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In the Tall Grass | [Stephen King, Joe Hill]

In the Tall Grass

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.
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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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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 10-22-12
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 10-22-12 Member Since 2012

    I just achieved App Scholar!! 1000 hours in 1 yr 7 mo and 10 days!!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible

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    "IT CAN'T BE THIS BAD..."

    I THINK THIS IS A DOUBLE TAKE,I NEED TO START OVER. THE TALL GRASS MADE NO SINCE..THE ONLY GOOD THING IT'S A SHORT BOOK.I JUST KNOW KING IS'NT THAT BAD.I'LL LET YOU JUDGE FOR YOURSELF.THE NEXT TIME I LISTEN AND I THINK IT'S BETTER I'LL CHANGE THE REVIEW..

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    Andrew M. Lechner Minneapolis, MN 10-22-12
    Andrew M. Lechner Minneapolis, MN 10-22-12 Member Since 2004

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    "The Perfect Synergy of Two Like-Minded Authors"
    Would you consider the audio edition of In the Tall Grass to be better than the print version?

    Yes. The direction and the actors' execution achieved something far greater than what I could have interpreted through my imagination.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when the husband first meets the black rock. And I think that this scene really showed the synergies between the this once in a generation opportunity for a father-and-son team comprised of two of the greatest living horror writers to use their obvious like-mindedness to create something really wonderful. And I hope they continue to write together. Stephen King does a masterful job creating characters who find themselves in a supernatural situation. The set up is always superb. But when it comes to the down and dirty manifestation of the supernatural, his stories are usually quite ethereal on the subject. Bag of Bones was awesome, but the depiction of what the supernatural creatures were was actually quite murky.Joe Hill does an excellent job painting a practical depiction of normal (an not so normal) people who find themselves in supernatural situations. 20th Century Ghosts is one of the best books of short horror precisely because Mr. Hill's characters react with such a frank honesty to truly weird situations that have very little predicate explanation.This story was the perfect merger of the "edge of your seat" set up that Stephen King is famous for, followed by a supernatural climax that addressed all of the very practical aspects of their situation, and in a way that the reader can really identify not only with the characters, but through their actions, understand the supernatural force they encounter.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The birth.


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    Karen Collins BOXBOROUGH, MA, US 10-20-12
    Karen Collins BOXBOROUGH, MA, US 10-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Waste of Time"
    Any additional comments?

    What a disappointment. Pointless. I was irritated the entire time I was listening...I kept waiting for something to happen, for something to matter. I love Stephen King, but this was awful.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Avid Reader Virginia 05-17-13
    Avid Reader Virginia 05-17-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Ehh... so so"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I had an overall distaste for this story. The characters went against human nature and there was some very distasteful content. I suspect that was part of the point, but I didn't find it so much disturbing as just a little pointless.


    What was most disappointing about Stephen King and Joe Hill ’s story?

    I don't give spoilers, but there was content that I think was meant to be disturbing, but was more just pointless.


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

    No, never. Glad it wasn't a novel, I wouldn't have gotten far.


    Any additional comments?

    I am usually a fan of Steven King, but this one I really felt I wasted my time on. It was a bit of a shock, because I don't think I've ever said that about the books I've read or listened to. The performance was fine, it was the material.

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    Rick Cotacachi, Ecuador 12-08-12
    Rick Cotacachi, Ecuador 12-08-12 Member Since 2000
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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.

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    Laura Denton, TX, United States 11-29-12
    Laura Denton, TX, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrated very well"
    Would you consider the audio edition of In the Tall Grass to be better than the print version?

    The narration was very well. If you are not able to read for yourself this is the way to go. However, reading for myself is always my preferrence


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    This was perfect the way it is


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Lang – was your favorite?

    unable to answer this question. It was equal in the characters


    If you could rename In the Tall Grass, what would you call it?

    n/a


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    Teri Memphis, TN, United States 11-17-12
    Teri Memphis, TN, United States 11-17-12 Member Since 2011

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    "I'm so disappointed."

    As a fan of both authors,I was looking forward to reading this book. It was well written and the characters were likable. The story was just okay, bordering on unimaginative.

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    L. Brown Sacramento, CA USA 11-13-12
    L. Brown Sacramento, CA USA 11-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Creepy and a little Sick"
    What did you love best about In the Tall Grass?

    It was fast pasted and got to the point. I loved how creepy it was.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the girl woke up out of her daze from having the baby and her brother was chewing on her baby's leg. And she thought it was a doll leg.


    Who was the most memorable character of In the Tall Grass and why?

    The little boy


    Any additional comments?

    The short story is twisted. I loved it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JACK RENO, NEVADA, United States 11-12-12
    JACK RENO, NEVADA, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Just keep driving"
    Would you try another book from Stephen King and Joe Hill and/or Stephen Lang?

    yes, a good combination from both imaginations


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    it was creepy little story


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    good narration


    Could you see In the Tall Grass being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    ooh, no movie!


    Any additional comments?

    If you watch the Walking Dead, you can listen to this creeply little story.

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    Tim United States 10-21-12
    Tim United States 10-21-12 Member Since 2010

    Toe reviewer.

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    "A Plead to SK"

    I know that SK won't read this, but this is a plead to him.

    Please just write a solo project. No more collaborations with other authors because it's not your writing anymore. It is someone else's with you as a pen name. Please just write a novel, short story, article, with the terror and horror that we all know. No more coauthors projects, please.

    I have been reading your material for years and have listened to all of your books, but your recent short stories have been very disappointing. You are starting to loose me as a Constant Reader.

    As for In the Tall Grass, save your money, and wait until it's included in a set of novellas.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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