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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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    Jonathan 12-04-15
    Jonathan 12-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great if not Flawed King Story"

    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.

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    Lior 11-16-15
    Lior 11-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the best stories ever!!"

    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.

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    Angela 11-06-15
    Angela 11-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Green Mile"

    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.

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    Ursula 07-09-15
    Ursula 07-09-15
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    "Bravo bravo bravo!!!"

    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!

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    Samantha 07-07-15
    Samantha 07-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Incomparable"

    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.

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    Wendell 07-01-15
    Wendell 07-01-15
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    "Fantastic"

    I've seen the movie several times and am glad to finally get to "read" the book.

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    Bryce Quine Dallas, TX United States 06-28-15
    Bryce Quine Dallas, TX United States 06-28-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Amazing!"

    King at his best. Not horror, just story telling. I did not want it to end.

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    james roark 06-11-15
    james roark 06-11-15
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    "great book"

    the book is better then the movie daw the movie then listened to the book the book is better

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    D. DeVries Northwest, IN. 06-07-15
    D. DeVries Northwest, IN. 06-07-15 Member Since 2013

    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.

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    "Great Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to The Green Mile the most enjoyable?

    The reading of Frank Muller and the fact that there is more in the book than there was in the movie.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paul Edgecomb and of course John Coffey


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    Hard to say...I truly was pleased with all his characters. Meaning in each one.


    If you could rename The Green Mile, what would you call it?

    The Green Mile is a perfect title.


    Any additional comments?

    Very glad I purchased this book. Will listen to again.

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    Thijis 06-04-15
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    "Great"

    I've always loved the movie and the novel is exactly the same. That's a great thing and hard to do, having both be equal.

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