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 narration by Sissy Spacek is a plus.
I actually enjoyed the audible version better than the book...it's an early work by King and some areas are rough, but it is much less noticeable when you are listening to the audible version.
Carrie was my introduction to Stephen King. After this I devoured all his early novels as soon as they were published. How did a man get into the souls of teenage girls?
The fact that this book is narrated by Sissy Spacek is just about everything!! Brings you back to each movie scene.
I don't have a specific title to compare to, but I can say I never became bored listening to this one and couldn't wait to download the next Stephen King book.
It was AMAZING!!! She put so much emotion and acting into it. She played out every scene perfectly.
I would say Carrie and Miss DesJardin stood out the most for me
I know it was kings first but I'm not at all happy with how it was written I loved the movie and it was well written and he did that. it was great that Sissy Spacek read it especially since she was Carrie in the original movie but other than that I found i through I spent most of the time making notes when the book marked go making my own comments. I really am unhappy with the book.
Classic story about a bullied girl who has the power for revenge. I'm glad I listened to the audio book, the ending was quite different from the movie! Sissy spacek narrates wonderfully, not that much of a surprise since she was the original Carrie. #EssentialKing
Horror, dark, gory.
I loved the character of Carrie. She's been bullied all of her life by her classmates, teachers, and even her own mother. Now, I was really shocked by all of the things that people did to her, and I was glad when she got her payback at prom.
Sissy made the story come alive, her soft voice, and creepy deminer of the story really helps. I also think it helps that she played Carrie in the 1976 film, so she's experienced the story already.
I don't think I could. All of the characters are important to the story, and effect Carrie in some way.
I loved it!! I would totally recommend it to any fan of either Stephen King's, or Sissy Spacek's works.
I had seen the movie before I had read the book, but as always the book was far better than any of the movies made. With everything Carrie had been through, you find yourself rooting for her to get retaliation. This is a classic story of abuse and revenge. It's a great read.
It was especially fun that Sissy Spacek narrated the book since she played the original Carrie.
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