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Graveyard Shift and Other Stories From Night Shift Audiobook
Graveyard Shift and Other Stories From Night Shift
Written by: 
Stephen King
Narrated by: 
John Glover
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Graveyard Shift and Other Stories From Night Shift Audiobook

Graveyard Shift and Other Stories From Night Shift

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Publisher's Summary

Consummate master of his craft, Stephen King has kept millions awake past midnight shivering at tales that probe the shadows and reveal the dark side. Now listeners can chill to this second dramatic unabridged production of short stories from his best selling book, Night Shift. It brings Stephen King's demonic stories fully to life - and the terror even closer to home.

Dropout drifter Hall has crossed the country doing whatever comes his way. Working the "Graveyard Shift" in a decaying Massachusetts mill under a bullying foreman is just one more leg in his crazy quilt journey, until it leads to a nether realm where the Rat Queen defends her empire. Things are never as they seem, as "The Man Who Loved Flowers" proves one perfect Spring evening on the sidewalks of New York. In "The Last Rung on the Ladder" beautiful Kitty hangs from dizzying heights above a hideous fate and, in "Night Surf," a group of teenagers on a late summer beach watch the world end in a gruesome, viral whimper. The mind-numbing secrets of "Jerusalem's Lot" wait in an ancestral mansion where blood binds the Boone family to a timeless history of unspeakable evil.

©1976 Stephen King; (P)1994 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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    Kelley royse city, TX, USA 10-23-08
    Kelley royse city, TX, USA 10-23-08
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    "Overall good investment"

    The narrator was very good. Narrator did the best on The Man Who Loved Flowers and Jerusalem's Lot. Stories are classic Stephen King. If you're a King fan you won't be dissappointed!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Conroe, TX, United States 01-13-13
    Jason Conroe, TX, United States 01-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book to pass time"
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    Book is great for road trips if your a King fan. Most stories are standard King others give you the "humm?" look. Over all great short book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew S. Hill 12-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another of Stephen King (the worlds best story tellers) early works. Great!"

    See where this amazing, epic writing creative genius cut his teeth. It's a simpler form of writing for him and he's come a long way, but these stories stand up on their own along side of his greatest books. I totally recommend this book if your interested in his early work.

    The audio is great in this one of the three part series and John Glover is absolutely spot on. Reading with great passion and talent. He makes it seem like he's telling you a story of his own.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nik 11-18-15
    Nik 11-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another good listen."

    From the master of ..... these stories has me hooked again. Thanks Mr. King again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    E. Anderson Los Anchorage, AK 01-11-14
    E. Anderson Los Anchorage, AK 01-11-14 Member Since 2015

    host of the podcast Not In A Creepy Way, avid audiobook listener

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    "Classic King"

    These are the "oldies but goodies" of the King short stories. I wish Night Shift was all in one volume but the production values are well worth the cost.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Allen Victoria, TX, USA 08-05-07
    Allen Victoria, TX, USA 08-05-07
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    "great selection of classics"

    These are possibly the best stories Stephen King has ever written. Almost every story has been converted to a movie. Night Surf was an early version of The Stand. The highlight is Jerusalem's Lot , a beautiful short.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best of the 'lot"

    While the dissecting of Night Shift into three parts appears to be a shameless grab for money, this volume is a bargain and a half. Some of the best of King's short fiction collection is here - the brutal and ravaging "Graveyard Shift" and utterly chilling "Jerusalem's Lot" - among less horrifying but equally well-told tales like "The Last Rung on the Ladder" and "Night Surf". Courtesy of John Glover, who lends a multi-textured performance across all of the stories contained in this selection, the listener can truly hear the beginnings of the masterful writing that would go on to create masterpiece novels like "The Stand" and "'Salem's Lot". When "The Man Who Loved Flowers" is the least terrifying of the bunch (and don't let the name or that description fool you), you know you're in for a wicked treat as only King can deliver.

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    Alishia penk 03-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Half was great, half drug on"

    The best part of this collection for me was "Night Shift", as a kid i heard this story, I don't rememby why or what the context was, but I heard my mother tell it. It stuck with me, and it was a joy to find the original source. I also loved the "the Man Who Loved Flowers", it wasa really fun short read. The biggest let down for me was Jerusalem's Lot, I had already read Salem's lot and this really felt pale in comparison. All in all Stephen King writes some really fun short stories, I am actually starting to like them more than his novels.

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    scott Columbia, Moldova, Republic of 12-23-15
    scott Columbia, Moldova, Republic of 12-23-15 Member Since 2015

    I live in Columbia Maryland not Columbia Moldova! I haven't turned into a Groucho Marx character yet.

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    "Vintage small batch king"

    Five different highly stylized tales each displaying a different influence on King 's early writings. O. O'Henry, Bram Stoker, Richard Masterson, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and HP Lovecraft can be discerned.

    Well worth the read and the brevity of the material of is appreciated.

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    steve kearny, NJ, United States 02-26-11
    steve kearny, NJ, United States 02-26-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Maybe it's just me"

    I got this book because it had so many good reviews on the website but overall, I thought this book was just okay but then again, maybe it's just me?

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful

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