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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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    gonz45 03-11-15
    gonz45 03-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Can't beat Stephen King and Frank Mueller"

    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.

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    kelley 03-09-15
    kelley 03-09-15
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    "Sensational!!"

    He is the best! I love The Green Mile just as much as his most scary books there isn't anything he cannot write!

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    Lane 02-12-15
    Lane 02-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Trulia book I didn't want to end"

    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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    Jamie Monahan 01-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing"

    Stephen King never ceases to amaze me, and this is no exception! Beautifully designed amass about to read. I totally recommend this book.

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    William 12-30-14
    William 12-30-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read"

    Absolutely one of my favorite King books, I felt like I could have met these characters in real life

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    Joshua Kring 12-09-14 Member Since 2016

    The least helpful reviewer on audible.

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    "Simply Great!"
    Any additional comments?

    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?

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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 09-02-14
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 09-02-14 Member Since 2013

    Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!

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    "King in rare form..."

    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.

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    Awin Montana 08-07-14
    Awin Montana 08-07-14 Member Since 2012

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    "My Favorite Stephen King Book!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Green Mile the most enjoyable?

    The characters. Nobody can do characters like King!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. I could not stop listening!


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

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing!

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    waleed Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 07-10-14
    waleed Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 07-10-14

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    "I love it"

    It's a little different then the movie but still great .Great novel.
    the narrator was great as well.

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    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 04-12-14
    Hunter Huntsville, AL, United States 04-12-14 Member Since 2015

    I just achieved App Master!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible

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    "AS GOOD AS THE MOVIE!!!"

    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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