When a game of seduction between a husband and wife ends in death, the nightmare has only just begun in this sinister twist on a bedtime story - a number-one national best seller and "one of Stephen King's best" (USA Today).
Gerald and Jessie Burlingame have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic getaway. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband's games, but when Gerald refuses to stop, the evening ends with deadly consequences. Still handcuffed, Jessie is trapped and alone.
Over the next 28 hours, in the lakeside house that has become a prison, Jessie will come face to face with all the things she has ever feared. Her only company is a hungry stray dog and the various voices that fill her mind. As night comes, she is unsure whether it is her imagination or if she has another companion: someone watching her from the corner of her dark bedroom.
A master of his craft, Stephen King's novels haunt in many different ways. Gerald's Game "kept us up half the night, we couldn't put it down" (Newsweek).
©1992 Stephen King (P)1992 Penguin Highbridge Audio
Ms. Crouse does an incredible job of narrating. All of this book's intensity is communicated to we faithfully constant readers.
BRAVO, Mr King...
Just imagine. Your trapped. No way out. You have to relive your personal nightmares and the dark and shadows are coming after you. You have to face doing horrible things to get away. This is what horror is. Fear at its core.
Lindsay Crouse understands what it takes to make Stephen King sound like pure poetry!. A gripping and engaging story that keeps you wanting more and this will always remain a favorite King book of mine.
Lindsay Crouse also does a beautiful job with Misery and that is similar.
Too many for just one, but the dog sticks out. And Jesse's inner monologue is always geat.
I wish I could have!
More gory than I expected, which is ok.
Warning **(minor spoiler)*:
don't read if you are sensitive to the topic of childhood molestation. I wish they would indicate that in the summary
I'm an Exterminator in NYC for the past 24 years. I've seen blood and guts galore. But I had to pull over, put my face in my hands and moan in distress.
The way the story is written and told is beyond amazing.
This is the highest quality of psychological horror.
Stephen King really pushed the limits and came out on top... Again and
Lindsay Crouse is now one of my favorite narrators.
I loved this book when I read it in junior high and Dolores Claiborne.
It is read beautifully.
The only thing I didn't care for is the strange music mingled in the story.
I have both read this book and now listened to it. In both cases I had to stop for a breather at a certain point in the book before I actually became physically ill.
the entire premise was marvelous, at the beginning I was drawn in but after awhile it just seemed to be more of the same over and over again with the voices in her head... Became a bit monotonous, could have told this story in a quarter of the time. lisey's story is far superior if you haven't read that one yet, it's much better than this drivel. I love King but this one definitely fell short.
The story was great, but the random sound effects placed in the story by the editing/production department absolutely drove me insane. I forced myself to finish the book and them promptly returned it.
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