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Salem's Lot | [Stephen King]

Salem's Lot

Thousands of miles away from the small township of Salem's Lot, two terrified people, a man and a boy, still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. They must return to Salem's Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town.
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Publisher's Summary

Thousands of miles away from the small township of Salem's Lot, two terrified people, a man and a boy, still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. They must return to Salem's Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town.

©1975 Stephen King; (P)2004 Simon and Schuster Inc.

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"An incredibly gifted writer." (Guardian)

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  • Pepe El Romano
    1/23/15
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    "Classic Stephen King"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, a classic horror story which is performed wonderfully. I would recommend to any horror fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D1NG3RB3LL
    1/14/15
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    "Getting into Mr Kings writings"

    Loved it. I have only recently read the Shining and was gripped from start to finish. Thought i would try another book by this author and again, this was another brilliant story. Full credit goes to the narrator who made this a superb listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • janien
    hampshire, UK
    8/3/14
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    "One of kings earliest best novels"
    If you could sum up Salem's Lot in three words, what would they be?

    Scary, scary, scary!


    What other book might you compare Salem's Lot to, and why?

    This is a modern vampire story and is amongst the best, written well before twilight and other similar novels. Equal to Richard Layton's travelling vampire show, another favourite of mine. As suspenseful as David morells creepers.


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

    If I'd had the time, yes. I read as a teenager and this listen was a re read. Forget the film version, the novel is better and scarier.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep the lights on when listening......oh and never trespass into deserted looking houses on your own.......

    Finally......if you think a vampire has moved into your neighbourhood......don't get involved!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs A
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    7/22/14
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    "Not bad at all!"

    Seeing as this is a pre-curer to modern vamp0ire stories it is a little tame - BUT in saying that, I still enjoyed it.
    I love horror and will admit to finding Stephen King books a little on the detailed side for me - I will admit that I am a little more of a slasher/gore person really. But overall, I enjoyed it! I have even bought another Stephen king book (The Shining) to try!
    Nice one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr Zube
    Ross on Wye, United Kingdom
    4/1/13
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    "Creepy as hell"

    Great audio book and Ron McLarty is a great narrator, perfect for this tale, one of Kings best known. I listen to these books on my18ish mile commute to and from work and I am glad it's not dark on the way back anymore!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Poole, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Salem's Lot as it was meant to be experienced"

    It's fair to say that Stephen King adaptations can be a mixed bag. Sometimes they're overblown; sometimes they're lacking the lurid atmosphere King creates so well.



    This audiobook's strength is in Ron McLarty's acting. From the quiet strength of Ben Mears to Straker's icy tone, McLarty grounds even the most horrific and fantastical elements of the story to finally give Salem's Lot the treatment it deserves.



    Stunning from beginning to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neil
    United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "I dont see the hype."

    I've read most Stephen Kings books and enjoyed most. Unfortunately this one suffers from a serious case of waffling. Not alot happens yet I know the full history of peripheral characters who have absolutely no involvement in the plot. When it eventually gets moving its great but is then over too quickly. Doubt that makes sense but I know what I mean. Narration is ok but some characters sound too similar and can't be differentiated from others. If you love King then you'll like this, just don't expect to be hiding under the bed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • WD Neale
    UK
    9/12/12
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    "An amazing old friend"

    Been years since I read this book and I really enjoyed this audiobook. This is shorter than some of the other Stephen King Audiobooks at 18 hours but it zips along at a great pace and I didn't feel like anything extra was needed by way of narrative. It's such a classic story (basically, what would happen if Dracula turned up in Maine) and brilliantly narrated by Ron McLarty.



    A real treat was the 20+ minute introduction by Stephen King explaining how he came to write the story (it was his second Novel after Carrie) etc.



    This comes highly recommended. You might want to keep the light on and avoid responding to scratching at your windows though!



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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