Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with "Old Sparky," Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But he's never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs...and yours.
©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.
"A literary event." (Entertainment Weekly)
Audiobooks allow book nerds like me to venture out in public and keep "reading."
This is a great book. I know why this is essential, feel free to buy this with confidence.
The story is perfect. The narrator is perfect. What can I say? If you have somehow missed this movie or book, this one is amazing.
I've watched a couple of King movies and they've been okay but I've never read any of his stuff. I am extremely glad that I read the other reviews for this title. This was a tremendous book. The characters were all well developed and believable. The narrator did a great job with the different voices. Now I'll have to see the movie to see if it's even close to this good.
What a landmark performance! Frank Muller really is the "superstar" of audiobooks, and this title proves it. Fantastic effort. Fantastic story. Should be rated ten stars.
Military vet (USMC), gamer, recent MBA grad, father of twin girls, and probably the awesome-est person in the world.
I can't believe I haven't read this before.. After 11-22-63 I was struggling to find another good read and this satisfied that need 10 fold
Frank Muller's performance is so magnificent, it's a whole different level of story-telling.!
He breathed life into it! Better than the movie. Plus there are far more details in the book than can be brought into a film.
I watched the movie years ago. It was interesting to compare the book to the movie.
There is no comparison to The Green Mile. It has a truly unique storyline. Stylistically it is vary comparable to the rest of Stephen Kings books. King is a true master of character development.
He adds a voice and emotion, but if you have seen the movie it is impossible not to compare the narration with the movie.
It didn't make me laugh or cry but it did make me think a lot.
This is a fantastic book. If you have seen the movie, the book adds depth to the characters that was very fascinating.
The Green Mile is, in my view, Stephen King's best novel. The story is compelling, with a touch of the typical Stephen King occult spin, but totally believable. If you have seen the movie, the book runs true to the movie with very little if any difference. Even if you have seen the movie, it is worth listening to just to hear Fran Muller narrate.He is quite simply, the greatest narrator who ever lived. His rendition is more like acting than reading, bringing every character to life. He can switch between multiple accents and male and female voices with ease and believability. He makes you, the listener, feel as though you are there, in the moment, watching each character rather than listening to a reading of a novel. I go out of my way to listen to ANY book that Fran Muller reads. This one, along with The Prince of Tides, are my two personal favorites. If you have never listened to him read, listen to this book and be prepared to be hooked on Frank Muller.
Everyone else is right. It's a great story, a fantastic reading (and I usually don't like Frank Muller), and some of King's best work. It's human, and detailed, and inspiring, and painful, and all the things you expect from King's better works.
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