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
I have nearly 400K miles on my van and I listen to a LOT of audiobook! I'm a musician and I listen as I travel from concert to concert.
Probably not. It took a turn that was just a little too disgusting for my "tastes."
Well, I listened a week ago and can't recall any of the characters' names, but I guess it would be the sister. She held out the longest.
Again, the sister. Stephen Lang did a great job.
All on a Summer's Day
I usually enjoy the works of the authors and expected this would be an entertaining short story, but found it to be too predictable and over-the-line gross for me.
Audible, take me away!
So not worth the $7! Bad even for a short story. Narrator was ok, story was a little gory (which i like) but too predictable and boring.
This was a great "edge of your seat" story, that keeps you thinking about it long after you've read it. The narrator does a great job of keeping the suspense high.
I enjoyed it and would recommend it.
Twin twenty somethings, on a trip out west, hear a voice in some tall grass and wade out into it to help only to find themselves wading into a new kind of horror.
What starts with a lot of potential is a story that isn't just half baked but hardly baked at all. It feels as if father and son traded chapters trying to outdo one another other and ended up stumbling over each other. There's set-up for some interesting potential in the first quarter, even when they first move into the grass. A complicated eb and flow, a life, to the grass is long left in the dust for horrific elements that are hollow and fall flat. There's gore and disturbing moments, if that's all you're looking for, but they don't mean anything. I stopped caring about the two main protagonists shortly after they were in the grass when I realized there wasn't much to the story. These two authors are much better than this, too bad.
Mr. Lang does a great job holding the pieces together here. The characters are well drawn and their voices are quite distinct. I feel like he's a bit out of his element here but this might just be fron the writing.
If you want a couple of moments of shallow horrific moments, you'll find them here. On the whole there's not much here to sink your teeth into or to feel scared about. This is more of a waste of time.
I understand it's a short story but I felt the ending was just unsatisfying. It felt rushed and incomplete.
I might check out S.K.'s other short story ... "A Face In the Crowd."
He was ok. I had no problem with his performance.
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.
Save you credit/money. This was not worth the $4+ I paid.
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.
The narrator was just fine.
Eating aborted fetuses is about as yuck as you can get.
Its a great concept, just a very poor story. Worst king ever. and im a huge king fan.
narration was fine, just a very poor story
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.
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.
Sure - short story, not bad.
Of course. I am determined to read / listen to every Stephen King book ever written. I'm almost there...
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.
No. It already seemed like it was a follow-up book.
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.
A different reader.
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.
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.
I think the story itself was ok, but I will probably read it for myself sometime just to see.
Please help the reader.
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