"The terror is relentless" (Publishers Weekly) in Stephen King's number-one national best seller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is not easy as it would seem....
Located off a desolate stretch of Interstate 50, Desperation, Nevada, has few connections with the rest of the world. It is a place, though, where the seams between worlds are thin. And it is a place where several travelers are abducted by Collie Entragian, the maniacal police officer of Desperation. Entragian uses various ploys for the abductions, from an arrest for drug possession to "rescuing" a family from a nonexistent gunman. There's something very wrong here, all right, and Entragian is only the surface of it.
The secrets embedded in Desperation's landscape and the evil that infects the town like some viral hot zone are both awesome and terrifying. But as one of the travelers, young David Carver, seems to know - though it scares him nearly to death to realize it - so are the forces summoned to combat them.
©1996 Stephen King. All rights reserved. (P)1996 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
"Stephen King's knack for turning the stray junk of pop culture into sick, darkly engrossing thrills has rarely been this much in evidence as in Desperation." (Salon)
I can clearly see this book made into a movie. It kept my attention through the end, and I was disappointed when it was over. I felt I could easily connect with the characters, and often felt I was accompanying them on their horrible journey. Great book!!
Although the author was also the narrator of the book, and I tend to like him, it would make the book even more gripping to have a narrator who will include the dramatic emphases into his or her dialogue.
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I love unabridged books, and I am so glad Desperation is an unabridged option. I like this story better than The Regulators. I actually like to hear Steven King tell his own stories. He is not a professional reader, but his books "sound like him". Please don't ask me to explain, some of you may actually understand anyway. He is one of the original "kill off the good guy" writers, and that keeps me interested.
I hope Stephen King will read all of his books. I've enjoyed this book. I think he does a great job, except Drunken Fireworks, that one is perfect the way it is.
I've been waiting for this to be available as an unabridged audiobook for years! And read by the author just makes it even better! Listened to it over two days and was not disappointed.
For the most part, I believe it works the same way when authors narrate their own books.
Can't Stephen King just do what he does best? Does he not hear himself?
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE his books and own many of them; and have even tried a few times to get through, what I know would have been a great audiobook, if he simply didn't do his own narration. I can't decide if he sounds nasally or monotone. But either way it's too distracting to get into the groove of the story. Because of that I must yet again return another of his books. What a shame.
I enjoy reading many books genres. But I love listening to fantasy books.
This book was both creepy and touching. I enjoyed Stephen King's narration very much. We could not stop listening.
If you like Kings more occult/metaphysical stories with evil entities like "It" or "Dreamcatcher" this is one of those, but a bit shorter. This one is got some very graphic horror and violence. I liked it a lot, well worth the money OR the credit!
Not sure what happened here. This one got off to an ok start, then came off the rails bit by bit.
the story was great, but I think Stephen should leave the narration, to professionals. his reading did add a little more soul to the characters but I was constantly annoyed by this voice.
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