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Firestarter Audiobook

Firestarter

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Publisher's Summary

Stephen King's "gem of a story" (Chicago Tribune) about a child with extraordinary psychic powers who is on the run from the government. A number-one national best seller.

Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson participated in a drug experiment run by a veiled government agency known as The Shop. One year later, they marry. Two years later, their little girl, Charlie, sets her teddy bear on fire by simply staring at it.

Now that Charlie is eight, she doesn't start fires anymore. Her parents have taught her to control her pyrokinesis, the ability to set anything - toys, clothes, even people - aflame. But The Shop knows about and wants this pigtailed "ultimate weapon". Shop agents set out to hunt down Charlie and her father in a ruthless chase that traverses the streets of New York and the backwoods of Vermont.

"Terrifying and gripping" (The Miami Herald) Firestarter is chilling proof that "Stephen King is superb" (Time).

©1980 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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    Marco 01-21-16
    Marco 01-21-16 Member Since 2016

    Military vet (USMC), gamer, recent MBA grad, father of twin girls, and probably the awesome-est person in the world.

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    "Wow just wow"

    Stephen King has an odd way of making you so involved and become the characters in his books. Once this book finally climaxed, I was excited, shocked, sad, and confused. Definitely a roller coaster and I highly recommend it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hubert 03-22-16
    Hubert 03-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Its a Gem !"

    What a great story.. I absolutely was not expecting this book to be this friggin GOOD !

    I turned it on at 6:30 am on my way to the shop (wink wink) and listened for 14 hours straight.. I just wish it was longer. Seemed like there were no slow parts it just moves along at a good pace.. One of a kind.

    Buy it !!!!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "None stop!"

    This was incredible Non-Stop! you can't help but fall in love with the characters their personalities their gifts their hearts the power of that little girl great novel one of the best!! and over all the power of love.

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    Jeremy R. Latzkowski 09-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "good book. bad editing"

    cuts out in the middle of a word and long breaks between sections. otherwise great story. minor faults on production end...

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    Betty 10-15-16
    Betty 10-15-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Poor Production"
    Any additional comments?

    The end of sentences are clipped off abruptly. I had to stop listening about half way into the book. This happens only to SK books I purchase. The Long Walk, Firestarter and IT have this issue. SK and audible are not giving these these books away and the problem has been reported many times from customers. When will it be fixed?

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Taryn 09-07-16
    Taryn 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Dennis!!"

    I really enjoyed this book and I especially loved Dennjs Boutsikaris as the narrator. I have listened to home before and he is by far my favorite!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    laura 02-14-17
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    "Explore the Dark"

    A wonderful King story about the dark edges of our world and lives through the eyes of a little girl with huge talent. The great story teller does not disappoint! Another Stephen King must read.

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    Amazon Customer 02-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty Good"

    Pretty good early King, and a quick and easy listen. Id seen the movie years ago and now reading the book for first time i can say the film was a pretty good adaptation,they are dead on if my memory of film serves. Even though the book and film were close and i saw film first , the book was written so well, with good characters and a fast pace. Have to say though the production of the audiobook was terrible. The narrator was fine but the editor or whoever ended sections by cutting off narrator in mid sentence. Also long dead air lapses between sections. One of worst overall audiobooks ive listened to as in its overall production value.

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    Scott A Brady 01-07-17
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    "Classic King, Great performance!"

    What more needs said? A great story through out the entire book. Was hard to quit listening!

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    Tammy B Sossner GEORGETOWN, TX, US 07-05-16
    Tammy B Sossner GEORGETOWN, TX, US 07-05-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Classic King... Not scary but so riveting"

    King has a way with his readers. He pulls us in with characters we love and want to fight for. This is one of my favorite Stephen King novels and the narrator is fantastic.

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