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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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    "Amazing"

    I'm not a huge fan of the genre but Steven King has a way of touching home with whatever he writes. I laughed, cried and was afraid. The narration was spot-on. The whole book was an experience and I left feeling changed. An unfortunately rare experience in my opinion.

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    Stefanie 03-16-16
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    "Great story - creepy, but with humor."

    Very enjoyable & interesting. It got just a little bit too far out there at times but still very enjoyable. Mare Winningham is a great narrator, using just the right tones to portray the thoughts.

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    Deanna United States 03-14-16
    Deanna United States 03-14-16 Member Since 2012
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    "superb"

    Absolutely superb story and stupendous performance. Haven't been so moved in years, heartbreakingly beautiful and terrifyingly real. An amazing portrait of marriage, familial relationships, and the power of belief.

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    Sandra 03-11-16
    Sandra 03-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "King is my favorite storyteller!"

    I loved it and was sorry to come to the end. On to the next.

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    J 03-07-16
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    "Mare Winningham"
    Where does Lisey's Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is in the top tier due to Mare Winningham's performance.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The combination of a woman;s story by Stephen King and Mare Winningham


    What about Mare Winningham’s performance did you like?

    All of it. The reading is amazing. Mare as the young boy is just heartbreaking.


    If you could rename Lisey's Story, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't change it.


    Any additional comments?

    This purchase was definitely worth my coin and time. Thank you Audible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Ward 01-21-16
    John Ward 01-21-16
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    "Great story and fantastic narrator"

    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.

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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