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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 a celebrated, award-winning novelist and a complex man.

Lisey knew there was a dark place where her husband ventured to face his demons. Boo'ya Moon is what Scott called it ¿ a realm that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed to write and live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face her husband's demons. And what begins as a widow's effort to sort through her husband's effects becomes a perilous journey into the heart of darkness.

Don't miss more from Stephen King.

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

What the Critics Say

"Stephen King at his finest...a dazzling novel." (Nicholas Sparks)
"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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  • Annette
    farnborough, hants, United Kingdom
    5/9/07
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    "Excellent"

    once again the master of suspense delivers. A bit slow at the start, but soon kicks in. Stephen King has the uncanny knack of making his stories believable - no matter how far fetched! Listen to this and i guarantee you'll say 'schmucking' at least once within the day!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. Al Gibson
    uk
    6/9/16
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    "love Stephen kings g but not a big fan of this one"

    struggled to finish I'm sorry to say, loved the beginning but lost interest quickly

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • M. C. Wilcock
    North Yorkshire
    5/24/16
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    Performance
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    "Not King as i know him"
    What disappointed you about Lisey's Story?

    For a start off the narrator was very boring. However, I was hoping the story would soon eradicate this feeling; it didn't. I read 1/3 of the book and all that happened was she had to help her sister. I listen to the book when driving and became worried i would fall asleep from the boredom. Just didn't get going and none of the brillilant King story telling I have listened to in the past. It was just dull. It may well have got better by the third section but i had lost the will to live well before then.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King again?

    Definitely - i have read and listened to so many great King books over the last 20 years that i will continue to read his work. And that is what also makes this all the more disappointing as it is just not what i am used to from his work.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Needed a better story and a less monotone narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • gav cornell
    9/29/15
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    "not for me"

    really struggled to finish the book! I love Steven king normally but this was hard going and a generic story! some real hardcore fans may enjoy it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • only1dionne
    7/13/15
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    "Hated every second of it!"

    Hated this, so, so much. I tried so hard to finish it, but it was seriously, SK's worst work I've ever read! Too many in jokes, and repetition of phrases and words.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J. D. Hemms
    The moon
    7/10/15
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    "Slow and long winded....."

    I love SK books, listened to many over the years. This one is slow and just meanders through. I think there were two moments of brief tension....just did not grip me like his others.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mancbella
    12/1/14
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    "Disappointing"
    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed several SK audiobooks and went for this because he said it is his favourite of all the books he has written. It is an interesting book but I found it far too irritating to truly enjoy. The private language shared by the couple at the heart of this story was too much.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. S. E. Bellwood
    United Kingdom
    11/7/14
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    "RAMBLINGS OF A MADMAN?"

    I tried really hard to understand the story, to no avail. Maybe it's just me but I had to give up on it in the end, I found my mind wandering all the time. Nothing seemed to make much sense to me so will go for a refund

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mandie
    United States
    12/22/11
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    "The worst Stephen King I have read"

    After reading the mixed reviews I decided to go with the majority and bought this book in the 40% members sale. I am so glad I didn't therefore waste much money on this book, as it is the worst Stephen King I have ever read. The over reiteration of the word "Schmuck" begins to annoy very quickly, as does the repeated phrases when referring to someone ie the university police man who obviously had a big bottom and every time he is mentioned we hear this again and again and again. I listened for about 2 hours, went back to the other reviews where it did say to persevere as the book does improve, then listened for about another hour, when I couldn't listen any more. This is the most disappointing book I have ever listened to and the first I have not been able to finish.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • jennifer
    alfreton, United Kingdom
    6/19/11
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    "Lisey's Story"

    Being a big Stephen King fan,i could not resist this book,the reviews looked excellent,so i thought why not!
    To be honest this is not is best at all,all King fans know his stories can be long,but usually they are good enough to keep u gripped,this one did not.
    It took me along time to keep going back to it,i was determined to listen to it,just in case it got better,guess what? it did not,i found it boring,and pointless,plus the word smuckin was repeated numerous times,and it got on my nerves,i just kept drifting,i am sad to say this of Mr King but it is not my favourite.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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