It was love at first sight. From the moment 17-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her. But Christine is no lady. She is Stephen King's ultimate vehicle of terror.
©1983 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin
"Truly gripping...some of the best writing King has ever done." (Publishers Weekly)
"Vintage King...breathtaking...awesome. Carries such momentum the reader must force himself to slow down." (New York Times Book Review)
thisis one of my favorite SK novels, glad to see that if finally made it to audobook.
And I hope everyone takes notice of Holter Grahams fine narration. To me he is the best since Frank Muller, and may even surpass him. He gives great inflection and change of tone to each voice and he not only reads, he performs. His voice changes subtlely throughout the book as arnie becomes more and more possessed. Each scene he acts out, giving his own interpretation as if acting it out among differnt characters, but its just himself.
This is the finest performance by a narrator I think I have ever listened to.
I have to say, this is one of my favorite Stephen King stories that I have read in a long time. I have always been a fan of the Dark Tower books and all the other books that have Dark Tower leanings. This book did not and it was almost a refreshing change. I was just a really good, really scary story with lots of really cool creatures that kept you interested all the way through. Holter Graham did a wonderful job of reading the book. It was very well produced and a joy to listen to. I watched the movie on Netflix right after I read it. That was OK but the book was sooo much better.
Great story! I really loved the narration. Holter Graham does a great job. Book is WAYYYYY better than the movie (of course).
Christine is a long yet captive audio book. The story flows nicely and builds up the tension to "her" kills with skill. I'm stuck to it like fly paper listening to find out what happens next (even though it's the tenth plus time reading.) Holter Graham does an excellent job with the characters and perfect pacing. One of Stephen King's greatest "hits."
probably in the top ten and I've listened to well over one hundred.
taking care of buddy and his gang.
there are a lot of good scenes in the story.
i rarely listen to a book in one sitting. the shear length and my schedule do not permit.
I've always loved the early Stephen King books. Christine is scary and eerie without all the in-your-face blood and gore of so many of today's "horror" stories. If Edgar Allen Poe had lived in the age of the automobile he might have written Christine.
King's is a "horror" story on two levels. It is not just the tale of a haunted car, but a look at how the experiences of our youth can change our lives....and those of others.
This is classic stephen king. Great characters that you can actually care about, great story.
This story is worth your time.
Narrator does a very competant job.
Spoiler alert* --- his does a great job of the back and forth Arnie-Lebay switching.
Dennis of course.
If you like Stephen King, you'll love this. Somehow I had overlooked this one.
Really a good listen.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
i never read the print version. i have seen the movie. i can't read print books but if i could i think i would never have finished it. so the audio version (as usual) is better.
any book by king i have either read physically in the past or seen the movie. so i know what i am getting *except rose madder. it is the least favorite but i like stephen king (if i choose the book carefully--i don't like all his stuff). i give the book a 7 on the scale of 1-10.
then would be green mile and thinner (as king writing as richard bachman).
i liked the scenes where arnie interacted with his family and dennis. i think the ending would have been scarier if it did not go on for so long.
men love cars but sometimes cars love men
seems to me that part two and the ending were way too long. but the movie did not go into the relationship with lebay that well. i found that interesting.
Unpopular pimply faced high school senior Arnie falls in love at first sight with a used car. He buys it. It’s obsessive love. There are supernatural elements to this car. Arnie has one good friend Dennis who narrates the story.
A lot of the story is depicting high school and family life with interesting and engaging characters, dialogue, and events. The other part is the car and the supernatural. I love revenge stories, and the car got some really good revenge against some bad guys. I liked that. But later the car’s evil showed when it killed good people. The ending is not happy for everyone, but happy enough. I was satisfied, and I’m a fanatic at wanting happy endings. Although, my thoughts at the end were why did they only do two things to the car? If I were in the story, I would have done a couple other things. This car was so evil, it needed every possible thing to try to stop it.
The narrator Holter Graham was very good speaking as a high school teen. But parts were a problem. He spoke Arnie (a main character) and a couple other characters as follows. Think of a guy who’s constipated, sitting on the toilet, straining, and speaking without breathing. Unpleasant. Also, his voice for the girl Lee was a little odd.
Genre: horror fiction.
This book was amazing, one of the first books I hated to push pause when I needed to do something... It could not have better narration than what Holter Graham brought to the story.
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