Mile 81 meets "N." in this collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill.
As USA Today said of Stephen King's Mile 81: "Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?" In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another. The boy's cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.
©2012 Stephen King and Joseph Hillstrom King (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc
Im awesome at listening to books.....your welcome world.
of the 160 audio books i have listened to. This one made me proclaim out loud , almost screaming. "OH MY GOD !...........OH MY GOD......NO effing WAY" This will be the most crazy thing you have ever heard. I promise. Damn!
Mixed, complicated feelings about this after listening.
We picked this up for a little Halloween road trip being huge fans of Joe Hill and having really enjoyed King's last few books.
And the beginning of this story is so, so, creepy. And wonderfully narrated.
When the explanation for what's in the grass comes, though, the story veers into King territory pretty hardcore. It's violent and disturbing and much more "The Regulators"-era King than "Nightmares and Dreamscapes," with a little too much "Dreamcatcher" in there. Yuck.
We don't regret the experience and it IS well written and wonderfully read, but know what you're getting into. We'd been hoping it would be a little more ofa Joe Hill story, but it is wonderful to see the two of them writing together.
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I would recommend this book only to those who are not offended by extreme grotesqueries.
The story was a bit predictable but it was so raw and startling that I did not expect a lot of the imagery that took place.
The brother sister relationship established at the beginning of the book built a great foundation for the reader to get pulled in. Even in the short duration of the pages - the characters were crafted carefully and you actually get to know them before the darkness takes over the story theme.
It was over the top blood and guts! I wasn't expecting the punch in the stomach that it provided.
I did not like this book. If you want something that will haunt you because it's gross, then read it.
maybe if they spent more time on the second half of the story would have been nice,it's like they had a good story but they didn't have a ending but they did it anyway,O-lets throw in something really sick maybe they won't notes the ending. don't spend the money if you already did turn it off half-way thew .Stephen Lang is great, but you can only do so much with a bad story,,
I should've heeded the warnings in other reviews. I'm a Stephen King fan, and didn't expect a lighthearted feel-good story, but this book was just too disturbing to finish (so I can't comment on the ending). It did start off very well and the premise itself was very clever, but about halfway through, I got the kind of sick feeling I imagine I'd get from watching a snuff film.
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
This was an excellent scary story. It was gory, which just made it that more scary. In Kansas they don't have woods, so stories about getting lost in he woods does not scare anyone. In Kansas they do have tall grass, wheat, sunflower fields, corn, etc. It was good from start to finish, first half and second half.
I like Stephen King, I like Joe Hill and I like King and Hill together. I don't know what else to say.
The story captures the constant reader from the beginning. It's a short story, and it leaves you wanting more. I wouldn't be surprised if King will elaborate further on the evil in this story, in some future stories. Kind of the way he did with Desperation and The Regulators.
Scary, Mysterious, Chilling
I can't choose my favorite character. They were all great.
I have not
I was listening with great intent towards the middle of the book as some of the mysteries started to unfold. It was great!
As always Stephen Lang did a great job with the narration. I enjoy reading Stephen King's books, especially the short stories, and I have enjoyed both of the Joe Hill books I've read. But this story was just too gory (and unthinkable) for me.
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