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Desperation Audiobook

Desperation

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Desperation.

Once a thriving copper-mining town in the middle of the Nevada desert, Desperation is now eerily abandoned. It's the last place that travellers like the Carver family, bound for vacation, and writer Johnny Marinville, astride his Harley, would expect to be stopped and charged. But Desperation still has a local cop - a unique regulator who patrols the wilderness highway.

The secrets buried in Desperation are as terrifying as the forces summoned to encounter them. A terrifying transformation is taking place, and the travellers will soon discover the true meaning of desperation....

©1996 Stephen King (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Gareth 10-27-16
    Gareth 10-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read by the horror and supernatural master! "

    Great Stephen King novel. Sometimes predictable but enough suspense and twists to keep you listening. I've been a King fan since I picked up my first, and this did not disappoint. Really enjoyed listening to it narrated by the author himself as it seems to add another aspect to the book. You really get the impression that the author has enjoyed reading his work as much as writing it.

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  • simply addictive and downright brilliant
    12/2/16
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    "gripping tale"

    intriguing story of an epic struggle between good and evil..... the familiar foundation of many a good yarn. Very enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
    Darlington, United Kingdom
    11/21/16
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    "Enjoyable Stephen King Romp"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book as the story has a good pace and well developed characters and is helped by the fact that King narrates himself.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were nicely developed as the story unfolded.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen King’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This was a good performance by King and underlines why many books would benefit from author narration.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I wasn't moved but had a big smile on my face when the 12 year old David Carver feeds his comrades with fish and crackers in a nod to the feeding of the 5,000, Matthew 14: 13-21.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book so much I will listen to more Stephen King.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul McCormick
    11/19/16
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    "Desperation kept me awake"

    Stephen King reading his own composition, can this work...... Hell yes it works.... gripping and enthralling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tina
    Essex
    8/31/16
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    "Stephen King should stick to writing"

    I was really looking forward to this book after reading the description but unfortunately Stephen King narrating just does not work. His monotone voice doesn't change for any of the characters and I had to speed his voice up. Something I've never done before. Not a bad story but too much religious content for my liking.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • ButterflyBaby
    8/29/16
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    "Stephen King at his best"

    This is my favourite type of King story. Supernatural elements forming the basis for an evolving mystery but also a character drama where relationships shift and change under pressure!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Spencer
    8/29/16
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    "Just a gentle road trip!!?"

    What a fantastic tale. The interwoven spiritual theme intertwined with the violence that unfolds is absolutely brilliant. It makes you shudder but unable to resist the next passage.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    england
    8/26/16
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    "Good book, narration really isn't up to par"
    Would you listen to Desperation again? Why?

    Love the book, and it holds your attention, but really not good narration. Too many breaths, paused, not great.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Luigi Clemente
    8/18/16
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    "What happened Mr. King?"
    What could Stephen King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    First: he should not read his own books. There are professionals with better acting skills. He totally ruined it. Stick to what you do better.
    Second: hire a better ghost writer. I cannot believe that this book has been written by the same author of "It".


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Desperation?

    The dialogues are simply atrocious. The plot is a mess.


    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Richard Byrne
    8/15/16
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    "Simply Outstanding! "

    A superb piece of literature. A thrilling story teller for sure...a combination of pace, fear and even laughter. I fully recommend this work of art.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Bikerdyke
    8/12/16
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    "Solid King Storytelling"

    If you're a King fan, this will fill a slot in the audio bibliography, especially if you enjoy the author's narration, which I happen to.
    For me, this book lies alongside similar lines as Tommyknockers and Dreamcatcher - that sci- fi edge has it here. Good story, but not his best ( though I wish I had half the talent to write one of King's less than best novels!).
    An enjoyable journey.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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