An unpopular teenage girl, whose mother is a religious fanatic, is tormented and teased to the breaking point by her more popular schoolmates. She uses her hidden telekinetic powers to inflict a terrifying revenge.
©1974 Stephen King (P)2012 Random House Audio
"A master storyteller." (The Los Angeles Times)
"Guaranteed to chill you." (The New York Times)
"Gory and horrifying.... You can't put it down." (Chicago Tribune)
The best so far
How detailed it was, it actually made you connect to the characters and understand the unfolding of a tragedy
She is great, and considering she starred in the original movie, I think she connected to this book in a personal way
The ending, when Sue and Carrie were together. A moment of what I felt was guilt, love, and friendship, and perhaps for Sue growing up.
I actually watch this film when it came out. It was terrific in it's time. I also have read most of Stephen Kings books, including this one years ago. I couldn't resist listening to this book again especially with Sissy Spacek as the reader. Despite the fact I read it years ago, it was more enchanting and captivating then before. Perhaps because I was about their age when it came, out, and years of life can give you a new sense of understanding. I don't see Carrie as a horror book or movie, I see it as a tragedy. And just how cruelness to others can bring out the worse in people who are actually good, but pushed to the brink of madness.
Great reading by Sissy Spacek ! The prologue by Stephen King is interesting, too, for the origins of the character and story. It's got some slow spots, and the writing isn't as polished as later work by The Master, but it's definitely worth listening to.
Many young persons have never read Carrie, depending on the movie to tell them the story. Big mistake. This is far better than the film.
The prom of course. Readers get to see it from different points of view and it makes the experience richer and more unforgetable.
Hopefully the reader will look upon bullying in a different light after reading Carrie and the forward by Stephen King. It is not a victimless harmless activity.
I have loved this book since I was 14. Except for some references, the story is timeless.. A great start to an amazing career. Bravo Stephen!
I would say it is a top 20. Stephen King stories are excellent and the reader was able to show great emotion.
I have and would again, I just wish Sissy Spacek knew how to pronounce Desjardins.
I was actually the most moved by the forward by Stephen King himself explaining where the idea for the novel came from and his regret over not helping the outcasts who were bullied in his youth. Made me think a lot more about it and possibly my own ineptitude in the past.
I found it refreshing to listen to a non-professional narrator. I know Sissy Spacek could have gone over the top but she actually narrates! Hearing this work on Audible brought home the unrelenting sadness, petty meanness, and glee full revenge.
Sissy Spacek is amazing. She does male characters so well, and read with so much feeling in all the right places. Great audio book.
A good story- but it seemed to skip around quite a bit. Don't get me wrong- I did enjoy it, but it was a little confusing. For some the way it skips around may make it interesting, but for me personally, it was confusing and distracting from the story.
The narrator did a fantastic job in my opinion.
Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
I consider myself a rather large fan of Stephen King, but I had not read some of these early books. I think what kept me from reading this one before now was the less than stellar movie. Not really my speed. I finally got around to reading this book (well, listening to it), and I have to say that I did enjoy it. I liked the vantage point of some of the writing coming from books and journals written after the events. That was a nice touch. I didn't love Sissy Spacek as the narrator. She did a good job, just not my favorite.
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