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The Dark Half Audiobook

The Dark Half

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Publisher's Summary

A "wondrously frightening" (Publishers Weekly) tale of terror and number-one national best seller about a writer's pseudonym that comes alive and destroys everyone on the path that leads to the man who created him.

Thad Beaumont would like to say he is innocent. He'd like to say he has nothing to do with the twisted imagination that produced his best-selling novels. He'd like to say he has nothing to do with the series of monstrous murders that keep coming closer to his home. But how can Thad deny the ultimate embodiment of evil that goes by the name he gave it - and signs its crimes with Thad's bloody fingerprints?

The Dark Half is "a chiller" (The New York Times Book Review), so real and fascinating that you'll find yourself squirming in Stephen King's heart-stopping, blood-curdling grip - and loving every minute of it.

©1989 Stephen King (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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    Cory 09-16-16
    Cory 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not King's Best, But Not Without Charm"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, but only if they are big fans of Stephen King. Those who have not yet read many of King's books would be better off elsewhere.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King again?

    Absolutely.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes where Pangborn interviews Thad about the details of the crime are all very well done.


    Could you see The Dark Half being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It is already a movie.


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    Alexandra 08-26-16
    Alexandra 08-26-16
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    "Really trite dialog and no real suspense"

    I was expecting one of King"s better efforts based on the reviews, but I was disappointed. The dialog is really hackneyed and boring. the characters have no depth & this book has a weak storyline. Not a keeper!

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    Tyler S 08-22-16
    Tyler S 08-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sparrows"

    I have read quite a few Stephen King Novels, I've listened to just about the same amount. Through all those stories I hadn't read this one, I just couldn't find it until just last year. Sure, I have seen it recommended on Amazon and the like, but I prefer books to digital especially where my favorite authors are concerned.
    I was reading Needful Things and finally was simply too interested in Allan Pangborn's involvement with Thad Beaumont to ignore The Dark Half any longer, and boy am I glad I did.
    After buying a copy of the book at a used book shop that I came across, along with the audiobook (obviously) I have found my new favorite King novel.
    As usual, the writing is superb. Filled with awesome characters and Allen's shadow puppetry, where can one go wrong with this book. Not only that, but the story has one of the Darkest tones King has written.
    Let mw tell you, buy this book. If you love old or new Stephen King you will be riveted by this creepy book.
    Also, "The sparrows are flying again."

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    Amazon Customer Portland, OR. 07-12-16
    Amazon Customer Portland, OR. 07-12-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Amazing"

    This is definitely within one of my top 5 of all time of Stephen King.

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    Amazon Customer 06-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "My First Stephen King"

    I was not disappointed! The story was enthralling and never too outrageous. I love the symbolism and imagery throughout the book. The narrator did a great job too!

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    Sharon United States 05-21-16
    Sharon United States 05-21-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Typical Stephen King (WHICH I LOVE!)"

    Not the very best of Stephen King, but still worthy of your time and credit, hence the 4 stars. And Gardener does a great job narrating.

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    Jim Eakes 04-26-16
    Jim Eakes 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved this book."

    He always knows just how to transport you into his imagination and make you feel like your a part of that world.

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