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)
I loved these when they were published and the audio book is awesome. Frank reads each King story like a dream and you can help but fall into the story.
I saw the movie when it came out, & a couple years later and loved. Decided I would give it a listen and I couldn't have been more impressed.
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The Green Mile is one of the few Stephen King books that I had never read before. I don't know why I always passed over it. I've seen the movie several times, and I guess that's why.
I loved it. This is King at the top of his game. There's not a lot to say, or that needs to be said about it. Unless you've been living under a rock you will know what this book is about and you've probably seen the movie too. So, what are you procrastinating for?
Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
As a Stephen King fan, I find that I hold him to a higher standard than I do other authors. I love the breadth and diversity of the stories that he tells. Everything pfrom true horror and macabre, to adventure and fantasy. I love his style.
Even with all that being said, this novel is in a class of its own. I hardly recall a book where the characterization of the players was as full and vibrant as the characters in this story. I remember reading this when it was originally published in serial format. I remember waiting for the next installment… Anticipating where King was going to take the story next. I loved that experience. Almost as much as that, I loved hearing Frank Muller add his voicing to such an amazing tale. Stephen King once declared that Frank Muller was "his voice". That Frank was the voice that Stephen heard in his head as he wrote. I believe that.
This is a story about good versus evil, yes. But it goes much deeper than that. This is a story about atonement. A story about forgiveness. A story about finding our true selves and standing up for something bigger than what we found. In a strange way it's also a story about justice, even though no justice was really found here.
This truly is an epic story. And one that should be listened to, read, and pondered in order to be truly understood. Simply fantastic.
The characters. Nobody can do characters like King!
Everything. I could not stop listening!
I like the way he changes his voice for characters. Even did a convincing job on the female parts. His voice is easy to listen to also. No weird clicks or cotton mouth smacks.
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Only thing i can say is WOW!! What a book and movie. The great thing is this book is spot on to the movie. Frank Muller does a great job narrating this book. I can't tell you enough of how great of a job he does with every character. When you start his book you won't wanna stop. One extra thing that you do get is the life in the nursing home and how mean one orderly is to Paul Edgecombbe and how hard it is to see Mr Jingles everyday!!! Stephen King does a great job with this book which was a monthly series when it first came out. How do you kill an angel like John Coffey? Only KING can....
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