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LT's Theory of Pets | [Stephen King]

LT's Theory of Pets

LT has a theory about pets, particularly his Siamese cat. It had been their cat, not just his cat, but that was until he came home one day to find a note on the fridge from his wife saying she had left him. Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall in London, this story demonstrates yet again that no one can tell a tale like Stephen King. Available only in audio!
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LT has a theory about pets, particularly his Siamese cat. It had been their cat, not just his cat, but that was until he came home one day to find a note on the fridge from his wife saying she had left him.

Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall in London, this story demonstrates yet again that no one can tell a tale like Stephen King. Available only in audio!

These unabridged selections also appear in the print edition of Everything's Eventual. More unabridged stories from Everything's Eventual are available in Blood and Smoke, Riding the Bullet, The Man in the Black Suit, and Everything's Eventual.

©2001 Stephen King; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Jackie Pasco, WA, USA 06-26-03
    Jackie Pasco, WA, USA 06-26-03 Member Since 2002
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    "Wickedly Funny"

    I bought this book because I thought it would be just what I needed to fall to sleep to. Not a good idea! The first part of the book was so funny, I had to stiffle my laughter to keep from waking my husband. Pet owners will love it. And in spite of the humor, Stephen King delivers his usual magic by warping the story into weirdness by the end.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer RIDLEY PARK, PA, United States 02-14-03
    Amazon Customer RIDLEY PARK, PA, United States 02-14-03 Member Since 2001
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    "Story Time in London with Stephen King"

    <U>LT's Theory of Pets</U> is a great Stephen King non-horror story. As his long time readers know, Stephen King is much more than gore. One of the finest straight American fiction authors of our time reads one of his shorts for an audience in London. This audio is a little pricey, even with audible's great discount, for one story that lasts 55 minutes, but it is a must for all Stephen King fans. The introductory remarks by King to the audience get you laughing right from the start and the story keeps you laughing...for a while.

    If you are new to listening to Stephen King, I would suggest trying one of the short story collections from audible before coming back to snap up this little gem.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Jill Bridgewater, Maine 10-05-08
    Jill Bridgewater, Maine 10-05-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Great story for a commute drive."

    I listened to this on my way to work and the drive home. Funny as hell, but with a Stephen King sad sack/horror ending. Stephen's characters are so fleshed out that they seem to be real, like your neighbor down the street that you nod and smile hello to, but don't actually know or want to know. In King's world, maybe not knowing is safer!
    Note: King warns at the beginning that if you don't like cussing and dirty words, then you'd better not listen to this. This is a live recording of a book reading so it sounds sort of tinny because of the auditorium, I guess. But King is clear as a bell as he reads.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Renee Kendallville, IN, United States 09-18-08
    Renee Kendallville, IN, United States 09-18-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Hilarious!"

    This book wasn't quite what I thought it would be, but it was a fun and funny book that takes a look at how things seem to be true (at least was with my pets even!) It's a short and sweet story that had me laughing out loud (quite a funny thing seeing as how I only listened to it on my mp3 player -- so spontaneous bursts of laughter were amusing and confusing to everyone else) and was definitely a good buy. I've listened to it a few times all the way through and recommend this book, read by Stephen King himself (who does a wonderful job narrating with his Maine accent)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew New Orleans, LA, USA 03-15-03
    Matthew New Orleans, LA, USA 03-15-03
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    "The softer side of King..."

    A story that starts hilarious and ends surprisingly sad... A jolting twist that only King could pull off...

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mahashe 10-13-14
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    "Funny!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this book to friends.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great story. A little something different from the master, Stephen King. I love that he read it himself and his delivery of it is just hysterical! Love, love love it!

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    Jennifer Beadle Granite City, IL United States 04-06-14
    Jennifer Beadle Granite City, IL United States 04-06-14 Member Since 2013

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    Where does LT's Theory of Pets rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank it a few notches below Joyland. So far Joyland has been the most engaging Audiobook I have listened to yet.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of LT's Theory of Pets?

    The description he gives of the dog vomiting in LT's shoe.


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

    The narrator telling LT's story.


    If you could take any character from LT's Theory of Pets out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The narrator because he isn't hiding anything. LT is a bit in denial and not very forthcoming.


    Any additional comments?

    This started off with a bang for me. I like Stephen King's voice as well as his story. The end was a little bit of a let down, but I was thoroughly engaged throughout the entire audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maynard Moravian falls, NC, United States 11-09-13
    Maynard Moravian falls, NC, United States 11-09-13 Member Since 2011

    Scientist, artisan, anachronism

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    "dig it, and dig it well"

    King’s narration is not always well received. He’s bland, at times; he doesn't pull punches. He is unique. & some ppl hate his readings. when King reads he’s a hit or miss. Here he hits. He nails it.

    This is a live reading. he is happy. He's wicked. You can hear a smirk on his face if you listen closely. he reads it right.

    The story floored me. More wit than rotten; more homestead humor than horror. This is one of those real stories of real ppl in real places facing real problems. You see that here and there with a King short; this is one.

    Now I like my King to have horror. Like in the Library Policeman (one of my favorites), great horror is what I expect. So when he tosses out a real story, and I love it, it catches me off guard. But even in the absence of the horror it is fantastic.

    This is a great story. If your'e a King fan, as I am, you’ll probably dig it...

    well...

    -m

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    Tanya Ridgeley, WV, USA 02-06-09
    Tanya Ridgeley, WV, USA 02-06-09
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    "I Love This Story!!!"

    This is my favorite of all Stephen King's short stories. It is funny and witty, and then again kind of sad. And best of all, he is reading it, so that gives it another level of richness and understanding of what he is trying to say. If you are just trying out Stephen King's writing, I would highly recommend this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Randall Roseville, CA, United States 07-22-07
    Randall Roseville, CA, United States 07-22-07 Member Since 2003
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    "A+++"

    I thought Stephen King was great, and love to see his humorous side. Very fun book, should make you laugh.

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