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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Audiobook

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

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Publisher's Summary

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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    John NJ, United States 12-04-15
    John NJ, United States 12-04-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Quite different. Good, not great"

    I enjoyed this book, but it's almost entirely the ramblings and internal turmoil of a young girl lost in the woods. (And some of those ramblings were really very funny.) I guess i missed the normal dialog you get in a more typical story. Like i said, i enjoyed it, but not a favorite. Narration was really quite good.

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    mary mechetner 12-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great!"

    Amazingly written. Never a boring moment. Just pure suspense. And attention to detail. Nothing short of what I expect from Stephan King.

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    Joshua S Colorado, USA 09-23-15
    Joshua S Colorado, USA 09-23-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Terrible audio "

    The story was a little odd for King, but enjoyable. I liked the DT references with Shardik.

    The performance was bad, I like Anne Heche just fine, but this started very poorly. She warmed up to the roll in time, but some of the reading was confusing and didn't capture the story well.

    The worst part is the audio quality, I downloaded this as big quality but it is just a recording of a tape and you can tell. The levels are off, there are various gaps and pauses, and it is very quiet.

    The story was nice, but it needs a new performance and a clean recording.

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    A 09-18-15
    A 09-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Exciting not Scary"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - it's very exciting


    What did you like best about this story?

    The experience of being lost in the woods


    Which character – as performed by Anne Heche – was your favorite?

    Tricia McFarland - also the radio announcers (sounded realistic)


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    Susan Bartonville, TX 09-17-15
    Susan Bartonville, TX 09-17-15 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "Tenacious"

    A story of a young girl lost in the woods who falls into delirium. An adventure of survival that has a explosive ending with a bit of Stephen Kings softer side thrown in.

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    Chris Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-11-15
    Chris Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-11-15
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    "meh"

    not great, not terrible either, just sort of vanilla. I would recommend just a lot any other Stephen king novel, give this one a miss

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    Zak Antioch, Tunisia 08-16-15
    Zak Antioch, Tunisia 08-16-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book horrible audio."

    This book is great one of Kings best. But this audio book quality is terrible. Bad buzz and lots of background noises like cars and other people talking or maybe a tv in the background. Someone needs to redo this audio.

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    Kalona1982 Hawaii 07-10-15
    Kalona1982 Hawaii 07-10-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Second time is better than first time"

    This is the second time I've listened to the audio version of this book. The first time I was up for the entire night. I could not sleep knowing that Trish was lost. The second time I found the ending moved me to tears. I think between the first and second times which cover a period of about ten years I have been lost in the woods a few times myself allegorically speaking. So I know how it feels. I also know that anything can happen at any time. One moment you are waking up to another uneventful work day. The next moment you are watching a news cast of an airplane flying into a tall building and your life forever changes. The Wasp King is still alive and well. Watch out for that one.

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    Adele Beeman Culver City, CA, US 06-27-15
    Adele Beeman Culver City, CA, US 06-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not so much"

    There is no Doubt that Stephen King is a brilliant writer. But this did not do it for me. It was to prosaic for my taste. And that is certainly just my opinion. The writing is excellent I can't criticize anything specific about it. It just didn't do it for me.

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    Elizabeth 06-07-15
    Elizabeth 06-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderful story"

    love all things by Steven king! great story, not too scary bit was on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what happens next

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