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
This reminded me of some of Mr. King's earlier work, such as Graveyard Shift from the Night Shift collection, and why I fell in love with his gift for telling short stories. I found it raw (in the best sense) and that it hits you right in stomach with the well-crafted, albeit gory, imagery.
An avid reader that has run out of time to read and has turned to audiobooks to get his daily bookworm fed.
Wow, just wow. I have enjoyed other Hill and King collaborations, especially considering that Hill is Kings son, and this was no exception. Short, creepy, and very well written.
This story had several WTF moments that surprised even me a veteran of Kings writing. Stephen Lang was phenomenal as usual; he has read some of Hills stuff and did well with those. My only complaint is that Lang doesnt do women very well, his voice is too gravelly. Over all it was well done and look forward to an actual novel written by these two.
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.
I don't know. A Whole different story maybe. I feel like I wasted my $7 on this one.
I won't give up on listening to this genre. I just didn't like this particular book.
The Narrator is fine.
All of them, because I didn't like the story.
With Stephen King books, you never know what you're going to get. Some are fantastic, and some of them are less than interesting. But that's true with all authors. I will continue to listen to and read Stephen King's books because he has such a weird and strange imagination.
The story could have been so good, and started out so well. And then it falls apart completely. Some of it makes no sense whatsoever. And the gross part people are referring to, yes, it is that disgusting. If you are really bored, give it a listen. Just set the bar low.
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