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)
This has been on my list to read for a while and it didn't disappoint, at least not the core story of the mile itself.
It runs into a similar issue of King's sometimes where there's a better novel waiting to be carved out of the large one if the want was there. The gimmick of this being released as serialized books probably made for fun reading as they went, but in one go a little bit more editing was probably needed to sew it all together better.
The story and emotion and psychology of the story was top shelf though. It is an extremely affecting book, read amazingly by Frank Muller, and well worth the read.
Although i read the book and watched the movie more than once, I enjoyed this one as if it was the first time. Great narrator, great story- i cried so much...
Most enjoyable audible book.
Im not.a King persay fan and of horror stories. I have to say this one I liked and was very sad of some of the situations. I even watched the movie and the story still had me enthralled.
Amazing story! I saw the movie prior to reading the book and had a set image in my head of what to expect and I was brilliantly surprised that the book is very similar to the movie but much more vivid in details... OMG I can't say enough about the Narrator... Absolutely amazing!!! ... I think this could be one of my favorite Audio books from Mr King!
This is simply a perfect story. From the page and into my mind leapt these complex characters. The plot, setting and mood of this book is stellar. King gives us a whirlwind adventure visiting each emotion of which humans are capable.
I have a quilting business. Since I love to read, I cannot read a book and quilt at the same time. Now I can listen to books and quilt too.
The reading of Frank Muller and the fact that there is more in the book than there was in the movie.
Paul Edgecomb and of course John Coffey
Hard to say...I truly was pleased with all his characters. Meaning in each one.
The Green Mile is a perfect title.
Very glad I purchased this book. Will listen to again.
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