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Everything's Eventual Audiobook

Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares & Dreamscapes nine years ago, Everything's Eventual includes one O. Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by The New Yorker, and "Riding the Bullet", King's original e-book, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade. Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, they announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.
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The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares & Dreamscapes nine years ago, Everything's Eventual includes one O. Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by The New Yorker, and "Riding the Bullet," King's original e-book, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade.

"Riding the Bullet" is the story of Alan Parker, who's hitchhiking to see his dying mother but takes the wrong ride, farther than he ever intended. In "Lunch at the Gotham Café", a sparring couple's contentious lunch turns very, very bloody when the maître d' gets out of sorts. "1408" is about a successful writer whose specialty is "Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Graveyards" or "Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Houses", and though Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel doesn't kill him, he won't be writing about ghosts anymore. And in "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is In French", terror is déjà vu at 16,000 feet.

Whether writing about encounters with the dead, the near dead, or about the mundane dreads of life, from quitting smoking to yard sales, Stephen King is at the top of his form in the 14 dark tales assembled in Everything's Eventual. Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, they announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.

The complete list of narrators includes Becky Ann Baker, John Collum, Boyd Gaines, Peter Gerety, Josh Hamilton, Arliss Howard, Judith Ivey, Stephen King, Justin Long, Oliver Platt, and Jay O. Sanders.

©2002 Stephen King (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

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    Amazon Customer Knoxville, TN, United States 05-24-14
    Amazon Customer Knoxville, TN, United States 05-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "It Was So Eventual"

    I bought this audio book because I enjoy listening to Stephen King narrate his work. I've listened to all the novels he has narrated so far, and now I'm on to the short stories, starting with this one. I was not disappointed. LT's Theory of Pets was a live reading, and it was enjoyable, though it was a little strange hearing this live recording sandwiched in between studio performances which had better sound quality. Justin Long was the perfect narrator for Everything's Eventual, which ended up being my favorite tale.

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    Samir Quntar "al-Muti" 04-25-14
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    "A Really Great Audiobook"

    The sheer variety of these great stories - which range from gruesome horror tales to hardboiled crime narrative to literary poignancy - should be enough to recommend this title, but on top of that each story has a different reader (all recognizable voices of famous actors), and each reader seems somehow especially suited to the story in question.

    If "Autopsy in Room 4" doesn't grab you right away and hold you spellbound in horrified fascination, then I don't know what will!

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    scott threlkeld 03-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A few great, some good, a lot mediocre."

    Stephen King is by far one of the greatest writers of our time. I don't believe he is just a horror writer either. His characters are often complexly human in a way that most writers struggle to articulate. That being said, most of the stories in this book are just average. However, average at Stephen King standards it's still worth a listen if you're a fan. There are a few great short stories in this collection. Only, far fewer than I had hoped.

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    rhutch 03-17-15
    rhutch 03-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "classic king"

    loved it ! narrators are spot on with each story . especially liked Justin Long's reading.

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    Denise 06-20-14
    Denise 06-20-14 Member Since 2015

    It has been a long time since I've actually picked up a book and read. I enjoy horror, mysteries, fiction, sci-fi, and good cop drama books.

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    What did you love best about Everything's Eventual?

    I like King's novella's they display some of his best work. He doesn't go overboard with detail or setting a scene. He actually lets you end his stories yourself through lack of full disclosure and information.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Most memorable character was the crazy matrè'd in the story regarding the divorce.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    There are many narrators but I do not like King as a narrator. It's his voice it doesn't seem to have the ability for convincing me he is no more than a reader of a story so it takes longer to figure out characters. His voice doesn't give enough of a differentiation between characters.


    If you could rename Everything's Eventual, what would you call it?

    My new title would be, "IT COULD HAPPEN".


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Rowland Heights, CA, United States 12-07-14
    Brian Rowland Heights, CA, United States 12-07-14 Member Since 2015

    This is Ezekiel my Service Dog. We Listen to books and go on walks, work in the Garden and Lawn together. We Like Thrillers / Mystery

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    "Some Great most Bland Really BLAND."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Some are GREAT 1408, The Killing Room, Gotham Cafe, and maybe a few others. But for 10 or so duds is not a reason to keep this book. I just have not had any luck with Stephen Kings short stories. I was not a fans of Dreamscapes either.


    What was most disappointing about Stephen King’s story?

    Most of the Stories were Bland and I can see why these never made it to full novels.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I Like almost all of the readers, I feel that the stories had more to do with how well I enjoyed the Book, more than the Reader doing the reading.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment that more were not better stories.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be asking for a Refund of my credit.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bree Salyer Ocala, FL 02-02-16
    Bree Salyer Ocala, FL 02-02-16 Member Since 2016

    Looking for the next best horror, ghost, paranormal, apocalyptic book out there. Especially if it has a full cast.

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    "Snooze fest"

    My thoughts on Stephen King are conflicting. Ever since I picked up Cell and read it in its entirety in the span of two days I have had this hope that all of his other books would affect me the same way. I believe he is a truly amazing writer. His descriptions flow from the first paragraph all the way to the very last sentence. But at the same time, I find most of his stories boring and drawn out. And as far as being labeled the Master of Horror, more often than not, his tales do nothing to inflict even the smallest hint of fear in me. However, I thought for sure there would be at least one tale in this anthology that would make it worth the listen. Boy, was I disappointed. The only reading that sparked my interest was Mr. King's own reading of LT's Theory of Pets.... and that wasn't even due to the story itself, but the author's comedic introduction. The narration was decent, but none of the stories did anything for me personally.

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    Ruth Bain 11-26-14
    Ruth Bain 11-26-14

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    "A Fabulous Collection !"

    Every story in this collection is entertaining, all of the narrators give good-to-great readings, and the stories are varied and well-written. Loved it ! Stephen King deserves a special seat at the round table of great writers. He has a special genius.

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    PAUL surprise, az, United States 08-07-14
    PAUL surprise, az, United States 08-07-14 Member Since 2011

    my ipod and audible make the daily 10 mile walks a "breeze"....

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    "super king stories!!!!"

    i walk several miles a day and this book of short stories was just perfect to listen to...especially the story read by king about the couple and their pets they bought for each other.....just a great collection of short stories from the master of story telling.....

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    Susan Atlanta, GA, United States 06-24-14
    Susan Atlanta, GA, United States 06-24-14 Member Since 2001
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    "A great book for the beach or beside the pool."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely would recommend this title. I listened to it while on vacation and some of these tales will haunt me ever after.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This was a collection of short stories. Everything's Eventual, the title story about a geek with an unusual ability to create deadly emails, was brilliantly told, unfolded. The story about the boy trying to hitch-hike to a neighboring town to visit his sick mother presented that character with an unthinkable choice. The one about the road virus was terrifying. All of the stories included were good.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Some interpretation of the characters, I suppose. Hearing someone read to you is comforting and ensures comprehension, narrators in this collection were not intrusive and did a good job of interpreting the characters.


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

    The email writing geek. I want to hear more about the glyphs he can construct.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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