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Lisey's Story Audiobook

Lisey's Story

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Publisher's Summary

Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a 25-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, best-selling novelist, and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and "bools". Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went, a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive, or give him the ideas he needed in order to live.

Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons, Lisey's turn to go to Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.

Perhaps King's most personal and powerful story ever, Lisey's Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love.

Don't miss more from Stephen King.

©2006 Stephen King; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Audio

What the Critics Say

"As much about the facets of longtime marriage as it is about the characters themselves, Lisey's Story offers a poignant glimpse at abiding love and the tides of grief, and the internal language of relationships of all kinds." (Atlantic Monthly)
"In Lisey's Story, Stephen King makes bold, brilliant use of his satanic storytelling gift, his angelic ear for language, and above all his incomparable ability to find the epic in the ordinary." (Michael Chabon)
"Lisey's Story is bright and brilliant. It's dark and desperate. While I'll always consider The Shining, my first ride on King's wild Tilt-A-Whirl, a gorgeous, bloody jewel, I found, on this latest ride, a treasure box heaped with dazzling gems. A few of them have sharp, hungry teeth." (Nora Roberts)

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    Debbie Mathews salem, oregon 11-21-15
    Debbie Mathews salem, oregon 11-21-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Wonderful"

    One if not His best!!!!!! Loved it! I would bring u back always. Amazingly written and narrated.

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    Matt 11-15-15
    Matt 11-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Phenomenal story! Engaging!"

    I loved this story. You broght me down to the pool and I drank deeply.

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    barbara Espinosa 10-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read!"

    I love how this book eased me into the abnormal world only Stephen King can do.

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    Jennifer Sadler 09-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "GREAT NARRARATOR! STUPID STORY!!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    NOTHING, THE STORY DRAGS ON AND ON AND IS VERY IRRITATING.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King again?

    YES.


    What does Mare Winningham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I ENJOYED HER PERFORMANCE.


    Any additional comments?

    TERRIBLE BOOK. SKIP THIS ONE.

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    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 09-05-15
    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 09-05-15 Member Since 2015

    Love books, listen to 3-4 books a week, thriller and true crimes favorite.

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    "Love king, but not so much this novel"

    put this one a way several times just couldn't get into it. king gets a pass on this.

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    Mary 08-22-15
    Mary 08-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A Stephen King Novel for sure"
    What made the experience of listening to Lisey's Story the most enjoyable?

    The book was long but the twists and turns were very interesting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lisey's Story?

    I am not sure I can pick one. As I recall, I found the ending strange. It almost did not make sense but that is stephen king for you.


    Have you listened to any of Mare Winningham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I loved her voice and no i have not listened to any of her other performances.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No it was not...Way to long for one sitting.


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    Kindle Customer 08-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another good read."

    This wasn't a typical King story. He has written so many great books that I have truly enjoyed. It was however worth the money and I enjoyed reading it.

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    Sue Opp Puyallup 08-03-15
    Sue Opp Puyallup 08-03-15 Member Since 2005

    Sue

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    "Second only to The Shinning"

    My favorite King will forever be my first, I read The Shinning in one long sitting. This is a very close second. No one writes...hell THINKS the things he can write so masterfully!

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    E Azevedo WALNUT CREEK, CA, United States 06-18-15
    E Azevedo WALNUT CREEK, CA, United States 06-18-15 Member Since 2006

    I love to read, the books need to be fairly complicated or interesting in their own way. I belong to a book club that selects great books.

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    "Just fascinating"

    So well written. Fascinating in its portrayal of the main character. I have no idea how he comes up with his descriptions, but they are so well written that you can visualize what he is describing. I really liked this book. The real and the imagined are so well integrated. Bravo.

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    heathbar626 CHEVY CHASE, MD, United States 06-02-15
    heathbar626 CHEVY CHASE, MD, United States 06-02-15 Member Since 2016

    anything you can do, i can do bitter

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    "among King's best"

    brilliant story of love, loss, madness, fear, perseverance, sisterhood, and love.
    Mare Winningham gives a calm and consistent, yet nuanced narration.
    I'll be listening to this again for sure.

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