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Salem's Lot Audiobook

Salem's Lot

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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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    ANGEL General Escobedo, Mexico 03-04-13
    ANGEL General Escobedo, Mexico 03-04-13
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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.

    2 of 3 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 2009

    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.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Shieldslinger Florida, United States 04-18-17
    Shieldslinger Florida, United States 04-18-17
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    "Solid Vampire Tale. One of King's Better Works"

    'Salem's Lot is one of my top 5 Stephen King novels. A truly scary Vampire story. Ron McLarty does an excellent job on the narration.

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    Jacob 04-16-17
    Jacob 04-16-17
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    "Enticing"

    The story kept me drawn in the whole time. All characters were up for grabs, and you weren't really sure how it would end. Love it.

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    lindseyrose 04-16-17
    lindseyrose 04-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Keeps you listening"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    You don't want to stop listening because the plot is fast paced and there is always something new around the corner.


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    Meghan O. Canada 04-15-17
    Meghan O. Canada 04-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Masterpiece"

    At 40 years old this is still one of his greatest works. Vampires done right

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    Collin Turner 04-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Horror and vampires at their scariest and finest!"

    The interactions with the undead are terrifying. The moments of self-doubt and self-reflection are honest and complex.

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    Em Northern Virginia 03-30-17
    Em Northern Virginia 03-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A classic vampire tale"
    What did you love best about Salem's Lot?

    I loved that it wasn't as long as SK's other books. It also didn't have the extra weirdness that SK sometimes adds. This is a classic, creepy vampire tale. I enjoyed it!


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    StFrSc Michigan, USA 03-28-17
    StFrSc Michigan, USA 03-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Now the movie..."

    I had heard of Salems Lot but never read the book or for that matter seen the movie, so it was new to me. I have been listening to audio books for a while now and this one was a great one that I will enjoy again. The narrator, Ron McLarty was great and distinguished each character in a way that I could imagine the scene with good detail. Now I'll watch the movie and relive the story again and see how it unfolds compared to the the audio book. All said and done, I had a great listening experience and can't wait to dig into another audio book by Stephen King, highly recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    03-25-17
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    "Salem's Lot"

    This is my first Stephen King book and I enjoyed it so much I've read or listed to many more of his books. This one is one of my favorite

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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