The number-one national best seller about a famous novelist held hostage by his "number-one fan" and suffering a frightening case of writer's block - that could prove fatal. One of "Stephen King's best...genuinely scary" (USA Today).
Paul Sheldon is a best-selling novelist who has finally met his number-one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader - she is Paul's nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.
Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life - just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an axe. And if they don't work, she can get really nasty.
"Terrifying" (San Francisco Chronicle), "dazzlingly well-written" (The Indianapolis Star), and "truly gripping" (Publishers Weekly), Misery is "classic Stephen King...full of twists and turns and mounting suspense" (The Boston Globe).
©1987 Stephen King, Tabitha King, and Arthur B. Greene (P)1992 Penguin Highbridge Audio
Lindsay Crouse really captured the insanity that is Annie Wilkes! This book scares me more than any other Stephen King book bc of the terror that you know Annie creates in Paul's mind! I read the book years ago then I recently listened to Lindsay read it... Great experience! (Both times) although Kathy Bates does a wonderful Annie the movie doesn't even come close to scaring me like the book. While I listened I pictured Kathy Bates for sure! I love her
Excellent thriller. Amazing.
The overall plotline.
er voices for Annie was excellent.
Afraid I can't think of one, since there's already been a film version of it.
A must-have for fans of Stephen Kng.
A lot of people seem to have had an issue with the performance which almost made me not get the book. I'm glad I did! the story is INCREDIBLE and she did a great job reading it.
I am not addicted to reading...I can quit as soon as I get to the next chapter!
I would listen to Misery again, I feel like there are so many details that you can miss because of the great drama taking place.
This story is gruesome and emotional but has such great relation to everyday life and the struggles people face.
My favorite was probably the scrap book...here we really learn just how twisted and sick Annie really is!
"This type-writer may be losing more than a few keys"
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