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Salem's Lot | [Stephen King]

Salem's Lot

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.
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Publisher's Summary

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive, Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

©2012 Stephen King (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    wowziewoo Maryland 06-10-13
    wowziewoo Maryland 06-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic storytelling and scary!"
    If you could sum up Salem's Lot in three words, what would they be?

    Scary, engrossing, rich


    What does Ron McLarty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He really has a good grip on the emotions of his characters when they speak. I really enjoyed his reading.


    Any additional comments?

    This book kept me captive from beginning to end. A nicely-crafted tale, and genuinely scary!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ANGEL General Escobedo, Mexico 03-04-13
    ANGEL General Escobedo, Mexico 03-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great story, impeccable narration"
    What made the experience of listening to Salem's Lot the most enjoyable?

    Ron McLarty's performance and Stephen King's genius is a one in a lifetime combination


    Any additional comments?

    Every time I put my headphones on, I was transported to Jerusalem's lot. An extremely vivid experience. The magical narrative of King combined with the great talent of Ron McLarty's performance was a great experience. Extremely enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jon rocky mount, VA, United States 02-17-13
    jon rocky mount, VA, United States 02-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "My favorite king book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Salem's Lot to be better than the print version?

    I actually went out and bought the actual book and I wouldn't say there was much of a difference for me. Some books I just can't listen to like Kurt Vonnegut books but I love to read them. However for Stephen King I just love his books in audio or print equally as much.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually got scaired a few times while listening to this! It's a spooky book. What made this book I think is that it's a modern day vampire and I could really place myself in the story pretty easily. As I mentioned earlier I love King books but I wouldn't label them as favorites because for me he just lacks that uniqueness that makes a book a favorite of mine. All throughout this book there are very clear references to Dracula and that kind of disappointed me. Overall though I liked this book and like I said it's my Stephen King favorite

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    Ramona 10-29-12
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    "Loved Salem's Lot"
    Would you listen to Salem's Lot again? Why?

    No. Simply because I already know the story. I never read a book or listen to an audible book more than once.


    Have you listened to any of Ron McLarty’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Salem's Lot was the only book written by Stephen King that I have never ready. I had tried to read it several times and for some reason just could not get past the first chapter. I loved the audio version very much. It was a great story and very captivating. I am so happy that I had the opportunity to listen to the audio version as I don't know that I would have ever read the book. Ron McLarty did a great job narrating.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL 08-18-13
    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL 08-18-13 Member Since 2007

    Emergency physician and fantasy nerd in Chicago.

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    "Solid King story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Salem's Lot to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print.


    If you’ve listened to books by Stephen King before, how does this one compare?

    Not as good as Under the Dome, not nearly as large in scale.


    Who was the most memorable character of Salem's Lot and why?

    Probably Straker. Seems so creepy and the main bad guy is "on screen" so relatively rarely.


    Any additional comments?

    If I have anything bad to say about this book it's that the beginning is a bit long and it's almost like he rushed the middle and the end. It seems like just when the action is getting going the book is finishing up. King tends to write pretty long books so I was a bit surprised to be in the thick of it and notice only about 2 hours left of play time. Others have noted that there are parts of this book that are downright terrifying and I will wholeheartedly agree with them. When Matt is "alone" in his house I almost had to stop listening as I was walking into my dark apartment alone.

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    Jaralobos Salt Lake City 10-29-14
    Jaralobos Salt Lake City 10-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A Pioneer in Vampire stories"

    Stephen King wrote an awesome Vampire story before the saturation of Vampire stories. Some of the parts with the junior high kids had me laughing out loud. Really well written and entertaining. Pretty freaky, cool stuff. I'm just glad this isn't based on a true story...amirite?

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    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 10-20-14
    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 10-20-14 Member Since 2013

    Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.

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    "NO WITCHES, BUT MUCH MORE"

    Zombies and The Walking Dead aren't of much interest to me, but Stephen King's superior descriptive vocabulary made the book a great listen. The more I listen to King's books, the more impressed I have become. He is an excellent story teller and this book is no exception to that standard.

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    David San Diego, CA, United States 10-19-14
    David San Diego, CA, United States 10-19-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Early King, but still excellent"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Salem's Lot?

    I think the most memorable moment was the funeral of the young boy. King brought it to full crystal clarity. What followed after the funeral was also read perfectly, blending suspense, terror and the surreal.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A quiet small town just got quieter.


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    dragonrider2007 Gonna have to find me if you wanna know 10-13-14
    dragonrider2007 Gonna have to find me if you wanna know 10-13-14 Member Since 2014

    An avid reader that has run out of time to read and has turned to audiobooks to get his daily bookworm fed.

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    "A True Vampire Tale"
    What made the experience of listening to Salem's Lot the most enjoyable?

    Being only the third King novel I've listened to it was nice to have one that wasnt over 20 hours long.


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    Joseph Somerset, Kentucky, United States 08-03-14
    Joseph Somerset, Kentucky, United States 08-03-14 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself! Lifelong reader and passionate pursuer of knowledge. I love Audible because I never have to stop reading.

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    "More Incredible The 2nd Time"

    How does this guy do this? I have been reading and listening to these novels for 40 years, some of them for the 2nd time, and remain about their power to enthrall and entertain...Bram Stoker would think so too, I think.

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