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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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    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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    Rashelle 08-28-12
    Rashelle 08-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A bodyless book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Probably more enjoyable for men than for women.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I really like the movie that is based upon this book. I just found that this book seemed to drag and I didn't even make it through the whole book. Part of that was the swearing. I found it distracting and almost like it was put in just for the sake of having swear words.

    I didn't seem to connect with the characters (maybe because I am a woman). I really didn't care what happened with them.

    I may try to listen to this another time. I just didn't enjoy it enough to delay listening to other books that I want to listen to.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    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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    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.

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