearing Stephen reading the stories as he intended them to be heard. Especially the yells/etc.
They kind of stand out on their own in the short story category. I mean, it's Stephen King…
The crazy maître d' was pretty wild. As for why? Just listen. :)
I'm not an avid reader of King's novels because they are simply too long. These stories are condensed, to-the-point, and just as horrific and entertaining.
I got this when it first came out and thought it was great. King should do another set of stories on smokers or non-smokers or sort-of-smokers, whatever that group is!
I am a huge King fan. I was eager to hear these stories, but King is not a talented reader. I found it nearly impossible to pay attention. It was almost a monotone.
If you are interested in the stories, get Everythings Eventual. They are all published in that work.
"Masterful storyweaver, so-so narrator"
I love Stephen King. I have been collecting his books for as long as I can remember. These stories all appear elsewhere and I have read them all previously, and enjoyed them. This is a collection of three excellent stories, my only slight negative comments are:
1. I think that something King's character Paul Sheldon said in 'Misery' rings true - that you might be a good storywriter, but not necessarily a good storyteller! I was a little disappointed with Stephen King's narration. Found it somewhat bland.
2. The topic this is supposedly based on, smoking, is rather a loose connection at best.
But these are minor complaints really, the stories themselves are great and I enjoyed listening to them, after having read them before.
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