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Duma Key Audiobook

Duma Key: A Novel

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A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else:

"Edgar, does anything make you happy?"
"I used to sketch."
"Take it up again. You need hedges...hedges against the night."

Edgar leaves for Duma Key, an eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast. The sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico calls out to him, and Edgar draws. Once he meets Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old woman with roots tangled deep in Duma Key, Edgar begins to paint, sometimes feverishly; many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled. When Elizabeth's past unfolds and the ghosts of her childhood begin to appear, the damage of which they are capable is truly devastating.

The tenacity of love, the perils of creativity, the mysteries of memory, and the nature of the supernatural: Stephen King gives us a novel as fascinating as it is gripping and terrifying.

©2008 Stephen King; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

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    Cynthia Virginia Beach, VA, USA 05-13-08
    Cynthia Virginia Beach, VA, USA 05-13-08
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    "Duma Key"

    Duma Key is a memerzing story. I loved every second it took to listen to the entire book. In parts, I didn't want to hear what came next and at the same time couldn't wait to hear what came next. It is worth every second of your time.

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    Douglass A. Lobo Miami, Florida United States 05-09-08
    Douglass A. Lobo Miami, Florida United States 05-09-08 Member Since 2003
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    "Like fine wine Stephen King improves with age"

    I have read every book by Stephen Hing and I love his character development and their relationships, this is what makes his books so good to read. This book is so much more subtle than some of his work and his use of words to paint a vivid picture has never been better, especially the scene with LinkBelt... LinkBelt...LinkBelt. He is improving with age and if you love Stephen King and his more recnet work, such as Lisey's Story and the DArk Tower series than you will love Duma Key.

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    Frank Bozzo 05-08-08
    Frank Bozzo 05-08-08 Member Since 2016
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    "King's best?"

    I am glad Stephen King did not retire. I think his writing continues to improve. I thought this book was absolutely terrific. I listened to it again as soon as I finished it the first time. Great story, great narration.

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    Karen M. McGrady 05-04-08 Member Since 2014
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    "Great!"

    I ordered this after listening to the sample - I thought sounded interesting. I have been disappointed in SK's books since his accident. This is the best he's written since BAG OF BONES (which I loved!). I highly recommend it. Even though it was 21 hours of listening, I breezed through it...like the other reviewers stated - I couldn't stop listening. A note for the timid...it isn't really that scary.
    And the narrator did a fantastic job!

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    L. McIntosh 05-03-08
    L. McIntosh 05-03-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Knew it would be good but not THIS good!"

    This was rolling along as though you were riding on a self exploration journey then all of a sudden it gets "Stephen King" interesting. I found excuses to go to the grocery store so that I could finish this book!

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    Susan FRANKLIN, VA, United States 05-02-08
    Susan FRANKLIN, VA, United States 05-02-08 Member Since 2002
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    "Deliciously Creepy!"

    Just when I think Stephen King can't possibly think up new ways to scare his audience, he manages to cover new territory. The story unfolds slowly at the beginning but picks up speed along the way. Great characters, fun to listen too and very creepy. One of King's best in recent years.

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    Chris Meadville, PA, USA 05-02-08
    Chris Meadville, PA, USA 05-02-08
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    "It's been a long time"

    I was once a regular Stephen King fan but fell away several years ago. I ran across the synopsis of "Duma Key" and found it interesting.

    From the very beginning I was hooked. I couldn't get enough of this book. I found myself trying to find any time I could to listen to more of the book and I was sad when it was over.

    The characters were captivating and the story had mystery and intrigue from the very beginning. This was the first book I've enjoyed immensely in a very long time.

    "Duma Key" has converted me back into a Stephen King fan.

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    Cherie Frederica, DE, USA 04-29-08
    Cherie Frederica, DE, USA 04-29-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Riviting"

    This is a great story and is very well-written. It's told in first-person, which really draws the listener into Edgar's world. This is one of those stories that you can't stop listening to because you want to know what happens next. I've read many of Stephen King's books, and I feel this is his best!

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    Lisa Winter Haven, FL, United States 04-29-08
    Lisa Winter Haven, FL, United States 04-29-08 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy reading!

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    "Great book!"

    I am new to reading Stephen King books. Duma Key is the fourth book of his that I have read. I must say this is a excellent book. Once I started the book I just couldn't stop. I recommend this book to everyone. I especially like the setting of the story. It begins as beautiful beach Duma Key, and then things change. You will not be disappointed with this book.

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    Sonya Brownfield, TX, USA 04-24-08
    Sonya Brownfield, TX, USA 04-24-08
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    "Wished it didn't have to end!"

    I have read Stephen King novels since about 1980. This is the first audiobook of his I've listened to and found it every bit, if not more, entertaining. The style of writing Stephen King uses puts the listener right there with the characters and builds the storyline in such a way that you feel a great sense of empathy with them. The narrator was fabulous! I enjoyed his reading of the story so much that I have looked up other readings he has done, regardless of the author or storyline! Like I said earlier, I wished it didn't have to end!

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