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Rose Madder | [Stephen King]

Rose Madder

Escape from her macabre marriage is not as easy as fleeing to a new city, picking a new name, finding a new job, and lucking out with a new man. Not with a husband like Norman...
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Publisher's Summary

Escape from her macabre marriage is not as easy as fleeing to a new city, picking a new name, finding a new job, and lucking out with a new man. Not with a husband like Norman...

©1996 Stephen King; (P)2009 Penguin

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    Tanasha 07-09-15
    Tanasha 07-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Could have been five stars"

    This was a really good book the only issue I had was the music between the chapters what were you guys thinking other than that a fantastic performance five stars but for the music

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    Erin 05-17-15
    Erin 05-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Powerful, dark, creepy and hopeful"

    I loved this book, and I particularly loved Stephen King's performance on this recording. It was chilling and perfect. Listen to it!

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    sandy 05-12-15
    sandy 05-12-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Good"

    Good book, not one of Stephen King's best writings. Reading was very good. Enjoyed it. Good luck with your choice.


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    Raychelle 05-04-15
    Raychelle 05-04-15
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    "Great story & narrator!"
    Would you listen to Rose Madder again? Why?

    As much as I love the story and I love a repeat listen to catch missed pieces or to take in the story better I would only be able to listen again if the music had been taken out!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Wendy!


    What about Blair Brown’s performance did you like?

    The characters voices, emotions, inflections ect were all done so that she brought them individually to life making you feel what they felt and see what they saw at the same time having them flow and work together so smoothly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! It was a wonderful story & performance just to bad it was over-shadowed by the intrusive music!


    Any additional comments?

    As I've mentioned once or twice already this is a great book and wonderfully read by both Brown & King but would be so much better without the music! At the very least remove the music that drowns out narration and keep it to before/after chapters!!! I love audio books not only having a collection of apx 100 on audiable & other sites but a large disc collection as well. This is the first time I've come across a audio book that I liked enough I didn't want to stop listening at the same time being so irritated I wanted to turn it off and go get a paper copy which I would have done if I could still read for long periods of time before getting eye strain

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    Jeremy 04-30-15
    Jeremy 04-30-15
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    "Crazy!"

    Probably the most insane book I've ever read/listened to. Stephen king, GREAT writer... But the reading he did, half the time just made me laugh.

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    Olivia 04-23-15
    Olivia 04-23-15
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    "I Repay..."

    I've always enjoyed reading this book and enjoyed the audio book just as much. However the voice for Norman was awful. He sounded very wimpy, whiny and nasal; not at all like the big, burly, tough cop he's supposed to be. The voice for Rosie was perfect.

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    kimberly hill 04-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not a fan of the end"

    I loved it but the end seemed to drag on too much. Just when I thought it was over it would keep going

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    Amazon Customer FORT WORTH, TX, US 04-01-15
    Amazon Customer FORT WORTH, TX, US 04-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Genius"

    Great balance of the two readers. They allow the listener to envision the story are an actual movie experience.

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    Dorothy Lamb Dallas Texas 03-20-15
    Dorothy Lamb Dallas Texas 03-20-15 Member Since 2014

    I love classics and non-fiction!

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    "Excellent - and read by Stephen King!"

    Loved it. Awesome book that I listened to all night and all day. Enjoyed it very much. A bit crude at times. but that's standard King. I think this is one of his best.

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    James 03-16-15
    James 03-16-15
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    "Good Book"

    I really like this book. Any woman who has been in an abusive relationship will love this book. You go girl. It is truly amazing how he can capture both the male and female sides of his characters. Not in just this book, I have been amazed reading and listening to his books and how he knows so many emotions and actions of every kind of person, male, female, child or elderly.

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