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.
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"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)
I think the audio book may be the better way to experience this story. This book is King's love letter to American idioms and the narrator allows you to experience not only the words themselves, but also the unique pronunciations and sounds. Her performance allows the listener to experience the rich flavors of the Appalachian dialect. It's a wonderful book made all the more special by Marriott Winningham's performance.
I've read a great deal--almost all really--of King's novels and this one was the most hauntingly beautiful. From start to finish I was hooked and at no point did I feel bored, lost, or annoyed with the story. The final chapter had be choked up and bawling, so much so that I had to pause the story to regain my composure lest I missed something during my crying. That's saying a lot because I am not the type of guy to start crying while reading a book. As well, I almost never write full reviews here on Audible. So the mere act of writing this is further proof of how much I liked this book and how much it meant to me. The characters are believable, easily liked, reluctantly hated, and painfully relatable. I saw so many reflections of my own marriage in the story and of my own wife in Lisey (though not so many of myself in Scott)... I will cherish this story for the rest of my life. It easily surpassed "It", "Duma Key", and "Under the Dome" as my favorite piece of work by Mr. King. Don't skip reading this one. I can't imagine it disappointing anyone (though, obviously, every person's tastes differ).
NOTHING, THE STORY DRAGS ON AND ON AND IS VERY IRRITATING.
I ENJOYED HER PERFORMANCE.
TERRIBLE BOOK. SKIP THIS ONE.
Love books, listen to 3-4 books a week, thriller and true crimes favorite.
put this one a way several times just couldn't get into it. king gets a pass on this.
The book was long but the twists and turns were very interesting.
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.
I loved her voice and no i have not listened to any of her other performances.
No it was not...Way to long for one sitting.
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.
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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