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The Green Mile Audiobook
The Green Mile
Written by: 
Stephen King
Narrated by: 
Frank Muller
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The Green Mile Audiobook

The Green Mile

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: If you've seen the Tom Hanks movie, you know this is a great story. But do yourself a favor and listen to it. Frank Muller, chosen to narrate by King himself, turns each character into flesh and blood with the pitch and pacing of his voice. I spent a Saturday with my headphones on because I couldn't turn off the story before finishing it. (I apologize for my rudeness to the person who called me that afternoon. You couldn't have known that I was dealing with life and death issues.) —Beth Anderson

Publisher's Summary

Hear this history-making serial novel - from cliffhanger to cliffhanger - in its entirety. When it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen King's The Green Mile was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times best seller list - simultaneously - and delighted millions of fans the world over.

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.

What the Critics Say

"A literary event." (Entertainment Weekly)

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    Christian Lavergne, TN, United States 10-10-10
    Christian Lavergne, TN, United States 10-10-10 Member Since 2015

    Audiobooks allow book nerds like me to venture out in public and keep "reading."

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    "Wonderful!"

    This is a great book. I know why this is essential, feel free to buy this with confidence.

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    Susan Rock Hill, SC, United States 03-10-10
    Susan Rock Hill, SC, United States 03-10-10
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    "Ranks up there with best audible books ever."

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Knob Noster, Macau 03-22-07
    Robin Knob Noster, Macau 03-22-07 Member Since 2002
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    "My First Stephen King"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 02-05-05
    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 02-05-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Ten stars!!"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marco 07-30-15
    Marco 07-30-15 Member Since 2015

    Military vet (USMC), gamer, recent MBA grad, father of twin girls, and probably the awesome-est person in the world.

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    "Wow"

    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

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    Rick Seattle 11-25-14
    Rick Seattle 11-25-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Awwwww, Frank Muller, you were the best!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Frank Muller's performance is so magnificent, it's a whole different level of story-telling.!


    What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Watson Sapulpa, OK 09-28-14
    Bob Watson Sapulpa, OK 09-28-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Classic By King"
    What made the experience of listening to The Green Mile the most enjoyable?

    I watched the movie years ago. It was interesting to compare the book to the movie.


    What other book might you compare The Green Mile to and why?

    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.


    What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He adds a voice and emotion, but if you have seen the movie it is impossible not to compare the narration with the movie.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It didn't make me laugh or cry but it did make me think a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fantastic book. If you have seen the movie, the book adds depth to the characters that was very fascinating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, United States 04-12-13
    William FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, United States 04-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "My favorite Stephen King novel and narrator"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Austin, TX, United States 12-01-10
    Joseph Austin, TX, United States 12-01-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Great."

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Riverside, CA, United States 07-30-10
    Teresa Riverside, CA, United States 07-30-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth the time-credits or money !"

    Very enjoyable. Keeps your interest and very thought provoking. Frank Muller is an awesome narrater. Great character voices. I give this book 5 stars for sure. I have listened to many audio books and would put this one at the top of my list!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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