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Carrie Audiobook

Carrie

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Jeremie F Pettit 08-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic King"

    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

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    Noah 07-20-16
    Noah 07-20-16
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    "Sissy Spacek does it again!"
    If you could sum up Carrie in three words, what would they be?

    Horror, dark, gory.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What does Sissy Spacek bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    If you could take any character from Carrie out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I don't think I could. All of the characters are important to the story, and effect Carrie in some way.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved it!! I would totally recommend it to any fan of either Stephen King's, or Sissy Spacek's works.

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    Lonni H Andrew 05-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "i love Stephen king books"

    i loved carrie
    but i don't think it's his best i would say it is his best of all

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    Alishia penk 04-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved Sissy Spacek Narrating"

    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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    D. M. H. 04-11-16
    D. M. H. 04-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful story"

    I loved it because Sissy read it.
    The audio was ok, sometimes it sounded like it was recorded on an old tape cassette.

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    emily 03-08-16
    emily 03-08-16
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    "A Revisit"

    I read Carrie for the first time when I was 13. At the age of 51 I decided to give it a listen. The story is remarkable. It is so well-crafted that even in this age of "ADHD VIA INTERNET", it held my attention from beginning to end.
    The Narrator was 5-star. I was afraid she would simply replay her role as Carrie, but she brought the dimension this story deserves.
    Well-done and worth it!

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    Mia 02-28-16
    Mia 02-28-16 Member Since 2017

    I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.

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    "Bullying meets meta-physics"

    This book will never get old. Horror of bullying..Parentes should read it. Horror with message.

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    Sebastian 02-25-16
    Sebastian 02-25-16
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    "Necessary"

    I struggled to finish, but well, I need to practice the language. The story had its moments. I hoped a better performance from Sissy Spacek (it looks like she understands very well the suffering of Carrie but failed in another aspects of the narration). First novel of Stephen King and I think that he is a very sensitive person in the way that she understands and have a great empathy for the average or ordinary people.

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    Bora Horza Under the Milky Way 02-13-16
    Bora Horza Under the Milky Way 02-13-16 Member Since 2016

    My friends! We are about to embark on the most odious, the most evil, the most diabolical scheme of my illustrious career!

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    "Early King with an excellent reading by Spacek"
    What did you love best about Carrie?

    This is an early work by King. It's a little rough around the edges. You'll find a lot of half-baked ideas that king would later put to greater use in better novels. You have gossiping small town, bully that gets his, and your doomed romance. That's not to say this is a bad King Novel, just that it's his early work and it shows. King even describes this novel as "raw".


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Carrie?

    Carrie crawling to a lodge to kill the prime bully covered in blood, disfigured, and barely alive.


    What about Sissy Spacek’s performance did you like?

    I'm not going to lie, the performance had to grow on me. I needed about thirty minutes to adjust to her voice, but it was worth the adjustment period. Spacek brings an odd, unsettling trait to her reading that fits the story perfectly. If the preview turns you off the reading, consider giving it a chance anyway.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I think the world has seen enough Carrie remakes.


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    Matthew S. Hill 02-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "An absolute MASTERPIECE!!!!"

    The movie "Carrie" has always been one of the Stephen King stories that I thought they did a great job adapting, not because I had read the book, but because the movie is really well done. Well if you're about to read or listen to "Carrie", oh boy are you in for a treat. It's amazing! The movie tells the story of Carrie. The book is Carrie and owns her secret language, the language we all speak with our thoughts and actions.

    The book reads like a case study of this incredibly odd event. It's told from multiple points of view from witnesses and has so much more detail. The horror factor is very high.

    Sissy Spacek is an amazing talent. Not only is she a fantastic actress, she's a perfect narrator. I would listen to any books she reads, just to hear her talk. I'm so impressed with her and the entire production.

    I loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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