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The Body | [Stephen King]

The Body

Made into the acclaimed film Stand By Me, The Body is a mesmerizing tale of four young boys and their quest to find a dead body, never realizing how much death will affect their lives and their friendship.
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Made into the acclaimed film Stand By Me, The Body is a mesmerizing tale of four young boys and their quest to find a dead body, never realizing how much death will affect their lives and their friendship.

©1999 Stephen King; ©2009 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Timmy Nesmith, SC, United States 08-06-12
    Timmy Nesmith, SC, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful Coming of Age/Young Friendship story"
    Would you listen to The Body again? Why?

    Yes I would listen again because it is a classic that ignites the imagination of everyone that has ever had or wanted to have good friends and a grand adventure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chris Lachance because he embodies what people should strive to be. Noble yet reachable, caring and tough.


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    Frank Muller did a good Vern


    Who was the most memorable character of The Body and why?

    Chris Lachance for the reasons I mentioned before : he embodies what people should strive to be. Noble yet reachable, caring and tough.


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    Adventurewriter 03-26-12
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    "A great "body" of work!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Body the most enjoyable?

    The narrator worked some magic with this short story!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of the characters came to life thanks to the narration, and I listened to the book in its entirety thanks to that narration!


    What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Frank Muller is an excellent narrator! The variations in tone (subtle or not), and the levels made the book extremely enjoyable. Given that I've seen it on television, and it is always hard to capture the same magic with an audio book (from TV or reading a book yourself), having a good narrator is the key to buying almost any story! Given the amount of persons now listening to audible, and itunes etc... I hope to hear more from these narrators (such as Frank Muller and the man whom did 11-22-63; another Stephen King novel).


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many moments in this novel moved me, I can't think of one in particular (except for the descriptive


    Any additional comments?

    Please allow Frank Muller or the man whom did 11--22-63 to narrate a version of

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    Ttim San Francisco, CA, United States 01-09-12
    Ttim San Francisco, CA, United States 01-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Classic Stephen King"

    In this short novel by Stephen King, the author returns to an old stamping ground of CastleRock Maine, this time set in the summer of 1960. The story centres around the day in

    the life of a 12 year old boy and his friends, and their decision to set out in search of a dead body which they discover has been found in a remote woodland location.
    In many ways, this story has echoes of It and The girl Who Loved tom Gordan. The former by the way King can capture a time and place and more importantly the affect that time

    and place has on a young boy, and the latter through his use of rural maine and the fear we all have of being alone in an unfamiliar place, especially at night.
    People who have read and enjoyed books by King before will be satisfied by this offering, though in my opinion its not one of his better titles. For those looking for an

    introduction to Stephen King this would be a good place to start since, being short, you won't need to invest a lot of time in it and also because it is written in classic King

    style. So if you like it then you will more than likely enjoy his other books.
    As usual, Frank Muller is top class ... but what more would we expect?

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    Debbie 11-23-11
    Debbie 11-23-11
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    "Great short story"

    If you loved the movie Stand by Me, then you must listen to this book. Get some additional background and insight into one of the best movies ever made. Frank Muller is also one of the best narrators for Stephen King. Very enjoyable.

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    Mark Waltham, MA, United States 07-29-11
    Mark Waltham, MA, United States 07-29-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Not very engaging"

    This is one of the few Stephen King novels that never really grabbed me. The dialog was good, but that was not enough for me to get into this novel. I stopped halfway through. Maybe the second half would have gotten better.

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    BADBOY Woburn, MA, United States 03-18-12
    BADBOY Woburn, MA, United States 03-18-12 Member Since 2011

    Just BADBOY being BADBOY

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    "STAND BY ME"

    Movie was better kinda cool I saw the flick before the book cause I could put faces to the people.

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    Reney 05-26-11
    Reney 05-26-11 Member Since 2010

    I like to listen to adventure stories and funny stories. I have a real preference for travel tales and sometimes even enjoy a good mystery. I love fiction, but also like to learn facts. I like all kinds of stories. Follow me, if you do too!

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    "WOW ! Loved this story!"

    Just a good, quick read that brought back childhood memories - both good and bad! But, somehow still remembered as the "good old days". This is the best Stephen King book I've read (or listened to). When he's good, he's "oh, so good"!

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    Oded New York, New York, United States 05-05-11
    Oded New York, New York, United States 05-05-11
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    "Looooooong and slow"

    I was looking forward to read this book after the great adventures of Stephan King in The Eyes of the Dragon.
    However this one is in slow-mo, with break outs to other unrelated sub-stories.
    The narrator is doing a decent job, however you wait for something to happen - but nothing ever does, except in the last couple of chapters, and even then there is not much meat there.
    Maybe, if you grew up in the south during the 60's - 70's you will relate more.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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