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The Shawshank Redemption | [Stephen King]

The Shawshank Redemption

In The Shawshank Redemption, a man convicted of a bloody murder lives in a prison brutally ruled by a sadistic warden and secretly run by a con who knows all the ropes and pulls all the strings. He has more brains than anyone else in the sinister slammer and has a diabolically cunning plan of revenge that one can guess - until it's far too late.
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Publisher's Summary

In The Shawshank Redemption, a man convicted of a bloody murder lives in a prison brutally ruled by a sadistic warden and secretly run by a con who knows all the ropes and pulls all the strings. He has more brains than anyone else in the sinister slammer and has a diabolically cunning plan of revenge that one can guess - until it's far too late.

©1982 Stephen King (P)2009 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

"When two giants team-up, power follows. King needs no introduction, and Library Journal calls Muller the first superstar of audio. In this program Muller tells King's earthy story of perseverance in Shawshank Prison in raw, gutteral tones. Harsh though the story is, the delivery carries the intimacy of a friend talking to the listener from the passenger seat....Muller's flawless reading enriches King's powerful story, providing a superlative audio program." (AudioFile)

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    05-29-10
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    "captivating"

    Hard to put down. One of my favourite Stephen King books. No horror here but a very good story. Frank muller, as always, is the perfect narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Simon Namibia 05-16-14
    Simon Namibia 05-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Extraordinary!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Shawshank Redemption the most enjoyable?

    This is on my top three list of best, most valuable and most exciting books list.Great story, great characters and extremely believable!


    What other book might you compare The Shawshank Redemption to and why?

    If there is a book that is comparable, I have yet to read it.

    Shawshank Redemption does remind me of the hit series 'Prison Break'. Same setting, but a lot more realistic I would say...


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

    Frank Muller is an amazing artist with his voice! Reading this in my own mind would be boring compared to his narration. I believed that Frank Muller was the Author and that the Author was the lead character - It is that good.


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

    Laugh yes...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 04-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Better than the movie and it was good ."
    What did you love best about The Shawshank Redemption?

    The whole book .Have seen the movie thats why I bought the Audio .


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shawshank Redemption?

    When they went over his escape to freedom


    If you could rename The Shawshank Redemption, what would you call it?

    Leave it alone .


    Any additional comments?

    I will listern to it again .

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  • Tom
    West Wickham, United Kingdom
    7/21/10
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    "A little gem"

    This is a very short book by Stephen King's standards, but I think it's one of his best. A superbly told and uplifting story of the triumph of hope over adversity, full of sharp humour, a lot of sadness and regret, and with marvellously drawn characters. King's books adapt wonderfully well to audio, and Frank Muller might have been born to read them - his narration is nothing less than a tour de force. I confess that I listened to it at one sitting!

    Five stars without a doubt and strongly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
    1/10/13
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    "A Masterpiece ."

    I do not feelqualified to review a book by the master craftsman that is Stephen King. It is suffice to say that in my opinion this is one of the finest short stories that I have had the privelidge of reading.

    A tale of prison life in the American penal system during the 1950s and 60s. Grippingbrutal, but ultimately uplifting, I read this book in one evening, I was almost unable to take off my headphones.

    Brilliant narration, the narrator reminded me of Morgan Freeman, who of course starred in the movie, based on this book.

    I honestly cannot recommend this marvelous audiobook enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JoJoBa JoJoBuzz
    7/7/14
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    "Escapism at its best."
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    The narration of this story is superb. The plot ambles along and the picture drawn of prison life in the 50's convinces me. This is Stephen King at his masterful best- telling extraordinary tales about ordinary people in a way that convinces and draws you in. Perfect for a long trip.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    West Barns, United Kingdom
    2/2/14
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Such a great story and Frank Mullers laid back style is perfect for telling it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I could listen to the ending again and again. I live near the sea and I walked down to the beach and sat and listened to this in the sunshine, so uplifting at the end.


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  • Ms. H. Morris
    UK
    3/15/12
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    "LOVED IT!"

    Love Stephen King, love Frank Muller - match made in heaven if you ask me! Really enjoyed this and thought it was well worth the listen. A cracking story well read.

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