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 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.
I've read almost all of Stephen Kings books and although I thoroughly enjoyed his earlier works, I haven't been pleased with them in the last few years.
Storyline was too weak. The areas that should have connected didn't do so later. I was surprised when the end of the book came because I expected more.
Willy Wonka of it
Hill is new, but Heart-shaped box was a great tale. King is a legend. So, together, I expected something AT LEAST half decent. I was disappointed.
As others have reviewed, this story is more about an abundance of gross details than actual plot. There's no real explanation for anything -- but don't worry, you won't really care.
I won't ruin it, but suffice to say this is a short story I'd expect from some entry-level hack, not a legend and his offspring.
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.
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