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Everything's Eventual: 5 Dark Tales (Unabridged Selections) | [Stephen King]

Everything's Eventual: 5 Dark Tales (Unabridged Selections)

For longtime Stephen King fans, the highlight of this volume will be The Little Sisters of Eluria, which is something of a prequel to the Dark Tower series. For "Constant Readers" and neophytes alike, all of the dark tales herein are intense, eerie, and instantly compelling. King "develops characters and atmosphere more fully in the span of 50 pages than many authors can in a full novel," says Amazon.com.
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Publisher's Summary

Five unabridged dark tales from Stephen King:

Everything's Eventual features Dinky Earnshaw - a 19-year-old delivery boy - who gets hired by a mysterious stranger for a unique and totally "eventual" (awesome) job. Read by Justin Long.

Autopsy Room Four. The last thing Howard Cottrell remembers is entering the woods to find his golf ball. He wakes up as he is being rolled into an autopsy room. Read by Oliver Platt.

The Little Sisters of Eluria. Roland is a gunslinger in a deserted town when he gets ambushed. Read by Boyd Gaines.

Luckey Quarter. Darlene is a single mom struggling to raise two kids on her income as a chambermaid in Reno. When Room 322 leaves her a quarter for a tip, Darlene lets that quarter take her for a ride. Read by Judith Ivey.

The Road Virus Heads North tracks an author who buys a creepy painting at a yard sale, which was painted by a metal-head neighbor just before he committed suicide. Read by Jay O. Sanders.

Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, these five stories announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.

These unabridged selections also appear in the print edition of Everything's Eventual. More unabridged stories from Everything's Eventual are available in Blood and Smoke, Riding the Bullet, LT's Theory of Pets, and The Man in the Black Suit.

©2002 Stephen King, All Rights Reserved; (P)2002 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Each of these stories draws the reader into King's slightly off-center world...developing characters and atmosphere more fully in the span of 50 pages than many authors can in a full novel." (Amazon.com)
"The author is not only immensely popular but immensely talented, a modern-day counterpart to Twain, Hawthorne, Dickens...No one does it better." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Michael Kannard 09-23-03 Listener Since 2003
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    "3 Awesome Stories"

    3 Excellent Stories. Everything's Eventual, Autopsy Room 4 and The Little Sisters of Auloria (I don't know if I spelled that correctly). The other two are good, but not King's best. The Little Siter's is a must read for Dark Tower fans, which I am. The only complant I have is that there were only 5 stories, where the book has 14. I especially think they should have done The Man in the Black Suit. It is definately worth listening to for the 3 stories mentioned.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Annandale, MN, USA 03-20-07
    Cynthia Annandale, MN, USA 03-20-07
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    "Skip this one"

    I love Stephen King, but this is not his best. Two of the stories are mildly interesting, the others are totally forgetable. Go with "Lisey's Story" instead.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    brenty United States 10-21-13
    brenty United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Short and (bitter)sweet"

    I really, really enjoy King's work. But he tends to get sidetracked and drone on. Short stories seem to be a great way for him to get his bizarre and brilliant ideas out there without feeling the need to fill an entire book.

    These tales are brilliantly conceived, executed, and presented; and I will be indulging in more shortly!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Round Lake Beach, IL, USA 01-04-03
    Susan Round Lake Beach, IL, USA 01-04-03 Member Since 2001
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    "Creepy"

    The best of the bunch is "Autopsy Room Four," which is so creepy you'll never watch CSI again without thinking about this. Oliver Platt does a great job in reading this. The other stories are OK, but not as memorable as this one.










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    Matthew United States 10-16-12
    Matthew United States 10-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Some of my favorite King"

    These are some of my favorite short stories by King. After reading them a few years ago I thought it would be nice to listen to them. I was at times disappointed in the narrator but overall they are some of the best shorts.

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    margaret mildura, Australia 07-03-12
    margaret mildura, Australia 07-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "excellent for a long drive"
    Would you listen to Everything's Eventual again? Why?

    yes


    What other book might you compare Everything's Eventual to and why?

    if you love stephen king you will love this


    What aspect of Judith Ivey and Oliver Platt ’s performance would you have changed?

    nothing


    Any additional comments?

    the recording had a few small glitches

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew SOUTH PORTLAND, ME, United States 01-23-12
    Matthew SOUTH PORTLAND, ME, United States 01-23-12
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    "Love King stories, hate who presents them"
    What did you love best about Everything's Eventual?

    I love the Dark Tower connected stories.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the unusual talent of Dinky Ernshaw. King could've gone with any number of


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Judith Ivey and Oliver Platt ?

    I choose audiobooks mainly for the author, unless they are read by Frank Muller. After hearing King's Dark Tower series read by Mr. Muller I became a fan.


    If you could take any character from Everything's Eventual out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I only received five of the Everything's Eventual stories, so when I get the rest (apparently there is a second audiobook I have to purchase to get the entire book, WTF) I'll let you know.


    Any additional comments?

    I've heard a version of

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    brian flint, MI, United States 02-27-10
    brian flint, MI, United States 02-27-10
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    "Sisters"

    These five stories vary in quality as much as the quality of the stories. Justin Long is surprising in Dinky's. The Little Sister of Eluria was GREAT and the best introduction to the Dark Tower as you could ask! The Autopsy so so. Lucky Quarter was a unlucky read. I have forgotten the painting all together, but overall well worth the money!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    yvette hatfield 09-12-08 Member Since 2005
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    "I enjoyed this book"

    I agree with some of the reviewrs, I would say this has 3 really good stories in it. Everything eventual, autopsy room and the last story (I dont recall the name). If you have a long commute and want something fun to listen to give this a shot. It will be worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rubin Everett, WA, United States 05-24-06
    Rubin Everett, WA, United States 05-24-06 Member Since 2001
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    "If you like King, You'll like this one"

    4 good stories in one book. Clasic King!

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  • Barry
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    "An enjoyable listen..."

    5 stories from King that are classic King. All very different and all narrators do an excellent job.

    The stories are of varying length. The 2 longest are the first title 'Everything's Eventual' and the tale of King's gunslinger from the Dark Tower books. The others are short, but not fillers.

    If you're considering your first Stephen King audiobook, I'd recommend 'The Shining' before this, but this is pretty good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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