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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Audiobook

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

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Somewhere in New England, nine-year-old Trisha gets lost in the woods while on a walk with her family. Her only comforts are the radio broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games featuring her favorite player, closing pitcher Tom Gordon. Lonely, frightened, starving, and cold, Gordon becomes Trisha's imaginary companion - and the key to her survival against an unidentified someone (or something) leaving death and destruction in its wake.




The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is read by celebrated actress Anne Heche, star of numerous major motion pictures including Return to Paradise and Wag the Dog.

©1999 Stephen King, All Rights Reserved; (P)1999 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    B. Westman Maine 11-05-13
    B. Westman Maine 11-05-13 Member Since 2006

    Bluejeans

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    "Musical Interludes - All Wrong"

    While this book had all the fascination and description one expects from Stephen King, the production had a flaw that really detracted from the story for me. Rather than chapters, this book is broken into "Innings" (fits the story line). However; there is an unexpected, unappreciated, and ill-fitting small musical interlude at the end of each "inning". It totally breaks the flow of the narrative and frankly, I just found it irritating.

    As for the story itself, it is a very well written tale, told by a 9-year old little girl lost in the woods. Her constant ongoing internal dialog with friends, family, herself, and her beloved Tom Gordon (former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox) make up the crux of the tale. The narrator, Anne Heche, does a great job of capturing the inflection and occasional mispronunciation of a smart, but relatively average 9-year old.

    The story is a great one. I've read it in paper, and now I own the audio book too. It's not a long story, but a very lonely, scary one. It's worth a read, despite the poor musical interruptions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tara NOWATA, OK, United States 04-30-13
    Tara NOWATA, OK, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I love this story."

    I've read this story long before I listened to it here on audible. Stephen King really takes you on the journey with her. She's very real and sympathetically engaging. Anne Heche's performance was worthy of the book.

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    Grace 11-01-12
    Grace 11-01-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Narration"

    I don't think the narration could have been any better. I was very impressed with the job Ann Heche did. I was caught up in the story and holding out hope that she would make it out. As always, Mr. King draws it out as long as possible, but by the end you have a very clear picture of his intent.

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 08-28-12
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Engaging, enjoyable, and intriguing."

    Nature is the enemy.

    I was reluctant to read this because I feared it might be similar to The Blair Witch Project - being stalked by a supernatural creature, being afraid, and being a victim for most of the story. I was wrong. It’s not like that at all. I’m so pleased. I enjoyed it. I loved Trisha’s attitude. I was intrigued and charmed. She is alone and lost in the woods. But what is interesting are her thoughts and actions. It’s like she has been assigned undesirable and boring chores, but she trudges along, does the job, and hopes to be done soon. She finds a number of things icky and gross. She talks to herself and thinks about her favorite baseball player. At times her personal voice of doubt comes in telling her how bad things are. Then she makes those thoughts go away.

    I usually don’t like heroine stupidity. In this book Trisha does some very stupid things, but that’s ok because she is a nine-year-old girl. She doesn’t have adult judgment. It fits her character. It is reasonable that she doesn’t know about hugging trees. Instead, she looks for a stream of water that she believes will lead her to the ocean like in the Amazon jungle. But that doesn’t work here. So her lack of knowledge gets her into trouble.

    The dangers to Trisha are lack of food, water, shelter, and warmth. She suffers insect bites. At times she senses she is being watched or followed. She may be the prey of an animal. I was surprised and delighted with her actions during a major conflict. And I was pleased with the happy ending for Trisha. I had tears of relief.

    This reminded me of “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen, about a thirteen year old boy surviving alone in the wilderness. That story was written by a wilderness survival guy and I was wowed by things happening in the wild. King’s book has survival elements but is more about the girl’s thoughts and attitude. Both books are good for young adults, as long as one is ok with occasional strong language in King’s book.

    The narrator Anne Heche was excellent.

    Genre: young adult adventure fiction
    Ending: happy

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    Dr Shock Florida 06-21-16
    Dr Shock Florida 06-21-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Favorite book of all time"

    I read this book as a new release and it still puts a smile on my face when I listen to it.




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    not to be named 04-11-16
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    "Can see its value, just not for me."

    I can see why it is as renowned as it is, but it isn't a book I would read by choice, or read ever again.

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    marie 04-04-16
    marie 04-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved it."

    Knew it was bear the whole time helping her along the way. Was amazing to listen to and read

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    Matthew S. Hill 02-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I was totally along for the ride!"

    I remember when I was 7 years old going to the Bronx zoo with my parents. Around the Elephants (which I wanted to see more than anything) I realized that my parents were no longer right next to me. They were gone and I was lost. An absolute panic washed over me as I tried to collect my scattered adolescent thoughts. I cried and shook all over. It felt like 2 hours till I was found. In reality it was more like 2 min.

    This story is like that times a million! I remembered that feeling of despair.

    I really enjoyed it!

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    Karen L Doherty 01-24-16
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    "Felt like I was there"

    Pretty amazing book that puts you right next to a lost little girl in the wilderness.

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    Anna COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 12-21-15
    Anna COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 12-21-15 Member Since 2012

    I listen to books as I work. It's a beautiful life.

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    "Hit or miss...this was a miss for me"

    With Stephen King it's really a hit or miss. He can hit it out of the ballpark or it can burn and crash. This book was recommended by my co-worker as her favorite of his works. Not for me. I really disliked this book. I thought it was boring and tedious. One of those books that I was simply waiting for it to end.

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