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In the Tall Grass Audiobook

In the Tall Grass

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Karen B NJ 06-27-15
    Karen B NJ 06-27-15 Member Since 2014

    L2RKaren

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    "Waste of Money"

    I usually like to buy the audio to accompany my Kindle book. This one was not worth the money. It's a horrible book Disgusting. No real point to it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 05-05-14
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 05-05-14 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "MAN IS MEAT AND WE HAVE TO EAT"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kemi PA 03-10-13
    Kemi PA 03-10-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "Hated It!"
    What disappointed you about In the Tall Grass?

    I understand it's a short story but I felt the ending was just unsatisfying. It felt rushed and incomplete.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I might check out S.K.'s other short story ... "A Face In the Crowd."


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He was ok. I had no problem with his performance.


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

    Primarily disappointment, some disgust at the vulgarity. I felt it did not enhance the story or even help the reader experience the horror of the character's circumstances.


    Any additional comments?

    Save you credit/money. This was not worth the $4+ I paid.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lance AMERICAN FORK, UT, United States 03-04-13
    Lance AMERICAN FORK, UT, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "An Excuse to Write Together"
    What would have made In the Tall Grass better?

    I love Stephen King. It was his books that first got me to love reading, but this was not one of his better efforts. The concept of the story was interesting, but in the end it's just a gross-out shocker that turns out just to be gross. It's like King really wanted to do "something" with his son, and so they just cranked this out in an afternoon.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King and Joe Hill again?

    Oh sure.


    Did Stephen Lang do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The narrator was just fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from In the Tall Grass?

    Eating aborted fetuses is about as yuck as you can get.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Spyros Dimatos 02-08-13
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    "just plain awful"
    What would have made In the Tall Grass better?

    Its a great concept, just a very poor story. Worst king ever. and im a huge king fan.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Clancey


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

    narration was fine, just a very poor story


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Im shocked that king wrote this. I have read/listened to all of kings works. 11-22-63 is one of my top 5 books of all time. I love the dark tower and many others. this is just poor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barry CARY, NC, United States 02-04-13
    Barry CARY, NC, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Typical King"

    I read the title and pretty much knew the entire plot. I do love King stories and enjoyed the book even though there were no surprises.

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    J. Ducharme Somersworth, NH USA 01-01-13
    J. Ducharme Somersworth, NH USA 01-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Recycled Children of the Corn"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Sure - short story, not bad.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Stephen King and Joe Hill ? Why or why not?

    Of course. I am determined to read / listen to every Stephen King book ever written. I'm almost there...


    Did Stephen Lang do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Better than some readers, worse than others. There were only a couple of characters in this book so not the most impressive performance in the world but he did a fine job.


    Do you think In the Tall Grass needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. It already seemed like it was a follow-up book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book seemed like the Cliff notes to "Children of the Corn". While I enjoyed it, I had this sense of Deja Vu for most of the book. It was still good but seemed recycled.

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    Lisa Goodlettsville, TN, United States 12-24-12
    Lisa Goodlettsville, TN, United States 12-24-12
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    "Poor acting"
    What would have made In the Tall Grass better?

    A different reader.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Stephen King and Joe Hill ? Why or why not?

    Yes I love Stephen King. I don't love all of his stories but that's to be expected. You have to judge the story based on its own merit, not simply because a certain person wrote it. I don't think I've read any other books by Joe Hill, but I plan to now.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I really don't like to criticize someone's work when I probably couldn't do better, but the performance this reader gave was so distracting I had a hard time getting into the story. Its hard to describe accurately but he put emphasis on the wrong words in sentences and it felt like he was saying characters' lines improperly. It seems like he was just trying too hard and went over the top. Overall, his performance just made me mad. I can't really recommend this reading at all.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I think the story itself was ok, but I will probably read it for myself sometime just to see.


    Any additional comments?

    Please help the reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Clark Near the eastern border of the Republic 12-19-12
    J. Clark Near the eastern border of the Republic 12-19-12

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    "Great start...not much else"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't recommend this book. I have always been a King fan and I've heard really good things about Joe Hill. I wanted to like it, but I couldn't.


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

    I've never heard an audiobook read by Stephen Lang, but he does an excellent job--just not quite enough to save a mediocre story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Cotacachi, Ecuador 12-08-12
    Rick Cotacachi, Ecuador 12-08-12 Member Since 2013

    In a small, peaceful town on the Equator, the sun always sets at 6, and a good audiobook is always the perfect evening companion.

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    "Tall Tale"

    The premise—a simple stand of tall roadside grass that baffles and captures those who are lured into it—is a good one. Novels have been based on less. This short story almost felt like the outline of a novel, and as such, it seems incomplete. A lot of things happen, but we are given little understanding of why.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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