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.
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"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)
"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
"Slow to start but gets very deep!"
I'm stuck in traffic in the motorway no no no no no no no no
"Very dark and very enjoyable"
I'm a massive Stephen king fan so probably very biased. However, this is a great book and the lady reading it is very easy to listen to.
"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.
"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.
"A love story Stephen King style"
This story was recommended to me by my dad who read the book, i have since recommended it to multiple people.
I Loved how it was set in such a short space of time yet with flashbacks which make you believe you have known the characters for ages
I Haven't yet but it has made me want to
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.
"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
"An affirmation of audible books"
Oddly I had not been able to finish this as a written book but I thought it would be interesting to re-try it as an audible book, and indeed it was as this time I truly enjoyed it. The story is given in the précis of the novel but what that does not tell you is the growing sense of unease and menace you experience listening to Lisey's gradual immersion in her dead husband's life and world. It is well narrated and thoroughly well worth listening to, if like me you had previously thought that this was one of Stephen Kings less successful books then I urge you to try it.
"A different type of story from Mr King"
The confusion between reality and fiction in the book was amazing - felt the same way as the characters...
Lisey - the main character - was she mad, was her husband???
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